Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 27

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


T 61 3 9629 6999




CHIEF EXECUTIVE - Make-A-Wish Australia
Ref: PM2002438


Location Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:
  • Vision and leadership
  • National role with profile & impact
  • Give hope, strength & joy to seriously ill children


Thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, giving them the hope, strength and joy they need to fight their illness. With over 8,000 wishes since 1985, MAWA is now entering a significant stage in its development, meeting the increasing need for its services.


Reporting to a progressive Board, you will provide exemplary leadership and skilled management to a talented executive team, supported by a ‘Wish Force’ of 1,200 amazing volunteers and staff across the country, through sound business principles, effective people management, and guiding marketing & communications. Digital transformation and engagement across the organisation will be an important focus for the future.


To succeed in this pivotal position you will need outstanding strategic planning skills, strong marketing expertise and sound financial literacy. You must be able to represent the organisation at all levels, building effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.


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