Introducing the 2024 HCV Non-Profit Fellows

Thanks to the generosity of the Harvard community in Victoria, this July three more CEOs from the Victorian community sector will be attending Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Program, Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM). Alumni donations and participation in fundraising events make it all possible.

The Harvard Club of Victoria is delighted to announce the 2024 HCV Non-Profit Fellowship recipients:

Andrea Goddard, CEO, Stars Foundation
Andrea Goddard is Founder and CEO of Stars Foundation. Andrea has a background in health and organisational management and has worked in the education engagement sector for more than 20 years. She was General Manager Development for the Clontarf Foundation from 2005 to 2013 and had direct responsibility for the organisation’s growth and sustainability. She founded Stars to bring about gender equity in First Nations educational engagement programs. Andrea holds a Diploma of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Graduate Diploma of Adolescent Health and Welfare, Diploma Business (Governance), and a Master of Public Health.

Stars Foundation provides school-based mentoring and holistic engagement support programs to improve health, education and employment outcomes for First Nations girls and young women across Australia. Stars currently supports 3,500 students in schools and almost 1000 Alumni. Stars programs support First Nations young women to remain actively engaged in education until completion of Year 12, and then to transition successfully into further study or employment. Stars Foundation is also addressing a significant gender inequity across the country, related to school-based support for First Nations students.

Geraldine Lannon, CEO Baptcare Victoria, SA, Tasmania
Geraldine joined Baptcare as the Chief Executive in September 2022. She is committed to empowering staff to achieve excellence in caring for Baptcare’s customers. Geraldine has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience, predominantly across metropolitan and rural Western Australian public health and community services. Geraldine holds clinical, management and governance qualifications including a Master of Business Administration and has been a finalist in the Telstra Women’s Business Awards. She has recently been appointed the Deputy Chair of the Aged & Community Care Providers Associations (ACCPA) Board. She is also a Director of Health Round Table which is committed to supporting health services across Australia and New Zealand to learn and share best practice care models across hospitals.

Baptcare, a faith-based not-for-profit organisation which, which has built a strong reputation for its services across Residential Aged Care; Retirement Living; Home Care; Affordable/Social Housing; Asylum seeker support programs; and Family and Community Services. Baptcare has approximately 4,000 staff and 485 volunteers and an operating revenue for 2023-2024 projected to be $380m. Baptcare is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals requiring specialised care and support.

Travers McLeod, Executive Director, Brotherhood of Laurence
Travers McLeod has been Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) since April 2022. BSL was founded in 1930 and is a social justice organisation with over 2500 staff and volunteers working towards an Australia free of poverty. BSL’s purpose is to advance a fair Australia through its leadership on policy reform, its partnerships with communities, and the quality of its services.

Travers started his career in public law, working for the State Solicitor’s Office in Western Australia and for Justice Michael Kirby in the High Court of Australia. Before joining BSL, Travers was CEO of the Centre for Policy Development, an independent Australian policy institute. He holds a DPhil and MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar and was a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations before working as a Policy Adviser for the Oxford Martin School. Travers is the author of Rule of Law in War, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. He is a Board member of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture, an adjunct Professor at the University of Melbourne, and an occasional moderator for the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership. Travers is a member of the Federal Government’s Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee and the National Leadership Group for the Stronger Places, Stronger People Initiative.

Andrea, Geraldine and Travers will leverage their HBS experience both in the leadership of their organisations and in their contributions across the community sector.

We are proud that with these new Provisional Fellows we will have sent 52 CEOs from the Community Sector in Victoria to HBS. This would not have been possible without the generous support of Harvard alumni.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the fellowship, please use this link to our account at the Australian Communities Foundation using a credit  card or a direct debit*. If you would prefer to contribute via a cheque or an electronic funds transfer (EFT), please contact the HCV via


We also count on our members to help identify the CEOs who make a difference in the community sector and who would benefit from the Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management program.

Applications for the 2025 Fellowship will open in December and, in the meantime, please share this email and link with potential candidates.

We would like to thank you, the Council of the Harvard Club of Victoria, Terry Symonds and Caitlyn Trethewy for their contributions to the 2024 Fellowship.

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Croker
Jenny Fitzgerald (chair), SPNM '20
Justin Fung, MBA '06
Dan Hanrahan, MPP '18
Alice Hill, AB '81, PhD '91
HCV Non-Profit Fellowship Committee