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Lija Wilson

Non Executive Director

Lija Wilson is the founder of Puffling, a platform connecting senior candidates with progressive organisations who value diversity and are committed to supporting a better future of work.

Lija has worked for some of Australia’s biggest brands including Fairfax Media and Qantas, with over 20 years experience in senior marketing and strategy roles.

She is a passionate innovator and industry participant. In 2018, she was the Jury Chair for the Digital + Technology Collective AMY Awards and has received a number of awards and accolades for her work in championing gender diversity at the leadership level.

Meet our board members

Project Placed Limited ABN 51 644 948 390 is a Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and is an Incorporated Association under the governance of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). Our Non-Executive Directors are passionate about creating social good in Australia whilst ensuring that the organisation upholds the highest levels of good governance and transparency.

Anthony Cohen CPM

Chairman and Founder

Gina Balarin

Non Executive Director

David Lechem

Non Executive Director

Katya Noble

Company Secretary

David Vincent

Non Executive Director

Raymond Whitten AM

Non Executive Director

Katrina Hosie

Non Executive Director

Katrina Hosie is the Founder and CEO of Katrina Margaret Consulting, a consultancy specialising in assisting organisations to maximise funding from philanthropy and government. She is passionate about supporting not-for-profit organisations to secure funding to realise their vision and mission. Over the past 20 years she has secured over $23.5million in funding for a range of organisations working in family welfare, education, health, sport, medical research and disability.Katrina began her career working as a marketing graduate with Telstra. After spending 18 months working with the Telstra Foundation, managing a $2.5million annual funding budget, Katrina decided to transition to the not-for-for profit sector to follow her passion to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.Over the past 20 years Katrina has worked in senior philanthropic roles with a range of not-for-profit organisations, including: Berry Street, Whitelion, Kidney Health Australia, Very Special Kids and Bolton Clarke. She has also been a Director of the Butterfly Foundation - a national not-for-profit organisation supporting people with eating disorders.She also worked in her own business as a job-seeking coach, assisting clients with cover letter writing, resume writing and interview preparation. During this time, Katrina established a Job Club to provide a free opportunity for job seekers to be equipped with technical job-seeking skills and to bridge the social isolation that often accompanies job-seeking by providing opportunities for job-seekers to connect with, encourage and inspire each other. In Katrina applied for a Myer Foundation Innovation Fellowship to expand the Job Club model across Victoria and was shortlisted, out of 350 applicants, to the final six.Katrina has volunteered with a range of organisations over the past 20 years, including the Butterfly Foundation, Young Leaders of Change, Many Rooms, Scarf and her daughter's kindergarten and primary school parent committees.She has long been passionate about the vision of Project Placed and is very excited and humbled to be serving on the Board.

Our Services

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Skills Session

This session can help you identify and leverage your transferable and hidden skills.

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Resume & Cover Letter

We can review your resume or cover letter and give you actionable insights. Haven’t written one yet and don’t know where to start? We’ve got friends who can help.

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Linkedin Profile Advice

Make LinkedIn work for you. We can help you find ways to optimise this often daunting platform.

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Job Interview Prep

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Career Coaching

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Executive Career Coaching

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Mindset Coaching

This session will help you reframe any mindset obstacles to build your confidence, motivation and self-belief.

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Mental Wellbeing

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