Our Staff

Sarah Ison, OAM – Executive Officer

Sarah Ison, OAM - Executive OfficerSarah has a background in recreation and management and has worked for over 25 years with children, youth and their families in inner city communities. Starting with the City of Sydney Council in 1983 Sarah managed The Surry Hills Youth Centre before commencing as Executive Officer of GBB in 1995. Sarah is committed to ensuring that the foundation of the Brigade’s work continues to provide children and youth with a positive outlook for their future.

Andrea Molloy – Finance & Administration Officer

Andrea Molloy - Administrative OfficerAndrea has spent many years in Banking and Finance, also helping to develop computer systems for the banking industry, and began working with the Brigade in 2004 on a part time basis as the Administration Officer. Andrea enjoys the variety and challenges that working for a small charity can bring; and is constantly looking at ways the expenditure and procedures can be reduced.

Tracy Clifton – Youth Program Co-ordinator

Tracy Clifton- Youth Program CoordinatorTracy completed a Diploma of Youth Work in 2004, a Bachelor of Social Welfare in 2013. She has worked in the sector for 11 years, and started with GBB in 2004. Tracy takes particular interest in developing programs and excursions that challenge our young people to expand their potential and abilities.

Amy Haddadi – Children’s Program Co-ordinator

Amy Haddadi – Children’s Program Co-ordinatorAmy completed a BA HONS Politics in 2005 and began working with GBB in 2007 as the Children’s Program Coordinator. In 2009 she completed a Gradate Diploma in Primary Education. Amy has a special interest in family support and thoroughly enjoys working in and being part of the local community.

Cassie Bled – Development Manager

Cassie completed her BA Business from The University of Queensland in 1998, after which she worked in Economic Development and PR in Qld and Sydney. After a life changing trip around the world she worked for Cross-Cultural Solutions, a New York based international volunteer organisation for 5 years, which led to a role as Director of Partnerships. Upon her return to Australia she wanted to get back in touch with her own community and is passionate about helping children towards a brighter future at the GBB.

Richard Landrigan – Program Support Officer

Richard worked in hospitality before a career change saw him join the Brigade in 2007 as a casual educator. Since then he has worked in all aspects of the Brigade’s programs whilst also pursuing other roles with an education focus. Since 2017, his role as Program Support Officer with The Girls & Boys Brigade is primarily in program delivery with a secondary focus in fundraising and communications.

Andy Harnett – Program & Administration Support Officer

Andy worked at the Brigade from 2007 within the homework program in an education partnership with the Smith Family, as well as working within a number of schools and children’s centres. In 2011, Andy returned to the UK, where he continued his education focus working in London schools, specialising in children who had physical and behavioural needs. In 2018, Andy has resumed a role with The Girls & Boys Brigade as the Program and Administration Support Officer.