Our team

Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) employs a small number of staff to undertake day-to-day operations and provide support services to the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

Leanne Raven FAICD

Chief Executive Officer

Leanne Raven FAICD has been acknowledged for her innovation in the not-for-profit sector as the winner of the 2013 Telstra Business Women’s Award in Victoria for Business Innovation. Prior to taking up the role with CCA, Leanne was the CEO of Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids). She has led change and transformative growth in not-for-profit organisations to build capacity and sustainability.

As a market-driven and contemporary CEO Leanne enjoys building purpose-driven companies that are creating social impact and making a difference in our lives and communities. She has qualifications in Science, Business Management, Nursing, Education and Company directorship and she has been honoured to be appointed in 2014 as an adjunct Associate Professor with the University of the Sunshine Coast Queensland, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering.

She has been a self-employed strategy and management consultant with executive, non-executive director and senior management experience in primary health, community and human services, education and health professional regulation. Leanne has friends and family living with inflammatory bowel disease.

Our leadership team

Wayne Massuger
Head – Research, Quality & Support Programs

Sarah Thyssen
Head – Philanthropy, Development & Engagement

Renee Hill
Chief Financial Officer

Tim Costello
Office & Membership Manager

Ian Stewart
Digital Manager