Meet Halo’s Board

Halo is backed by an inspiring Board of Directors, passionate about merging the innovative capabilities of technology with human compassion and kindness. Together, we endeavour to support our vision to “give a better world” by delivering positive changes at speed to all our registered charities and the communities who need it most.

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Chris Russell

Founder Board Member

With over 25 years of business experience, Chris Russell was co-founder and co-director of the EMPR Group, where EMPR supported the Top Five (5) Global Computer Services Companies Globally. At its height, EMPR had offices in China, the United States, New Zealand, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane until he fully retired from EMPR in 2021.

Chris remains dedicated to the philanthropist work he started at EMPR, working alongside Starlight Children’s Foundation and staying committed to helping those in need. Today, his passion and interest extend not just to humankind but also to the animal kingdom. Chris is the founder of two innovative tech app brands; the first is Baxta, a platform that enables all pet owners, pet-loving businesses and communities to tap into “A Pet-Friendly World”. The other is Halo, a charity app that connects organisations with the people who need it most to “Give a better world.”

Michael Kadoury

Board Member

Michael Kadoury is a strategic business adviser and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience helping innovative tech companies and early-stage start-ups grow worldwide. On top of his role as an active investor, Michael brings abundant industry knowledge to the businesses he invests in. Along with know-how, he brings extensive experience working with charities, from set up to sitting on the boards of numerous charitable foundations and NGOs in Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.
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Ashlea Roach

Board Member

With a career in Human Resources spanning more than 15 years, Ash is a strategic people and culture executive who is passionate about supporting businesses in unlocking the potential of their greatest resource – their people.

Ash took this passion and channelled it into founding People Co., a consultancy focused on designing people strategies that align with key business objectives and crafting people processes to deliver world-class employee experiences. Ash and her team work with a diverse range of clients from startups and small businesses to global corporations on strategies to develop leaders, build teams and help employees thrive.

When she’s not living the work dream, you’ll likely find her playing with her doggos, Basil and Benji.

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