Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team is chaired by the CEO and comprises other senior management that have been appointed by the Foundation’s Board. The Executive Management Team meets regularly to address matters concerning the Foundation.


The Executive Management Team is not a decision-making body but assists the CEO in implementing the Foundation’s strategy and operational management. It is responsible for managing the Foundation’s core operations as a whole, which requires planning of various development processes, principles and practices, as well as monitoring the development of financial matters and business plans. The Executive Management Team convenes monthly, and minutes are kept of the meetings. The Board have approved the Charter of the Executive Management Team.



Chris Russell

Founder, CEO & Sometimes Angel ​

Chris founded Halo in 2019 and supports the Executive Management Team (EMT) with 25+ years of technology and leadership expertise. Reporting to the HALO Board, Chris leads the EMT to manage core operations and implement projects to support Halo’s strategic direction and goals.

As Co-Founder and Co-Director of the EMPR Group, Chris led global offices supporting enterprise technology companies and embedded philanthropic programs as part of a lifelong commitment to doing good. In 2018 he swapped full-time corporate for a start-up life in app development and fully retired from EMPR in 2021.

Chris is the founder of two innovative apps. Baxta is a platform empowering pet owners, pet-loving businesses, and communities to create ‘a pet-friendly world’. Halo is a charity app that connects organisations with people in need to ‘give a better world’.

Corey Russell

Co-Founder & COO​
Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from one of the world’s top-ranking modern universities – the University of Wollongong, Corey has been with Halo since conception in 2019. He is the driving force in planning, executing and achieving Halo’s business and operational goals. Corey manages the day-to-day running of the company. His leadership and vision are what moves Halo’s multidisciplinary team forward toward success.
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Ashlea Roach

People & Culture Advisor​
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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