Board of Management

Inaugural Board Meeting 1/9/2017

In accordance with the Donate-A-$-A-Week Inc. Rules the following Members make up our Board of Management. 

Peter Kavan

Director & Chair of the Board


Peter brings a wealth of experience to the Board.His current occupation is Managing Consultant at Indec P/L providing high level strategic and technical advice to the Victorian Department of Education for its New Schools Public Private Partnership Program. Peter has held senior roles in Government and Education (32 years) and Local Government (10 years), and, as Managing Director of Facilitechture P/L, a self-owned consultancy business for the education sector, for 16 years.

Qualified in Architecture, Building and Facilities Planning and Management, Training and Assessment, and Community Engagement. Peter is a professional member of the Facility Management Association of Australia and the International Association of Public Participation. 

 Lives in The Basin, Victoria Aust.

Phil Garbutt

 Director & Secretary (Founder)

Phil, now semi-retired, comes from a background in Human Resource Management, Facilities Management and Property Development/Investment.

With a need to be doing something constructive with his now free time and a sense of social inequities and injustices, prevailing both at home in Australia and globally, Phil wanted to make a contribution to assist those who need help.

Commencing asThe Donate-A-$-A-Week Challenge in late 2013. This morphed into a 2014 New Year’s resolution and the now continuing development of this program which is designed to encourage people from all income levels to make a commitment to regularly donate a small portion of their loose change – a minimum of just $1.00 pw; with the view that many small donations will accumulate to make a real difference for those in need.

Maintaining steady growth, the original concept and organisation has, as of 1st September 2017 now evolved into a fully Incorporated Association, now with a new name Donate-A-Dollar-A-Week Inc. or DA$AW for short.

Phil Lives in Upwey, Victoria.

Tim McKay

Director & Treasurer

Tim is a practicing chartered accountant and runs his own practice, Taxlynk in beautiful Belgrave South. Tim brings a wealth of financial expertise to the Board.

Lives Hallam, Vic. Aust.

Rosemary Olton



Rosemary, now semi retired brings a wealth of broad administrative experience to the Board having worked for some twenty years in the TAFE/University sectors. Post retirement Rosemary worked part time as a consultant in the Facility Management area undertaking a wide range of activities but primarily assisting in the implementation of electronic Management systems.  She, along with her partner, has for the past 25 years been an active property investor playing a significant role in the re-furbishment of properties and the on-going rental management of their property portfolio. 

John Macdonald



John has recently joined our Board of Management as a Director. John brings with him a wealth of NFP experience having worked in the  sector for the past 10 years plus. Most recently with Guide Dogs Victoria and currently as Partnership Development Manager with Baptist Union of Victoria.

John is married with four adult children and he lives in Belgrave South, Vic. He promotes himself as a concerned Social Justice Advocate, commited Environmentalist, fun communitymusic performerand MC host.