Meet The Team

The Hive Team build momentum and implement strategy by:

  • Activating Working Groups
  • Incubating new initiatives
  • Facilitating Community Conversations
  • Delivering continuous communications
  • Guiding the vision and strategy
  • Influencing systems
  • Supporting aligned activity
  • Co-ordinating shared measurement and evaluation
  • Leveraging resources


Danielle Roderick is The Facilitator @ The Hive. Dani’s role is to oversee local operations including communication, planning, data, research and evaluation.

Benjamin Rose is the Engagement Coordinator @ the Hive. Ben’s role involves engaging the wider community with The Hive initiative through community conversations and working groups, as well as facilitating and maintaining a network of volunteers and community workers.

David Lilley is the Senior Consultant, Community Impact at United Way Australia. David was instrumental to founding The Hive in 2015 and continues to provide support and technical advice.

United Way Australia are the neutral backbone organisation for The Hive.
The Hive Team are enabled by a range of staff within United Way Australia.

The Leadership Group
Sets The Hive’s strategic direction and oversees implementation. 

The Ambassador Group
Champions the initiative and removes systemic barriers to progress the work.

Working Groups
At both suburb and topic levels, these are activated to form a collective response to the work.

The Community
represented in all the above.