Our team

Hi, how can we help?

Everyone on the FRRR team has a strong affinity with rural communities, with most either growing up in small towns, or currently living in regional Victoria or New South Wales.
We are all very passionate about understanding community needs, wants and aspirations, and enabling our partners to support these communities in ways that meet their objectives.

Most of our team is based in Bendigo, Victoria, however, we are regularly on the road visiting communities and providing opportunities for our partners to join us as we visit projects and regions and build stronger networks.

So, if you have a question, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

FRRR Staff Group Photo

Natalie Egleton

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), GAICD

Natalie Egleton is passionate about facilitating effective responses to issues facing rural communities.

She was appointed CEO of FRRR in November 2015, after joining FRRR in 2012 and is responsible for shaping FRRR’s strategy, designing new programs and developing and nurturing new funding partnerships. In her previous roles with FRRR, she was responsible for managing natural disaster recovery and preparedness programs as well as those addressing social innovation. 

Before joining FRRR, Natalie consulted with Matrix on Board, working with numerous not-for-profit organisations in program evaluation, undertaking research analysis and developing business plans. She also worked with clients to develop financial policies and procedures, strategic plans, organisation reviews, service mapping, feasibility studies and governance models.

Natalie has also held in-house roles at Evolve (Typo Station) and at ANZ Banking Group, implementing projects that made a tangible difference to the lives of people living in rural, regional and remote Australia.

She lives in the small rural town of Maldon in central Victoria. 

Donor Partnerships & Services

James Depasquale

Program Managers

Kristy Shay

Program Coordinators

Jacqui Bell

Grants Officers

Jane Crane

Operations and Corporate Services