Gidget Foundation Australia Team

The Gidget Foundation is operated by a small team of staff and volunteers. Gidget staff include:

  • CEO – Arabella Gibson
  • Business Development Manager – Natalie Speranza
  • Gidget House Practice and Finance Manager – Jacquie Murray
  • Gidget House Administration Executive – Melisa Tonge
  • Gidget House Administration Executive – Penny Bailey
  • Brand and Graphic Design – Alexandra Berthold

The Gidget Committee includes the sisters and friends of Gidget. The Committee coordinate fundraising events and contribute to various aspects of Gidget Foundation operations. Gidget Committee members include:

  • Simone Short
  • Jacqui Cotton
  • Lou Hunter
  • Libby Bowditch
  • Lisa Humphries
  • Alexandra Berthold
  • Stephanie Hughes

Arabella Gibson, CEO

Arabella Gibson is the CEO of The Gidget Foundation Australia, a not for profit organisation supporting the emotional wellbeing of new parents and their families, while providing education for health professionals and the community.

Arabella joined GFA in February 2017 after a lengthy career in the media industry, working in management for small business as well as publicly listed entities in both Australia and the UK.

Most recently, Arabella was General Manager for iSUBSCRiBE, an online magazine subscription business, based in London. Whilst living in the UK, Arabella took maternity leave, having had twins.

Prior to this, Arabella was the Director of Communications for Australian media entity PBL Media as well as its subsidiary businesses the Nine Network Australia and Bauer Media (formerly ACP Magazines). Arabella was promoted to this role having held the position of Group Public Relations & Media Manager for ACP Magazines, responsible for the PR and communication of over 80 titles.

Before joining ACP Magazines, Arabella was General Manager – Marketing & Sales for Australian icon brand, RM Williams, for 5 years, managing both the local and international branding and retail businesses.

Prior to that, Arabella was General Manager of leading public relations firm, Colvin Communications International, which included clients such as Louis Vuitton, Krug Champagne, the Leading Hotels of the World, MAC cosmetics, the Cointreau Ball, ACP Magazines and RM Williams among many others.

Arabella holds a Masters Degree in Communication Management from UTS.

Please view the below video message from the new CEO, Arabella Gibson.

Below are some of the Gidget committee at a Gidget ladies lunch!

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