Meet the ACT RAVN State Representatives
RAVN State Representatives are motivated, returned Australian volunteers who voluntarily lead RAVN networking activities in their states and territories. State Representatives also engage with Australian aid initiatives and other returned volunteers as well as support the Australian Volunteers Program and grow awareness of the impact and value of volunteering.
Viraji W. M.
Viraji W.M. is a Canberra-based RAVN State Representative for the Australian Capital Territory. Viraji’s volunteer experience took her to Indonesia where she advised the Indonesian Institute of Sciences on refreshing their brand in time for the organisation’s 50th anniversary. Viraji’s describes her volunteer experience in Indonesia as a life-enriching experience, both personally and professionally.
Viraji graduated from the Australian National University with a double degree majoring in international relations, international business and marketing. Since returning from Indonesia, she has joined the executive committee of the Australia Indonesia Youth Association.
I’m looking forward to connecting with other returned Australian volunteers, both in the ACT and Australia to help create a strong local RAVN community and advocating for the people-to-people Australian aid programs.
John Lalor is a RAVN State Representatives for the Australian Capital Territory based in Canberra. Since retiring from the public service in 2007, John has dedicated his time to volunteering South East Asia, undertaking many specialist assignments with the Australian Business Volunteers. John has always enjoyed the opportunity to help organisations build their capability, grow and prepare from the future.
A former senior executive to the Federal Department of Finance, John has spent over 20 years in senior management roles in many diverse program and policy areas.
I’ve maintained an ongoing network through my volunteer assignments and made many long-term friendships.