Warren Tu, Co-Founder of 300 Blankets, is passionate about human rights and social justice. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology and Psychophysiology and a Bachelor of Psychology and Marketing/Management.
Warren founded 300 Blankets in 2012 and continues to challenge our charity to make significant improvements in the livelihood of people who are at risk or are experiencing homelessness in our community. He developed the blankets program in partnership with like-minded charities, so that volunteers won’t have to say “no” when asked for warm blanket. Determined to build a personal connection with people at risk or are experiencing homelessness, Warren developed the Outreach Program in the Melbourne CBD and Soul Kitchen in the Western and Northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Outside his involvement with 300 Blankets, Warren volunteered with the St Vincent de Paul Society Soup Vans for 4 years and served as Ambassador of the St Vincent de Paul Society – Compeer Program. His professional experience stems from his management roles in operations, buying and supplier management.
Peter Royce has been a keen volunteer with 300 Blankets since 2014 and is currently the Outreach Program Manager.
Professionally, Peter is a consultant Project Manager in the commercial construction industry having completed a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Project Management) and a Masters Degree in Construction Law.
Since the Outreach Program’s inception in 2015, Peter is one of our most experienced Outreach night leaders and is involved in leading other areas of the charity to ensure the organisation’s continued success into the future.
Emma is a mother of 2 who is passionate about community development and collaboration for better outcomes for those at risk of homelessness and food insecurity.
After spending her worklife in corporate management she is currently working for a food relief organisation, managing relationships across the Eastern region of Victoria.
Emma joined the 300 Blankets Committee in 2022 as a general committee member. Outside of 300 Blankets, Emma is a mentor with Fitted For Work and regularly volunteers in the Fareshare kitchen.
Geoffrey is Secretary of 300 Blankets. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, as well as study scholarships from Peking University in China.
Geoffrey’s professional experience is derived from banking and finance roles at the National Australia Bank and Macquarie Group. He also brings a raft of political experience through his work with various Federal and State Members of Parliament.
Geoffrey has volunteered for 300 Blankets since 2014 and aims to eventually make a substantial and sustainable impact to alleviating the homelessness crisis in Australia.
Brad joined the team as Treasurer for 300 Blankets in 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, and is a CPA.
As Treasurer, Brad oversees the financial management and reporting obligations of 300 Blankets. His professional experience in treasury and accounting help support the charity’s operational and strategic decision making, and the suitable use of our funds.
Brad hopes by establishing a firm and sustainable financial platform for 300 Blankets, we can continue to provide our programs across Melbourne and support those in need.
Mental Health Consultant
Michael is a mental health doctor who has over 15 years experience volunteering with St Vincent De Paul, with many years spent leading the largest soup van operation in Victoria.
He has completed a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, and also a Masters of Psychiatry. Michael has worked as a mental health doctor for the past five years in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, and even prison. In his spare time he hosts the popular psychiatry podcast ‘The Psych Review’.
Michael joined 300 Blankets in 2019, and is very excited to take on the role of Mental Health Consultant.