Meet Kajute O'Riordan - Organising Director

Meet Kajute O'Riordan - Organising Director

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My name is Kajute (pronounced Kahootay), and I am the Organising Director here at GetUp. Melbourne is my hometown, and I live

in a great house with a big veggie garden and friends.

We are in an extraordinary time in history. We face immense challenges, but there are also huge opportunities. My role at GetUp is to think about how together we — you, me, the other 1.1 million GetUp members and the GetUp staff — can build a movement so powerful that we radically redefine what is politically possible in Australia.

Every day, I wake up with this mission in my mind. Since 2010, I’ve worked on seven election campaigns, leading teams of volunteers and staff towards ambitious goals and visions. I know that to build a powerful movement we need to have a clear strategy, impactful tactics, and the skills and capacity to make it happen.

At GetUp, we're a team of seven organisers: Ellen, Lucy and Cindi in Brisbane, Shaun and Emma in Sydney, Vicky in Melbourne and Paul in Adelaide. My role is to help develop and implement our operational strategy, support staff and work with GetUp’s tech team to build the tools we need. But most importantly, ensure you have what you need to make a difference.