Testimonials

Click on each logo (below) to read what our clients have to say about working with the Cavill + Co team.

"My first goal at the Vodafone Foundation was to redefine our strategy & purpose so I turned to Cavill + Co for their depth of experience. Through Hailey’s HeartSmart® process we found two amazing long-term partners that aligned to our new purpose. Hailey’s wise counsel was invaluable - she has a robust, tried and tested process that gets results. She has a refreshing straight-up attitude, but is also open to new ideas and perspectives. Highly recommended."

- Alyssa Jones, former Head of Vodafone Foundation

"HeartSmart® helped us narrow our brief, align internal stakeholders, target the right charities and make the right decision about our partner for the next 3 years – a big commitment and one that we wanted to get right. The overwhelming positive response from our team when we launched the new program is testament that the process works!"

- Stephanie Saliba, Head of Corporate & Government Affairs, Mondelez Australia

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"SEEK Volunteer is such an exciting initiative. It achieves so many of our objectives. Not only does it utilise our core area of expertise, but it fits so perfectly with our brand. It will achieve our objectives of differentiation and gaining positive publicity, it has generated a real team spirit and sense of pride with our employees, and best of all we’re making a really positive difference in the world. We’re really proud of this program. And we couldn’t have done it without Cavill + Co."

- Katie May, Former Marketing Director, SEEK Ltd

“Cavill + Co ran some workshops for the non-profits that we support. It was quality training and tailored to meet our guest’s needs. We loved working with Hailey and found her professional, yet down-to-earth and "say-it-how-it-is" attitude very refreshing.”

- Chelsea Cobb, former Corporate Responsibility Manager, PWC

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Hailey and her team. Her no-nonsense, enthusiastic and often quirky, yet professional, style has made developing a community partnership easy! Hailey you’re a very talented business woman - with a big heart!”

- Alison Barrett, Marketing Lead, CPA Australia

“Hailey and the Cavill + Co team were nothing short of delightful to work with. Highly professional, very knowledgeable, with great contacts in the charity sector. They delivered a fresh approach to a challenging project and never lost enthusiasm along the way.”

- Elizabeth Rich, formerly CSR & Sustainability Manager, Australia Post

“We thought we wanted a ‘needy’ charity to support, but we ended up with a genuine partner (in the full sense of the word). Hailey challenged us to address the really hard questions about our company, values, brand and expectations. She took the time to understand our industry and our company ideals. We now have a partner that truly reflects who we are.”

- Ron Curry, formerly Commercial Director, Atari Australia

“Any business that is serious about getting CSR right would do itself an enormous favour by talking to Hailey. Her 26 years of experience and insights make her the best there is."

- Stephen Browning, former Head of Corporate Affairs, Leidos Australia

“I asked Hailey Cavill and her team to help us with the process of securing a major new partner for our staff workplace giving program. Hailey really took the time to understand our brief, and - as always - was creative, strategic and rigorous in the way she delivered, within a very short time-frame. I was delighted with the outcome.”

- Julie Urquart, former Head of Community & Reputation, Commonwealth Bank

“Cavill + Co are hardworking and filled with boundless enthusiasm. They professionally guided us through the HeartSmart® process, helping us find a cause partner that perfectly aligned with our business, values and brand. This was a real career highlight for me, not only because the fit was perfect, but to see lives saved almost immediately. If you want to find the perfect partner, I cannot recommend Cavill + Co highly enough."

- Stephen Browning, former Director of Corporate Affairs, News Ltd

"Energetic, knowledgeable and extremely passionate about creating strong partnerships – both fun and very rewarding. Highly recommended."

- Graeme Moses, former Director of Marketing & Membership, Financial Services Council

"As a young business, we needed to get our CSR strategy right. Cavill + Co guided us through some difficult conversations, helping us gain collective clarity around what we are committed to. As a result, we have a robust and authentic CSR platform. I highly recommend Hailey Cavill for her wise counsel and vast experience spanning 20+ years - I wouldn’t want to go through this challenging journey without it."

- Narelle Curtis, Former Community Partnership Manager, Bet Easy (formerly CrownBet)

“ When we started our company, we knew that finding the right charitable partner was going to be really important. Our tree planting pledge is woven into the fabric of our brand, and it truly represents what we’re all about at al.ive body.  We were recommended Hailey Cavill, and in her we found someone who was able to offer us strong advice and guidance as we worked our way through understanding the best partnership for us. And here we are today, more than 60,000 trees planted across Australia. Hailey was so easy to work with and has the most wonderful knowledge and experience. We would highly recommend her to any company seeking to incorporate social good into their business” 

- Alisa and Lysandra Fraser, Founders, al.ive body

"Cavill + Co guided us through the creation, development and implementation of our charity strategy resulting in a partnership with leading women's health experts The Jean Hailes Foundation. Together we created a new wellbeing website for women called Tetley Wellbeing4Life which we're very proud of. It’s one of the ways for Tetley to demonstrate its commitment to wellbeing. Hailey helped us clarify our wellbeing platform, researched & signed up our cause partner, advised on structure and content of the website, helped set objectives & measures, wrote on and in-pack information & provided great ideas on PR & launch strategies. She has a broad range of knowledge & expertise, not just around corporate partnerships but marketing generally, and her commitment to Best Practice community engagement has kept us on our toes.

She is consistently creative and always speaks from the heart. Hailey is fun to work with but also gets results. The way in which she operates her business, and the way she serves her clients, is both positive and unique."         

- David Mould, former CEO, Tetley Australia

"As well as developing the amazing Royal Life Saving Society partnership for us, we also commissioned Cavill + Co to review our entire community engagement portfolio. Hailey's rare combination of strategic thinking and creative flair helped us to focus our thinking and activities. With a medical background, I also appreciated a simple and interesting process that was light on jargon.


Hailey is the leading expert in Corporate Community Engagement (CCE) in Australia. She has one eye on the big picture and the other on the bottom line and sees CCE as an expression of a company’s brand or core purpose, rather than a tokenistic 'should-do’ or ‘tac-on’ activity. Her approach is highly innovative, refreshing and relevant in today’s era of corporate accountability."  

- Sarah Sheppard, former Corporate Affairs Manager, Advocacy & Comms, Pfizer

“Our business was one of the most successful retailers in Australia, so it was time to ensure our community program was more strategic and reflected who we are today. We bought in the Cavill + Co team to help re-align the community program with our sustainability strategy.  Hailey worked with me to create a new platform that aligned to our brand and company values. It will resonate with our young team members, make sense to customers, take into account our overseas suppliers and owner Wesfarmers.  Not only did Hailey’s proven framework help kick off this review, but her strength in researching and forcing me to think outside of the Kmart psyche has helped to develop a bold new plan for us to work towards. Her guidance and creative thinking has been crucial in bringing this to fruition.”

- Kate Thiedeman, Head of Community – Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Kmart Australia

“Cavill + Co’s HeartSmart® process is robust.  It helped us to clarify thinking and direction of the Foundation and assist in its articulation. The process incorporated views from our people, customers, shareholders, and our brand and corporate values. We found the perfect partner in Lifeline Australia, a partnership that endured for 7 years. When it was announced an MLC employee said “It’s not often that an organisation gets something so right!" That sums it up nicely”

- Rob Hillier, Former General Manager - People & Organisational Development (and Chairman of the MLC Community Foundation), MLC

“We’ve just signed up our first cause partner and the HeartSmart® process exhausted all options and made sure it was the right partner for Contiki. I highly recommend Cavill + Co for their knowledge, professionalism and due diligence."

- Tammy Marshall, former Managing Director, Contiki Holidays

"Workwear Group had good intentions to support the communities within which we live and work, but our efforts were lacking focus. Wanting a cause partner that would not only benefit from our support and resources, but engage our team, I knew just who to turn to. We engaged the Cavill + Co team to guide us through their HeartSmart® process.  We wanted to challenge our thinking and avoid assumptions and biases around potential partners. What we got was a robust process, which started with a facilitated think tank involving internal stakeholders to establish our cause area and an in-depth brief to go to market to find our ‘perfect partner’.  

Hailey is beautifully quirky and not afraid to question and hold you accountable for your commitment to the cause area, making decisions and to always think bigger. The Cavill + Co team are very generous with their knowledge, expertise and creativity, regularly dropping me a line to share ideas for how we can bring our partnership to life in the biggest and best ways possible. We know that the charities and not-for-profits who expressed interest in our partnership were equally supported by the Cavill + Co team. Hailey is deeply passionate about what she does – doing good, better.  We are thrilled to embark on our journey with our new partner, The Big Issue, together Supporting Meaningful Work for All. 

This is a values and strategically-aligned partnership and the feedback from our team has been resoundingly positive – it makes sense. They can’t wait to get to work."

- Carly Little, General Manager People, Safety & Sustainability, Workwear Group

"We appointed Cavill + Co to help us find a relevant cause partner.  As we sell liquor this proved to be a challenging task as some charities were unable to align themselves with us. Hailey and her team were unstoppable, and within a very tight timeframe we secured our partner Coastcare – much to the delight of our team members."     

- Jennifer McDowall, former Marketing Manager, Dan Murphy’s

"Cavill + Co guided us towards our first national community partner. Their experience and professional approach made - what could have been challenging and consuming - an enjoyable, efficient and straightforward process. Our partner fits our values and business, and our aspirations as a responsible corporate citizen."

- Makala Schofield, former Head of Marketing, CUA

"Hailey did a great job of holding our hand through our new CSR strategy. She corralled a lot of information & distilled into a single minded cause that we now support. Process driven, thorough & fun – I’d recommend Hailey in a heartbeat."

- Nicole Bailey, former Group Marketing & Communications Manager, Zinfra

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