Our Leadership Team


Jessie Ballantyne
Founder & Managing Director

Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) (Distinction)
Master of Social Science (International Development) (Distinction)

Jessie is a go-getter, with over 15 years experience in funding and grants. With a background in the not-for-profit sector and local government, Jessie is a sought after grants specialist.

When others see blockers, Jessie sees opportunities. She is a problem solver and solution seeker, which underlies every aspect of The Grants Hub. From the way members search and find grants, to the way our team works, Jessie leads the way in innovation and continually thinks of new ways to improve what we do.

Living in regional Victoria and raising three young kids, Jessie is passionate about challenging the norm, whilst still running a business of excellence. Winning multiple business awards in 2016 is testament to this.


Manager of Design, Innovation & Marketing

Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development)
Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia)
Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration

Owen is a digital designer with over 10 years experience in business and the not-for-profit sector. He has been at The Grants Hub since the beginning, integrating his love of technology and clean design to create an innovative and easy-to-use solution for grant-seekers around Australia.

Currently living in Canada whilst working for our Australian-based business, Owen understands the need for technology to reduce barriers to work and break down location issues. Everything he designs and builds helps our members improve access to grants, whether they live in the middle of the city or remote Australia.



Manager of Training & Member Support

Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Sport & Outdoor Recreation
Certificate in Professional Coaching

Justin is a trainer and personable communicator, with over 10 years experience in the education sector. He is a systemiser who works across The Grants Hub's key services. Whether it's helping people use our grants directory and its many features, or passing on member feedback to help steer new developments and role out continual improvements, Justin is passionate about helping our members get the most out of The Grants Hub. He places a very high emphasis on communicating promptly, even if it means long days (or nights!) in the office.

Managing our Training & Member Support area, Justin is the critical link between our members and our team. He keeps everything running smoothly so that ultimately, our members can find the grants they're after, hassle free.