The Fellowship Team

We have an all-star team that has created this incredible program and absolutely love bringing it to life.

We have an all-star team that has created this incredible program and absolutely love bringing it to life. This crew is headed by the Fellowship’s core facilitators –  Gary and Poli.

GARY SAMOWITZ – CEO

Gary is the CEO of Stand Up Australia. He has over 15 years experience in leading groups and creating positive change and has been instrumental in building Stand Up into the impactful organisation that it is today. Gary has facilitated many trips to Israel, Poland and remote Indigenous communities. He enjoys competing in triathlons and being a good dad to his three kids.

POLITA CAMERON – FELLOWSHIP FACILITATOR

Poli is a Program Facilitator on The Stand Up Fellowship, she is also the Program Producer at The School of Life Sydney. She comes from the performing arts world, having trained as an actor & musician, and has an engrained love of storytelling and the exploration of human nature.

Her career has been multi-faceted, from working with Yoga & meditation schools as a community manager to engaging in the bustling world of start ups & not-for-profits within marketing & PR. At the core of everything Polita does is a need to help foster and create positive social change.

She has an ingrained entrepreneurial spirit, having established her own social enterprise, The Quest; a scavenger adventure hunt through Sydney that acts as a charity fundraiser.

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