The Inspire a Star Crew

Our Inspire a Star team is passionate about helping the next generation fund their sporting dreams.

jill storey - ReadyFundGo board

Jill – Founder and CEO

Jill is passionate about crowdfunding and how it has the ability to make people’s dreams come true. She set up her first crowdfunding platform in 2012 after the London Olympics.  She created Inspire a Star in Australia in 2016 to help children and young people realise their sporting dreams. Jill was previously a partner at KPMG and Deloitte. She is a big tennis fan and managed the Grand Slam in one season (as a spectator not player!).


Ryan – Inspire a Star Ambassador

Ryan is the Director of Coaching for Table Tennis Wales, the national governing body for table tennis in Wales. He is a fountain of knowledge for the sport as 12 times Welsh National Champion, a Commonwealth Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist and 2 times British Champion.

francois richir - developer at ReadyFundGo

Francois – Lead Developer

François is a veteran software developer and designer. After years of working for fortune 500 companies at a big web agency in Northern Europe, he decided to focus on lending his expertise to the fintech startup world in Australia and South East Asia. Francois is passionate about web technologies, UX, open-source software, electronics, cooking and cold beer. Francois’s favourite sports are cycling and kite surfing.

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