The Founders

Andjelka Matic Andjelka Matic

Andjelka’s career spans from business to creative. Her entrepreneurial spirit and love of all things social and gastronomic led to creating Dine for Life which combines these elements in giving back to the global community. Andjelka is excited to be leading an amazing team and driving Dine for Life’s vision to greater heights with each successful event.“Dine for Life has really demonstrated how a small group of individuals can affect significant change to the world around them. My passion for helping women and children in the most extreme circumstances of human suffering and exploitation is a huge driver for steering Dine for Life to the greater world stage.” 
Natasha Di Ciano Natasha Di Ciano 

Natasha’s entrepreneurial drive, love of social dining and belief in the enriching power of giving back inspired her to develop Dine for Life. Since 2009, she has led an incredible team to bring Dine for Life’s vision and events to life year after year.  After traveling to Cambodia, Natasha became even more passionate about helping women and children affected by human trafficking and exploitation and is determined to make a real difference in changing the lives of these people. She is proud to state that 100% of all funds raised through Dine for Life goes directly to women and children affected. Natasha is a director of her own companies and a Business News 40under40 2011 award recipient.“I am excited to be working with an incredible group of chefs, restauranteurs and social entrepreneurs to expand Dine for Life beyond Perth to Melbourne and then internationally raising global awareness of this important cause.”


Stephanie McCourt Stephanie has worked in law enforcement for 18 years and is a specialist in Child Sexual Exploitation investigations in the UK and overseas and speaks regularly to audiences about these issues. Having worked closely with Police and NGO’s on the ground in Asia, the Middle East and former Russia and seen the reality for victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking, Stephanie McCourt was inspired by Dine for Life in Australia. Highlighting the issues, encouraging ownership of the solutions and keeping the debate in the spotlight through means of doing something Stephanie does best: bringing people together for a fun and exciting social occasion with access into some of the capital’s ‘of the moment’ venues, all against the backdrop of achieving a humanitarian goal.


Sonia GianasiSonia has over 15 years in corporate events management and hospitality.  Over the years, she has worked in all aspects of the industry across North America and Europe.  In 2010, Sonia relocated to London and manages events across Europe and the Middle East. Combining her professional expertise and a passion to give back, Sonia became inspired by the Dine for Life’s vision to connect people, raise awareness and contribute to the global community.