Who we are

At Payton, we believe we have a responsibility to harness our success to help improve the lives of people, wherever they are in the world. 

Founded by the Payton family in 2011 by donating 20% of the shares in Payton Capital Ltd, the Payton Foundation partners with charities and investors to help the transform the lives of the poor and the vulnerable. Together we provide:

  • housing and support for youth experiencing homelessness in Victoria
  • pregnancy support for young mums in crisis in Melbourne
  • freedom from human trafficking and vocational training in Thailand
  • education for disadvantaged youth in Kenya
  • vocational training for mothers in Uganda
  • chicken farming enterprise supporting a children’s home in Kenya
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Jason Pater - CEO Foundation
Steph Hill - Philanthropy and Engagement

Our Team

Jason Pater        (Director/CEO – Foundation)
Jason is a Chartered Accountant with extensive practice, corporate and board experience.  He has been on boards of numerous charities for most of his career including the Safe Harbour Foundation and Bendigo Bank Community Bank branches.  Jason brings a focus on governance and diligence as well as a heart for those in need.


Steph Hill        (Philanthropy and Engagement)
Steph has extensive experience in community fundraising and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Global) specialising in Community Development at Monash University. Steph has held a number of roles within Australian charities and was a live in mentor at Fusion’s housing service for five years. Alongside her role with the Foundation, Steph continues to work as the Fundraising and Resource Manager at Fusion Australia. 


Our Board

David Payton    (Director/Chairman)

Tim Payton         (Director/Founder)

Rob Fellows       (Director) 

Sally Burgoyne  (Director)

Jason Pater        (Director/CEO – Foundation)

Greg Blaskett        (Director)
Greg recently retired after a career as a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Accountant and Registered Company Auditor.  For over thirty years, Greg has consulted for and worked within numerous for-profit and not-for-profit associations, religious organisations and community groups. Greg has been an investor with Payton Capital for some time but is enthusiastic to now contribute his experience to the Payton Foundation.  

Ross Munns       (Director)
After completing a double degree in Science and Engineering, Ross spent the following 20 years working in multi-national companies overseeing global infrastructure predominantly in the banking sector in the UK and Europe. His last role in this industry, was as Lead Architect for Hewlett Packard based in France. Ross then chose to step into a tech start-up business in Australia as a co-owner of cloud infrastructure company, web24. Over 7 years this business grew rapidly which culminated in an acquisition by a NASDAQ listed company. Since then Ross has enjoyed a variety of roles in the property development, finance and IT consultancy industries. His passion remains in supporting not-for-profit organisations including assisting with strategic direction, providing hands-on assistance and setting governance structures as a Board Member.

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Payton Foundation Fund (Public Ancillary Fund)

The Payton Foundation Fund is a Public Ancillary Fund registered with the ACNC and ATO and is a Deductible Gift Recipient (from 5 July 2017).  That means that Gifts/Donations over $2 are tax deductible.  Donations received in this fund will only be applied to partner organisations who are also Deductible Gift Recipients.

100% of all donations will be passed through to partner organisations.  Admin costs of the Foundation are borne by the trustee: Payton Foundation Ltd.

ABN  59 273 252 003

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Payton Foundation Ltd (Trustee)

Payton Foundation Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and is a charity in it’s own right registered with the ACNC and has Tax Concession Charity status with the ATO, but is NOT a deductible gift recipient.  It also acts as trustee for the Public Ancillary Fund.

It was established in 2014 when Payton Capital Ltd gifted it 20% of its shares.  The dividends from these shares are used to fund the administration of the trustee and the Public Ancillary Fund, and also fund work with partner organisations who are not themselves deductible gift recipients.

ABN  18 154 771 801


Phone: (03) 9866 5811 admin@payton.com.au

Head Office

Level 27, 60 City Road
Southbank VIC 3006 Australia

Payton Capital Limited (ACN 163 122 478) is made up of the following companies: Payton Capital Partners Pty Ltd ACN 004 663 192 (ACL 390960); Payton Private Wealth Pty Ltd ACN 110 452 116 (AFSL 291466); Payton Funds Management Pty Ltd ACN 107 613 258 (AFSL 284280); Payton Property Pty Ltd ACN 143 093 145 (REL 073839L0); Payton Foundation Limited ACN 154 771 801; Payton Securities Pty Ltd ACN 004 579 166; and The Trustee for Payton Select Investment Fund ABN 52 291 343 099 (collectively Payton). Information contained within this website is general advice only. We have not taken into consideration any individual circumstances and suggest that no person act on the basis of this information without obtaining professional advice as to how it applies to their own personal circumstances. All content appearing on this website is proprietary, copyrighted and owned or licensed by Payton. Any unauthorised use of content from this website is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.

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