Our Board & Committees

Board and Governance

KiP is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is governed by an elected Board of Directors who oversee our policy, direction and governance. For more information, please see the Constitution, and Governance Policy.


All current Directors, as well as some past Directors of KiP are Members and have the right to vote on matters at the Annual General Meeting.

KiP Board of Directors

Amanda Miller, Chair

Robert Hemphill, Treasurer

Romy Katz

Cathy Scalzo

Alexandra George

Rachel Laurie

Sarah Wade, CEO

Fundraising Committee

Amanda Miller, Chair

Cathy Scalzo

Rachel Laurie

Sarah Wade

Hangout for the Homeless

Romy Katz, Chair

Sarah Wade

Jo Dimos

Rachel Pitt

Melanie Hattotuwa

Liat Azoulay

Sophie Swart

Pitch for Change Committee

Romy Katz, Chair

Cathy Scalzo

Tina Scalzo

Lindy Susskind

Liat Azoulay

Made with Love Committee

Sarah Wade, Chair

Jo Dimos

Vy Ivanidis


KiP is grateful for the patronage of:

Betty Amsden

  • Alexandra is an awarded producer and junior strategist working across short and feature film, primetime television, interactive online and commercial formats with experience in theatrical distribution.

    Alex has a background in integrated marketing communications through her Bachelor of Professional Communications with Distinction (RMIT, 2013), and was formerly the Digital Content Manager at Label Distribution. She also holds a Masters of Producing from the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She is a Junior Producer at EXIT Films in Melbourne.

  • Rob is a family strategist, working extensively with Australian and international families to realise both their financial and family objectives. Rob has broad experience in working with unique and varied family businesses, providing specialised advice that encompasses their business operations, accounting, taxation and estate planning needs. Rob has particular expertise in working with families to realise the wealth potential of significant assets, ensuring strategies are in place to facilitate the wealth transition to the next generation of family leaders.

  • Romy is a teacher by profession with many years experience working in schools before moving to the philanthropic sector. Romy assisted in setting up her family’s foundation, which she currently runs.

    Romy is passionate about education, children and social change. In 2014 Romy founded Agents for Change, a school based program, which aims to promote social change, empathy and philanthropy in the next generation.

    Romy also sits on the board for the  Ajax Football Club.

  • Rachel has an extensive background in engagement, coaching, training, career advising, community development, strategy and social impact.

    Rachel is actively interested in collaborating on projects in the community, private and government sectors that seek innovative ways to create opportunities for all to participate actively in society.

    Rachel has undertaken studies in the areas of design thinking, social impact, strategic foresight, management, authentic leadership, community development, project management, analytics, career development, entrepreneurship, innovation, lean startup, innovation management and organisational coaching.

  • Amanda is a co-founder of Impact Generation Partners, which advises, invests in and supports enterprises that deliver financial as well as social and/or environmental returns. Amanda is passionate about and committed to building the impact investing ecosystem alongside the philanthropic sector in Australia.

    Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from Monash University and started her career practicing corporate law at Allens. She then moved into the philanthropic sector working with not-for-profit organisations and in philanthropic services at the Myer Family Company (MFCo), assisting families and individuals to implement strategic giving programs, and to engage the next generation in giving.

    Amanda is a member of the Council of Philanthropy Australia and the Board of the Australian Women Donors Network. She Chairs the Board of Kids in Philanthropy and has been part of the Nexus Australia Summit Organising Committee since its inception 2013. Amanda is a committee member of the Impact Investment Forum, an initiative of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA).

  • A solicitor by training, Cathy is General Counsel of Scalzo Foods, one of Australia’s largest privately owned diversified food businesses. She is also CEO of the Scalzo Family Office,  a trustee of the Grace and Emilio Foundation, Chair of ygap’s Impact Committee and a board member of the Western Economic Development Alliance. Cathy has had previous experience as a senior associate at Allens and as a diplomat at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • KiP Board of Directors

    Sarah is a Chemical Engineer by trade and worked as a Process Engineer for Qenos before transitioning to the not-for-profit sector.

    Passionate about creating change in the community, Sarah joined KiP’s Hangout for the Homeless committee in 2015 and has not looked back. Sarah currently holds the position of CEO and has been instrumental in overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation. This has included growing both KiP’s network in the NFP sector and the impact from their key events.

    Sarah holds 1st class Honours Degrees in both Engineering and Business Administration from RMIT. Sarah is most engaged when able to advocate for those in need, and align teams to a common purpose.

Kids in Philanthropy Board & Committees