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.

Members

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

Cathy Scalzo, Chair

Fiona Hinrichsen, CEO

Robert Hemphill, Treasurer

Tina Scalzo, Secretary

Romy Katz

Tom Ruijs

Sophie Swart

Sarah Wade

Hangout for the Homeless

Sarah Wade, Chair

Liat Azoulay

Jo Dimos

Melanie Hattotuwa

Alicia Marshall

Sophie Swart

Carmen Tarascio

Gift of Giving Committee

Tina Scalzo, Chair

Sally Dreaver

Simone Dunstan

Georgia Irving

Hanne Kyllingstad

Cathy Scalzo

Sophie Swart

Sarah Wade

Pitch for Change Committee

Cathy Scalzo, Chair

Liat Azoulay

Tina Scalzo

Sophie Swart

Sarah Wade

Made with Love Committee

Sarah Wade, Chair

Jo Dimos

Megan Mander

Patrons

KiP is grateful for the patronage of:

Betty Amsden

  • 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.

  • As CEO, Fiona is a deep generalist with experience across financial and professional services and the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Drawing on her broad experience and a passion for human rights, Fiona is working with the Board to shape and grow KiP’s mission to educate and empower the next generation of change-makers and support vulnerable communities in critical areas such as homelessness, food security and mental health. Prior to joining KiP, Fiona was an Associate Partner at EY, specialising in advising family groups on philanthropy, governance, succession and estate planning. Fiona is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has Masters degrees in Law and Finance.

  • 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.

  • Tom Ruijs holds a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology obtained at University Utrecht in the Netherlands. He has a strong consulting background spanning 10+ years partnering with a broad range of clients in helping solve people & culture as well as strategic business challenges. He has extensive experience in end-to-end service delivery and project management and is an experienced facilitator.

    Tom is well versed across the entire employee lifecycle and has a deep subject matter expertise pertaining to the myriad of factors and behaviours that impact on the employee experience. In his current role he works with organisations to support them in the creation of Psychologically Safe and Mentally Healthy work environments.

    In addition, he has significant experience working in a front-line capacity delivering therapeutic care programs to mental health patients and at-risk youth/young adolescents.

  • 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.

  • Sophie has a background in advertising and marketing with many years experience at a global media firm.

    Sophie has recently transitioned into Counselling, completing a Graduate Diploma in Counselling with the Australian College of applied Psychology. Sophie is passionate about working with school students to help them develop their emotional and social capability.

    Sophie has been volunteering for KiP for three years and joined the board in 2020 with an aim to get more involved in facilitating events.

  • 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.

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