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Board members

Learn more about how our organisation is set up, structured, and directed.

Craig Lawn

Chair
Appointed February 2019

Craig spent his career with PwC on the Firm’s National Tax and Private Business leadership teams, and the business leader for tax and private client teams in Brisbane and Sydney. He dedicated over 31 years to the firm, 20 years of those as a partner, before retiring in 2014. Craig has been instrumental in not-for-profit strategic reviews and designing innovative business models for numerous charities. He has extensive experience advising Boards and executives and providing business advice to private businesses and not for profit scientific and educational institutions on business structure optimisation, commercialising opportunities, acquisitions and growth strategies.

Craig is passionate about education, helping to build communities, deepening relationships between people and creating a sustainable and vibrant Australia.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Economics and Law, University of Sydney
Chartered Accountant
Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Committee roles
Member, Finance, Risk and Audit Committee
Member, People and Culture Committee

Con Manos

Non-Executive Director, Company Secretary
Appointed February 2020

Con has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance services, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, and is currently a principal of Manos Partners.

Con is a Registered Company Auditor, and advisor to organisations and businesses in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. Con is also a Board Member of PlanNET SA Limited, a not-for-profit NDIS service provider.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide
Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment
Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Committee roles
Chair, Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

Elaine Golding

Appointed November 2019

Elaine is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of momentum Organisational Solutions, a small consultancy practice working predominantly with organisations in the not for profit sector specialising in culture and strategy, change and development, service quality, stakeholder engagement and people.
Prior to this, Elaine held number of senior and executive roles in areas significant in their impact on the lives of vulnerable children and families, including health, education, homelessness and correctional services. She has also held a range of Board positions and is currently a member of the South Australia Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (SACAT).
Elaine is passionate about the rights of every child and enabling them to live safe, happy and fulfilling lives.

Qualifications
Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Teaching (Sec).
Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Committee roles
Chair, People and Culture Committee

Lisa Landon-Smith

Lisa Landon-Smith

Appointed December 2021

Key Assets Australia is excited to announce the appointment of Lisa Landon-Smith as its new Non-Executive Director.

Lisa is the Director, Finance and Corporate Services at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Australia. She has extensive finance and commercial experience in the corporate sector and also brings expertise in corporate governance. Prior to joining the MCA in 2021, Lisa held a range of senior executive roles at Qantas Airlines including leading Finance, Strategy and Commercial Planning functions.

Lisa has led transformational change in commercial activities, customer experience and workforce planning. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers working in Sydney and London and has a Bachelor of Economics. Lisa has a strong interest in organisational resilience and recently completed Business Sustainability Management through Cambridge University.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Economics, Sydney University

Committee roles
Member of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

Jenni Hutchins

Jenni Hutchins

Appointed April 2022

Chief Executive Officer, Leader, Passionate Advocate for Children and Families, Child and Family Psychologist.

Jenni is the CEO of Big Fat Smile, a not for profit organisation providing quality care and education for children, as well as national and state wide inclusion services as part of a National Consortia. Big Fat Smile also operates many community-based services for children and families. These include transition to school and supported playgroups.

Jenni is a strong advocate for children, families and Educators; she engages with both the State and Federal government, Government Ministers and key stakeholders to assist in the development of effective policies and regulations to aid the development and navigation of the early childhood landscape in today’s changing environments.

Jenni is Co-chair of the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) working to promote the value of quality early learning and care for young children and their families and the value of the educators that provide this.

Jenni’s formal training is as a psychologist specialising in supporting families with complex needs having worked in areas such as child protection, out of home care, mental health, domestic violence and therapeutic services. She has an extensive background in the child and family sector, governance, service delivery, executive leadership and management, financial management as well as asset and facility management.

Key Assets respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land

Key Assets is a non-government, not for profit, non-religious, children, family and community services agency. Our purpose is to achieve positive and lasting outcomes for children, families, and communities.

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