Governance

Key Assets is a non-government, not-for-profit children, family & community services agency which works in partnership with Martin James Foundation which is a global charitable group delivering services & support across Europe, Asia Pacific & Canada. Key Assets was founded in Australia in 2007 and has grown to provide a wide range of services to children, families and communities in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria and Norfolk Island. We strive to continue our work in developing an innovative range of services for children and young people, while partnering with statutory bodies and foster carers to understand and meet their unique needs, helping them to succeed.

Our Board Directors

Craig Lawn

Chairperson

Craig was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the company on 18 February 2019. Craig was with PwC for over 31 years, and as a partner for 20 years, before retiring in 2014.

He was 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. Craig has worked with Good Foundations for four years and has been instrumental in not-for-profit strategic reviews and designing innovative business models. Craig is currently also on the boards of Tubi Ltd (mobile pipe manufacturing), Cleanspace Pty Ltd (industrial and healthcare respiratory devices) and The Red Room Company (arts charity), and is on the Melanoma Institute Research committee. He also 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. In particular, he has a reputation in the start-up, technology and venture equity areas. Craig holds a Bachelor of Economics and Law, University of Sydney and was a Chartered Accountant.

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Con Manos

Non-Executive Director / Company Secretary

Con is the Company Secretary for Key Assets in Australia. Con is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Company Auditor with over fifteen years’ experience assisting businesses within the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.

Con’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. Con is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Elain Golding (MBA, B.ED, DIP.T)

Non-Executive Director

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.

Before establishing momentum in 2005, Elaine held a number of senior and executive leadership roles in areas that make a critical impact in the lives of vulnerable children and families, including education, health, justice and the correctional services’ systems. More recently Elaine has partnered with providers of services in women’s homelessness, disability, early learning and aged care.

Elaine has served on a range of government and not for profit boards and tribunals, including the SA Women’s and Children’s Health Network Governing Council, the SA Health Practitioners’ Tribunal and is currently a member of the SA Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).

She holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Teaching (Sec).

Elaine was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 4 November 2020.

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Our Senior Leadership Team

Dr Dianne Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

Dianne is the CEO for Key Assets Australia. Dr Jackson has more than 30 years’ experience in the government, community and philanthropy sectors and brings with her a wealth of experience in executive leadership, policy, research and advocacy for the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable Australians.

Awards:
•2020 ProBono Impact 25 Shortlisted nominee
•2013 Telstra Business Woman’s Awards Finalist NSW – Community and Government
•2010 Winner European Early Childhood Research Association Practitioner Research Award

Specialties:
Strategic ‘insider/outsider’ – leveraging professional practice and management, sector development, research and policy
Stakeholder and network engagement
Not-for-profit/for purpose leadership and management
Early childhood development
Child and family services
Organisational culture and systemic change
Policy development
National and international advocacy

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Jamie Hodgson

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie is an experienced Senior Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the child & family services industry.

Jamie is passionate about social impact and ensuring children and young people have the best opportunities. He is skilled in non-profit organisations, Government, strategy, community engagement, service system design, out-of-home care, disability, child protection and healthcare. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Social Work and is currently, undertaking a Master’s of Business Administration specialising in Social Impact.

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Paula Holden

Chief People Officer

Paula Holden has been appointed Chief People Officer at Key Assets Australia.

As an established Senior Executive and Board Director, Paula brings over two decades of experience in various ‘for profit’ and ‘for purpose’ organisations. She has built her professional practice in Human Resources, Customer and Safety, always seeking to build capability and synergise the people experience with the overall business strategy. Paula is deeply passionate about inclusion and helping others see their potential in themselves.

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Clive Robson

Director of Finance

Clive is a financial controller and has worked in finance in the service industry for over 20 years, across a variety of sectors including telecommunications, travel and tourism, and shipping and logistics. Clive prides himself for his ability in financial control, cost savings, system implementations, project analysis and management reporting.

Clive joined Key Assets in 2013 and enjoys learning about not-for-profit organisations. He provides the Key Assets directors and the Key Assets Group with key management information and analysis to help them make informed decisions.

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Our State Directors

James Isles

New South Wales

Melissa Hayes

Queensland

Michael Ainsworth

South Australia

Joanne Hilliard

Tasmania (Acting)

Lisa Ranahan

Victoria

Brenda Yelland

Western Australia

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