Our Team

The Board

Rebecca McGrath

Rebecca McGrath

Chair

Rebecca McGrath is an internationally experienced business leader.  She is Chairman of Oz Minerals Ltd (ASX), Investa Office Management Pty Ltd and Scania Australia. Rebecca is also a non-executive director of ASX listed companies, Incitec Pivot Ltd and Goodman Group. She is a member of the Advisory Council for JP Morgan Australia. Rebecca is a member of Chief Executive Women and is an ambassador for the National Association of Women in Operations. Prior to her non-executive career, Rebecca spent more than 23 years as an executive in the oil industry.

Rosemary Grieve

Rosemary Grieve

Joint Executive Director

For more than 25 years, Rosemary Grieve has been working as a consultant with the boards of major corporations and statutory bodies and with senior executives in complex global organisations. The focus of her business in Australia has been board and executive team reviews and the development and coaching of senior executives and non-executive directors. Rosemary is also active in the not-for-profit sector consulting with boards and mentoring CEOs.

Marion Webster OAM

Marion Webster OAM

Joint Executive Director

Marion Webster has a long involvement in the not-for-profit and philanthropic sectors, both in Australia and internationally. Founding director of Philanthropy Australia, a founding trustee and Chair of Australian Communities Foundation, CEO of the Community Foundation Network in the UK, a founding trustee of Auckland Communities Foundation, a founder and Chair of Fitted for Work, Marion currently is on the boards of The Funding Network Australia Ltd and the progressive, independent think tank Per Capita.

John Ashby

John Ashby

Director

John Ashby is an experienced executive who brings strong organisation improvement and leadership skills to the Kilfinan Australia board, along with broad industry exposure from more than 25 years with global management consultancy A.T. Kearney. He has consulted to leading organisations in North America, Asia, and Australia on both strategic and operational issues, and he started-up and managed new regional businesses for A.T. Kearney, first in Southeast Asia and then in Australia/New Zealand. He is now an independent management consultant, advisor, and director.

Lisa Cotton

Lisa Cotton

Director

Co-founder and Chief Executive of The Funding Network Australia, Lisa previously was CEO of philanthropic consultancy firm Funding Edge and, before that, served as Director Social Investment at Social Ventures Australia for seven years, and was Associate Director of DDB Worldwide Communications. She has also held senior government roles in business strategy and marketing with Gold Corporation and the Western Australian Tourism Commission. She is the former Chairman of Documentary Australia Foundation, a member of the Kokoda Track Foundation Leadership Council and former board member of School Aid Trust.

Mike Ihlein

Mike Ihlein

Director

Mike Ihlein is a very experienced international executive having operated as CEO of Brambles Limited and CFO of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited. Currently Chairman of the Australian Theatre for Young People he is also a non-executive director of Scentre Group, CSR Limited, Snowy Hydro Limited and Murray Goulburn Cooperative Company Limited.

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Rosanna Spanio

Rosanna Spanio

General Manager

Rosanna has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, primarily in health, disability and the arts. Rosanna worked with Alzheimer’s Australia Vic for almost ten years in various roles spanning communications, project management, community programs and fundraising. She has also worked closely with executive teams to implement strategic plans. Rosanna has served terms on the Committee of Management for two local kindergartens as well as participated in the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development program completing a 12-month placement in the Philippines.

Andrea Heffernan

Andrea Heffernan

Company Secretary and Community Sector Liaison

Andrea has over 15 years experience in the philanthropy and not-for-profit sector. In addition to her role at Kilfinan Australia, she is the State Director of The Funding Network, another not-for-profit that builds the capacity of grass root charities through live crowd funding events and other initiatives such as pitch coaching. Prior to this, Andrea was General Manager of Australian Communities Foundation for 13 years. Andrea is passionate about connecting donors and corporate organisations with the community sector – the greater the collaboration, the better the outcomes. She is currently also a board member of Focus Individualised Support Services for people with a disability.