About

Kilfinan Australia provides bespoke pro bono CEO mentoring services. We pair charity and for-purpose CEOs with leaders in the public and private sector, creating a pre-eminent for-purpose mentoring community. Mentors and mentees are individually selected and discretely matched.

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Our Services

Mentoring is about establishing a relationship. Each relationship is unique and created by the two participants involved. Each mentor has his/her own style and approach.

"Become part of an aspirational community to connect, learn and, grow as a CEO with an established trusted advisor."

"I saw this amazing opportunity to learn from his perspective and insights. He has an extraordinarily different background and skill set: much more deeply financial, knowledge about how to make a profit; how to construct a business so you’re thinking for the future while managing the cash flow and being realistic. I knew about these things intellectually, but they weren’t my first lens.

Lesley Podesta, CEO Alannah & Madeline Foundation, Kilfinan Mentee

"Strengthen our community by sharing experiences, advice and growing with a NFP CEO as a valued Mentor. "

"One of the things I’ve learned is that nobody is actually anything by themselves. I can look back on my own career and appreciate the assistance I’ve received from individuals. I’m now in a position to do that for others who are interested."

Lindsay Tanner, Kilfinan Mentor. former Minister for Finance in the Federal Labor Party, currently Special Adviser Lazard, Australia, Kilfinan Mentor

I’ve learned so much from my mentor’s strong business acumen, legal experience and wisdom, and have appreciated confidentially sharing the challenges around working with the Board.

Chris Raine, CEO & Chairman Hello Sunday Morning

"Develop leadership across our entire community through mentoring. Help improve organisational performance and avoid costly mistakes by encouraging cross-industry collaboration by becoming a sponsor. "

"I can help a NFP CEO become more effective so they can achieve better results.”

Mick O’Brien, Managing Director, Equity Trustees, Kilfinan Mentor

As a first time CEO, my mentor has provided excellent guidance through her vast knowledge and experience. Her input has always been practical, tangible, precise and very encouraging.

Andrea Goddard, Executive Director Stars Foundation

As a mentor of two not-for-profit CEOs, I’ve gained a better understanding of the disability and the arts sectors and the enormous challenges they each face. It’s been a real learning experience.

David Williamson, Kilfinan Australia Mentor

Our Team

The Board

Rosemary Grieve

Rosemary Grieve

Joint Founding Director
Marion Webster OAM

Marion Webster OAM

Joint Founding Director
John Ashby

John Ashby

Director
Mike Ihlein

Mike Ihlein

Director
Georgie Harman

Georgie Harman

Director

Kilfinan Staff

Maree Davidson AM

Maree Davidson AM

Mentoring Relationship Manager
Lesley Podesta

Lesley Podesta

Mentoring Relationship Manager
Rosanna Spanio

Rosanna Spanio

General Manager
Lauren De Ross

Lauren De Ross

Administration Officer

Corporate Partners & Alliances

Kilfinan Australia extends thanks to the mentors who volunteer their time and our sponsors who ensure the services can continue to be provided to the sector at a minimal cost.   We continue to be heartened by the generosity and support of our community. If you would like to find out more about becoming a corporate partner, please contact us for a confidential discussion

Events

Kilfinan Australia holds regular meetings and events for Kilfinan’s mentors, mentees and and the wider for-purpose community.

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