Our Team

Board

Michael Gill

Michael Gill

Chair
Michael Gill is a counsellor with Dragoman, an international business advisory firm, and Chairman at Sustainable Skills Ltd. From 1998 to 2011 Michael was CEO and Editor in chief of business media at Fairfax Media. From 1996 to 2011 he was Chairman at AAP Ltd. He is a past president of UNICEF Australia and has had a range of corporate and not for profit executive and board experiences over many years.
Rosemary Grieve

Rosemary Grieve

Joint Founding Director
For many years, Rosemary Grieve has consulted 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. Prior to that, Rosemary was a consultant in the USA in leadership development, change management and governance. Rosemary has been also active in the not-for-profit sector in Australia and the USA working with boards and mentoring CEOs.
Marion Webster OAM

Marion Webster OAM

Joint Founding Director
Marion has had a long involvement in the not-for-profit and philanthropic sectors, both in Australia and internationally. She was the 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, a co-founder of Kilfinan Australia and on the boards of Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park, The Funding Network Australia Ltd and the progressive, independent think tank Per Capita. Marion is currently on the Kilfinan Australia board and is Chair of Women Can Australia.
Rebecca McGrath

Rebecca McGrath

Director
Rebecca McGrath is an internationally experienced business leader. She is Chairman of Oz Minerals Ltd (ASX) and Scania Australia. Rebecca is also a non-executive director of ASX listed companies, Macquarie Group (and Macquarie Bank) and Goodman Group. 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.
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 and is also Chairman of Bayley House, which provides support to adults with intellectual disability.
Mike Ihlein

Mike Ihlein

Director
Mike brings to the Board financial expertise and experience as an international executive from a range of industries, including previous roles as CEO and CFO of Brambles Limited and CFO of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited. Mike is currently a director of Scentre Group, CSR Limited, Inghams Group Limited and Ampol Limited. Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Staff

Beth Weatherly

Beth Weatherly

CEO
Beth Weatherly comes from a diverse portfolio career in events and production management, where agility, resourcefulness and creativity are key. She has extensive experience in education and the arts, having held a number of multifaceted roles for well-established not for profit organisations in Victoria such as Melbourne International Arts Festival, Women*s Circus, and the Abbotsford Convent Foundation to name a few. In her current role, Beth brings to Kilfinan Australia a creative, curious mind and a deep passion for strengthening and supporting the for-purpose sector.
Maree Davidson AM

Maree Davidson AM

Mentoring Relationship Manager
For the past three decades Maree Davidson has provided consultancy services in strategic communications and planning, change management, business development, advocacy and marketing. She works across the for purpose, government and business sectors with a particular focus on health and social change. Maree is a Director of the Consumer Policy Research Centre. Her commitment to social equity and a fair and inclusive society is demonstrated through her voluntary pursuits. She co-founded and chaired the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership and co-founded The Long Walk Foundation. Maree has been a director of National YMCA, Fitted for Work, Centre for Multicultural Youth, Melbourne Writers Festival, VicFit and Women’s Health Victoria as well as being a founding member of the National Centre Against Bullying.
Lesley Podesta

Lesley Podesta

Mentoring Relationship Manager
Lesley Podesta is a former senior public servant, having held key roles leading Victorian government and Commonwealth government teams. She was the First Assistant Secretary with responsibility for leading the response to the Bali bombings, the development of the National Immunisation Strategy, the development of a National Health Incident Room to prevent SARS and Avian influenza transmission, the head of the Office of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Heath, and the head of Ageing & Aged Care. She moved to the Fred Hollows Foundation ten years ago and led the Global Partnerships team working closely with WHO and global health development agencies to reduce avoidable blindness. She was appointed as CEO of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in 2016, significantly growing the charity’s impact, finances, profile and support. Lesley is the Chair of the University of Western Sydney Young & Resilient Centre, a Board member of the Phoenix Centre at Melbourne University, a board member of the Queen Elizabeth Centre, and a member of the board of the Council of The Ageing. Lesley is a proud Kilfinan Mentee.
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.