SHINE for Kids is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 11 members who meet bi-monthly. The CEO attends each board meeting. The Board of Directors is supported by a number of sub-committees which vary depending on business needs at the time. The Finance sub-committee is an ongoing committee which meets on a quarterly basis.
The Board of Directors currently comprises:
Chairman – Helen Wiseman
Helen is an experienced non-executive director serving on for-profit and not-for-profit boards and has been Chair of the SHINE for Kids since 2004. Helen has a strong involvement in the not-for-profit sector including a director of the Sydney Community Foundation, Relationships Australia, the War Widows Guild and the Melanoma Institute of Australia.
A Chartered Accountant, Helen is a former KPMG Partner and was featured in the inaugural 2010 American Express Enriched List, which highlights people who are “using their skills, talents and dreams to give more out, get more back and realise their potential”. Helen is currently participating in the Benevolent Society Sydney Leadership Program for 2012.
Secretary – Jae Kang
Jae has over 12 years legal experience as a commercial, corporate and property lawyer gained by working at well-respected private firms and as an In-House Legal Counsel for large organisations. He is in his final year of Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance through the Chartered Secretaries Australia.
Jae is currently the Corporate Group Counsel for Sage Australia, which is part of the Sage Group plc (FTSE 100 public company from the UK). Sage is a leading supplier of business software including Payroll, eHR, CRM, ERP, Tax Practice Management and associated services. Sage has over 13,000 employees in 24 countries with 6.3m customers worldwide.
Jae joined the Board of SHINE for Kids Ltd in June 2012 and hopes to utilise his legal and corporate governance skills and expertise towards building a future where kids can SHINE.
Director – Patrick Garcia
Pat Garcia is a solicitor and policy director in the private sector. He was previously employed as the Policy Director in the Office of the NSW Premier and as a senior advisor in the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet.
Pat has a particular interest in youth disadvantage and youth policy. He is currently a non-executive director with the Youth Action Policy Association and a fellow of the McKell Institute.
Pat holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Masters in Public Policy. He is a volunteer lifesaver with Coogee SLSC, an army reservist with the Australian Army Legal Corps and a Councillor on Randwick City Council.
He is married with three kids.
Treasurer – Arthur Begetis
Arthur joined the Board of Management of SHINE for Kids with the objective of utilising his skills to assist in the strategic financial management of the organisation and in 2010 presented his fifth Financial Report at the SHINE AGM.
Arthur completed the SHINE for Kids Mentoring Program earlier this year, and has since actively mentored a child. Arthur has found this to be a very rewarding experience, and trusts that the mentor role can have a positive influence on the child's life.
Jonathan Arthur is Chief Technology Officer at Children's Medical Research Institute and Conjoint Associate Professor in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. He was formerly CEO and Director of Sydney Bioinformatics, a research centre of the University of Sydney. He has over thirteen years experience in life science research, development, and commercialisation, spanning appointments in industry and academia.
Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Jonathan was Technical Learning and Development Manager and Senior Scientist at Proteome Systems Ltd, a Sydney-based biotechnology company. Jonathan has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Sydney and postdoctoral experience in computational structural biology from a period of research at Fox Chase Cancer Centre in Philadelphia, USA.
Jonathan has experience in corporate governance gained from working with a variety of not-for-profit organisations. He was a Founder and President (Chairperson) of Bioinformatics Australia (the national professional association for bioinformatics) and a board member and Secretary of Lifeline Western Sydney. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul Freeman joined the Board in November 2005. He has held various senior management positions in major national and international corporations and charities. He has a highly lateral approach to business developed over 30 years' marketing in a range of industries and household brands. Paul has served on several committees for ADMA, FIA and on a NSW Government Advisory Board. He has a particular interest in issues relating to underprivileged children.
Katherine Shaw joined the Board in April 2005. Katherine has a Master of Business Administration and works as an Associate Director within KPMG where she provides risk management and internal audit advice to a range of organisations.
Katherine believes that all children should have the same opportunities and her focus is on assisting SHINE for Kids to continuously improve its financial and risk management systems to ensure that the highest quality services are delivered to as many children as possible.
Graham is the current CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society and was previously a Member of Parliament in NSW for 10 years representing the Campbelltown area, and held a number of ministerial positions including Juvenile Justice and Youth.
Graham has been active at a board level in the community sector for many years, especially in community development and youth drug and alcohol education and support, and is an advisory board member with CentaCare Wilcannia-Forbes, and is NSW Co-chair for Anti Poverty week.
In addition, Graham has a continuing interest in community engagement policies, environmental strategies at the local level, and issues concerning indigenous youth, especially in the areas of employment and education. Graham has written on youth engagement in decision-making using social networking and Web 2.0 and is a regular speaker on the importance of community development.
Graham holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management, a Master of International Studies, is an Advanced Fire Fighter with the NSW Rural Fire Service, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.
He is married with three kids, two dogs, eight chickens and three alpacas.
Chief Executive Officer – Gloria Larman
Gloria has over two
decades of experience working in community organisations in the areas of
justice and disability, with a particular emphasis on the issues faced by
children of prisoners. Gloria advocates that these children are innocent
and do not deserve to be punished for their parents' crimes.
SHINE for Kids
has grown from strength to strength as Gloria has
built up strong strategic partnerships and developed innovative research and programs, positioning SHINE for Kids
as a respected service provider to children.
Gloria has authored papers detailing the issues faced by children whose parents
are sentenced to prison and has made recommendations to government and
government agencies regarding solutions to the complex issues involved.
She has also presented at conferences and seminars as well as
conducting radio and television interviews.
Gloria holds a diploma in welfare, degree in community management and adult
education and has been employed by SHINE for Kids since 1988.