Lolly Jar Circus Board members donate their time and skills for the benefits of others
Kim was a founding member of the Lolly Jar Circus board, which he joined to help make a difference in the lives of young people. Kim is determined to ensure that all young people, especially those with disabilities or socially at risk, have adequate opportunities to develop in a safe environment.
Kim is a chartered accountant and director at Perks Integrated Business Services with experience in business and taxation matters. He is actively involved in the community and is a Board member of both the SMSF Association South Australian State Chapter Committee, as well as the Perks Foundation.
Sonja is an award-winning marketing and communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience, ranging from gaming to advertising, to government, working in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Her current role with the University of Adelaide as Infrastructure Communications & Engagement Manager, is responsible for managing the Infrastructure Branch communications portfolio.
The role involves developing and implementing communications campaigns and frameworks for projects undertaken by the Infrastructure Branch, and is responsible for the promotion and engagement for the University’s Sustainability program.
Sonja is also member of the board of the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild.
Janice joined the board in early 2018 and became the Secretary later in the year.
Rebecca has a passion for working with children particularly ones that are at risk, including those with different abilities. This has led her to volunteer with Lolly Jar Circus as a trainer and now as a board member.
She also volunteers with other not-for-profits in the disability/at risk sector. She is the parent of one of our participants, and is studying Bachelor of Primary Education at the University of South Australia.
Peter is a Senior Manager at Oreon Partners, Chartered Accountants and Financial Planners. He specialises in advising the medical profession as well as businesses related to property. Peter is resourceful, efficient and able to think outside of the box, which serves him well at work and in his involvement with the board of Lolly Jar Circus.
Peter has been on the board since its commencement and for the first four years devoted many voluntary hours to processing the trainers’ wages and attending to our accounts, for which he was awarded the Deb Dawson Award for Outstanding Service in 2017.
Alicia has been a Director of Lolly Jar since its inception and was its Secretary for five years Her dedication earned her the Deb Dawson Award for Outstanding Service in 2018. Alicia is the Head of Risk and Audit of a large ASX listed company and is a Director on the Board of RIMS Australasia Limited, the Australasian chapter of the International Risk Society.
With a background in corporate law and over 12 years of experience working in private sector legal, strategic and external engagement roles, Alicia’s experience provides a strong foundation for her insights into risk and governance.
Alicia is passionate about supporting authenticity, inclusion and diversity in communities and workplaces and finds the role Lolly Jar plays in bringing fun and developing confidence the lives of young people a wonderful thing to be a part of.
Susan joined the Lolly Jar Circus Board in 2018, and brings with her the skills gained over 30 years of legal practice. Susan has two adult children who have grown up enjoying multiple extra-curricular activities, including circus, ballet, choir, drama, musical instruments and sports, and knows the joy, confidence and various other benefits they gained from these opportunities. She believes that every child should be able to access these benefits, and have the fun that goes with learning circus skills.
Now in private practice after many years in-house in the petroleum industry, and working in the areas of resources, corporate and commercial law, Susan is happy to be able to contribute her skills and understanding to the Lolly Jar Circus Board. She is also involved with the Australian Mining & Petroleum Lawyers Association (AMPLA), and is currently Vice-President of the SA Branch.