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.
Sonja is an award-winning marketing and communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience in various sectors bot in Australia and overseas. Her current role with the University of Adelaide as Infrastructure Communications & Engagement Manager involves developing and implementing communications campaigns and frameworks for projects undertaken by the Infrastructure Branch, and responsibility for the promotion and engagement for the University’s Sustainability program.
Rebecca has been on the Lolly Jar Circus board for three years. She is the General Manager, Group Corporate and Community Relations at Can:Do Group. Prior to taking up work in the not-for-profit sector over 10 years ago, Rebecca gained a wealth of experience across a variety of roles in marketing, advertising, media and communications in a range of sectors. Rebecca completed her MBA in 2014 and the Governors Leadership Foundation program in 2016. She contributes a strong focus on sustainable development.
Janice joined the board in early 2018 and became the Secretary later in the year. She is the Director or Environmental Science and Information for Environment and Water.
Rebecca has a passion for working with children particularly those 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 has been on the board since its commencement. For the first four years, Peter 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. 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.
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. With a background in corporate law and experience in the private sector legal, strategic and external engagement roles, Alicia brings us strong 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, bringing 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.