Our Team

Ambassadors

Jane Doyle


Jane has been part of SA’s media landscape for more than 30 years. An accomplished print journalist before moving to radio and television, Jane has presented Seven News for 28 years. Jane is passionate about arts and community, and Chairs Carclew, SA’s peak Youth Arts body. She is also Patron of both the Mental Illness Fellowship of SA and Flinders Medical Centre Foundation in addition to being a Cabaret Festival Advocate.

Carolyn Hewson


Carolyn Hewson AO. B.Ec. (Hons) MA (Econ.), FAICD is a former investment banker with more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector. Ms Hewson is a non-executive Director of two listed Australian companies – BHP Billiton and Stockland Group. She has also served as a Director on the Boards of the Australian Gas Light Company, AGL Energy, AMP, BT Investment Management CSR, South Australia Water, the Economic Development Board of South Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation. In 2009 she was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for her services to the community and to business.

Raymond Spencer


In 2009, Raymond Spencer returned to Australia following 35 years of living and working in the USA, India and Europe. Raymond was appointed Chairman of the Economic Development Board in January 2011 and in an additional leading appointment also serves as Chairman of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Raymond is Chairman or a board member of a number of private and public companies in Australia and the USA. He holds more than 35 years of leadership in international business management, organisational culture and mergers and acquisitions.

Kevin Scarce


Adelaide-born Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC is a retired Royal Australian Navy officer who served as the 34th Governor of South Australia from August 2007 to August 2014. Since ending his term as Governor of South Australia, Kevin has remained active in the State’s not-for-profit sector appointed to positions including Chairman of the Cancer Council of South Australia and President of Novita Children’s Services. Kevin is currently the 16th Chancellor of the University of Adelaide.

Management Committee

Kathryn House

Chairperson


Kathryn is an educator with a passion for working to provide opportunities for all people to fully participate and thrive in our community, without disadvantage. Supporting several charities, Kathryn is also on the Board of Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation and was previously Chair of Catherine House Trust. Kathryn has a background in aged care, fundraising and association management, and is particularly interested in finding solutions to ending homelessness and disadvantage in our community.

Geoff Day

Membership Committee


Geoff is chairman of the Day Family Foundation, a medium-sized family foundation that aims to create positive change through mentoring, music, leadership and positive education programs in disadvantaged schools. Geoff, whose services to the community have been acknowledged through a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), was the founding chair of Impact100 SA, a position he held from 2013 to 2019. Geoff is a retired stockbroker and spends his time promoting ‘more and better philanthropy’ by supporting family members to pursue social purpose interests and encouraging the next generation of family members to engage in ‘collective giving’ models.

Julia Steele Scott

Membership Committee


Currently Chief Executive Officer at JM Philanthropy, Julia has worked and volunteered in the not-for-profit sector in various roles and capacities for more than 20 years. Prior to her current appointment, Julia represented South Australia and Western Australia as the State Manager for the peak body for philanthropy, Philanthropy Australia. With a background in general management and a strong client focus, based on sound relationships, Julia is passionate about encouraging the growth of philanthropy at all levels and enabling people to make the most of their charitable giving.

Ellen Edmonds-Wilson

Secretary


Ellen has extensive experience in board management and corporate governance having held national and state based CEO roles, including the Australian Medical Association SA Branch, the Medical Indemnity Industry Association of Australia and the Equestrian Federation of Australia. Through these roles she has gained valuable experience in fundraising, marketing, finance, recruitment, strategic planning and Board management. With various appointments to Boards, Ellen has most recently been a peer support mentor for families of children who are newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Philip Rundle

Chair, Membership Committee


Philip is Managing Director at Tavistock Property, a company advising clients on commercial property and transaction management issues. In addition to his commitment to Impact100 SA, Philip is also on the board of Southern Cross Care (SCC) and Chair of SCC’s property committee, and board member of ICAM APP #1, which are 50% owners of Westpac House. Philip also undertakes various volunteer roles with Hutt St Foundation, Cancer Council of SA, St Vincent de Paul Society and the Catholic Church Diocesan Finance Council property committee.

Rachael McEvoy

Treasurer


Rachael is currently a Personal Assistant to Risk Advisory Partners at professional services firm, Deloitte. Prior to this appointment, she worked at Jaquillard Minns, a Chartered Accounting practice with a strong focus on philanthropy, and it is through this role that she was introduced to Impact100 SA and the simple concept of collective giving. A passionate philanthropist, Rachael is particularly interested in supporting children from all socio-economic backgrounds to have every opportunity to live full happy lives.

Ailsa Young

Chair, Grants Committee


Through working in professional services at PwC and more recently as an independent business consultant in the higher education sector, Ailsa has developed strengths in stakeholder management, strategic decision-making support and commercial business development. She led PwC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team in Adelaide, shaping the national CSR strategy to creatively increase office-wide participation and awareness of the local not-for-profit sector. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Ailsa has worked with various not-for-profits in advisory or voluntary capacities. She has a particular passion for impact investing and for improving education outcomes at all levels.

Allison Kane

Chair, Marketing, PR & Events Committee


Allison is an experienced communications practitioner who worked as a marketing and communications professional primarily in fine arts, youth arts and local government sectors, before establishing herself as a freelance consultant. Having long dedicated herself to various philanthropic projects and boards, Allison is passionate about encouraging others to do the same through exploring volunteering opportunities and giving circle models. She has a keen interest in creating development opportunities for young people and raising awareness of mental health issues within our community.

Sub-Committees

In addition to the Management Committee, our sub-committees are comprised of generous individuals who donate their time, expertise and passion.

Grants


Ailsa Young (Chair)
Clare Randall
Dave Stock
David McGlennon
David Walker
Marilyn Chambers
Noel Grieve
Philip Huestis
Simon Tiddy
Julia Pitman

Marketing, PR & Events


Allison Kane (Chair)
Julie Adair-Cullen
Gabrielle Agnew
Nikki Hamdorf
Caitlin Jones
Jackie Newton
Louisa Zerella
The sub-committee is also generously supported by Haley Tamblyn and Serena Findlay from Hughes PR who generously donate resources and expertise.

Membership


Philip Rundle (Chair) 0412 000 498
Geoff Day 0412 506 453
Natalie Fuller 0419 823 137
Kathryn House 0418 820 914
Rachael McEvoy 0413 296 929
Julia Steele-Scott 0418 854 361