SCHF in action

One foot at the front line and one in the future of kids’ health.

Our People

The SCHF team is made up of a diverse collective of passionate professionals united by a mission to go all in for kids’ health, no matter where, no matter what.

Our Board

The Foundation has an independent voluntary Board, which ensures Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is operating legally, ethically, and responsibly. The purpose and activities of the Foundation are defined in our Constitution, which guides the Board’s decisions and underpins our strategic direction.

Len Chersky

Appointed August 2022

Anubha Sahasrabuddhe

Appointed August 2022

Connie Carnabuci

Appointed August 2022

Danny Rezek

Appointed November 2021

David Nott

Appointed November 2020

Elizabeth Crouch AM

Appointed March 2020

Elizabeth Curran

Appointed August 2022

James Brindley

Appointed April 2016

Dr Matthew O’Meara

Appointed October 2010

Tom Butcher

Appointed June 2018

Wayne Mo

Appointed February 2019

Our Executive Leadership Team

Kristina Keneally

November 2022

Kristina Keneally

Stephen Taylor

May 2021

Kate Ferguson
GM Engagement

Appointed May 2017

Colin Allen
GM Philanthropy

Appointed September 2021

Yvonne Stewart
Strategic Programs Director

January 2015

Erica Nelson
Head of Leadership Development

March 2020

Mariam Hares
People & Culture Manager

May 2022

Mariam Hares

Our Patron

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales.

Her Excellency is the King's representative within New South Wales, our formal head of State. Playing an integral constitutional, ceremonial and community role in NSW, she shares a passion for what SCHF stands for and the work we do for sick kids.

Our Values

We are courageous

The Foundation recognises that courage is central to our current and future success. We encourage our staff and stakeholders to bring forward their great ideas for our collective ‘wise crowd’ to make them happen with our individual and collective courage.

We are supportive

The Foundation is an organisation that enables staff and volunteers to thrive. We are committed to developing the capabilities of our staff, and to achieving a positive, kind and productive workplace culture.

We are collaborative

The Foundation recognises that every person who engages with and contributes to the Foundation is one of our stakeholders. We collaborate and work in partnership with each of our stakeholders to deliver our shared purpose.

We are accountable

The Foundation is committed to being fully accountable for our decisions and actions. The responsibility to make planned decisions for the full utilisation of our resources and the distribution of donor funds is a significant responsibility.

Our Governance

The Foundation has a voluntary Board committed to ensuring our organisation is operating legally, ethically and responsibly.

The Foundation’s Constitution provides a platform for the Board’s decisions and direction, augmented by the 2019-2022 Strategy, which will also help to guide the Board’s focus over the next three years.

To better support the delivery of our strategic vision, the Board has refreshed its governance model by introducing sub-committees aligned with each of the core focus areas and the Balanced Scorecard progress measures.

Each of the sub-committees is chaired by a Board Director and operates within an agreed Charter. Where appropriate, external experts will be invited to contribute to ensure a broad range of views and ideas are heard, to deliver better outcomes.

We are an independent health promotion charity, registered with the Australian Taxation Office as an Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient.

We are a company limited by guarantee, registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and we are an approved holder of the Registered Charity Tick.

Further information about our governance, investment policy and regulatory framework is available

SCHF Constitution

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