Meet the Stay Kind board who are dedicated to our vision.
Stay Kind board
Justin is Chairman of Stay Kind and a Director of the Financial Industry Community Aid Program (FICAP). Previous board positions include President of the Harvard Club of Australia, Director of The Institute of Bone and Joint Research and Director of Youngcare Sydney Advisory Board.
Justin is also the Executive Director of JBWere. JBWere is a leading private wealth management and investment firm in Australia and New Zealand, providing a wide range of investment, advisory and philanthropic services.
Director & CEO
Ralph Kelly is the father of Thomas and Stuart. With the support of a friend, Ralph and Kathy started the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation. As a voluntary CEO of Stay Kind, Ralph has pro-actively campaigned for behavioural change in the community in relation to violence, bullying, hazing and suicide. He has also advocated for social support for victims of violence as well as violence protection.
Under Ralph’s direction, numerous initiatives have been established including a Financial Hardship Victim Support program through the Department of Justice, Take Kare Safe Spaces in the Sydney CBD and the development of the Take Kare app in partnership with UTS. The Take Kare Safe Space program has recorded over 73 000 instances for assistance since December 2014.
David Anstee has broad CEO experience in innovation companies having worked across start-ups, media and technology sectors. He founded and sold two media and communications businesses to establish Australia’s 2nd largest direct advertising agency. David works both as a mentor and a consultant focusing on innovation, creativity and business acceleration.
David’s professional career began with American Express following from which he founded what was to become one of the leading Direct Response Advertising and Communications Group in Australia. Onselling the business to McCann Erickson, David led the combined agency to become the country’s 2nd largest. David’s highly successful track record along with his innovative approach will complement the Foundations’ work.
Mark Langsworth is an experienced Banking and Finance Senior Managing Director, with over 30 years of experience in the Australian financial markets. Mark’s roles have encompassed trading, risk management, portfolio management, sales and distribution, origination, product development, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.
In addition, he has been an active participant on various Underwriting, Risk Management and Credit Committees. He is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, a qualified Telephone Crisis Counsellor for Lifeline and has also been actively involved in the Take Kare Safe Space program.
Simon McGrath is Chief Executive Officer of Crown Sydney and Group Head of Hospitality of Crown Resorts.
Mr McGrath has over three decades of experience in the hotel sector across the Pacific region and is one of Australia’s most accomplished Hoteliers. Prior to his role at Crown, Simon was the Chief Executive Officer of Accor Hotels Pacific and led the growth of Accor Hotels Pacific to almost 400 hotels across the region and leading a team of over 18,000 employees. Previously to Accor Hotels Pacific, Simon held senior executive positions in hotel groups including Southern Pacific Hotels (SPHC) and Rydges Hotel Group.
Throughout his career, Simon has played a major advocacy role in advancing Indigenous employment in hospitality and wider economic employment. He has also championed and taken a lead role to greatly improve gender diversity in the tourism sector. Simon has been recognised for his contribution to the hospitality industry with numerous awards however most recently he was recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in June 2019 for his significant work in promoting Australian tourism internationally.
Tim is a passionate and experienced digital and marketing leader with over 15 years’ experience in a variety of leadership roles in the financial Services industry with the Westpac Group. Tim’s role and experience spans a number of disciplines including digital experience, digital marketing, media, social media, partnerships, branding, technology and building agile teams.
Tim has also experienced building and developing one of the largest and most successful student website and online communities in Australia. Tim is passionate about using his skills and experience and leadership to help build awareness and drive change in the community. In addition to working with StayKind, Tim has also recently completed an Jawun Indigenous corporate secondment to Far North Queensland.
Rajiv is a driven transformation leader with an enterprise mindset and a proven track record in strategic program delivery within Financial Services. Rajiv is both results orientated and focused on building sustainable competitive advantage, which he achieves by actively partnering with businesses for strategic analysis, transformation planning and execution.
Rajiv is equally passionate about targeted social impact by taking up active roles within community organisations including Stay Kind, Hindu Council of Australia, and Sydney Jain Mandal Education Centre. Rajiv continues to mentor university students and Financial Services professionals in order to help develop the next generation of leaders.
Company Secretary & COO
Natalie Zelinsky is both the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary for Stay Kind. She is responsible for the all aspects of the daily operation of the Foundation and its programs. She also oversees Stay Kind compliance with its statutory and regulatory obligations. Natalie plays an integral role in the development and execution of strategic activities and also provides executive operational oversight in support of the voluntary CEO. Natalie is also actively engaged Stay Kind key relationships, the provision of programs and services, and management of specific projects that contribute to the strategic growth and impact of the Foundation. As Company Secretary Natalie provides a range of support to the Stay Kind board.
Elizabeth Broderick has brought together captains of industry, governments and Defence Force chiefs to address gender inequality in Australia and beyond. As Australia’s longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007-2015), Elizabeth worked tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers faced by women and men, and to promote gender equality. Elizabeth is Special Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Women on Private Sector Engagement, and Global Co-Chair of UN Global Compact’s Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group. She is a member of the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board, the Australian Rugby Union Board, and formerly a member of the World Bank Gender Advisory Council. Elizabeth is also Senior Advisor to the Australian Federal Police Commissioner on cultural change. In 2016 Elizabeth was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia and was named 2016 NSW Australian of the Year. She holds Honorary Doctorates of Law from the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and the University of Technology Sydney.
Howard Brown is an over 60 year-old failed legal student who after studying Law for six years found himself unable to pass the subject of Taxation. He then became a Private Investigator and was working as same in 1988 when one of his friends was murdered. Howard attended the inaugural meeting of VOCAL and became a member and went straight onto the committee, in 1989. Howard then established the Sydney arm of the Victims of Crime Assistance League (Vocal) in 1991. Howard is a member of the Victims Advisory Board, NSW Sentencing Council, and the DNA Review Panel. Provides assistance to Homicide Victims Support Group, Enough is Enough, Mission Australia, Stacsa (stand together against Sexual Abuse) Gunnedah, Homicide Victims Association. He has also held the positions of President, Vice-President of VOCAL Hunter, and is a Life Member.
Howard is a Victims Advocate for Victims of Crime before the Mental Health Review Tribunal and NSW Parole Authority. Howard was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in June of 2004 for his work with Victims of Crime. In 2011 Howard was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of New South Wales for his work with the University and for Victims of Crime.
Jane Hutcheon is one of Australia’s top broadcast interviewers. She’s a Sydney-based writer and facilitator with over three decades of experience in international journalism, TV & video presentation and story-telling. Jane created the ABC TV show One Plus One conducting 500 in-depth conversations in nine years with world leaders, celebrities, CEOs, mavericks, freedom-fighters, justice-seekers and lesser-known heroes from Australia and beyond. As a former international correspondent who’s reported on China, the Middle-east and Europe Jane has a unique ability to talk to anyone. Recently she established her own brand which helps clients strengthen their conversation and listening skills. She’s the author of two non-fiction books with her third, The Good Talk, due out in 2021.
Nate Brown is a dedicated community builder who is passionate about bringing people together around a common cause. He believes that empowering people to be part of a collective solution strengthens the social fabric of our communities. With qualifications in youth work and social sciences, and as an innovative leader in the community services sector, Nate helped establish the Take Kare Safe Space program in 2014 and was the inaugural Take Kare Program Coordinator from 2014-2017. He is currently the Team Leader of the Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Services in the Central Coast and Hunter regions of NSW. Nate provides practical insight and advice to our Take Kare program as it continues to evolve.
Graeme is a Board observer with over 22 years’ experience in technology and cybersecurity. Graeme has held technology executive leadership positions in financial services, insurance and in the government sector across Australia and UK and he has an MBA from Sydney University.
Having worked with MeetMagic and Settlement Services International previously, Graeme is passionate about ensuring vulnerable and underrepresented groups, especially young people and recent arrivals are provided with support and assistance to thrive in Australia.
James is a corporate MinterEllison lawyer with several years’ experience working with charities of all sizes to improve their corporate governance and board management, as well as with large multinational for-profit businesses. With a strong sense of commercial acumen and commitment to pro bono work, James aspires to bring commercial and legal expertise to the ongoing success of the not-for-profit sector.
As a passionate advocate for improved mental health programs, James is enthusiastic about raising awareness of the difficulties faced by LGBTQ+ persons and young people at risk. James seeks to ensure that issues which disproportionately affect young persons (and their views on these issues) are considered as part of any decision-making process. James takes pride in the fact that the Stay Kind message values inclusivity and respect as a central pillar of kindness.
Naomi is a Board Observer with nine years’ experience working in tax disputes. She is a lawyer in the tax controversy team at MinterEllison and also has experience working for a large government organisation. Naomi is adept in resolving complex disputes and managing large projects.
Naomi is motivated to play a role in the longevity of the not for profit sector and provides pro bono legal advice, through Justice Connect, to individuals experiencing bankruptcy. Naomi is committed to promoting the Stay Kind vision to engage in simple daily acts of kindness.
Kathryn is a highly skilled and dedicated organisational design professional with experience across Europe, Asia and Australia combining psychology, adult education, systems thinking and analytics. Kathryn has extensive experience in large product and business unit transformation. She has also operated within Centre of Excellence models that required oversight of lean transformations and pro-active leadership of coaches and facilitators.
Kathryn is passionate about supporting community organisations through her skill-set and expertise and of being part of the solution for social change. With a young family of her own Kathryn shares Stay Kind values and vision for a kinder Australia.