Our Board

Solutions for childhood cancer are our priority

Leadership, strategic direction, effective governance

We prioritise children by funding a diverse range of experts all around Australia to investigate kids’ cancer. Our Board of Directors is responsible for The Kids’ Cancer Project overall performance and compliance.

Kazuma Naito

Kazuma Naito

Kaz Naito most recently served as a Managing Director and the Head of Sales and Marketing for J.P.Morgan Australia and New Zealand for their Markets and Custody businesses. He also served on the Board of J.P.Morgan Securities Australia Limited. Prior to assuming this Australasian role in August 2019, Kaz was the J.P.Morgan Asia Pacific Head of Sales and Trading for the Prime Finance business based in Hong Kong. Kazuma was also a member of J.P.Morgan Global Prime Finance Management Team as well as the Asia-Pacific Sales and Marketing Management team. He also served J.P.Morgan as a Responsible Officer with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and as an Executive Officer with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Prior to his 10 year career at J.P.Morgan, Kaz spent over 15 years working for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, London and Tokyo in their Equity Derivatives business. Kaz received a L.L.B from Keio University in Japan. Kaz lives with his wife, Catherine, and their four children on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Jessie Glew

Jessie Glew

Jessie is Joint Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the BlackWall Limited (ASX:BWF) and its funds. Jessie has been with BlackWall since early 2011. She was made COO in early 2018 and took on the Joint Managing Director role in late 2019. Jessie has a Bachelor of International Communication from Macquarie University and finalising a Bachelor of Property Economics at the University of Technology Sydney.

Tim Blair

Tim Blair

Tim Blair is founder of the Run for Kids Foundation, a philanthropic venture he started in 1994 after a diagnosis of epilepsy. Over the years, Tim has channelled his personal desire to be fitter and healthier into a way to raise awareness and funds for children with cancer. He believes kids are the biggest asset this world has and does all he can to enable them to be the best versions of themselves.

Sue Anderson

Sue Anderson

BBus, EBMA

Sue is Founder and Director of Management Consulting Firm Co Squared. Her specialty lies in applied innovation to support government, property and broad business sectors as they evolve and transform. Sue discovered the importance of research into childhood cancer when her daughter Audrey was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour at age five. Audrey is now finding her way in high school and life with a positive outlook.

Richard Caldow

Richard Caldow

BCom (Finance and Accounting)

Richard was a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young before moving into Stockbroking. Richard’s son Archie was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma at just three years of age. Archie is now twelve and in middle school.

 

Debra Singh

Debra Singh

Debra was the Group CEO Household Goods for Greenlit Brands overseeing Fantastic Furniture, Plush, OMF and Freedom, and was also an Executive Director on the Board until March 2020 when she transitioned into semi-retirement. She has more than 30 years’ experience in General Management, Retail Operations, Organisational Design, Human Resources and Change Management. Prior to this, Debra had a career with Woolworths spanning more than a decade during which she was the first female to lead a trading division. Debra is also a member of the Chief Executive Women’s (CEW) organisation as well as holding the position of Non-Executive Director on the Board of the  Shaver Shop (ASX: SSG).

Col Reynolds

Col Reynolds

OAM, Founder

Col’s contribution to the lives of children with cancer was officially recognised with an Order of Australia in 2000. Before founding the charity, Col was a tourist coach driver. He dedicated 30 years of his life to his profession, during which time he looked after many high profile clients including US Secret Service agents and members of the Papal visit of Pope John Paul II.

Cathryn Prowse

Cathryn Prowse

LLB (Hons), BEc

Cathryn is a law partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley practising both insurance and employment law. She is in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia in the field of insurance law for her work acting on behalf of professionals and entities facing negligence claims. In the employment space, she acts for employers in unfair dismissal, general protection, discrimination, underpayment OH&S and other workplace-related claims.

Simmone Reynolds

Simmone Reynolds

BCom (Marketing and Management), Masters (Military and Defence Studies)

Simmone is a founding member of The Kids’ Cancer Project Board and is an officer in the Australian Army. Simmone is passionate about people and is pursuing further postgraduate study in human resource management. Earlier in her career, Simmone spent nine years working in the fast moving consumer goods sector holding positions in marketing, national account management and category development for blue chip multinationals Unilever Australasia and NestlĂ©.

Nigel Everard

Nigel Everard

FCPA, BCom, Grad Cert (Mgmt), MBA (Acting Chair)

Nigel is Managing Director Oceania at one of the largest inflight global catering companies. Prior to this he was the Director of Operations Oceania. He has been CFO of a leading Australian quick service restaurant business. Throughout his 20-year career, he has held senior positions in operations, general management, finance, strategy and business improvement. Nigel has been deployed in Asia and Europe working in various industries including automotive, aviation, quick service restaurants and the not-for-profit sector.