The Koorana team is made of a team of highly skilled professionals, from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, who are committed to supporting children and their families. We promote an atmosphere that is welcoming and which embraces diversity and inclusiveness.
Koorana’s Board of Directors
As a community owned, not for profit organisation, Koorana is run by a Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the governance of Koorana and the delivery of our strategic plan.
Board membership is voluntary and is made up of four executive positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) and non-executive positions.
Board members bring with them specific professional expertise in finance, IT, property, education, human resources, law and not for profit management.
To ensure due diligence, four subcommittees have been added to the general Board structure which focuses on key areas such as client feedback, risk management, governance and performance, and finance.
President 2017 – Present
Rodney Timm joined the Koorana Board in 2016. Rodney has in excess of 30 years’ experience in the construction and real estate industry and has been involved in property and facilities management, valuation and development. He has provided consultancy services to both the property funds management and the corporate real estate sectors.
Vice President 2017 – Present
Allan is an executive search consultant with a background in business analytics, operational performance talent identification/ assessment/ attraction, business development and government advisory. He consults to a group of diverse businesses in the Local, State and Commonwealth Government, infrastructure, heavy engineering, agriculture, education, health, social purpose and the cultural sectors.
Secretary 2014 – Present
Sandra, Principal of Earlwood Public School, has a passion for serving the community and working together with families to ensure equality and opportunity. Her vision is that all children have access to the best possible opportunities to grow and develop to become positive contributors to society. Sandra’s interest in Koorana’s Board supports her commitment to fostering strong community relationships.
Non-Executive Director 2018 – Present
Sujeet Jena is a senior finance and audit executive with career highlights from global professional services, the community sector and academia. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants of India. Sujeet is also the president of an Australia-wide cultural community organisation. He joined the Board in 2018.
Syed Ammar Hasan
Treasurer 2008 – Present
Syed Ammar Hasan came to know about the work of Koorana when his children attended one of the Supported Playgroups. Syed is the Senior Financial Accounting Manager at Toll Contract Logistics and brings with him a wealth of knowledge on best practice financial reporting. Syed has influenced Koorana’s development of financial procedures. He is married with two children.
Chief Executive Officer 2020 – Present
Morgan joined Koorana in February 2020. Morgan is passionate about assisting children and families to thrive through services, supports, thought, leadership and advocacy. Morgan has broad experience working across a range of social service sectors including youth, disability, mental health, out-of-home care, adoption, residential, homelessness and aged care. Morgan is a Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Masters Degree in Couple and Family Therapy.
Non-Executive Director 2021 – Present
Jodie joined the Board in 2021 as a non-executive Director. Bringing over 10 years experience in the Not-for-Profit Sector, Jodie is the principal solicitor for a state-wide community legal service specialising in assisting clients with First Nations and Multicultural backgrounds to overcome their challenges. With her passion for helping disadvantaged communities, Jodie thrives on advocacy and is committed to reducing social inequalities and systemic barriers to provide opportunities for the most vulnerable.
Non-Executive Director 2021 – Present
Luisa joined the Koorana Board in 2021 as a Non-executive Director. Bringing a wealth of industry experience, Luisa is a strategically focused senior marketing and communications professional, who has worked within multi-stakeholder organisations, across a variety of sectors. Admitted as a legal practitioner in NSW, Luisa also has in-house experience in ESG, policy and compliance, and commercial matters. Luisa is passionate about social justice and is a strong believer in the power of education where even the smallest effort can make a big difference.