KCCC is a parent-managed centre whose parents are members.  The members appoint the Board of Directors of the co-operative. The board has a governance role and sets the mission, vision and strategic plan for the centre. The board also appoints the General Manager, who is responsible for the management of the centre.

KCCC is a member-based co-operative, which is a legal entity similar to a company. However KCCC is a not-for-profit organisation and its accounts are independently audited and filed annually with ASIC.

Executive Committee

  • Consists of the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Holds some special decision making powers
  • Has specific responsibilities to the Department of Consumer Affairs (regulator of the Co-Op Act)
  • Elected to manage the governance of the board

Board

  • Elected by co-op members at the Annual General Meeting
  • Responsible for the appointment and management of the General Manager
  • Each of the non-executive board members may sit on a sub-committee, working group and/or may be responsible and accountable for one of the board guiding documents
  • The quorum for a board meeting is five of the nine board members.

Felix Ohle

Chair

(Trixie)

Felix joined the KCCC board in July 2015 and is the current Chair.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Felix is fluent in German, English and Spanish and enjoys being involved his local community.

Felix studied business and commerce and works at Viva Energy Australia (formally known as Shell Australia) in logistics and supply chain.

John Lalor

Secretary

(Claire)
John joined the board in 2016 and has lived in Kensington for over 10 years. As an experienced senior product manager and a holding a senior management position, he has extensive experience implementing online systems, marketing programs and improving business process. Outside of work John enjoys getting out on his bike and in the warmer months escaping to the river to go waterskiing.

Scott Tatulaschwili

Treasurer

(Max)
Scott and his family have been a part of the KCCC community since 2011 when their eldest son Jay joined the Waratah room as a three-year old and thier second son Tom joined the Yarragum room as a ten month old. Their third son, Max, has followed in his two brother’s footsteps and is a currently in the Gumnut room. Scott and his wife Carla have always been so appreciative of the wonderful care and learning opportunities that KCCC provide. They are confident that when at the centre their children will really be cared for and, they will have fun.

Scott volunteers his services to the KCCC Board to ensure that his family and many others like his in the wider Kensington community can continue to enjoy all that KCCC offers. Scott has worked in large organisations in accounting & finance, auditing, banking and superannuation. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, he works to support Senior Leaders, Audit Committees and Boards in reaching their strategic objectives. His experiences have also included internal and external audit, risk, statutory and regulatory reporting, management accounting, board reporting, finance operations, asset and inventory management, business planning and forecasting, tax and business partnering.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf and actively participating in the community. He is involved in coaching at the local Auskick centre and I has also been coaching teams at the Flemington Colts Junior Football Club for the past two years. Scott older boys now attend Holy Rosary School and needless to say the Tatulaschwili family are also active member of the school community.

Kylie Young

Director

Charlie (Wattle)

Kylie has been a Kensington local for 6 years and shares two beautiful children, Charlie (3yrs – Wattle Room) and Abigail (5 months), with her husband Alex.

Professionally, Kylie has spent the last 15 years in the financial services industry spread across both the private and public sectors.   Kylie currently works for one of the major banks and leads the function responsible for the company’s interactions with the conduct regulator, ASIC. Kylie’s professional experience covers leading people, managing change, risk management and governance. Effective governance and decision making is of particular interest to Kylie, with prior roles held including responsibility for executive level governance for the UK banking regulator.

Outside of work, Kylie enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, especially large gatherings that provide her with an excuse to get creative in the kitchen.

After 3 years as a KCCC member, and watching Charlie thrive in this supportive and creative environment, Kylie has developed a strong appreciation for the important role the Co-operative plays in our children’s lives. The dedicated staff, the community spirit of the members and the learning approach are key ingredients of what makes the KCCC unique. Kylie is passionate about contributing to the board and its forward plans, so that the Co-operative continues to create the best opportunities for our children to grow and have fun. Kylie professional experience, coupled with this passion, means that she has both the skills and enthusiasm to help achieve this outcome.

Anthony Trantino

Director

John (Boronia)

Anthony’s dad to 3 year old John in Boronia room and 6 month old Max.  He and his wife Ali moved to Kensington some years ago now because they really love the community focus in a suburb so accessible to the city.

Anthony works in the energy industry as an Engineering Manager overseeing many construction projects on the east coast of Australia. He has strong skills in contractor management, cost control, and is driven by delivering projects efficiently and in a cost effective manner.

Anthony grew up on a 300 acre cattle farm in Gippsland and moved to Melbourne after studying Mechatronic Engineering at uni. He brings an abundance of practical skills, he and his son John love rolling thier sleeves up, putting on our tool belts and getting stuck into a good working bee!

Anthony enjoys cycling, skiing, hiking and camping, the you may see him on his daily cycle commute to the centre with John in tow. Anthony also enjoys his reignited passion for Lego!

Anthony’s family will be part of the KCCC community for many years to come and he play an active role as a director on the board.

Rebecca Robinson

Director

Dashiell and Arabella (KCCC Alumni)

Rebecca joined the board in 2015. As a teacher, Rebecca strongly values the importance and impact of a good education from the early years into adulthood. Rebecca has worked in education for over ten years, teaching at Balwyn High School since 2009. Rebecca has also completed Masters of TESOL and works teaching English to young female refugees and asylum seekers.

Jacqui Pola

Director

(Annika and Elijah)

Jacqui is a mother of two children at KCCC, Annika and Elijah. They have been members of KCCC since April 2015 and couldn’t be happier with KCCC for their children.

Jacqui is a teacher at Clifton Hill Primary School and previous to that taught at Sunshine Harvester Primary School. Being in education for more than ten years and previously as a nanny overseas and in Melbourne while studying, Jacqui is passionate about children and their learning. She strongly believes in the learning through play model. Predominantly Jacqui has worked in the early years of education, being a Prep teacher for many years and being involved in and leading kinder/school transition programs.

Jacqui’s expertise in school settings include being the treasurer and secretary for an AEU (Aus. Education Union) sub-committee, taking and distributing minutes for staff meetings, organising and running professional development for staff and holding leadership position in Literacy and Numeracy coaching. Jacque has presented at a conference in QLD at QUT on an adapted numeracy PMP (perceptual motor program) and drafted, written and edited scope and sequences for literacy and numeracy, and is familiar with the Early Years Learning Framework.

Jacqui and her husband have lived in Kensington for over ten years and have embraced the Kensington community life. They feel honoured to live in such a close and caring community who look out for each other.

Enrol to be a member of the board

Contributing to the KCCC board is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in your child’s service.

The Board is responsible for directing, influencing and monitoring the organisation’s business. The board is ultimately responsible and legally accountable for determining the purpose (or mission) of the organisation the continuity of the organisation setting the organisation’s rate of progress in reaching its mission establishing the identity of the organisation by securing community support and appreciation for the organisation’s purpose and long- term direction.

Being part of the KCCC is very rewarding in many ways. What are the benefits of being a not-for-profit board member?

  • Better health and greater wellbeing
  • Financial literacy
  • The satisfaction of achievement
  • A warm inner glow
  • Social contact with a great group of people
  • A world that’s the better for your involvement
  • New networks experience that can benefit employment

A comment from an ex KCCC board member, “I have now moved out of Kensington. Some of my closest friends I made are the ones I met as part of the KCCC board. When I come back to Kensington, these are the people I see and am connected with”. Malene Platt, 2017. (Board member, 2014-2015)

In 2018 the board will be recruiting to several casual positions on the board.

If you are interested in joining the board, please contact Sigi Hyett, the General Manager or update/complete the skills register if you have not already done so to express your interest.