The World Kindness Australia Board of Directors
Below are the board of directors and advisory committee members that make up World Kindness Australia
Michael Lloyd White
Chairman | Founding Director
Michael brings a unique experience to the table as a strategic leader able to motivate and inspire people to not only to consider new ideas and concepts, but to embrace them, thereby becoming a catalyst for change. He has an inclusive and collaborative management style, which supports his colleagues to contribute and thereby develops a fertile culture of inspired thinking outside the square.
Vice Chairman | Founding Director
With an extensive corporate background in senior executive roles leading multi national PLCs Tom is no stranger to working on the international stage. Currently National General Manager of Spotless with 30,000 staff Tom knows the challenges of working within a diverse cultural community. A background in the defence force and father, Tom takes his responsibilities seriously.
Secretary | Founding Director
Craig Spence plays an key role in World Kindness Australia; he is committed to building and strengthening WKA and its presence across the Australian community as well as within our schools through his extensive sporting and corporate network. Even with Craig’s wide range of interests and commitments ((including his alter ego as Captain Kindness) he somehow manages to find the time within his hectic schedule to invest in making a difference to a community through WKA.
David has an extensive career as a foremost engineering consultant to the water industry having held senior roles with Sydney Water. In addition he holds a position on the Board of Studies and maintains an Office Bearer role on the NSW Federation of Parent and Citizens Associations as Metropolitan Vice President. David is also the Regional President for North Sydney Regional P&C providing platforms for robust discussion on policy and school issues for parents from over 200 schools. Always cool calm and collected and rarely rattled, David does have a commitment for doing what is right and his sagely advice is often sought at times when others may lose their way.
Councillor Peter Cavanagh is the Paddington Ward Councillor on Woollahra Council and is currently the Deputy Mayor for the second year. Peter is a Chartered Accountant in private practice, living and working in his Ward. In addition, he is also involved in a large number of other social and community organisations within the Municipality and the wider community. These include board positions with, Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (Deputy National Convenor); President of the Royal Society of St. George and The International Monarchist League in Australia Ltd; Treasurer of the English Speaking Union (NSW) and the Commonwealth Day Council NSW Branch; President of the Paddington Branch of the Liberal Party.
Councillor Miriam Guttman-Jones has over 20 years experience working within the health industry and within her role as Deputy Mayor of Waverley Council, Miriam is challenged every day to inspire Kindness within the community. She was the first Goodwill Ambassador appointed from local Government and is also founder of a international Human Rights NGO "Forcefield" which supports political prisoners and individuals under persecution due to political beliefs. WKA fits well within her portfolio and she amazes us all with the amount of energy she provides to do so much good.
Dr Timothy Sharp
Dr. Sharp has three degrees in psychology (including a Ph.D.) and an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach. He runs one of Sydney's largest clinical psychology practices, a highly regarded Executive Coaching practice, and is the founder & CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of The Happiness Institute, Australia's first organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organisations.
Eva is an influential Australian feminist and was our key note speaker at the 6th General Assembly of the World Kindness Movement in Sydney 2010 where her speech was embraced by the international delegates. She was born Eva Hauser in Vienna in 1938, and was soon declared stateless by Hitler so grew up as a refugee in England, till 1946, Italy and then Australia from age 10.