Kensington Neighbourhood House is overseen by an experienced and passionate committee who work tirelessly for their community.
While originally from originally from Scotland, Steven ‘s accent has mellowed substantially after living has in Australia since 2000.
Steven has had a diverse career in community engagement, community development, and placemaking roles. He has worked with the City of Melbourne (which led to his introduction to Kensington Neighbourhood House), Melbourne Water, the Victorian Public Sector, private consultancies and most recently in Lendlease.
Outside of his ‘day job’, Steven also volunteers as part of the board of the independent arts organisation - All The Queens Men. He actively participates in Melbourne’s LGBTIQ+ community through promoting a number of successful club nights and as a DJ.
He lives in Brunswick with his husband Jason and his precious turntables and vinyl collection.
Michelle Welsh is a Professor and Head of the Department of Business Law and Taxation in the Monash Business School at Monash University. She researches and teaches in corporate law and has a particular interest in corporate ethics and accountability.
Michelle has experience on other not for profit boards and management committees and moved to Kensington with her two daughters in early 2016.
Mike and his partner Anne first moved into Kensington in 1986, and returned there again in 2012 after ten years living and working in Vietnam and Hong Kong. Their two children were raised in the community, attending the Kensington Community Childcare Co-operative and Kensington Primary School.
Mike was a member of the Board of KCCC during its transition from its original premises in Henry Street to its current location. Mike is the CEO of CAVAL, a not for profit co-operative which has been supporting Australian libraries since 1978. He has over thirty five years’ professional experience in libraries and higher education in Australia, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
Pia is a Kensington resident who first joined KNH as a Study SupportCoordinator back in 2016 – assisting local children with literacy and numeracy.
Pia is an experienced project manager who has worked with organisations such as MLC, Momentum Energy and RMIT. She is currently a Senior Project Manager with SEEK, working on CRM unification across Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Originally from Hobart, Claire has lived in Kensington for the past 10 years. Claire is an urban planner with experience in local and state government, private consultancy and not for profit. She has a strong interest in the environment, community and loves living in Kensington.
Emily is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, where she researches cancer prevention interventions. She has lived in Melbourne since 2001, and moved to Kensington in 2021.
Emily first came into contact with the Neighbourhood House as a student in the Knitting and Crochet Course, and as a regular donor to the McCracken St Food Pantry.
Molly has spent most of her life in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, and currently lives in the CBD. She currently holds a position managing youth and homelessness services at Melbourne City Mission and has worked for over 20 years in community organisation and government roles in program delivery, policy and sector development.
Molly’s professional experience spans diverse areas including children’s services, family violence, health, education and housing, and in 2014 she received a Churchill Fellowship to investigate innovative responses to youth homelessness in the US, Canada and the UK.