Kathryn Elliott brings over four decades of experience in the Community Sector to her role as a valued Board member. Having served since July 2013 and currently holding the position of Vice President since December 2023, Kathryn’s commitment to advancing the LEAD’s mission is unwavering. As a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Kathryn brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep commitment to professional excellence to her role on the LEAD board, enriching the organisation’s strategic direction and impact within the community.

Throughout her extensive career, Kathryn has held various positions within the not-for-profit sector, including leadership positions in managing the operations of child and family services. She has also provided clinical supervision and mentoring to frontline staff and services, contributing significantly to their professional development and service quality.

Currently working as a Teacher for Community Services and Counselling at TAFE NSW, alongside her work with Relationships Australia NSW, Kathryn remains deeply invested in advancing vocational education and fostering collaborative practice models. Her dedication to promoting a client-centered social justice framework is evident in her teaching approach, aiming to empower the next generation of workers to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Kathryn’s advocacy for innovative and flexible delivery of experiential learning opportunities aligns seamlessly with LEAD’s mission to enhance workers’ capacities and improve outcomes for children, young people, and families. Her qualifications, including a Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education, Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Master of Counselling, Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, underscore her expertise and dedication to the Community Sector.