Board of directors

KidzWish is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Their role and responsibility is to establish the strategic direction of the organisation and oversee business performance. 


  • Peter
    Peter Stemp, Chairperson

    “KidzWish has a strong strategic plan and a clear direction for the Charity over the next 10 years. The Board of Directors fully endorses the direction of the charity in preparing itself to move into a new KidzWish Place in Flinders to improve access to more of our programs and NDIS services that directly benefit children and their families. Volunteering my time to KidzWish is more than assisting the cause as Chairperson but it’s a lasting legacy of support, love and laughter.”

  • Craig
    Craig Mowbray, Director

    "I am very proud to be able to assist the team at KidzWish make a real difference in our community and see the difference KidzWish's programs make for the lives of the children along with their families in the Illawarra. I'm the Director of Be There Financial Services located in Shellharbour providing financial lending solutions for many clients in our community achieve home ownership or save them money to assist with their everyday goals."

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    Ken Jordan, Director

    “I have a passion for charities and a desire to give something back. I’m the proud father of a child with Down syndrome and thanks to KidzWish and its programs has transformed his life. Because of KidzWish and because of the amazing dedication of the staff who want to see the best for every one of the kids in their care, started to no longer be that shy little boy. But a boy who wanted to be involved and a boy who wanted to do things. KidzWish has enabled me to do something special for one of the most vulnerable groups in our society - children and their families in our region. I take pride in the work KidzWish undertakes to help these children and their families.”

  • Bob
    Bob Grbevski, Member

    "I'm proud to be a member of KidzWish. I'm the General Manager of Austbrokers City State in Shellharbour providing tailor made commercial insurance packages. I've been a proud supporter of KidzWish for many years and I enjoy my personal involvement as a volunteer at the children's KidzWish Christmas Party, and of course other KidzWish fundraising events during the year."

  • Chris
    Chris Beaven, Founder

    "I'm the proud founder of KidzWish. I have never given up on a challenge. My life long experience in the Strategic Marketing and Events world has proved to be a valuable asset to my dream of assisting children who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability. In the beginning it was to bring 'love and laughter' to children by providing them with an annual Christmas Party of their own. Now, thousands of children have access to free Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, a Music & Dance Program, Sports Academy Program, the KidzWish Children’s Christmas Party and amazing experiences organised by our staff. I'm thrilled that KidzWish is now a major children's charity with a solid future."

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