Board and Staff

Board of Management


Diarmid Lee – Chair

Diarmid is a Director at Leed Consulting, an Adelaide based consultancy specialising in organisational and leadership development. Diarmid founded Leed in 2010 after returning from the UK, where he facilitated senior leadership development and organisational development projects across Europe at the height of the global financial crisis. Diarmid holds both a Psychology degree and an LLB Honours degree from the University of Adelaide, and was a Senior Associate with Minter Ellison prior to his time in the UK.

Travis Rickard – Treasurer

Travis is State Manager of StewartBrown Chartered Accountants Adelaide. He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in external audit and consulting services. Travis has been involved in a diverse range of industries including construction, motor vehicle dealerships, financial services and transport; however, his specialty is in not for profit organisations and in particular aged care providers.

Ben Scales

General Manager for Jarvis Walker Pty Ltd, Australia’s largest fishing tackle wholesaler. Ben is a qualified CPA and has managed all aspects of the business, including his main role as the accountant for nine years up to 2005. Travelling within Australia on a regular basis, Ben is responsible for Jarvis Walker’s Australian operations and distribution network, and a number of key customer accounts. Ben is the grandson of Time for Kids founder, William Scales, the immediate past president, and the son of former president, Philip Scales AM.

Emma Slape

Emma is General Manager at Turner Real Estate, a large independent agency specialising in residential property management and sales.   She has worked extensively in the areas of management, media and communication, training and development, strategy and government liaison.  Prior to joining Turner Real Estate, Emma worked in government and membership organisations.  She holds a degree in journalism and an MBA with a major in Marketing from Charles Sturt University.

Stacey Thomas

Stacey is the CEO of the Fay Fuller Foundation, a philanthropic foundation based in Adelaide.  She has extensive experience in philanthropy and inter-generational wealth management having worked with a large number of families across Australia to fulfill their philanthropy and succession planning goals.  Stacey holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Masters in Business, majoring in philanthropy and social investment. Stacey currently sits on a number of other not for profit and community boards.



Time for Kids’ carers and families are supported by a professional staff with decades of experience in child and youth development, family support, community development and not for profit management.

  • Jennifer Duncan – Chief Executive

  • Michelle Arbon – Holiday Program Support

  • Sharee Borlace – Practice Lead: Services

  • Gabrielle Comey – Projects

  • Lucy Seppelt – Policy Lead: Services (on maternity leave until April 2019)

  • Kellie Stewart – Manager: Operations

  • Sarah Warland – Carer and Mentor Support

The Time for Kids staff are assisted within the office by volunteers.  To enquire about project and administrative volunteer roles, please contact us.