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.

Rosey Batt

Rosey is the CEO of Rosey Batt & Associates, a boutique practice providing legal and business advice which she established in 2001 shortly before completing her Master of Science and Technology Commercialisation. Prior to this, Rosey was a partner in an international legal firm for many years. Rosey has a depth of skill and experience across a wide range of areas in commercial law with a particular passion for corporate governance. She has extensive Board experience and facilitates for the Australian Institute of Company Directors in their Company Director’s Course.

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.

Niki Vincent

Niki Vincent is South Australia’s Commissioner for Equal Opportunity.  She was previously the founding CEO of the Leaders Institute of South Australia and served in that role for over 12 years. She is an experienced organisational and community leader and currently serves on multiple boards and committees in addition to Time for Kids. These include the advisory boards of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (SA/NT) and the South Australian Institute for Educational Leadership. Niki received an Australian Leadership Award from the AusDavos Connection Future Summit in 2007 and was a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award in 2005.


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

  • Joanna Carr – Finance and Administration

  • Gabrielle Comey – Projects

  • Lucy Seppelt – Policy Lead: Services

  • Cassandra Slack – Carer Recruitment and Support

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