Grants & scholarships

Governor’s Leadership Foundation Keith Fulton Memorial Scholarship

Since 2004, CBB has been proud to offer a paid scholarship to community sector employees in South Australia who are keen to develop leadership skills through the GLF – a progressive and unique initiative that focuses future leaders on complex issues facing our state (offered through the Leader’s Institute of South Australia).

CBB supports staff from organisations who are unable to afford such a premium program through the provision of a full scholarship. Applications to participate in the GLF are administered by the Leader’s Institute of South Australia. Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 GLF scholarship:

Doug Hicks

Doug is a human resource professional and hands on practitioner. He has previous military service with the Australian Army and worked for over 15 years in Human Resource Management.

Doug’s qualifications culminate with a Master of Business Administration. Throughout his career, he has developed the skills, training, qualifications, capability, motivation and importantly, the experience across a vast area of industries, and organisations, to assist companies achieve their best through their staff, by providing best practice HR support, services and leadership. Doug has a passion for community service and social justice.

Doug has been married for 32 years, has 2 adult daughters, enjoys (watching) cricket, rugby (both codes) and basketball. He likes to unwind with a cold beer and a good book.

Astrid Kuivasaari, General Manager – Resources at The Uniting Church Of South Australia

Astrid has twenty years of experience working across the private and public sector, ranging from commercial to not-for-profit environments with particular expertise in finance, strategy and corporate governance. She specialises in transforming dysfunctional and disparate departments to create cohesive and high performing teams with improved customer service, staff morale and results for her organisations.

For nine years she held the position of Finance Manager of The Memorial Hospital during a period of transformational change in the organisation. She is currently General Manager, Resources at The Uniting Church of South Australia.

Astrid is also an experienced Board Director and is currently a Director of Uniting Communities, a not-for-profit organisation advocating for, and delivering services to, vulnerable people to achieve a compassionate, respectful and just community in which all people participate and flourish. She is also on the board of Citicom and the Adelaide Theological Library.

Astrid is a mum to three school-aged children and is an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction. To relax she watches crime dramas with her husband who is an author.


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