Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation welcomes new CEO
Popular educational program, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, has announced the appointment of Dr Cathy Wilkinson as its new CEO.
Dr Wilkinson has an extensive leadership background, and comes to the Foundation with a wealth of experience in sustainable development gathered from roles in Australia and Europe, where she worked as an urban resilience expert at the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden.
Most recently Dr Wilknson was a Professor of Practice at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, and on a personal level, her support of community urban farming initiatives from the Arctic to suburban Melbourne, where her own kitchen garden has taken over her front driveway, positions her well for the appointment.
“We are so pleased to have Cathy on board as our new CEO to lead the Foundation into its next phase,” Board Chair Ian Sanders said.
“Her significant leadership experience and passionate commitment to pleasurable food education make her the perfect fit for delivering on our vision of supporting children and young people to form positive food habits for life.”
Dr Wilkinson has always been passionate about connecting children to nature, gardening, harvesting, preparing and sharing food.
“Our health and wellbeing, and the health and wellbeing of the planet, depends on this connection,” she said.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Stephanie, our Patron, our Board and the fabulous team working towards our dream of every school and early childhood service in Australia delivering pleasurable food education.”
Learn more about Dr Wilkinson in this Q&A interview.
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