Our Leadership Team

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is made up of experienced leaders who steer your support to where it will make the most difference. Our team is committed to helping sick and injured kids by funding life-saving medical research, investing in vital new equipment, and providing support and entertainment for children and their families.

Olivia Jary

Acting CEO, Chief Marketing and Fundraising Officer

Olivia joined Children’s Hospital Foundation as Chief Marketing and Fundraising Officer in September 2020 and brings a wealth of leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector with an emphasis on strategy, business performance, fundraising, marketing, data management and stakeholder management.

Along with commercial Business Development experience, Olivia has over 15 years’ of fundraising experience and prior to joining the Foundation was Director of Fundraising and Marketing for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

Olivia’s passion for children’s health was cemented during her six year tenure at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in the UK, raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital – one of the top three children’s research hospitals in the world. During this time, Olivia led a high-performing team and was part of the leadership team which saw fundraising income increase by 38%. Olivia also led Fundraising Innovation for the charity and embedded a culture of innovative thinking and ‘thoughtful’ risk.

Olivia holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Brunel University in London and as part of this, spent 12 months in Kathmandu, Nepal working for a local health NGO.

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Kaelah Bosanquet

Chief Finance Officer

Kaelah joined Children’s Hospital Foundation as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in September 2021. Bringing 20 years of finance experience from across the not for profit sector, commercial businesses and accounting firms, Kaelah is passionate about enhancing charity impact through strategic financial management and ICT Digital strategies.

Kaelah joins us from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation where she held the position of CFO. After having worked in audit and commercial practices Kaelah found her true calling for the not for profit sector particularly in the area of healthcare.

She brings a broad knowledge and background in financial management, management accounting, governance, audit, ICT systems, project management and risk management. Along with this she prides herself on being a supportive and collaborative leader.

Kaelah is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Banking and Finance) from QUT and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from UQ.

Rachael Murphy

Director of People and Culture

Rachael joined Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2013, bringing with her more than 10 years’ experience working across the not-for-profit, education, and healthcare industries.

Prior to joining Children’s Hospital Foundation, Rachael worked at Cancer Council NSW, where she contributed to the development of people structures, systems and processes to improve organisational effectiveness. Rachael holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Queensland.

Rachael is responsible for our strategic direction and delivery of our people and culture programs, services and technologies in order to build a talented, diverse, engaged and productive workforce in support of the organisation.

She is passionate about ensuring our people are achieving the best outcomes for sick kids.

Nick Van Dyke

Director of Patient and Family Support.

Since beginning his journey with the Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2002, Nick has contributed in a number of roles.

As the Director of Patient and Family Support, Nick develops and manages the day-to-day workings of all mission related activities of the Foundation, including patient and family support services, hospital events and entertainment, volunteer services and all research and grants activity.

The Foundation’s mission related services directly impact the well-being of children and their families and aim to improve the hospital journey for the many thousands of sick and injured kids admitted to the hospital each year.

The Wonder Factory became an icon of the Royal Children’s Hospital under Nick’s management.

Nick and his team are in charge of recruiting volunteers and providing them with the necessary tools and skills to perform their work and find it a positive and worthwhile experience.

Nick’s passion and enthusiasm for the outcomes of the Foundation’s programs and services continue to grow, as he continues to take the support offered in the hospital to even more meaningful levels.