Como resident ready to step up to board position for not-for-profit group

Libby Kraus.
Libby Kraus.

COMO resident Libby Kraus is ready to step on to a not-for-profit board after graduating from the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP) recently.

The WA Cricket Association corporate communication manager said the program had introduced her to people from various backgrounds and industries and expanded her knowledge in governance and leadership.

“The program has given me a deeper understanding of the role of the board in ensuring an organisation’s sustainability and performance, provided a guide as to what is expected of me as a future board member and allowed me to expand my professional network,” she said.

“I was also able to take the time to consider my strengths and leadership style and what I can bring to a board.”

Ms Kraus said she hoped to join a community not-for-profit board that focused on supporting disadvantaged children, an area she had developed an interest in since she started volunteering at Ronald McDonald House two years ago.

A group of 19 young leaders graduated from this year’s four-month program that is hosted by Southcare and supported by more than 40 community partners.

Southcare chief executive Nicky Howe and Alicia Curtis facilitated the program working with participants to develop their understanding of the role of a board and gain a position on a not-for-profit board or committee.

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