Our Team

Everyone in our team has an important role in combining to successfully reduce childhood injuries.
We are very proud of our full-time and part-time employees, casuals, volunteers and agents.

Our Patron

The Governor lends support as vice-regal patron and provides advocacy and counsel. 


His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey Ac, Governor of Queensland

Kaye and Paul de Jersey are dedicated long-standing Queenslanders.

The Governor was born in Brisbane in 1948, the third son of school teacher parents Ronald and Moya (both now deceased).

His Excellency won a Commonwealth Scholarship to The University of Queensland, and graduated with degrees in Arts in 1969 and Laws (with Honours) in 1971. Also in December 1971, the Governor married Kaye Brown. His Excellency and Mrs de Jersey have three children and three grandchildren.

The Governor was called to the Bar at the end of 1971 and was appointed as Her Majesty’s Counsel (QC) in 1981. 

The Governor was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1985, when aged 36 years, becoming the 17th Chief Justice of Queensland on 17 February 1998, and served in that role for more than 16 years until 8 July 2014.  

In recognition of his contribution to the Australian community, the Governor was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2000, and awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003.  He holds honorary doctorates from The University of Queensland (2000) and the University of Southern Queensland (2008), and Griffith University (2014). 

His Excellency was appointed the 26th Governor of Queensland on 29 July 2014.

Our Executive

Our executive team is responsible for day to day operations.
The CEO is appointed by the Board.




Susan Teerds


BA, GradDip Bus (Philanthropy & Nonprofits)

Chief Executive Officer, Kidsafe Qld

Highlights: Child Restraint, Education and Safe Travel Committee; Qld Council of Injury Prevention; QCIP Consumer Product Injury Research Advisory Group; advisor for the collaborative researching the development of a sustainable prospective data collection system to identify cases and risk factors for low speed vehicle run-over incidents; former Managing Director of a publishing business.

Expertise: Leadership, Child Safety, Operations, Government, Relationships, CEO

Our Board

Our Board is responsible for governance.
Directors are elected by the members.


Craig Ray

LLB(Hons), GradDipLegPrac

President, Kidsafe Qld Board

Committees: Chair, Governance & Remuneration; Member, Advocacy

Highlights: Principal Craig Ray & Associates; Chair of Shed Happens (The Gap); President of Scouts Queensland; Director of Scouts Australia (Finance and Executive Committees); Board Member for the Anglican Diocese for Cursillo (Treasurer, Warden & Counsellor).

Expertise: Law, Governance, Boards, CEO


Hamish Baird

BCom, GradDipAppFinInv, GradDipFinPlan, MBA

Treasurer, Kidsafe Qld Board

Committees: Member, Finance & Audit; Member, Commercial Operations

Highlights: General Manager Roofley Property Group, Committee Member Brothers Rugby Club; Deputy Group Leader SES, Branch Finance and Executive Committees Scouts Queensland.

Expertise: Housing, Financial Planning, Investment, CEO


Katrina Ryan

BBus (Health Admin) CertNursing Cert WHS

Director, Kidsafe Qld Board

Committees: Chair, Education; Member, Community Engagement

Highlights: General Manager Qld Special Projects & Government Liaison, Healthscope; Chair National (and Qld) Education Clusters (for Directors of Nursing and Nursing Educators), Healthscope; General Manager (CEO), Sunnybank Private Hospital; General Manager (CEO), Peninsula Private Hospital; Director of Nursing (DON), Brisbane Private Hospital; Acting Nursing Director Surgical and Medical, Royal Children’s Hospital; Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) (anticipated 2017); several community committees.

Expertise: Health Education, Hospital Management, Nursing, Marketing, CEO


Associate Professor Kerrianne Watt


BSc(Hons), PhD

Director, Kidsafe Qld Board

Committees: Member, Education

Deputy Chair, Clinical Advisory Board, Kidsafe Qld

Highlights: Injury Epidemiologist; Associate Dean of Research Education, James Cook University; President of Australian Injury Prevention Network (2013-2016); Member of the Centre for Children’s Burns Research at Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute; North Queensland Kidsafe Rep.

Expertise: Injury Epidemiology, Injury Prevention, Paediatric Injury, Regional Issues


Karine Mac

BSc (Psych) BBus (Marketing) MBA GradDip AppCorpGov

Director, Kidsafe Qld Board

Committees: Member, Chair, IT & Web; Member, Commercial Operations; Member, Education

Highlights: State Deputy Director, GovHack; Head Marketing, Signet; Director, Empire First; Head of Marketing – Lotteries, Tatts Group; Channel Partners BDM, Telstra.

Expertise: Marketing, Strategic Planning, IT, Internet, Marketing, Web Apps, Fundraising, Partnerships

Brett Milne

BCom (Marketing & Economics) MBA DBA (2017)

Director, Kidsafe Qld Board

Committees: Chair, Commercial Operations; Member, Community Engagement; Member, IT & Web

Highlights: Director, Sheltered by Grace; Group Manager Retail Customer Experience & Marketing, Ergon Energy; Group Manager Service Channels, Ergon Energy; Executive Director, Bond Wireless; Managing Director, Synnovate; Marketing Director, AAPT; National General Manager Business and Product Development, Telstra; Certified Practicing Marketer (CPM); winner of multiple industry awards.

Expertise: International and Domestic Marketing, Fundraising, Partnerships, Community Engagement, ebusiness, Internet, Relationships, Boards, CEO

Our Company Secretary

The Company Secretary is responsible for compliance.
The Secretary is appointed by the Board but is not a Director.

Our Clinical Advisory Board

Our Clinical Advisory Board provides advice to Kidsafe on injury prevention and treatment.
They are not necessarily Directors.


Professor Roy Kimble

MD (UQ Research),

Chair, Clinical Advisory Board, Kidsafe Qld

Highlights: Paediatric Surgeon & Director of Burns & Trauma in the Combined Department of Paediatric Surgery, RCH; Director of Paediatric Trauma on the Queensland State-wide Network; committee member of the Queensland Injury Prevention Council; WHO advisor on Paediatric Burns and medical advisor for St John Ambulance; Australian Vice President of the Australia &New Zealand Burns Association; Vice President Kidsafe Qld; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons; Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He founded & heads the Centre for Children’s Burns Research at Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute performing both clinical and basic research in the field of paediatric burns and trauma including prevention. He was featured on SBS program “24 Hours in Emergency”.

Expertise: Trauma, Burns, Child Injury Research
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Roy_Kimble


Associate Professor Kerrianne Watt

BSc (Hons), PhD

Director, Kidsafe Qld Board
Deputy Chair, Clinical Advisory Board, Kidsafe Qld

Highlights: Injury Epidemiologist; Associate Dean of Research Education, James Cook University; President of Australian Injury Prevention Network (2013-2016); Member of the Centre for Children’s Burns Research at Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Expertise: Injury Epidemiology, Injury Prevention, Paediatric Injury
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kerrianne_Watt

Dr Belinda Wallis

BBEnv (L'scapeArch) (Dist), PhD

Clinical Advisory Board, Kidsafe Qld

Highlights: Honorary Fellow in Childhood Injury Prevention with  UQ Centre for Children’s Burns & Trauma Research, Children’s Health Research Centre; Brisbane Playground Project; Brisbane Drowning Study; Bicycle injury in Queensland Adolescents; Low speed vehicle run-over incidents; National Committee Representative CS005 & CS034, Standards Australia; National Representative, ANZBA Prevention Committee;

Expertise: Childhood Injury Prevention, Playground Design, Road Safety, Drowning, Burns Prevention, Cycle Safety
ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Belinda_Wallis


Tona Gillen


Clinical Advisory Board, Kidsafe Qld

Highlights: Registered General Nurse, Lady Cilento Children;s Hospital;

Expertise: Patients, Nursing, Childhood Trauma Treatment


Corey Frear

BA (Hons), MD / PhD (2021)

Clinical Advisory Board, Kidsafe Qld

Highlights: Researcher, The Centre for Children’s Health Research, Researcher, Biodesign Institute (USA); Researcher, National Institute of Health (USA); several publications since 2015, author.

Expertise: Medicine, Research, Finance


Our Committee Members

Committee members volunteer from the community to assist Committee Chairs advance the Kidsafe cause.
They are not necessarily Directors.


Paul Duggan

BCom (Marketing & Management)

Committee Member, Kidsafe Qld

Highlights: Chief Marketing Advisor, Canstar; Board Advisor, Cloud First; Chief Marketing Officer, Shine Lawyers; startup investor; CMO of an ASX 200 business; General Manager Marketing Brand Digital & Ecommerce (created Captain Risky), Budget Direct; Head of Digital Innovation, AMP; lead the redevelopment of a $50M eCommerce engine; Co-founded and sold an online startup in UK; GM & CMO, Lexis Nexis; Managing Director, International Masters Publishers; Australasian Direct Marketing Manager, AOL; Australian Institute of Company Directors Course (GAICD); Certified Marketer, Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM)

Expertise: Startups, Digital Marketing, ecommerce, branding, CEO


Lisa Love


BBehSc (Clinical Psych), GradCertAppLaw

Committee Member, Kidsafe Qld

Highlights: Director, Youth Transitions Team, Training and Skills Division, Department of Education and Training, Queensland State Government; Director, Stakeholder and Sector Development, Early Childhood and Community; Acting Executive Director Early Years and Schooling Strategic Policy and Intergovernmental Relations; Acting Executive Director Tertiary and Training; Director Planning and Coordination, National Quality Framework, Regulation and Quality Improvement; Director, Policy and Performance; Indigenous Employment and Training Policy;  Developed national legislation for early childhood education and care (including safety); Cert IV in Workplace Assessment & Training

Expertise: Government, Early Childhood, Policies, Web Initiatives, Inclusion


 Our Ambassadors


Ambassadors are friends of Kidsafe Queensland who advocate for the childhood accident prevention cause. They are appointed for a fixed term and are entitled to wear our Kidsafe lapel pin.