board of directors
CEO and Founder
When our beautiful 12-year-old daughter died in a tragic horse accident, the world as we knew it ended. Billie taught me way more than I ever taught her and even though she was only 12, she knew she could make a difference. Billie continues to inspire and empower others and her beautiful way of being has become my vehicle to drive change. Our actions do matter, and we can all make a difference by becoming kinder, more empathetic and more compassionate.
Director and Secretary
There is something truly special about being a Director at flyhighbillie, contributing to their vision and mission towards the greater good. I enjoy using my business experience to help flyhighbillie promote and spread the word of kindness. Every bit helps, sometimes we do not realise the impact we make in being part of a charity. But to be involved in such a great cause, to give through human kindness, is enormous and important to me. I am passionate about making a difference.
Director and Treasurer
I own & operate two Subway stores. I am a hands-on business owner and have a passion for engaging with my customers, teams and community. A large percentage of my staff are young people and this is often their first experience in the workplace. I really enjoy mentoring them. Kindness is one of my greatest values and one which I instill into all aspects of our daily business.
I love Billie's legacy of kindness and I'm honoured to be a director. I am passionate about advocating kindness, so this aligns with my values. I love the learning resources for schools that encourage conversations around kindness and wellbeing from a young age, ultimately being an early intervention tool for mental health and suicide prevention.
Dr. Celia Harrison
Director (MBChB FACRRM)
In my role as an emergency doctor I realise how necessary kindness is to the health and well-being of my Patients. I feel that kindness is often overlooked. The b kinder initiative is a powerful program that reminds us to live with compassion and care for others. I am honoured to be a director for flyhighbillie and the b kinder foundation.
Over the past 20+ years I have worked as a public servant in social policy and program development, including working with an Aboriginal educator to establish a leadership institute to reform and improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. A key achievement over the past 20 years was when I lived and worked in a remote Aboriginal community in Cape York to establish a parent as first teacher program I had developed. As a director for the b kinder foundation, I bring my extensive policy and program experience, my networks and my honest belief in the humanity of all.
Grace has been an ambassador for the B Kinder Foundation since 2017. Grace is currently studying at the University of New South Wales and lives in Sydney. She is co-creator, co-writer and lead actor in the award winning "amazing Grace" web series www.amazinggrace.sydney
"Billie's legacy of kindness gives me hope. It empowers everyone – schools, businesses and communities – to connect through acts of kindness. Seeing the impact of the b kinder foundation’s work is inspiring, and I am so grateful and proud to be an ambassador."
Dr. Cathie Harrison
EdD, MEd, B.Ed(EC) - Education Consultant
Dr. Cathie Harrison is an early learning and gifted education consultant with over thirty-five years of experience in education as an academic, teacher, researcher and writer. Cathie has also been advisor to the ABC television program - Play School, and consultant to education, museum and community projects. In recent years Cathie has been invited to undertake collaborative projects with the NSW Department of Education, Uniting Early Learning and Catholic Education Offices in Sydney, Broken Bay, Maitland-Newcastle and with Catholic Education South Australia. Cathie’s contribution to early childhood education has been recognised in an Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching [OLT] Citation and the ACU Vice Chancellors’ Teaching Award 2016 and an Excellence in Education award from the Australian College of Educators in 2017. As an educator committed to human rights, social justice and sustainability Cathie is proud to be an ambassador for the b kinder foundation ant to support Billie’s belief in kindness to others and the planet.
Sebastian Croft is a British actor. He began his career as a child actor on stage before making his television debut as Young Ned Stark in Game of Thrones (2016). He earned a BAFTA Children's Award nomination for his role as Atti in Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (2019). Croft's voice work includes the film Where is Anne Frank (2021) and "Ice", an instalment of the Netflix anthology Love, Death & Robots (2021). In 2022, he starred as Ben Hope in the Netflix series Heartstopper. Croft has an upcoming role in the young adult romantic comedy How to Date Billy Walsh for Amazon Prime.
"I feel very strongly about the part I can play in being a voice to champion those who, for whatever reasons, are not able to do so for themselves, and am particularly keen to speak out against bullying of any kind. I was very moved to learn about the beautiful Billie Kinder and believe that if she had still been with us, she would have been an incredible force for kindness, and so I am truly honoured to be ambassador for the b kinder foundation and can hopefully continue to give Billie a voice for good in this very important area."