Kara has a wealth of experience in senior executive, Board and advisory board roles.
She has over 27 years’ experience in senior executive positions across ASX listed, private entity, startup and NFP organisations, and has held both corporate and NFP board Chair positions.
Kara’s expertise across industry in governance and risk, combined with her passion for, and deep understanding of the non-profit ecosystem drives her focus on helping us to ensure we deliver on our mission of facilitating enhanced detection, reporting and prosecution of CSE to save children from harm.
As a highly experienced non-for-profit leader, Bob believes we must be able to do better than this for children. Bob has been President & CEO at International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children since 2018.
Jon Rouse APM
Jon Rouse is one of the world’s most recognised and influential figures in the fight against child sexual exploitation. He has 39 years’ law enforcement experience with QPS, 26 of those years spent leading Task force Argos. He accepted the ‘Champion for Children’ Award in 2018 from ICMEC and was awarded the QLD Australian of the Year in 2019. He is the recipient of numerous QLD and National Police Awards and is the ambassador for several Australian Child Protection organisation. Jon joined the ICMEC Australia Board in December 2022 as part of his continued commitment to protecting and saving children from sexual exploitation and abuse.
Colm Gannon is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in digital safety, cybercrime investigations, and software development. With 20 years in law enforcement, he has been involved in national and international investigations and prosecutions relating to online harms, child sexual exploitation, violent extremism and harmful online communication.
His focus on protecting the vulnerable has continued into his extensive technical development career. He is currently a Product Manager with Rigr AI, where he is involved the software development process and is responsible for policy development, including child protection, privacy impact assessment, legal and ethical assessments for AI/machine learning.
Anna brings extensive experience in impact investing, philanthropy and impact strategy to her role as CEO.
Having worked across government, social impact organisations, foundations and consulting, she provides a deep understanding of governance, social impact and the need for outcomes-focussed programs.
With an emphasis on building new models for social impact across the globe, Anna’s affinity for the vital work of countering child sexual exploitation, combined with a natural connection to innovative solutions to the world’s wicked problems, makes her a passionate leader, driven by ICMEC’s mission.