Kim joined African Initiatives as Chief Executive Officer in August 2018. Fifteen years ago, she moved into the international development sector after reaching the level of Associate Vice President in the Canadian arm of an international financial services organisation. Her expertise up to this point in her career included marketing, new product development and managing large scale organisational change. Since then, Kim has worked for VSO International, CUSO International and United Purpose. She managed programmes and teams as Country Director in Guyana, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and more recently Nepal, as Regional Director in the Caribbean and in International Programmes Leadership roles. She led high performing teams across multiple geographies and sectors including education, health, livelihoods; with a focus on women, indigenous communities and people living with disabilities.
Kim is most passionate about supporting individuals, organisations and communities to not only reach and sustain their full potential but to thrive. She believes empowered decision-making, collaborative ways of working, innovative thinking and accountability mechanisms are key to achieving this. These themes are woven through everything she does.