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The Executive Team

Kimberly Downes

Kimberly Downes


Known as a change maker and advocate for growing women’s philanthropy, Kimberly is a strategic thinker and communicator with executive management skills.

As CEO of The Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation, she is passionate about the cause and driving change. She is known as a result driven senior strategist and engagement specialist, and is an expert at driving through change by bringing all stakeholders together in positive, creative environments.

With over 30-years’ experience in fundraising, philanthropy and management, Kimberly is a recognised accomplished senior fundraising strategist with extensive experience and global voice on philanthropy in Australia. She tailors best-practice methodologies with organisational ethos and values to create a sustainable culture of philanthropy.

She has done extensive study on creating a culture of philanthropy and the motivations behind women’s giving.

She has published a research report on The Role and Influence of Women in Australian Philanthropy and is a co-author of the book Rise Above, Beyond Ordinary.

Kim has served on several NFP Boards and is currently a Co-Chair of the Australian Pituitary Foundation. She is a member of Business in Heels and G100. She is also a specialist consultant for Giving Connect.

She has a history of presenting at EducatePlus, FIA, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Philanthropy Australia and CASE Conferences.

 Jacki Howson

Jacki Howson

Company Secretary

Who we are

We are the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation.  The only organisation that focuses on funding laboratory research into all eight gynae cancers.

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Where to find us:

1/1 Jamison Street, Sydney NSW 2001

For general enquiries:

telephone: +61 401 512 167
email: [email protected]

Together, we’re giving women hope.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductable in Australia.

ABN: 17 152 685 295

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