World President, the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)


World President, the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)


Kylee has served as the World President of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) since 2014. She was re-elected to continue her second term in 2018. Kylee has led a global board and secretariat to promote, strengthen and celebrate volunteering worldwide.

Kylee has her diverse roles in the human services sphere in the not-for-profit, government and commercial sectors. In August 2016, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ardoch, a children’s education charity whose vision is that every child’s potential is realised through full participation in education.

Kylee’s experience in the not-for-profit sector includes State Director (Vic/SA) for Mission Australia where she managed a diverse portfolio of services, Volunteering Australia where she served as Deputy CEO between 2003 and 2007, and short-term leadership roles with the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Her government sector experience spans a range of policy, program and service delivery roles in the Commonwealth Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Families, Communities and Indigenous Affairs. She also served in the offices of two federal ministers.

Between 2014 – 2016, Kylee served as an honorary member of the Australian Red Cross’ Members and Volunteers Board Sub-Committee and in 2016 Kylee was jointly awarded the Greg Vickery Scholarship by the Australian Red Cross to undertake a study of emerging trends in volunteering and investigate use of technology in mobilizing volunteers.

In 2012 she was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to travel to six countries to examine and report on Employer-led initiatives to increase the workforce participation of people with disabilities.

She currently serves on the City of Melbourne’s Family and Children’s Advisory Committee and the Strategic Partnerships Program Advisory Committee for the Victorian Government. She is a recipient of a Women’s Board Leadership Scholarship awarded by the Victorian Government for 2019.

Kylee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and post-graduate qualifications in both law and non-profit studies and is currently enrolled in the Senior Executive MBA Program at Melbourne Business School.

All sessions by KYLEE BATES

Opening Ceremony

13 Nov 2019
09.00 - 10.30
Le Concorde Ballroom