Kerry is passionate about the much-needed upgrade to the Waverley Park play space, and will continue to fight for improvements to begin immediately.
As a pram-pushing local school Mum, she is focused on the safety of school children, especially at the Carrington Rd - Bronte Rd - Victoria St intersection, and access to appropriate footpaths.
Kerry has lived in the Bondi / Waverley area for almost 15 years. Kerry runs her own business from home, and can often be found enjoying the Bondi to Bronte walk after work, doing laps in the local ocean pools, or spending the afternoons at the Waverley park with her two energetic young children.
She is a Visiting Fellow at the PM Glynn Institute (Australian Catholic University’s public policy think-tank), where she specialises in Indigenous policy. As a Director of the not-for-profit, Uphold and Recognise, Kerry is dedicated to progressing the Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Kerry is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, where she studied at the Centre for Social Impact. Kerry has a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University.
She is a public policy expert having worked for almost 20 years in social policy, including for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Kerry advised philanthropists Andrew and Nicola Forrest for 5 years, working on a Minderoo Foundation initiative to close the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Kerry is focused on purpose-driven social policy having contributed to the Government’s response on issues like the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the creation of the National Redress scheme, and support to reduce violence against women and their children.
Kerry believes deeply in the transformative power of education, and is a proud supporter of the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program.