The Sydney Kids Committee is made up of volunteers from all parts of the community. The committee members generously donate their time, skills and experience to help run our fund-raising events.

The Sydney Kids Committee welcomes new people to the committee each year and they bring with them their expertise, energy and ideas to help continue the proud work of the committee.

We value people with enthusiasm, integrity, a ‘can do’ approach to working on a volunteer fund-raising committee and a love of helping improve the care of sick babies and children. If you would like to join us please send a cover letter and any other supporting material on the button below.

2015 – 2018: Deborah Knight
TV Journalist  

2004–2014: Amanda Keller
TV Presenter & radio personality 

1994–2003: Mike Whitney
Former Australian cricketer & TV presenter

The committee have been extremely fortunate over the years to have the dedicated and generous support of 3 highly talented patrons. These patrons volunteer their time to help the committee host their annual fund raising event and attend formal functions to celebrate and promote the efforts of the committee.

Christopher Webber
PRESIDENT
President
A doctor, a paediatric emergency Consultant and head of the Emergency Department of Sydney Children’s Hospital. Chris has worked at the hospital since 1989. He wanted to give back to the hospital by working with the volunteer Committee members from the community. He joined the Committee 10 years ago.
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The dedication and commitment of the members inspires him to continue fundraising. Chris’s medical career began in Queensland in 1982, working in both isolated small towns
and major centres. His broad understanding of the health system includes front-line patient care as well as medical training and health education at many levels. The cost of exceptional health care is expensive and Chris recognises the need to fundraise to add that extra level to a world class health system.

Paul Gallagher OAM
FOUNDING MEMBER
Vice President
Paul is a founding member and remains an active member of the Sydney Kids Committee which was formed in April 1993. Over the last 25 years Paul has served as President and is currently the Vice President. His interest to fundraise for the hospital is personal as Paul’s sister Fiona was born with brittle bones disease (osteogenesis imperfect). 
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Fiona spent most of her childhood in and out of the children’s hospital at Randwick and consequently Paul spent a considerable amount of time visiting. He was inspired by the work and commitment of the nurses and this motivated him to become a paediatric nurse. Paul’s mother instilled in him drive and dedication to raise money for the hospital to purchase equipment. He has a deep sense of loyalty to the committee and remains passionate and proud about what has been achieved since 1993. There have been 2 major milestones for Paul in being part of such a vital fundraising organisation, firstly in 2014 the Sydney Kids Committee was inducted into the hospital’s Hall of Champions in recognition of raising over $1,000,000 and secondly when he was awarded an Order of Australia for contribution to services to children through charitable paediatric care organisations.

Christopher Cosier
GO TO GUY
Events Co-ordinator & Secretary
Christopher joined the committee 10 years ago to give back to the Sydney Children’s Hospital after seeing the care and support the staff gave his nephew when he was a patient with a brain tumour.  
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Starting out in the family retail business in Wellington in rural NSW before moving to Sydney to forge a career both in retail and department and specialty stores, spanning over 30 years. He completed a degree in Adult Education (sub major in Human Resources) and after 20 years as a Human Resources Manager now runs his own consultancy to help people and businesses grow their potential and performance.

Diane Martin
AMBASSADOR OF FUN
Committee member
Joining the Sydney Kids Committee in 2017, Diane has over a 20 year relationship with the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Currently the nurse manager of the Intensive Care Unit. Diane is passionate about caring for critically ill children. This passion has driven her to join the committee to raise funds for much needed equipment for the hospital.

Sue Cunningham
AMBASSADOR OF FUN
Committee Member

Sue joined the Sydney Kids Committee team in late 2017 having been a regular at the balls since 2009. Thankful of not having to have called on the services of the Sydney Children’s hospital for her own children, Sue is passionate about helping to preserve and build the wonderful facilities of the hospital for those who do.

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Sue’s broad commercial background spanned the finance sector and government and culminated in commercial strategy for the Seven Network before she decided to set up her own consultancy company in 2002. Since then she has concentrated on small to medium business strategy with a particular interest in linking the human element.

Sue’s interest in helping others began in her youth with her first fundraising event being undertaken in support of the Lions Club of Kyle Bay whilst she was still at school. Since then she has helped a number of organisations including Telstra Child Flight, St Francis de Sales Catholic School, The Beauty Bank, and Yandua Village Fiji. 

Andrea Kruller
AMBASSADOR OF FUN
Committee member

Andrea is a Doctor with over 16 years experience working at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick Emergency Department. In her role she is enthusiastic that the staff of the hospital are provided with the best available equipment to ensure the highest quality of care for the benefit of sick children and their families. Each year during the last decade Andrea has attended the Sydney Kids committee fundraising Ball and encouraged her family and friends to join her in helping to raise funds for this worthy cause. More recently, she has chosen to become even more involved by volunteering as a committee member.