David Jack, CEO
David Jack brings more than a decade of C-level executive experience to his current role as CEO of 4community, one of Australia’s leading advisory services and event organisers dedicated to the social sector.
David has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges unique to the social sector, and its leaders. He has served as Chief Executive Officer at Cystic Fibrosis Australia and the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, where he led both organisations through periods of significant growth and change. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer at ADRA, a faith-based international development agency.
In his capacity as Principal Advisor with 4community, David works directly with executives and management teams to listen and apply evidence-based methodologies to enhance clarity, sustainability and impact. David is passionate about helping social sector leaders extend their thinking, then partnering them with 4community’s network of specialist social sector advisors to succeed in achieving their goals.
David is an appointed member of the Consumer and Community Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and member of the Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) and the Australian Institute for Company Directors (AICD). He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Sector Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology, and is in the process of completing his Masters of Business Administration.
Royden Howie, Director
Royden contributes insight and direction to 4community consulting services, bringing extensive knowledge and expertise from his history of leadership roles in the health and social services industries in both private and non-profit sectors, across Australia and overseas. He worked for five years as Executive Director of an overseas aid organisation in Papua New Guinea and has held leadership positions in aid organisations in Thailand and Cambodia. His experience includes conducting formative evaluations of a community development and health promotion project in remote WA Aboriginal communities, and business development at KinCare, where he fostered government relationships and developed marketing and Quality of Life, CALD and ATSI service models. He is also a director of KinCare, National College Australia, Teleresponse Australia, Private Care and hope2day. He holds a Masters in Public Health, specialising in health services leadership and evaluation.
Kathryn Carey, Senior Consultant
Kathryn assists clients with strategy and organisation, sales, marketing and fundraising, business process optimisation, business integration, project management, systems implementation, budgeting and forecasting, and operations management. She has over 10 year marketing and management experience in the life science and technology, medical research, charity and government sectors. She has led teams in marketing, research, product management, projects, operations and facilities, overseeing business integration, business process optimisation, systems implementation, and change management. Kathryn holds a Masters in Business Administration in Management, a Master of Science in Medical Research, and a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences.
Aron Mercer, Senior Consultant
Aron works with clients to identify and pursue new markets, partnerships, new ways of reaching existing markets, and new product and service offerings. He has over a decade of experience developing markets and leading teams in achieving exceptional results in new social enterprises, private businesses and government services (including Australia Post). Along the way, he has gathered a deep knowledge of emerging social enterprise business models and digital, data and customer experience solutions. He has a strong commitment to community involvement and is a director on several boards. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science.