Kylee Bates has been an active member of IAVE since 2001 and a member of the board of directors since 2008. In 2014, Kylee was elected as IAVE’s World President.
Kylee has extensive experience in the non-profit sector. She is currently the CEO of Ardoch Youth Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on education support for children in disadvantaged communities. She previously served as the State Director of Service Delivery for Mission Australia, one of Australia’s largest non-profit community services organizations, and was also the Deputy CEO of Volunteering Australia for over four years. She was also the General Manager at Jobactive for Advanced Personnel Management.
Kylee has worked for the Australian Government in a variety of policy, program and service delivery roles, most recently as a Senior Advisor on Indigenous Policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
In 2012 Kylee was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to travel to 6 countries to examine and report on Employer-led initiatives to increase the workforce participation of people with disabilities.