Ms Kylie Whittard commenced her professional career on a graduate program within water utilities in Melbourne, Australia. She progressed to management consulting, specialising in the retail, banking, non-profit and education sectors, where she provided strategic, stakeholder management and brand advice to a range of organisations in London, Hong Kong and in all capital cities across Australia. Following consulting, she worked as Director, Marketing and Admission at the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne and then was Director, Marketing and Business Development at Zoos Victoria. She joined Teach For Australia in 2009 (the start up year!) and has worked in a range of roles within the marketing, strategy and growth teams. She currently holds the role of Head of External Affairs and is responsible for the Fundraising, Marketing/Communications and Alumni teams. She holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne. Her previous board positions include the Victorian Government's Adult and Community Further Education board and the Victorian Art Deco Society. She currently sits on the Fight Cancer Foundation Board.