Respect Key to Kates' SAFCA Success
Written on the 8 June 2021 by Kelly Higgins
A long-held respect for financial counsellors is what prompted Kate Fox to apply for the role of SAFCA's new Executive Officer.
Kate was introduced to their work over 20 years ago as a social worker in the Low-Income Support program at Lutheran Community Care, where she worked with many financial counsellors across South Australia.
In that role she shared resources and ideas with financial counsellors while learning the breadth of work that they do and gaining and appreciation for the innovative way they helped people.
"The way they support people and the outcomes they achieve is incredible", she says.
Kate's appreciation grew when she moved to The Wyatt Trust, a philanthropic organisation where she worked as a grants manager and senior manager for 17 years. As part of that role, she was involved in the setting up of the funding of financial counselling through The Wyatt Trust and gained further knowledge about the sector.
"I am very excited to be part of the SAFCA team", she says.
As she spends the next month travelling to meet financial counsellors, Kate is interested to meet with SAFCA members and reconnect with people she's worked with previously.
"I'd like to listen to what people say and learn about what they want from SAFCA so I can represent them with the same level of commitment and service that they demonstrate to their clients", she says.
"As a member organisation, I'm looking forward to supporting our members and improving outcomes for the people they serve", she says.