Board of directors
A highly experienced property consultant who has very wide experience in all aspects of property with an emphasis on commercial property and Corporate Real Estate. Throughout her long career in property she has been engaged in leadership roles and during her 20 years on various boards of the Australian Property Institute have led both the National Board and the ACT Divisional Board.
Marcia has a keen interest in mentoring the newer members of the property profession and have mentored many of the up and coming property professionals in Canberra as well as other jurisdictions.
Alberto is a partner at CRE8IVE, Canberra’s leading integrated communication and creative agency. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate governance, performance management, and business development. A creative at heart, Alberto is an expert in digital communication, taking brands into the online realm and exploring new media opportunities for clients.
Alberto has been recognised with an Australian Graphic Design Association (ADGA) Effectiveness award and is a past president of ADGA’s ACT chapter. Always eager to share his corporate knowledge with the community, Alberto has previously helped organise The PAGE Awards in Canberra and provided mentorship and talks to students at the University of Canberra and CIT.
Michael is a strong advocate for Kulture Break. When Michael was Principal at Lanyon High School, he was approached by Francis who was seeking to offer young people at the school an opportunity to develop their talents through song and dance. Michael was enthused by Francis’s vision and provided an opportunity for Francis to teach; thus Kulture Break was born.
When he was later Principal of Erindale College, Michael invited Francis to set up KB’s headquarters at the college and together, they revamped KB’s mission and vision. KB is still headquartered at Erindale College and their partnership continues as Michael joins the KB Board.
Kieran is an experienced and trustworthy financial manager, having demonstrated fidelity through a long association with IP Australia, working steadily through the ranks to raise himself to his current role as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. His financial acumen originated in his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Canberra. However, Kieran’s skills also include the performing arts, with which he’s had a long association.
Kieran has been dancing and singing up a storm in Canberra since he was in high school. His music career took off in the R&B/pop group 925, later known as D’Verse. The four-piece group travelled the country appearing on television and entertaining fans with their high energetic choreographed shows and smooth harmonies. The group performed with and supported many national and international acts. Kieran has performed and recorded with acclaimed artists such as Marcia Hines and Jon Stevens.
Kieran is now well-known in Canberra as the lead singer of the popular ‘Big Boss Groove’ band. He has had a long association with CEO of Kulture Break Francis Owusu from high school and in 925/D’Verse, and knows well the philosophy and impact of Kulture Break.
Appointed in November 2021, Carrie Leeson is the CEO of Lifeline Canberra. She is an experienced Chief Executive Officer, GAICD and eMBA with a demonstrated history of working in the health care industry. Strong business development professional with a Marketing focus in Public and Government Relations, Psychology, and Applied Communication from University of Natal, South Africa. Carrie is also currently a board director for the Canberra Business Chamber and advisory counsel to the Gambling and Racing Committee.
Carrie brings a highly valuable insight into the mental health and well-being of Canberra’s youth and enables Kulture Break to better serve our community in this sphere.