Founder and CEO
Lisa founded the Keema Childrens’ Foundation in 2014 in order to make a positive difference to the lives of children who have suffered abuse or neglect in Australia.
Lisa has practised as a litigation and employment lawyer for over 20 years and was previously a partner in a mid- size law firm in Brisbane city. She currently runs her own legal practise, Honeychurch Workplace Lawyers, specialising in advising employers and employees on all aspects of employment law and providing training to managers and staff in risk management.
Lisa has provided pro bono legal services to Act for Kids and was a member of the previous Act for Kids Research Committee for some years where she assisted in the decision making process regarding allocation of monies for research relating to children who have experienced abuse.
She has also acted for foster parents in relation to matters pertaining to long term custody and the best interests of the child. She is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children who are living in foster care who have experienced abuse or neglect. Lisa was also a volunteer companion for Camp Quality for many years.
Sharon is Founder and Principal Solicitor of Antler Legal, a legal firm specialising in corporate and commercial services.
Sharon has had previous experience on boards for both profit and non-profit entities, including as a Director on co-operative housing societies, Vice President and Director of Nundah Community Support Group Inc and Director of Windana Support Centre (Queensland).
Sharon has also provided pro bono legal services to the Nundah Legal Centre and the Redfern Legal Centre, assisting disadvantaged individuals in respect to various legal matters, including breach of contract, employment law, debt, discrimination, neighbourhood disputes, motor vehicle accidents and fines, drug and alcohol.
She holds an Honours Degree in Law, and a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Human Resources and Marketing.
Tristan van Riel
Tristan is the Dealer Principal and Chief Operating Officer of the Keema Automotive Group in Queensland which operates over 4 sites across Brisbane and employs around 160 staff. Tristan has an accounting background and was previously the Chief Financial Officer of the Keema Automotive Group. Tristan has significant experience in financial matters and developing the strategic direction of the Keema Group. Tristan is committed to making a difference in the lives of children living in care through the work of the Keema Childrens’ Foundation. He has been a Pyjama Angel with the Pyjama Foundation for several years, working with children in care to increase literacy and numeracy.
David is the General Manager for the Keema Automotive Group in Queensland which operates over 5 sites across Brisbane and employs around 250 staff. David has a Mechanical Background which lead to him starting with the Keema Group 18 years ago, and along with many other roles is directly in charge of Operational matters for the Keema Group. David is committed to making a difference in the lives of children living in care through the work of the Keema Children’s Foundation and our Little Stars Kids Camps which provide so much Fun and laughter.
Randall has extensive experience in retail, particularly in the automotive sector but also more broadly with experience in food and beverage retail. His employment with a multi franchise dealership and a national automotive retail chain, as well as 15 years in chartered accounting, provides an excellent platform for specialist professional services. He is able to understand and support his clients with their operational and statutory requirements. Randall is committed to making a difference in the lives of children living in care through the work of the Keema Children’s Foundation and our Little Stars Kids Camps which provide so much Fun and laughter.
Jan van Riel
Jan is a director of Keema Automotive Group. Jan has a background in early childhood education, having been a school teacher for many years. Jan lived overseas in Indonesia for many years and has a passion for helping children who have been abused or neglected.