Kathryn House AM

Kathryn House AM

Kathryn House was appointed as a Director to the SAHMRI Board in August, 2022. She has a passion for, and distinguished professional background in, the not-for-profit sector and as an educator and social entrepreneur.

As a committed philanthropist, Ms House devotes herself to not just helping individuals and not-for-profit organisations, but also raising the profile of philanthropy and the culture of giving throughout our community. Her significant contributions in these areas were recognised by her being appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Ms House was a pioneer of Chinese language teaching in SA, working across a diverse range of educational settings. She now works with the House Group of Companies, incorporating a broad portfolio of interests spanning building, development, property management investments and community engagement.

For the past 18 years, Ms House has been a Community Ambassador, volunteer and fundraiser with Catherine House, which provides accommodation and support services for SA women who are experiencing homelessness. She also served as Chairperson of the organisation’s Trust.

Ms House was a founding Board Member of the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation and the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation, and also currently serves on the Boards of Grandparents for Grandchildren SA and the SA Branch of the Order of Australia Association. She is the current Chairperson of Impact100 SA and in 2021 founded Young Impact – a collective fundraising group for school students.