Julie Chapman
Julie Chapman (nee Helson)

Julie is the CEO and Co-founder of KidsCan with over ten years experience in not-for-profit management. She is responsible for providing leadership, direction and the coordination of all activities of the Trust in accordance with the goals and objectives of the organisation. Julie’s role is to direct strategy and create sustainability in order to grow the activities of the Trust to meet its charitable objectives.

In addition, Julie is also responsible for programme development, key partnerships, Government relationships, public relations and the overall day-to-day management of the Trust.
In 2008 Julie was recognised as a Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader and in 2015 was named as a finalist for Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year – the second time her contribution has been recognised by the national award.