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CEOs of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada, Stephen De-Wint, and Australia, Peter Kaye AM ESM

Peter Kaye AM ESM and Stephen De-Wint, CEOs of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Australia and Canada respectively, talk about the work of the Award locally and across more than 100 countries.

They provide first-hand insight into how the Award embraces non-formal education and transforms lives. This broad conversation looks at diversity, equity and inclusion; volunteering and mentoring; alumni engagement and connecting with the corporate world.

About Peter Kaye AM ESM

Peter is the National CEO for the Duke of Ed in Australia and formerly the managing director of Consultgroup, specialist international corporate governance consultancy.

As a volunteer, he has undertaken a variety of senior governance roles for the Duke of Ed in Australia and Internationally since 1979 and is a current member of the International Council.

Peter has had an active involvement in the governance of a wide range of charities and community organisations. These roles include the SES Commander (Inspector) for Ashfield-Leichhardt Unit, a position he has served in for over 39 years of his 47 years of active volunteering with the SES. Peter is also the former Chair of the Red Nose Foundation for NSW, Victoria and WA.

Trained as an economist, Peter has worked in a number of management and executive roles in the transport, youth and finance sectors before co-founding Consultgroup in 1992.

Peter has been a Chair and/or a director for 7 companies in the finance, building and telecommunications sectors. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of Royal Society of Arts and a Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Peter has served as an active NSW Justice of the Peace since 1977.

Peter is the recipient of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award’s Gold Distinguished Service Medal and was Citizen of the Year for the Inner West Council (Sydney) in 2014. Peter was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 2014 and awarded the meritorious Emergency Service Medal in 2021

About Stephen De-Wint

Appointed in April 2018 to the role of National Executive Director for the Award in Canada. Stephen previously spent 7 years working as the Alliance Project Director and then Deputy Secretary General for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, based in London, UK.

Within these roles Stephen helped to influence changes to operational practice and culture across numerous countries and was responsible for introducing major changes to the operating model of the Foundation, including introducing a new brand identity, new licensing regime, introduction of digital tools and a new research platform.

Before working for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award he spent over 15 years working in youth sports development in the UK, helping to promote sport and physical activity to young people and supporting the establishment of new clubs, developing activity programs and sourcing funding for voluntary organizations.

Stephen has an MBA, with a special focus on social entrepreneurship, a Master’s degree in Sport & the Law and a BSc (Hons) in French & Law. He published two law journal articles in the UK, and was a guest presenter at various international schools and sports conferences before moving to Canada.


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