International Board

The Variety International president is responsible and accountable to every person worldwide involved in helping children through Variety for delivery of Variety’s vision.

International President

Ken V Loughnan AO

Cert Acctg; Dip Acctg; HonDUniv; FCPA; FAICD; FAIM

Ken is a senior international Company Chairman with extensive experience in chairing Boards in the Private, Public and Non-Profit Sectors across 15 countries. 

His private sector appointments include publicly listed companies, employing up to 55,000 staff, and well as companies covering 17 key individual industry sectors. 

He has Chaired public sector boards continuously since 1983 in a range of jurisdictions including agriculture, emergency services, gaming and defence. 

His non-profit governance experience spans two Australian Universities with a total enrolment of more than 120,000 students as member of Council, Chair of Foundation and President of Graduate Union.  He was the Deputy Chair of Variety Victoria before becoming the Variety Australia National Chairman and joining the Variety International Board as Vice President in 2007, a position he has held until becoming Variety International President in 2017.

Ken was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) by Queen Elizabeth the Second in 1994 for outstanding service to international business and the development of global telecommunications.  He was awarded an honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) by Victoria University, Australia in 2014.



  • Ken V Loughnan AO, Australia


  • Neil Wykes OAM, Australia

Regional Council Chairs:

  • Asia Pacific – Don Hess, Hong Kong
  • Europe – Barbie Hislop, Canada & Great Britain
  • Central Asia Middle East – Ennio Tavani, Australia
  • North America – Nancy Klueter, United States

Variety International Children’s Fund Chair:

  • Clark Woods, United States

Variety International Advisory Council:

  • Tony Hatch, Great Britain

Legal Counsel:

  • John Catarinich, Australia

At Large Board Members:

  • Derek O’Neill, Ireland
  • John Catarinich, Australia
  • Stan W. Reynolds, United States
  • Rafaelle Papalia, Canada

Executive Director:

  • David Small

Operations Manager:

  • Sharon Castillo