Kerry commenced her career in the advertising industry, holding positions with major agencies Clemenger Harvie and George Patterson. She also spent time in the private health care and hospitality sectors, helping establishing Australian Health Resources and working as Marketing Director in a number of successful corporate accommodation hotels.
Having long been an active volunteer, Kerry joined the Rotary Club of Albert Park in 2008, where she received a number of awards and served as President (2011–12). In 2010, she founded Woman in Rotary, an Australia-and world wide initiative aimed at promoting and encouraging the participation and contribution of women in Rotary. While President of the Rotary Club of Albert Park, she took a team of Rotarians to the remote Indigenous community of Nganambala at Emu Point — 6 hours from Darwin in Australia’s outback— to install a water tank and kitchen garden and promote healthy eating and access to fresh food. Seven years later, the Club still receives messages with photos of how well the vegies are growing!
In addition to her work with Rotary and EndTrachoma, Kerry sits on the boards of Violence Free Families and Road Traffic Support Services Victoria, and is a project manager with the Bridge of Hope’s Bridging the Gap program. In 2017, Kerry received a Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to the community. A profile of Kerry from The Age newspaper is available at http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/lunch-with-kerry-kornhauser-20170509-gw15yr.html.