Our Board

Ros Rogers
Ros qualified as a pharmacist in 1974. After the birth of her 3 children, she decided to be a full time Mum but she was always involved in voluntary work of some sort or another. Ros learnt to knit as an eight year old and never lost the passion for this activity. In 2004, prompted by a very cold winter,  Ros decided to combine her passion for knitting with her love of helping people and started kogo in order to distribute warm winter hand knits to people in need. From its humble beginnings of 180 scarves that first year, kogo has grown into the major organisation that it is today.

Ros was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia, General Division) in the 2017 Australia Day Awards for service to youth and to charitable organisations and Founder and Coordinator of kogo.

Brett Lethborg
Brett has over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant specialising in business advisory and taxation matters.  Brett is a Principal at Daniel Allison & Associates, a South Melbourne based boutique accounting and legal practice where he advises many of Melbourne’s prominent families on their business and philanthropic interests.

Richard Rogers
Richard was joint managing director of the Roger David retail chain from 1977 to 2007. He held the position of President of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation for 3 years and served in the position of Life Governor for approximately 15 years. In 2007 Richard was appointed a Director/Trustee of Gandel Philanthropy and in 2012, he became Deputy Chairman.

Currently, Richard also sits on the board of Carr Design as an advisor and has done so for approximately nine years.  He has been on the Board of Cabrini Health for 7 years where he now holds the position of Chairman.  He is also Chairman of both the Nominations Committee and the Major Projects Committee. He is a member of the Patient Experience and Clinical Governance Committee, Cabrini Foundation and Audit & Risk Management Committee.

Richard also continues to mentor a number of young people in their businesses.

Ralph Wollner
Ralph is an experienced CEO, company director, executive coach and mentor. He has worked in and consulted to companies in the textiles, plastics and logistics industries and in IT in Australia and overseas for 40 years.

Ralph has degrees in Law from Melbourne and George Washington Universities, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management, is a nationally accredited mediator and is a former Adjunct Professor at RMIT University. He is also a former Deputy President of the Textile and Fashion Industries Association of Australia and has extensive knowledge of the wool fibre and yarn industries.

Donate & Help us to spread the warmth!

Your donation to kogo can help to make a difference to people who are sleeping outdoors or living in crisis accommodation or refuges as well as remote indigenous communities, children who are at risk or young, disadvantaged mums.

With your support we can spread the warmth with our hand knitted winter woollies to more of the vulnerable people in our community. A warm scarf, beanie or blanket that’s been hand knitted with love will warm the heart as well as the body. Make a difference and donate now.

  • Kogo was established in 2004
  • The kogo team are all volunteers
  • Our volunteers knit/crochet a range of items
  • The finished products are distributed to people in need
  • In 2014 kogo distributed 50,000 hand knitted/ crocheted winter woollies