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Office team

Katrina King
General Manager

Katrina joined the Grief Centre as Australasian General Manager in early 2023 and brings strong leadership and governance experience with a background in marketing and communications. She has worked for several large corporates in the telecommunications field, and most recently has been self-employed running her own strategy and communications advisory. In the not-for-profit space she has served as Board Chair for a local Community House and is currently a member of the Dress for Success Auckland board and is Board Chair at a local school. She holds a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.

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Maja Perlic
Bereavement Support Coordinator

Maja joined the Grief Centre in 2020 when the organisation expanded their services to Australia. She was the first employee of the Australian branch and was instrumental in implementing our services there.

Maja has over 15 years of experience in finance and administration. She brings compassion and care to everything she does at work and in life, and people often say they can rely on her for just about anything. The work at Grief Centre is very important to her as she enjoys doing things that will help someone or potentially change someone's life, even in a small way.

Maja enjoys spending time with her family, reading, swimming, attending her kids' soccer matches and catching up with her friends over a glass of wine.

Paul Canavan
Grief Care Relationship Manager

Paul joined the Grief Centre in February 2024. He was previously the Business Manager at Burstow’s in Toowoomba and, prior to joining in the funeral industry, had a long career in finance and banking. In his role at Burstow’s, Paul worked closely with the Grief Centre team for over four years and saw first-hand how client families benefited from the Bereavement Support Service. He is a passionate advocate of after-funeral grief care and believes it has many benefits for both funeral homes and the bereaved families they support.

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