Diane Lawson, Chief Executive Officer
Diane has over 25 years’ experience as an executive in the non-profit, health and social care sectors in Australia, England and the Middle East. With qualifications at degree and masters level in nursing, women’s studies and human resource development, Diane has lead on the development of an extensive range of highly credible evidence based policies, products and services to build workforce capacity.
Diane was for 7 years the CEO of the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council gaining stakeholder buy in and forging agreements that were intrinsic to establishing the children’s services and other sectors qualifications in the training packages.
For the past six years Diane has been working overseas including; in England, leading on the review of solicitor education and training and developing and implementing a national leadership framework for the adult social care sector. In the Middle East she has managed the development of nursery care occupational standards for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and developed a standards framework to underpin the regulation of the social care sector in Dubai.
Children's Services Central
Wilma Murdoch, Manager Children’s Services Central
RTO and Professional Development and Support
John Stewart, Manager Professional Learning
Starting in LDC as an assistant John progressed to be a centre Director, OOSH coordinator and Area Manager of a private early childhood education and care organisation. John has extensive experience in managerial roles and as a trainer and assessor with TAFE NSW delivering Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
John is passionate about providing high quality training and professional development experiences for Early Childhood Educators. In ensuring that children receive quality education and care John believes that advocating for social justice for children, promoting nutrition and increasing sustainability through practice and provision will empower children and families to build quality relationships in order to achieve successes in life. John is passionate about play based learning.
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Operations and Culture
Melissa Woodhouse, Manager Membership, Culture and Services
Melissa holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and a degree in Management, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.