Jane Hunt is an innovative and results driven social change leader who has dedicated her career to empowering people to improve the world.
Lisa is an experienced Non-Executive Director and sits on the Boards of various commercial and for-purpose organisations, spanning a wide range of sectors. She was previously Chair of Australia’s oldest charity, The Benevolent Society.
Wendy is an experienced manager and company director who began her career as a secondary school teacher. Since moving into public life she has been working for change across the public, private and community sectors, in education, family planning, human rights, public health, overseas aid and development, conservation, heritage, and media.
Simon Kent has extensive experience in leadership, strategy and social reform with expertise across a range of policy areas including health, human services, justice and the entire education continuum.
Verity has more than twenty years of experience working at the highest levels of government, and the university and not-for-profit sectors in Australia. Previously Minister for Education and Training in NSW, Verity was heavily focussed on equity in education, and how to best address educational disadvantage amongst low socio-economic groups, including rural and remote Indigenous communities.
Anne Kennedy is a highly respected and experienced consultant in the early childhood sector. Her consultancy work follows extensive experience as an early childhood teacher and academic working in university based teacher education programs in Australia, Sweden, Singapore and the USA.
Arminé Nalbandian is the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Social Impact. She is a public policy leader who has spent her career advising governments and for-purpose organisations on social policy and economic development strategies.
Lead - Impact Foundry
With a background in organisation and policy studies, Chris has worked with governments and agencies, university, philanthropy, not-for-profits, and corporate partners.
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Sadie comes to The Front Project with over 25 years’ of experience in Administration and Executive Assistant roles, having supported CIOs, CEOs, and Senior leaders in the Public & Private sector.
Policy and Government Relations Manager
As Policy and Government Relations Manager, Rachel is managing and executing the Front’s Project’s engagement with all levels of government and will work with The Front Project team to develop high impact, evidenced based policy.
Manager, Research and Evaluation
Dan has worked in early childhood and community services for more than twenty years.
Strategic Policy Advisor
Martel has over twenty years experience in the early childhood sector, as a teacher, union leader and senior Ministerial Adviser.
As Project Manager, Fiona primarily oversees the delivery of the EDGE Project, along with managing other projects through the Impact Foundry.
Research and Evaluation Officer
Working across TFP’s research and evaluation projects, Dan brings over a decade’s worth of experience in diverse academic, NGO, and government-based contexts.
Manager, the Apiary Fellowship
Rachael has more than 10 years’ experience in the child and youth sector, working with leadership teams, implementing project and quality processes, managing collaborative initiatives with stakeholders and colleagues.
Innovation Hub Transition Manager
Kate Oubridge-Egan is our new Innovation Hub Transition Manager with a passion for early childhood education and care (ECEC) and systems learning.
Sophie comes to The Front Project with experience in project delivery having worked at Parkinson’s UK for a number of years delivering an information and support programme for people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their families.
Mentoring Program Manager
Ashlea is an experienced communications professional with a specialisation in e-marketing and CRM programs. As the Acting Strategic Communications Manager, Ashlea helps to develop the Front Project’s marketing goals and drive transformative change to the early childhood education and care sector.
Senior Communications Officer
As the Senior Communications Officer, Stephanie helps implement the Front Project’s strategic communications plan to raise its profile of an independent, national enterprise improving the quality of Australia’s early childhood education system for all.
Digital Communications Officer
As the Digital Communications Officer, Raj will deliver a broad range of communications activities aimed at building awareness of and engagement with the Front Project’s work. It involves collaborating with all TFP teams and some external stakeholders and service providers.