Meet the team

 Our team are strong in their specialist fields and committed to ensuring continuous and effective long-term service and quality to our members and the early childhood education and care sector.

Our Board

The CCSA board is our governing body that sets and monitors policies for corporate management and oversight.

Ruth Newman

Chair

Joined CCSA’s board in 2010 and is currently an Early Childhood Education consultant, with over 30 years experiences in delivering and leading services for children and families.

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Cathryn Albert

Treasurer

Cathryn joined CCSA’s Board in October 2013. Cathryn has extensive experience in early childhood services including family day care, long day care, after school care and preschool.

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Jan Langtry

Board Member

Jan joined CCSA’s Board in 2006 and is currently the CEO of Illawarra Area Child Care Ltd (IACC) and Early Childhood Training And Resource Centre (ECTARC).

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Julie Frend

Board Member

Julie joined CCSA’s board in 2018. Julie has more than 15 years experience in the sector and is currently the Director of Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool.

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Swee Goh

Board Member

Swee joined the CCSA Board in 2017. Swee has over 25 years experience in the early childhood sector, as both a Teacher/ Director and in regulatory and compliance roles.

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Amy Shine

Board Member

Amy joined the CCSA Board in 2017. Amy is currently the Director of Forbes Preschool and has more than 20 years experience working in community based early childhood education and care.

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Heidi Cormie

Board Member

Heidi joined the CCSA board in October 2019. Heidi holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education and is the director at Coonamble Pre School in rural New South Wales.

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Pauline Iacono

Board Member

Pauline joined the CCSA Board in 2020. Pauline has worked as a Teacher in the Early Childhood Sector for more than 30 years and is currently the Director/Nominated Supervisor at Mittagong Preschool.

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Allison McCartney

Board Member

Allison joined the CCSA Board in 2020. Allison has been working in the Early Childhood sector for sixteen years and is currently the Director at The Hills Community Kindergarten.

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Our Management Team

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Meg Mendham

CEO

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John Stuart

General Manager

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Helena Hyssett

Member Support Manager

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Kate Wansey

Legal Counsel


A team of trusted professionals

From BAS Agents to Industrial Relations experts:
our team is here for you.

284

Years of combined experience working in and supporting early childhood education

36

Degrees and Qualifications

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John Gunn

Resources & Engagement
Coordinator

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Blake Stewart

Member Services Engagement Officer

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Amanda Marco

Administration Coordinator

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Debbie Lord

Administration Officer

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Kathy Whalan

Member Support Officer

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Mark Kellett

Member Support Officer

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Natalie Peen

Member Support Officer

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Lorraine McCormick

Payroll Administrator

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Andrew Robertson

BAS Agent/Bookkeeper

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Theresa Macleay

BAS Agent/Bookkeeper

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Candie Field

BAS Agent/Bookkeeper

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Joanne Tomkins

BAS Agent/Bookkeeper

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Wendy Cook

Business Solutions Administration Officer

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Kirra Passlack

Accounts Clerk

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Andrew Peary

BAS Agent/Bookkeeper

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Gloria Lindsay

Project Officer

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Michelle Moore

Communications Coordinator

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Shauna Fayers

Content & Communications Officer

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Lauren Ball

Bookkeeping Admnistrator