Our core team

Meet the Core Team supporting all efforts with communities and partners to achieve our shared goal.

DrDianneJackson_CEO_opportunitychildDr Dianne Jackson – CEO

Dianne was appointed to the newly created role of CEO in January 2018.

Dianne has deep systems, service delivery and academic experience in the early childhood space. Most recently Dianne was Director Strategic Collaborations at Charles Sturt University and the Australian Country Coordinator for the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA).

Prior to joining the University she had almost 15 years experience in CEO roles in the not-for-profit sector. This included the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), a national organisation in Canberra linking research, policy and practice, and Connect Child and Family Services, a major service provider in Western Sydney focused on child, family and community engagement in early childhood education and social care. Dianne’s professional background is in early childhood and primary education and she spent many years teaching children, many of whom were disadvantaged and marginalised. Dianne holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood), a first class honours degree in Social Science and a PhD that crosses both disciplines. She also has five children who remain her inspiration.


Joyce Teo – Operations Manager

Joyce supports the executives and stakeholders at Opportunity Child, playing an anchor role in the office and in its wider operations. Joyce brings unique skills and experience, as an Executive Assistant and Project Manager in dynamic, start-up environments. She has managed projects and stakeholders at all levels, across multiple disciplines, sectors, and cultures. Joyce holds a Bachelors from The University of Melbourne, and is effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin.

 

Hear directly from Learning Manager, Jess Compton about her role and contribution to
Opportunity Child.

 

Prof David Hogan – Data Analyst

Prof David HoganDavid started out in Sydney, completing studies and teaching before heading to the USA for postgraduate work and teaching at the University of Illinois. This was followed by a decade at University of Tasmania (1994 – 2004) and nearly a decade in Singapore (2004 – 2013) contributing to their national education agenda in a wide range of roles. Now living in Queensland he is making a data analyst and policy contribution locally, through Logan Together and nationally through Opportunity Child. He is currently an Honorary Professor in the School of Education and Fellow in the Life Course Centre in the Institute of Social Science Research at the University of Queensland. David has presented alongside other OC Team members to DSS on evaluation and Opportunity Child’s place based collective impact approach.

Rebecca Fry – Impact pillar lead

Rebecca Fry _ OC Impact pillarRebecca is the key contact for the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH)’s impact partnership with Opportunity Child. Rebecca holds responsibility for OC’s impact pillar in her role at the CCCH at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, a partner organisation to Opportunity Child.

She has a particular interest in the use of real-time data, action learning and collaborative networks to accelerate improvement. She has worked closely with policy makers, early childhood services, professionals and other organisations to deliver consultancy, training and support. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing) and is undertaking a Master of Evaluation by research. As well, Rebecca led the redevelopment of early childhood intervention services in Mongolia in her work as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development.

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