systems change

OC ramps up capabilities in Early Childhood collaboration

23 August 2018

Opportunity Child has announced four significant appointments to drive its Collective Impact agenda in early childhood development.

Tara Kleine
Tara Kleine – Director, Capability and Development (starts 3rd September). Tara was previously Principal Advisor for Leadership and Organisational Capability at Rio Tinto. She brings executive-level experience across corporate, government, community and NFP and is skilled in leading large networks and influencing for strategic and programmatic benefit. A major focus of her role will be designing and implementing a structured peer support network for communities focused on place-based work in Australia.

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Media release: CEO appointed

24 January 2018

Opportunity Child partners and the ten20 Board are pleased to announce that Dr Dianne Jackson has been appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer for Opportunity Child ‑ Australia’s only national intermediary in the early childhood development space using a collective impact approach.

Dr Jackson’s starting date is Monday 29 January 2018.

“Taking up the reins in this role represents a career highlight, enabling me to work alongside many,

CEO appointed to Opportunity Child

Dr Dianne Jackson is the new CEO of Opportunity Child

The Opportunity Child partners, along with the ten20 Board, are pleased to announce that Dr Dianne Jackson has accepted the offer of the new role of Chief Executive Officer for Opportunity Child.

Dianne’s starting date is Monday 29 January 2018.

She says being appointed to the role of CEO represents a career highlight which enables Dianne to work alongside many, for the greater good of kids.

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Shared outcomes framework

About the shared outcomes framework

The shared outcomes framework is part of Opportunity Child’s ongoing effort to make it easier to measure progress and impact. The framework outlines a range of headline indicators organised by five of the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth’s (ARACY’s) The Nest[1] domains.

In early 2017, Opportunity Child’s impact team reviewed the OC shared outcomes framework and reduced the number of domains to five, removing one that did not directly pertain to child outcomes.

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