SDN SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Kay Turner - Chief Executive Officer
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Kay Turner, SDN CEO

MSSC UWS, BEd(Early Childhood) Macq, MAICD GIA(Cert)

Kay is passionate about children’s education, inclusion and wellbeing, and supporting their families and communities. Bringing experience from roles in small and large community organisations and at the Department of Education, Kay joined SDN in 1997 to lead and develop SDN’s integrated services in Western Sydney.

She has held roles across a broad range of SDN functions, including Director of Child, Family and Children’s Services Programs; Executive Director, Integrated Services and Organisational Development; and Head of Organisational and Business Development. She has been the lead in the development of SDN’s integrated and SDN’s Pathways Approach, and has been SDN’s Deputy Chief Executive since 2015.

As CEO Kay is a member of SDN’s Executive team, and she oversees SDN’s service delivery; Human Resources; Practice, Learning and Development; and Organisational and Business Development. Kay is a Level Two certified organisational coach.

Peter Rae - Chief Financial Officer
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Peter Rae, SDN Chief Financial Officer

BCom(acc) Griff

Peter joined SDN in October 2014 as Chief Finance Officer and is responsible for the financial functions of SDN’s companies and the management of SDN’s payroll and property services. Peter is a member of SDN’s Executive team.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Charted Accountants with 18 years’ experience in the UK and Australia in financial and management accounting across both not-for-profit and for-profit industries at senior financial management level including Financial Controller. 

Dianne Speakman - Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs
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Dianne Speakman, Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs

MComm(Marketing) UNSW, BA(Hons)(Psychology) USyd, GradCert(Public Relations) USQ

Dianne joined SDN in March 2012. Dianne is an experienced communications specialist and has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing communications and stakeholder management across different areas of the not-for-profit sector.

Dianne is a member of SDN’s Executive team, and leads a team that supports SDN’s service delivery and shared services through strategic communications, stakeholder relationship management and issues management. 

Dianne also oversees SDN’s Marketing and Customer Experience team, and the History and Archive team which is responsible for maintaining and growing the SDN Archive.

Zarin Medhora - Head of Human Resources
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Karen Doyle Director of Organisational and Business Development

MBS (HR Mgmt) Massey, LLB(Industrial Labour Law) Bombay, BSC(Chem) Bombay

Zarin joined SDN in October 2014 as Human Resource Director and she is also member of SDN's Executive team. Zarin is a highly experienced HR professional and has more than 15 years’ experience in senior HR roles. Zarin has managed all areas of HR function.

Her generalist HR experience was gained across various industries including 11 years in the not-for-profit sector, government organisations and the finance sector.

Adrienne Jerram - Director of Marketing and Customer Experience
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Adrienne Jerram, Director of SDN Marketing and Customer Experience

BA(Comm) Macq, MA(Comm Mgmt) UTS, M.Litt (Creative Writing) USyd

Adrienne has over 25 years of experience in marketing and communications in the education, government and not for profit sectors. Adrienne is passionate about establishing and telling a compelling brand story and has written extensively on the implementation of word of mouth marketing and communications campaigns.

Adrienne is skilled at using social media and other online tools to propel the brand story. Also a project manager, Adrienne is the veteran of a number of website launches. Adrienne is passionate about health and fitness and is also a qualified personal trainer, master functional trainer, outdoor climbing instructor and yoga teacher.

Glynis Chang - Director of Professional Practice
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SDN Children's Services Director of Practice Learning and Development

DipTeach (ECE) SKTC

Glynis joined SDN in 1998 as an Early Childhood Intervention Teacher bringing 17 years of experience leading collaborative practice in Community based early childhood education. Drawing on her commitment to play, outdoor environments and resources for play, she also contributed to the establishment of the SDN Child and Family Resource Centre.

Glynis became the Manager of Child and Family Services programs in 2006 leading a multi-disciplinary team and offering service delivery in supported playgroups, home-based and centre-based early childhood intervention service and with oversight of the Inclusion Support Agencies.

Glynis now leads our Professional Practice Team and is responsible for developing and leading inclusive practices, including Learning and Development, across SDN.

Joe Magri - Director of Services
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Joe Magri, Director of SDN Services

BA(Hons) USyd, Master of Management (Community) UTS

Joe joined SDN in July 2012 as the Inner Sydney Regional Manager and was appointed into the role of Director of Integrated Services in June 2015. Joe has more than 20 years’ experience in the community sector, having worked in NGOs in Australia, Europe and South America. Joe is currently undertaking a Diploma in Law to further his interests in children’s law and human rights.

Kate Frost - Director of Business Improvement
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Kate Frost, Director of SDN Business Improvement

BComm&Adm(Mktg) VUW

Kate joined SDN in May 2014 in a project management capacity and became a member of SLT in March 2015. Kate previously worked for SDN in 2010 in SDN’s Ngara Nanga Mai Aboriginal unit. Kate’s background is primarily in operations management roles in education sector organisations spanning from early childhood through to tertiary level. Kate is currently studying at Macquarie University towards a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology).