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 to lead and develop SDN’s integrated services in Western Sydney.

She has gone on to hold roles across a broad range of SDN functions including the roles of Director of Child, Family and Children’s Services Programs; Executive Director, Integrated Services and Organisational Development; and Head of Organisational and Business Development, and Deputy Chief Executive. She has led the development of SDN’s integration and Pathways Approach. Kay is also a Level Two certified organisational coach. Kay is also an Executive Director on the Board of SDN Child and Family Services.

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 property services, IT and business development teams. Peter is a member of SDN’s Executive team.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Charted Accountants with 21 years’ experience in the UK and Australia in finance and 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 oversees SDN’s Marketing and Customer Experience team, and the SDN Archive, as well as being Company Secretary

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 a 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.

Jodie Ledbrook - Head of Services
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Jodie Ledbrook, Head of Services

B Teach (EC) CSU, DipFrontline Mgmt ISA

Jodie joined SDN in September 2019. She leads the delivery of high quality, desirable, sustainable and impactful services that are aligned with SDN’s vision, purpose and values, as well as supporting the delivery of significant strategic initiatives. Jodie’s passion is for social equality and inclusion and she has worked in the nongovernment sector for 25 years across roles encompassing educational service delivery, executive management and advocacy. She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of nationwide social policy and sector development projects with a focus on Child Safe organisations.

Jodie was recently a member of the ACT Ministers Early Childhood Advisory Council, responsible for the development of the ACT Early Childhood Strategy, a leading model of reform in the Early Education sector. Jodie received recognition of her commitment to children being awarded by the Children’s Week National Council in 2018. Jodie is also a National Board Director for Early Childhood Australia (ECA). ECA works with Government, early childhood professionals, parents, other carers of young children, and various lobby groups to advocate to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to eight years. Jodie’s passion for ethical leadership and her commitment to advancing the acknowledgement and recognition of Early Childhood Professionals drives her to continue her advocacy roles.

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 customer experience in the education, government and not for profit sectors. Adrienne is passionate about establishing, telling and delivering on a compelling brand story.

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.

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