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Our Team

Our team is made up of qualified and skilled people who are passionate about early childhood development, supporting families and building communities. Our leadership, management, operational and program teams are highly experienced and driven by the values of respect, integrity and openness.

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At Playgroup NSW our people are at the heart of what we do. We pride ourselves on our inclusive and engaged organisational culture. We value work-life balance, are family-friendly, flexible and inclusive, which makes us an employer of choice.

Our experienced and dedicated team is comprised of staff based at the Playgroup NSW headquarters in Rosehill as well as support and development staff working in the Greater Sydney and regional areas.

Supporting current and prospective Playgroup NSW members to help them establish and manage community or supported playgroups is the major focus for the majority of our team. This includes providing information and guidance to playgroups, facilitating our supported playgroup sessions and promoting early childhood development with families and professionals.

Our focus and leadership is built around quality service delivery and sees our staffing resources focused firmly on playgroup development, excellence in service delivery, member support and engagement, and continuing our business and digital transformation.

Playgroup NSW also relies on the generosity and passion of our wonderful volunteers. Our community playgroups are run by volunteer committees who dedicate their time to ensure their local playgroup thrives.



    

Chief Executive Officer

Nadene Lee

As the CEO of Playgroup NSW, Nadene Lee is focused on delivering better outcomes for children, families and communities. She also helps families in need through her role as the Chair of SMART Recovery International - one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing global addiction treatment programs. She has held a number of non-executive director positions, including with the disability support organisation Fragile X Association of Australia.

Nadene has extensive experience corporate and not-for-profit industries, leading strategy and performance delivery for a range of state, national and international organisations. These positions have led to the development of strong functional expertise in corporate governance, leadership, strategic planning, project & change management, risk management, international business, marketing, branding, member services, product/service development, digital strategy and fundraising.  

Nadene holds a values-based approach to leadership, with high standards of professionalism and integrity guided by personal values and the current organisational values of being: Passionate; Loyal; Accountable; Young at Heart.

Nadene holds a Bachelor, International Business (Chinese), and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Queensland, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and recently completed the Company Directors Course. 

   

Leadership Team


 
 

Mel Hill

General Manager Programs & Quality

Mel holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), from Macquarie University and has had an extensive career in not-for-profit organisations in the early childhood sector. Mel is a passionate, self-motivated professional committed to achieving strategic objectives, and has a track record in increasing the engagement and participation of marginalised children.

Mel brings to Playgroup NSW skills in building and maintaining partnerships, solid operational management experience with a focus on process, systems and implementation of strategy. Mel is a values based leader with a strong focus on collaboration and collective decision making.

     



 

Daniel Muller

Manager, Membership and Corporate Services

Daniel is an experienced provider of IT solutions, process design and corporate services, having managed the operations of corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and Asia. 

He is responsible for managing corporate services, enabling the team to provide excellent support to our members and playgroups. His role encompasses managing and improving our IT infrastructure, HR and finances. Daniel joined us in 2015.

     
   

Program Management Team

     

 
     
   

Corporate Partnerships & Business Development

   

Sehr Minhas

Corporate Partnerships/Marketing Specialist

Born and raised in Pakistan, Sehr began her marketing career in advertising. She has a Master’s Degree in Marketing with a major in Brand Management. Since moving to Australia in 2005, Sehr has held marketing positions with several not-for-profit organisations. She manages special events and corporate partnerships for awareness campaigns, playgroup resources and other activities. Sehr joined us in 2012. 

 

Vacant Positions 

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