Board of governance




 

Felicity Dunn - Chair of Playgroup Victoria

Felicity was appointed to the board in 2015. Based in Ballarat, Felicity runs Kinder Surveys, a service providing parent satisfaction surveys on behalf of early childhood education & care providers, as well as conducting projects around education and training. She served as President of her community kindergarten for several years and, prior to children, worked in state government, focusing on education regulation, qualifications policy, IT systems, stakeholder engagement and regulation. She has two adorable children, who, like Felicity, thoroughly enjoyed the fun and friendships of playgroup.


     
    Taylor Tran - Elected Member

Taylor Tran was elected in 2015 and has two decades of corporate experience, holds a Master in Business Administration, as well as, a PGDip(Mktg) and BBus(Acc). He specialises in strategy and marketing, and advocates for purpose and customer led organisations. Taylor currently runs a strategy practice and also advises the Australian Marketing Institute and Deakin University in marketing. Previously, Taylor was the Deputy Convenor of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Advisory Council and was an advisor to Playgroup NSW. With two young kids the Tran family is highly community focussed, currently involved in a preschool management committee and previously involved in running a local playgroup.


     

 

Antony Elliott - Expert Member

Antony is a senior finance executive with broad industry experience including logistics, mining, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, aviation, luxury goods retailing and agriculture. He has public and private company background and board experience as an executive and non-executive director. Antony’s primary focus is in corporate finance, seeking to maximise shareholder value by correctly aligning operational and financial factors and behaviours. This covers reporting metrics, capital allocation, financing, structuring and mergers and acquisitions.Outside of work Antony has a small property breeding sheep. He likes to sail and ski but he doesn’t get to as he has a 3 year-old daughter. Antony has a direct personal interest in early childhood development but also a more general concern to support equality of opportunity at this critical stage of life.   


 



Amanda Lincke - Elected Member

Amanda Lincke was elected to the board in October 2016. For the past 15 years Amanda has been involved in coordinating and running local playgroups. Currently she is the Children and Families Director for the St Hilary's Network. Amanda has also been headed up a number of fund-raising teams in her local community. Before having children Amanda spent 13 years in the Corporate world managing a training department. She has a passion for young families having a positive experience at playgroup.


 

Antony Elliott - Expert Member

Antony is a senior finance executive with broad industry experience including logistics, mining, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, aviation, luxury goods retailing and agriculture. He has public and private company background and board experience as an executive and non-executive director. Antony’s primary focus is in corporate finance, seeking to maximise shareholder value by correctly aligning operational and financial factors and behaviours. This covers reporting metrics, capital allocation, financing, structuring and mergers and acquisitions.Outside of work Antony has a small property breeding sheep. He likes to sail and ski but he doesn’t get to as he has a 3 year-old daughter. Antony has a direct personal interest in early childhood development but also a more general concern to support equality of opportunity at this critical stage of life.