Gowrie NSW appoints new CEO
Nicole Jones has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gowrie NSW, effective 29 January 2019.
Currently NSW State Manager at Goodstart Early Learning, Ms Jones has had over 20 years in the early childhood education and care sector. Her wealth of experience ranges from her early years as an Early Childhood Teacher to working in both local and state government, and in executive management.
Gowrie NSW Chairperson Tessa Hoser said “Our Board went through an extensive independent recruitment process in seeking a new CEO and Nicole was a stand-out candidate. She is a great fit for Gowrie NSW – both she and the Board want to build on Gowrie NSW’s rich legacy. She has the skills to take our organisation to the next stage in our development and is a real leader in our sector.”
Ms Jones said she was extremely proud to take on this new role as a passionate advocate for children and families, and will strive to embody and fulfil the Gowrie legacy of ensuring children have the best possible start in life.
“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of CEO with an organisation that has such a wonderful history in delivering high quality early learning. I look forward to working with the team as well as children and families in our centres. It’s a great opportunity to work with the Board, executive team, educators and families to continue to make a real difference in the lives of children,” she said.
Continuing to advocate for social reform to benefit the lives of children and their families will be a critical part of Ms Jones’s new role.
Ms Hoser thanked Maree Walk who has been acting as Interim CEO while the recruitment was underway. “Maree has been a great asset to Gowrie NSW in her time with us. I know she’s also delighted with Nicole’s appointment, and is confident she is leaving Gowrie NSW in good hands.”
Ms Jones will commence as CEO on 29 January 2019. Gowrie NSW will continue to deliver high-quality education and care to children, families and communities throughout the leadership change.
For more information, visit Gowrie NSW’s website.