OSHC provider Junior Adventures Group appoints Melinda Crole as new Australia CEO

OSHC provider Junior Adventures Group appoints Melinda Crole as new Australia CEO

by Jason Roberts

November 02, 2021

Junior Adventures Group (JAG), the Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) provider has appointed Melinda Crole as their new Australia Chief Executive Officer. 


Ms Crole will be joining JAG after a seventeen year career at YMCA Australia where she held a number of senior positions, including national manager compliance and risk, executive manager licensing and movement development and most recently as their National CEO, a role she held for five years. 


“We are very pleased and excited to have Mel join the JAG family,” JAG Group CEO Craig Napier said.


“Her wealth of sector experience, passion, and long history in children’s advocacy and supporting children’s rights is perfectly in sync with our “Whole of Child” philosophy where we put the child at the centre of every decision we make.”


“We look forward very much to empowering Mel to continue to deliver on the JAG vision to build brighter futures for our school aged children together.” 


As Australia CEO Ms Crole will assume responsibility for the management of JAG’s national network of over 450 OSHC services located across the country and the teams in support office and in the field who support their delivery. 


“Today I commenced a new and exciting opportunity as the Australian CEO with Junior Adventures Group, as we seek to continue to ‘build brighter futures’ for our little people together,” Ms Crole said in a post on social media platform Linked In


“I have had a wonderful opportunity at the Y to believe in the power of young people and transitioning to this role at JAG allows me to live out, daily, my passion for our younger people, their families and those who educate and care for them.”


“My continued advocacy and focus on ensuring the rights of children is at the forefront of our thinking will continue. The voices of children require listening to, to ensure a bright future for the world we live in.”


Ms Crole commenced her role on 1 November 2021.