G8 Education appoints Louise Rush as new General Manager Operations
G8 Education has confirmed the appointment of Louise Rush to the position of General Manager Operations with overall responsibility of the performance of the network, as well as ownership of strategic operations initiatives and transformation programs focused on supporting the long-term goals of the Group.
Ms Rush said that she was excited to embrace the role after working across various management and leadership roles at G8 for the past nine years, most recently as National Operations manager, a position she commenced in December 2018.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to draw on my extensive experience to influence decisions at G8 Education and the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector to benefit future generations.” she said.
“I’m so proud to bring my professional experiences to this new leadership and transformation position to continue to champion quality early education and care.”
G8’s Chief Operating Officer Malcolm Ashcroft said Louise was “a natural choice” for the GM Operations role, representing “a wonderful role model of G8 Education’s values every day,” as an individual who always puts the children, families and team members first.
“Louise’s leadership, passion for ECEC and commitment to quality are a result of her extensive experience in the sector and her nine years with G8 Education,” he said.
“In her new position, she will play a key leadership role in our transformation program, which will continue to build on G8 Education’s sector leading initiatives to enhance the experiences of our children, families, our team members and our connection with our communities, while continuing with her existing operation responsibilities.”
From Educator to General Manager – a career dedicated to ECEC
Ms Rush commenced her career in ECEC as a trainee educator in 2002.
She joined G8 Education in 2012 as a centre manager and has since seen her career progress to include area manager, regional manager, national manager and now general manager roles across a range of different states including NSW, WA and QLD.
“My career journey has given me unique insights into the complexities and importance of educating and caring for children, supporting families, creating inspiring learning environments and supporting team members” Ms Rush said, a sentiment that was echoed by Mr Ashcroft.
“Louise’s experience as an educator and leader are essential in helping shape G8’s future—and lifelong learning for Australia’s current and future generations.”
“We are incredibly proud to support and champion career progression in the early childhood education sector. Louise is a great example for our team members looking to build personally and professionally fulfilling careers and become leaders in our business and the sector at large.”
G8 Education has a number of career advancement pathways along with a commitment to supporting all ECEC professionals regardless of career stage.
“By supporting and promoting our teachers and educators internally, we are able to continue to draw on their expertise and experience to achieve our vision to be the best-in-class provider of high-quality early childhood education and care,” Mr Ashcroft said.
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