Goodstart appoints Philip Coffey, ex Westpac Deputy CEO, to Board of Directors
Goodstart Early Learning, Australia’s largest early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider, has appointed ex Westpac senior executive Philip Coffey to its Board of Directors effective 6 December, 2021.
Mr Coffey is an experienced financial services leader, having served as Deputy CEO of Westpac Group for three years and prior to that held senior positions at Westpac Institutional Bank, including Chief Financial Officer which he held for eight years.
He currently also sits on the boards of Lend Lease, Macquarie Group Limited and Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
“Phil is highly regarded for his financial services expertise, his insightful leadership and unrelenting attention to detail and the priority he places on business and operational risk,” Goodstart’s Chair Paul Robertson AO said.
“Beyond this business acumen, he brings a deep passion and understanding of the power of education as a son of a primary school teacher who became a principal supporting children experiencing disadvantage.”
Mr Coffey’s appointment, Mr Robertson continued, will complement the depth of experience of the existing eight board members as the team navigate the effects of COVID-19, prioritising the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes children need while achieving financial and operational goals.
To learn more about Mr Coffey and the other Goodstart Board Members please click here.
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