Child Wise appoints Nikki Lowe as CEO, replacing Natalie Siegel-Brown
Child Wise, a social enterprise arm of Save the Children Australia, has announced that Nikki Lowe will replace Natalie Siegel-Brown in the position of CEO, effective 4 July 2022.
Child Wise works across the globe in government, not-for-profit and private sectors to embed child safe practices. The organisation provides consultancy, coaching, training and accreditation services, and in 2021 grew significantly, expanding its practice to eight countries outside Australia engaging in 17,600 project hours with the majority of these directly affecting children.
“Under the steady hand of Natalie Siegel-Brown, and her team of experts, Child Wise has gone from strength to strength in recent years,” Ms Lowe said, noting her excitement at the new position, and sharing her commitment to continue the important mission of the organisation.
Prior to her appointment to Child Wise, Ms Lowe was the Director of Strategy and Transformation at Save the Children Australia, having previously held positions as the Head of Transformation at Lifeline Australia, Crisis Support, Suicide Prevention and as the National Manager of 1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Service.
She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in organisational innovation, strategy and leadership, development of strategic partnerships and customer service excellence from roles at Save The Children, in government agencies and the private sector to her appointment, a representative from the organisation said.
“Nikki has a strong record of leading strategic transformation to drive improved health and human services. She is particularly committed to upholding children’s right to be properly cared for and protected from violence, abuse and neglect,” a representative from Child Wise said.
“The strong relationship between Child Wise and the Save The Children movement provides a perfect synergy and platform to achieve our common aims to improve outcomes for children and young people everywhere,” Ms Lowe added.
“The passion and expertise in the Child Wise team is unique. Working with our partners, we can continue to significantly improve child safeguarding organisational practice and outcomes across all areas. I am excited to be a part of the Child Wise journey.”
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