Rolanda Mitchell to head up Affinity’s People and Culture team
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Rolanda Mitchell to head up Affinity’s People and Culture team

by Freya Lucas

June 25, 2024

Rolanda Mitchell will head up Affinity Education Group’s People and Culture team from July 2024, taking over from outgoing position holder Linda Carroll, who has been with the Group for ten years. 


Ms Mitchell, who will commence her position in July, was described by Affinity CEO Tim Hickey as being “a very impressive individual with a compelling leadership style.”


A well respected and collaborative leader, Ms Mitchell comes to the role with extensive experience in change management and business transformation, having worked in senior and executive positions alongside CEO’s and Boards across a number of industries, including a four-year period at C&K – The Creche & Kindergarten Association.  


Her most recent role is as Head of People & Culture at AVEO, supporting HR/IR, Organisational Development, Talent Acquisition, Payroll, and People systems and Remuneration for 2,000 employees across 87 locations, will support her to succeed at Affinity. Her focus areas are long-term strategy development, engagement, attraction and retention.  


“I am absolutely honored and delighted to be joining the team at Affinity Education Group, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a team dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of children and families,” Ms Mitchell said. 


“I look forward to contributing to a culture of excellence and innovation, where employees are empowered to deliver outstanding educational and care services, and I am excited for the journey ahead.” 


In announcing Ms Mitchell’s appointment Mr Hickey thanked Ms Carroll, for her decade of contribution saying; 


“Linda has had a sterling 10-year career with Affinity, and has been a key leader in helping to make Affinity Education Group the company it is today. Her passion and expertise helped us to embed the Affinity Way culture and sector leading people processes, and her leadership in the formation of our Affinity Learning Academy has benefitted the careers of hundreds of early childhood educators across Australia.” 


Learn more about the work of Affinity Education Group here

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