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Our leadership team

Elizabeth Robinson

Chief Executive Officer

BA(Hons), MA, LLB, MBA

Elizabeth Robinson

Elizabeth joined The Infants' Home as Chief Executive Officer in July 2017. 

Elizabeth’s career in early childhood education and care spans 20 years. From 1997 to 2011 she promoted quality assurance in children’s education and care services in Executive roles at the former National Childcare Accreditation Council. Continuing her career as an advocate for education, Elizabeth previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Training and Development (2012 to 2017).

Mariam Christodoulos

Children's Services Manager (Centre Based)

Bach. Ed (Early Childhood)

Mariam Christodoulos

Mariam is an Early Childhood Teacher with 13 years teaching experience and for 10 of those years, Mariam has been the Director of Johnson House. Mariam is a strong and passionate advocate for children and families working to empower the families and children she works with. Mariam has developed strong integrated programs inspiring her team to embrace creativity and innovation with strong social justice underpinnings. 

Janîce Francis

Children's Services Manager (Family Day Care)

Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood, Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Janîce Francis

Janîce is an early childhood teacher with extensive experience in managing child and family programs in the community sector. Over the course of her 20-year career, she has managed Long Day Care and Family Day Care services and owned her own Centre. Janîce is enthusiastic about delivering sound, evidence-based programs to enable the lives of children and is inspired by great educators such as Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio Emilia).

One of my favourite quotes about education is from Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’, and I love the fact that at The Infants' Home we are educating so many children every day to bring about positive change.

John Shen

Finance Manager

BEng, AdvDip(Acc), MAcc, MBA, CPA

John Shen

John is responsible for the delivery of financial services including accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting and insurance management as well as IT. He has 20 years of accounting and financial experience in the commercial and non-profit sectors and has implemented processes that underpin sound financial management at The Infants’ Home.

"Working in this sector is challenging; you have to be multi-skilled and resourceful. But you know it's for a great cause, especially as you can use your professional skills to help people. This is a great feeling."

Marlene Shepherd

Human Resource Manager

BBus (HRM), CAHRI, JP

Marlene Shepherd

Marlene has over 10 years’ experience in strategic and operational human resource management.  She has worked in both the private commercial and not-for-profit environments across a broad range of industry sectors from medical publishing to property management and is passionate about organisational capability and development.

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