The Infants' Home leadership team

Our leadership team is committed to integrity, diversity, collaboration and innovation

Working together to meet our vision of providing each child every opportunity

Our leadership team has a diverse range of skills, experience and expertise to meet the needs of our community and stakeholders

Elizabeth RobinsonMBA, LLB, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth started at The Infants’ Home in 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.

Mariam ChristodoulosDiploma of Children’s Services, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Children’s Services Manager (Centre based)

Mariam started at The Infants’ Home in 2004, she is an early childhood teacher with over 15 years teaching and management experience. Mariam has developed strong integrated programs inspiring innovation with strong social justice underpinnings. She currently oversees the integrated centre based services onsite, building on consistency, quality and high levels of service delivery for all stakeholders.

Janîce FrancisBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood), Cert IV in Training and Assessment, NSW Family Day Care Association Board Member
Children’s Services Manager (Family Day Care)

Janîce commenced at the Infants’ Home is 2017 and has over 20 years experience in the delivery of early childhood and family services in the corporate and not for profit sectors. She is responsible for our Family Day Care service which provides education and care via our network of Educators across Sydney.

Marlene ShepherdBachelor of Business (HRM) and is a Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute
Human Resources Manager

Marlene commenced at The Infants’ Home in 2017, with over 10 years’ experience in strategic and operational human resources management.  She is responsible for the delivery of human resources management services encompassing the full employee life cycle.

John ShenBachelor of Engineering (BEng), Master of Accounting (MAcc), Advanced Diploma (Accounting), MBA, CPA
Finance Manager

John started at The Infants’ Home in 2000. John has over 20 years of accounting and financial experience in the commercial and non-profit sectors. He is responsible for the delivery of financial services including accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting and insurance management as well as IT.