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 commenced 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 a national membership association for learning and organisational development professionals.

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

Mariam commenced at The Infants’ Home in 2004, she is an early childhood teacher with over 16 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.

Mark KatzBCom, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, CA ANZ
Head of Finance and Business Services

Mark commenced at The Infants’ Home in early 2021, and has over 20 years’ experience in executive financial roles across corporate and not for profit sectors, including as CFO at Scouts Australia NSW. Mark is responsible for Finance and Business Services, encompassing human resources, technology and fundraising. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia & New Zealand.