Our team of passionate professionals come from a range of backgrounds and bring expertise in many fields surrounding the protection of children, providing a service that is thorough and evidence based.
Nikki has a wealth of knowledge and experience in organisational innovation, strategy and leadership, development of strategic partnerships and customer service excellence across the government, private and NFP sectors. She also 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.
Before her appointment to Child Wise, Nikki was Director of Strategy and Transformation at Save the Children Australia, most recently as the architect of the Fearless for Children Strategy 2024. She also played a key role in supporting the establishment of Save The Children Global Ventures, the innovation engine of the Save the Children Movement globally. Prior to that Nikki held roles as Head of Transformation at Lifeline Australia and National Manager at 1800RESPECT.
Head of Global Safeguarding
Donna has enjoyed a 20 + year career within the Australian and International non-government sector. She is an experienced leader and manager, with strong skills and expertise in portfolio, program and project management and a keenness for clear finance and risk management approaches.
Donna has a background in training, coaching and development for staff, leaders and boards of small to medium sized organisations that deliver community-based programming. Donna’s roles have spanned State, Country and regional management and coordination functions as well as oversight of specific portfolios of HIV and AIDS, Wash, Disaster Management and public health. Donna is a committed to amplifying and listening to the voices of program and service users in the design and ongoing implementation and monitoring of programs. She is a passionate believer that community empowerment and engagement is a critical component of a strong evidence base and you will find this a common thread across Donna’s career.
Donna has a Degree in Management and post graduate degrees in International Development. She has deployed internationally for both short and long term postings and is also experienced at conducting program and thematic reviews and evaluations.
Head of Quality Assurance
Accomplished executive with knowledge of good governance, safety frameworks, quality operations, effective people and culture methodology and organisational change. Experience working in complex organisations and structures, coaching exceptional teams, and creating organisational alignment.