Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), Master of Education (Adult Education)
Annette leads significant, evidence-informed practice and policy initiatives that help our clients achieve their intended outcomes. She directs a number of government-funded, national and multi-year initiatives – including MyTime and PRC’s contribution to emerging minds – and is responsible for leading a talented team of researchers and specialists in practice design, implementation, communication and knowledge translation and exchange.
Annette oversees a number of our projects in NSW, including trials of PSP Best Practice Framework, Guardianship and Open Adoption and SafeCare implementation.
Under her directorship we have completed projects for:
- The Australian Government Department of Social Services
- The NSW Department of Communities and Justice
- The Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
- The Queensland department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs
- Numerous non-government organisations across Australia.
Annette also leads our work on influencing policy pertaining to parenting support. She has more than 16 years of executive level experience in helping governments and organisations improve outcomes for children.
She has previously served as General Manager, Social Policy and Research, and General Manager, Operations (East and Central) at The Benevolent Society; and as CEO of the NSW Child Protection Council. Annette was also a senior staff member at the NSW Commission for Children and Young People and has experience as a social worker in child welfare and community development in the United Kingdom and Australia.