Heather Finlayson joins Parenting Research Centre board
14 December, 2021
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Finlayson to the Parenting Research Centre’s (PRC) Board.
Ms Finlayson has wide-ranging executive experience within the child and family services sector, having served as Director Impact Measurement and Australian Services with Save the Children Australia; General Manager Strategy Group with Goodstart Early Learning; and Director Government Relations and Organisation Transition with The Smith Family.
Ms Finlayson is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Home@Scope with Scope Australia, a subsidiary providing supported independent living options to people living with a disability across Victoria.
She has a Masters of Education and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, which complements more than 20 years’ experience re-inventing business operating models, driving change and creating positive shifts in performance across the health, community and education sectors as a key enabler.
PRC Chair Andrew Hume said Ms Finlayson’s diverse experience with not-for-profits would support the direction and planning of the PRC Board in addressing issues relevant to working with government and community organisations.
“Heather’s commitment to a stakeholder-centric approach makes her a wonderful advocate for parents, children and families, and is a welcome perspective to the Board’s strategic leadership and governance.”
In taking up the position, Ms Finlayson said:
“As someone who is passionate about supporting children, families and young people to be successful and achieve their aspirations, I am excited to be joining the PRC board to help drive change.”
Ms Finlayson joins current board members Andrew Hume (Chair), Maree Walk (Deputy Chair), Tracey Gibson, Marina Jury, Jason Whakaari, Tania Phillips, Cameron Smith, David Meagher and Maree Walk.
Stephanie Childs, Strategic Communications Manager, Parenting Research Centre