Kay Turner - Chief Executive Officer
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Kay Turner, SDN CEO

MSSC UWS, BEd(Early Childhood) Macq, MAICD GIA(Cert)

Kay is passionate about children’s education, inclusion and wellbeing, and supporting their families and communities. Bringing experience from roles in small and large community organisations and at the Department of Education, Kay joined SDN to lead and develop SDN’s integrated services in Western Sydney.

She has gone on to hold roles across a broad range of SDN functions including the roles of Director of Child, Family and Children’s Services Programs; Executive Director, Integrated Services and Organisational Development; and Head of Organisational and Business Development, and Deputy Chief Executive. She has led the development of SDN’s integration and Pathways Approach. Kay is also a Level Two certified organisational coach. As well as being CEO and Company Secretary, Kay is an Executive Director on the Board of SDN Child and Family Services.

Peter Rae - Chief Financial Officer
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Peter Rae, SDN Chief Financial Officer

BCom(acc) Griff

Peter joined SDN in October 2014 as Chief Finance Officer and is responsible for the financial functions of SDN’s companies and the management of SDN’s payroll and property services. Peter is a member of SDN’s Executive team.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Charted Accountants with 18 years’ experience in the UK and Australia in financial and management accounting across both not-for-profit and for-profit industries at senior financial management level including Financial Controller. 

Dianne Speakman - Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs
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Dianne Speakman, Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs

MComm(Marketing) UNSW, BA(Hons)(Psychology) USyd, GradCert(Public Relations) USQ

Dianne joined SDN in March 2012. Dianne is an experienced communications specialist and has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing communications and stakeholder management across different areas of the not-for-profit sector.

Dianne is a member of SDN’s Executive team, and leads a team that supports SDN’s service delivery and shared services through strategic communications, stakeholder relationship management and issues management. 

Dianne also oversees SDN’s Marketing and Customer Experience team, and the History and Archive team which is responsible for maintaining and growing the SDN Archive.

Geoff Aigner - Head of Services
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Geoff Aigner Head of SDN Services

Masters Social Development (UNSW), MBA (AGSM/UNSW), B. Bus (UTS)

Geoff is an experienced executive in the corporate and social services sectors both in Australia and overseas, bringing a mix of business and operational leadership from both line management roles and management consulting. He has a passion for service design and development in for-purpose organisations.

Geoff joined SDN in February 2018 as Head of Services. He is responsible for leading the design and delivery of high quality, sustainable and innovative services aligned with SDN’s vision, mission and values, and to supporting the delivery of significant strategic initiatives. Geoff is a member of SDN’s Executive team.


Zarin Medhora - Head of Human Resources
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Karen Doyle Director of Organisational and Business Development

MBS (HR Mgmt) Massey, LLB(Industrial Labour Law) Bombay, BSC(Chem) Bombay

Zarin joined SDN in October 2014 as Human Resource Director and she is also member of SDN's Executive team. Zarin is a highly experienced HR professional and has more than 15 years’ experience in senior HR roles. Zarin has managed all areas of HR function.

Her generalist HR experience was gained across various industries including 11 years in the not-for-profit sector, government organisations and the finance sector.

Adrienne Jerram - Director of Marketing and Customer Experience
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Adrienne Jerram, Director of SDN Marketing and Customer Experience

BA(Comm) Macq, MA(Comm Mgmt) UTS, M.Litt (Creative Writing) USyd

Adrienne has over 25 years of experience in marketing and communications in the education, government and not for profit sectors. Adrienne is passionate about establishing and telling a compelling brand story and has written extensively on the implementation of word of mouth marketing and communications campaigns.

Adrienne is skilled at using social media and other online tools to propel the brand story. Also a project manager, Adrienne is the veteran of a number of website launches. Adrienne is passionate about health and fitness and is also a qualified personal trainer, master functional trainer, outdoor climbing instructor and yoga teacher.

Glynis Chang - Director of Professional Practice
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SDN Children's Services Director of Practice Learning and Development

DipTeach (ECE) SKTC

Glynis joined SDN in 1998 as an Early Childhood Intervention Teacher bringing 17 years of experience leading collaborative practice in Community based early childhood education. Drawing on her commitment to play, outdoor environments and resources for play, she also contributed to the establishment of the SDN Child and Family Resource Centre.

Glynis became the Manager of Child and Family Services programs in 2006 leading a multi-disciplinary team and offering service delivery in supported playgroups, home-based and centre-based early childhood intervention service and with oversight of the Inclusion Support Agencies.

Glynis now leads our Professional Practice Team and is responsible for developing and leading inclusive practices, including Learning and Development, across SDN.

Kate Frost - Director of Business Improvement
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Kate Frost, Director of SDN Business Improvement

BComm&Adm(Mktg) VUW

Kate joined SDN in May 2014 in a project management capacity and became a member of SLT in March 2015. Kate previously worked for SDN in 2010 in SDN’s Ngara Nanga Mai Aboriginal unit. Kate’s background is primarily in operations management roles in education sector organisations spanning from early childhood through to tertiary level. Kate is currently studying at Macquarie University towards a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology).

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