Executive Leadership Team

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Christine Legg

Chief Executive Officer

Christine Legg was appointed to her role as Chief Executive Officer in April 2011. Chris is an experienced early childhood professional who began her teaching career in South Australia more than 40 years ago. During her career, Chris has worked in a variety of services including long day care and preschool and has held a number of positions including Teacher, Director and several management positions within KU.

Throughout her career, Chris has been actively engaged in promoting the value of early childhood education; the rights of children; and improving the status and standing of early childhood education as a profession. In recognition of her work, Chris has received a NSW Children's Week Award and an Early Childhood Australia NSW Advocacy Award.

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Walter Galanti

Chief Financial Officer

Walter joined KU as Chief Financial Officer in 2023. Walter is a Senior Finance Leader with strong experience in strategic management, finance and leadership.

Walter is accomplished across a broad range of financial and commercial management area including advisory, strategic planning, insights generation, contract negotiations, business partnering and innovation.

Walter holds qualifications in Accounting and has a Master of Business Administration. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Natalie Grenfell

General Manager, Inclusion Programs

Natalie is the General Manager, Inclusion Programs. Natalie has a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. She is is responsible for overseeing programs to support Inclusion and Diversity across KU Children’s Services.

Having worked in the sector for over 30 years, Natalie has worked in many roles from direct service delivery as a Centre Director, teaching Child Studies at TAFE, Children’s Services Advisor and Early Childhood Consultant as well as senior executive roles in a number of not for profit Early Childhood organisations. Natalie is Vice President of NSW Early Childhood Australia.

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Jane Robinson

General Manager, People Services & IT

Jane joined KU in 2011 as General Manager, People Services. She has brought extensive senior management experience to the KU executive team particularly in the design, development and delivery of cost-effective and innovative people solutions.

Jane's experience spans the banking and finance, insurance and professional services sectors in both for profit and not for profit settings. Jane has also managed enterprise based Registered Training Organisations and supported the development of a number of award winning certificate programs.

Jane brings a strong focus on building organisation capability and in 2003 received a national award recognising her contribution to the development of employee professional development systems in Australia from the Australian Institute of Training and Development.

Jane holds a Business degree and qualifications in Modern French and Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).

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Cherylanne Williams

General Manager, Early Childhood Education

Cherylanne is the General Manager, Early Childhood Education and is responsible for the management of the Early Childhood Education team.

Cherylanne has worked in the early childhood profession for a number of years in a variety of roles, including Preschool Assistant, Early Childhood Teacher, Director, Children's Services Advisor and an Area Manager with KU in the Hunter region.

Cherylanne has a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood), an Associate Diploma of Social Science (Children's Services) and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Within her career Cherylanne has worked within the financial and business sector and combines this with her passion for early childhood to provide a balanced view of service provision.

Board of Directors

As a Company Limited by Guarantee, KU is governed by the Board of Directors. All Directors act in a voluntary and unpaid capacity. The Board is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring compliance with all relevant requirements, and for appointing the Chief Executive Officer.

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Sema Musson


B.Bus, M.Mngt, GAICD
General Manager, Governance, Customer Advocacy and Social Impact,
Allianz Insurance Australia

• Director since 2015
• Chair of People and Remuneration Committee

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Helen Argiris

Board Member

BCom (Hons), Fellow of CAANZ, UNSW Business School Alumni Leader, MAICD
Partner and Chairman, BDO Australia

• Director since 2020
• Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee
• Member of Education Committee

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Prof Patricia Eadie

Board Member

B.A.Sc (Speech Pathology), GradDip Adult Education, PhD (Philosophy), Fellow of Speech Pathology Australia
Professor, Early Childhood Education, The University of Melbourne

• Director since 2021

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Joshua Gilbert

Board Member

BComm (Accounting), RG146 Graduate Diploma
Senior Researcher, Jumbunna Institute, University of Technology Sydney

• Director since 2020
• Member of KU Marcia Burgess Foundation Committee

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Prof Linda Harrison

Board Member

BSc (Hons), MSc, DipT (EC), MEd, PhD (Developmental Psychology)
Professorial Research Fellow in Early Childhood, Macquarie University

• Director since 2019
• Member of Education Committee

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Elisa Holmes

Board Member

LLB (Hons), BA, BCL, MPhil, GAICD
Barrister, Eleven Wentworth

• Director since 2023
• Member of KU Marcia Burgess Foundation Committee

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Elizabeth Hristoforidis

Board Member

BCom (Marketing), LLB, MLM, GAICD
Director, Ashurst Risk Consulting

• Director since 2015
• Chair of KU Marcia Burgess Foundation Committee
• Member of People and Remuneration Committee

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Ana Marinkovic

Board Member

Executive General Manager, Small Business Bank, National Australia Bank

• Director since 2023

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Norman Pack

Board Member

B.Comm, MBA, GAICD, CPA (Fellow)

• Director since 2023
• Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
• Member of the Education Committee