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Our Board

Ruth Newman

Ruth Newman

President

Ruth joined CCSA’s board in 2010 and is currently an Early Childhood Education consultant, with over 30 years experiences in delivering and leading services for children and families. Ruth has a strong commitment to community based services, and experience in state government in leading state-wide programs and in children’s services policy. Ruth has a special interest in the area of education, training ad professional development of staff.

Neville Dwyer

Neville Dwyer

Treasurer

Neville has served on CCSA’s Board for more than 20 years and is currently the Director of the Dorothy Waide Centre for Early Learning. Neville’s main areas of interest for children’s services are management, curriculum and high quality care and education. He sees his role on the Board as striving to achieve better outcomes for members and he hopes to see children’s services being able to be the best that they can for all children.

Jan Langtry

Jan Langtry

Member

Jan joined CCSA’s Board in 2006 and is currently the CEO of Illawarra Area Child Care Ltd (IACC) and Early Childhood Training And Resource Centre (ECTARC). Jan has a keen interest in all aspects of children’s services management. She has worked for community-owned management organisations for more than 20 years, and has also served on a local Family Day Care Board.

Allen Blewitt

Member

Allen joined CCSA in 2015. Allen was previously global Chief Executive of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and he is now a Sydney based company director and independent consultant advising companies, professional associations and not for profit organisations . As a former teacher and teacher educator he retains a deep and abiding interest in education and training issues.

Anne Bowler

Anne Bowler

Vice President

Anne joined CCSA’s Board in 2009 and is currently the manager of Community Early-Years Childcare. Anne brings her extensive experience of business practices, service management, and various executive roles in community management to the CCSA Board. She sees CCSA’s role as crucial in supporting services in negotiating the challenges of operating an early childhood business or community organisation.

Miriam Dayhew

Miriam Dayhew

Secretary

Miriam joined CCSA’s Board in 2012 and is currently the University Ombudsman for Charles Sturt University. Miriam holds a Graduate Diploma in Administration (Social), a Masters in Business Administration and the Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Management. These programs have developed high level critical thinking, analytical and strategic decision making skills. Miriam has undertaken many roles requiring close liaison with the early childhood sector.

Cathryn Albert

Cathryn Albert

Member

Cathryn joined CCSA’s Board in October 2013. Cathryn has 12years of experience in early childhood services including working in family day care, long day care, after school care and preschool. Cathryn has a Bachelor of Teaching 0-5 years and is a Director at Dubbo West Preschool.

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