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Sharon Bessell

Sharon Bessell is the Director of the Children's Policy Centre.

Tshoki Khandu

Tshoki Khandu is the Administrator of the Children's Policy Centre.

Jayne Meyer Tucker - Good Beginnings

Chief Executive Officer: Jayne Meyer Tucker

Jayne Meyer Tucker is the Chief Executive Officer of Good Beginnings Australia, and has over 10 years international experience in the provision of early intervention programs for children and families, specialising in creating productive partnerships between the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Prior to working for Good Beginnings, Jayne was a Director of the UK's Sure Start program, an interdepartmental government initiative to reduce child poverty. She was responsible for leading and evolving Sure Start Dover Kent from its inception, based on national frameworks, and for driving change based on workable solutions.

Jayne is the author of A Sure Start to Partnerships in Kent. She has a Masters Degree in Public Health, a Certificate in Counseling and a postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Training & Development, Organisational Development and Executive Coaching. She has commenced studies for a PhD in Social Policy and Political studies.

Jayne's strong analytical and leadership skills, coupled with her practical approach to problem solving, enable her to communicate complex concepts to a variety of audiences, and to work effectively with different people, cultures and situations. Her local and global experience gives her a rare dual perspective that lends integrity and pragmatism to everything she undertakes.

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