Leadership Team

Executive Director - Anneliese Knell

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of GKA. The Executive Director has responsibility for the strategic and operational planning while ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and standards as it relates to the provision of kindergarten quality standards and programming. The Executive Director is responsible for building collaborative relationships while driving key service models and directions that are consistent with government policy and reflect the expectations of stakeholders and the strategic direction of the organisation.

Manager Workforce and Service Development - Marg Burke

The key objective of this role is to lead and develop the GKA workforce. The role has oversight of 3 key portfolio areas: Service Integration and Development, Professional Development and Learning and Human Resources. These interrelated portfolios have a common platform of developing broad and varied sector partnerships. In this context, the role is responsible for building collaborative relationships across the organisation and external to it and to interface with and provide advice to Parent Advisory Groups.



Kindergarten Services Manager

Mehgan Kelly
Catherine O’Hara

The Kindergarten Services Manager oversees the operations of several kindergarten programs within the GKA management group. The Manager provides advice and support to GKA staff to ensure that they operate in accordance with relevent legislation, standards and requirements. The Kindergarten Services Manager in the context of the National Quality Framework (NQF) promotes a culture of working together to ensure compliance with standards and the delivery of high quality educational programs. The Kindergarten Services Manager ensures that GKA staff work within the context of the GKA Vision, Mission and Values. The Kindergarten Services Managers are also Child Safe Champions for the organisation. 

GKA New Directions - GKA will be known into the future as Bethany Kindergarten Services

Bethany Community Support is a vibrant community service organisation based in Victoria that provides a broad range of prevention, intervention, support and educational services to children, young people, families and individuals. From September 2017, GKA will be known as Bethany Kindergarten Services (BKS) and will be controlled and supported by Bethany Community Support.