Board

The members of the Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland board are highly experienced professionals with extensive experience in education, training, early childhood education and business.
Debra North

 

Debra North (Company Secretary)

Debra has been involved in the childcare industry since 2000 and has been a member of Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland since 2003. She is the licensee of a long day care centre on the Northern Gold Coast and has also been the licensee of individual centres in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Debra is a registered teacher and has a very ‘hands on’ role in her centres, which gives her a unique perspective on how the industry works. Debra has a personal understanding of how the many changes currently facing the long day care industry are impacting on businesses and the sustainability of the sector.

 

 

Gwynn Bridge AM

Gwynn is a committee member of Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland. In her previous role as Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland CEO and Australian Childcare Alliance President, she presented the plight of licensees, families, children, staff and the community to government and opposition members to ensure that we have an affordable, robust and sustainable childcare sector into the future.

 

Gwynn has been a “hands on” licensee since 1987 and her passion is to ensure that educators, families and providers are supported to provide outcomes for children to guarantee that they receive the highest possible education and care opportunities during their early years.

 

Gwynn is licensee of five early learning services, four in Queensland and one in Canberra.

 

 

 

 

 

Majella Fitzsimmons

Majella is the Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland President. She has experience in every role within the early childhood field, from assistant to management to Approved Provider and has been a Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland member since 2004.

 

She is very active within the long day care industry, and is a part of Queensland Children’s Services Alliance (QCSA) and is a very active member of several committees in the Townsville region. Majella is an Approved Provider of three services in Queensland, Educating Kids. She is very passionate about rights for the early childhood education and care sector.