Lisa Gibson

Lisa has extensive experience working in a range of settings from birth to twelve years and adult vocational education.

She has worked for Goodstart Early Learning for the past 14 years. In her role as Operations Manager, she provides leadership, coaching and mentoring to a group of 10 Area Managers across NSW. As part of the State Leadership Team Lisa plays an integral role in the development of the State Plan to deliver on state and national priorities and initiatives in line with Goodstart’s vision, purpose and strategic plan. Lisa values the provision of quality early learning and focuses her efforts to ensuring that centres can deliver on commercial and quality goals, hand in hand and not either in isolation.

“My vision is for an Australia where all children have access to high quality early education, regardless of their geographical address, family situation, or social status. All children should have access to active participation and involvement in early education opportunities and have the confidence to start school successfully. A particular priority is making sure this is the case for children with additional needs and for children experiencing vulnerable or at-risk circumstances. We should take this opportunity to come together with the common goal of advocating and influencing government policy. We should push for investment in new research and commit to sharing strategies that will continually build the capability of the sector. The ongoing improvement of child safety and protection measures within our learning environments should also remain a top priority.”