Our board and committees

Our board and committees

Our board 

Linda Davison

Linda Davison

Chairperson

Board member since 2007

Linda knows exactly what it takes to run a service. She is the coordinator of Clarendon Children’s Centre – an outstanding service, and the location of choice for the launch of the Victorian government’s funded Three-Year-Old Kinder program. Linda was Early Childhood Director of the Year in 2017, has sat on the board of the Children’s Services Co-ordinators’ Association (2000–2017), and is the Deputy National Convenor of Australian Community Children’s Services (ACCS).

Bruce Hurst

Dr Bruce Hurst

Deputy Chairperson

Board member since 2014

Bruce is our OSHC expert – one of the rare few Australian academics who specialise in outside school hours care. His work draws on methods that give children a voice in the research. Bruce worked in diverse early childhood roles for more than 25 years.

Brian Newman

Brian Newman

Treasurer

Board member since 2009

Brian is a writer and an advocate for social justice in early childhood. He has been an educator and manager of early years services, and is chair of ACCS’s Children’s Education and Care Industry Reference Committee, which is responsible for the content of educator training.

Ben Mason

Ben Mason

Secretary

Board member since 2021

Ben Mason has worked in Outside School Hours Care since 2015. He has been the Coordinator of Merri Creek Primary School, and now works as the Coordinator of Westgarth Primary OSHC.

Barry Hahn

Barry Hahn

Board member since 2010

Barry’s background is in health and human services, with more than 25 years’ experience in senior management roles. He is currently the Manager of Social Policy and Early Years Services with Moreland City Council. He is skilled in strategic service planning and stakeholder engagement.

Christine Straubinger

Christine Straubinger

Board member since 2019

Christine is an early childhood consultant with 25 years’ experience in the early childhood sector – from direct service delivery in kindergartens right through to managing a children’s services team within the Department of Education and Training Victoria.

Kylie Smith

Kylie Smith

Board member since 2017

Kylie brings her expertise as a researcher to our board. She has over 30 years’ experience working in long day care and her research brings theory and practice together to support children’s participation in research, curriculum development and the formation of public policy.

Sigi Hyett

Sigi Hyett

Board member since 2017

Sigi is a lifelong learner and believes every day is a gift. She has a Bachelor of Early Childhood, Diploma of Community Services, Diploma of Business and is a member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia. Sigi is a passionate early childhood professional and has worked in the sector for more than 30 years. She is the CEO at Northern Schools Early Years Cluster Inc.

CCC committees

OSHC Victoria Sub-Committee

The OSHC Vic Sub-Committee is a sub-committee of our board and a voice for CCC OSHC members. The committee is made up of members who are educators, users, sponsors or committee members of OSHC services.

The sub-committee supports CCC to represent and speak on OSHC policy issues in CCC’s role as the Victorian branch of the National Outside School Hours Services Alliance (NOSHSA).

We meet once a month. Rural members are very welcome to attend or join by phone. If you are interested in participating in the OSHC Victoria Sub-Committee or if you would like more information, please contact Community Child Care Association on (03) 9486 3455 or reception@cccinc.org.au.