David Worland – Chief Executive Officer
David commenced as ELAA’s Chief Executive in May 2018. He is an engaging, values driven and visionary Chief Executive that has a career history improving community outcomes across the health, education and early childhood sectors. Since 2014, David has been influencing positive outcomes in the early childhood education and care sector. In this context, David is an advocate for the immense value of high quality early childhood education and care for children, families and the future wellbeing and prosperity of the Australian community. David’s major skillsets include sector advocacy, stakeholder engagement, strategy design and implementation, change management and outcomes measurement. In the complex and ever changing landscape of the Australian early childhood education and care sector, David aims to provide a voice for unifying the sector to ensure positive policy, regulatory, funding and quality outcomes for the sector at all levels of Government.
Tina Martin – Deputy CEO
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 1991, Masters of Social Science (Policy & Management) 2003, Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Directors Course) 2013
Appointed in 2016, Tina’s responsibilities include supporting and assisting the CEO; providing leadership across ELAA; managing the Business Development and Growth team including operational policies, processes and systems and impactful communications and advocacy.
With experience across government and the not-for-profit sectors, Tina has worked in a wide range of early learning services and held policy and strategy roles in a number of Victorian Government Departments. Prior to working at ELAA, Tina was Managing Director of Geelong Kindergarten Association.
Manager, Member Services
Diploma Teaching, Early Childhood, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Australian Institute of Community Practice and Governance Fellow
Glenda leads the Member Services team which provides ELAA members with advice, training and resources on issues relating to governance, financial management, legislation and industrial agreements/awards, staff management, payroll and conflict resolution.
After teaching in a wide variety of kindergarten and other early childhood settings, Glenda started at ELAA (formerly KPV) in January 2005. Glenda has extensive experience on kindergarten committees and a background in nursing and small business.
Tania De Carli
Manager, Administration, Governance and Risk
Bachelor of Business, Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources/Industrial Relations
Tania joined ELAA in April 2015 and leads the Administration team. She supports ELAA’s Board and Executive. Tania’s areas of responsibility include governance, risk management, recruitment, personnel administration, events and special projects, logistics coordination of the annual Early Childhood Education Conference and Caring for Kids Raffle.
Tania has extensive experience delivering complex projects, undertaking event management and supporting stakeholder management and governance structures in local government and other settings.
Project Manager, Road Safety Education
Zora leads the ELAA road safety education team which consists of project administration staff, early childhood experts and children’s performers. This team delivers professional development to educators, road safety education performances and training on child restraints across Victoria.
Zora is a representative on a number of national and state road safety education groups. Her previous role was coordinating Worksafe’s Early Childhood OH&S Champions project.