Kids Thrive appoints a new General Manager

After an extensive executive recruitment process, Kids Thrive has appointed Joanne Taylor as its new General Manager.

Joanne comes to Kids Thrive with many years’ experience as an Executive Manager in the mental health and family violence sectors.

She brings strong not-for-profit governance, finance, human resource, and accreditation experience.

In her working life, Joanne has applied a human-centered approach to building innovative frameworks and delivering sustainable outcomes.

Dr Andrea Lemon, CEO and Co-Founder of Kids Thrive said, “Joanne brings important cross-sectoral knowledge and experience to Kids Thrive’s unique arts-based approaches for building children’s capacity to lead change in their own lives and the life of their community.

She also brings warmth and a generosity of spirit.

This is an important milestone for the organisation as we reach our seventh year.

As we celebrate our extraordinary achievements to date, Joanne’s role will support Kids Thrive to broaden the reach and impact of our programs – building children’s resilience and creativity in communities across Victoria and further afield.”

Joanne said. “I am very excited to be joining Kids Thrive and to be continuing my work in the NFP sector.

I am very much looking forward to working to extend the engagement of Kids Thrive within the health and social welfare sectors and to joining a team that supports the development of ground-breaking creative programs and enterprises for children and their communities.”

This role has been made possible by the Sidney Myer Fund and The William Buckland Foundation.

Kids Thrive acknowledges their ongoing generous support to our organisation.