Our Management 2017-10-12T07:45:25+00:00

Our Management Team

Tina Holtom
Tina HoltomChief Executive Officer
Tina is the Chief Executive Officer at Child Australia and has worked in various senior positions within the Education and Child Development sectors for more than 20 years. Tina is a strategic leader dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement and growth.

Prior to working for Child Australia, Tina owned and operated her own Early Learning Services and consulted widely on best practice models throughout the Education and Care sector, Schools, and various agencies. Tina also worked extensively with children and their families in various therapy settings.

Her career background has also included senior business management roles, teaching, and lecturing positions. Tina has tertiary qualifications in Business Management, Education, and most recently has completed a Masters in Mental Health Science (Child Psychology). Tina is a ferocious advocate for the education and well-being of children of all ages, and strives to nurture and support the parent – child relationship.

As a mother to 2 young boys, Tina has a strong desire to help keep childhood fun, carefree and full of wonder for as long as possible.

Tina is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

For keynote and speaker presentations, Tina’s areas of expertise include:

(across all age groups 0 to 18 – early childhood, childhood & adolescence)

• Childhood Development
• Engaging Families
• Enhancing quality relationships with children and/or families
• Behaviour Guidance
• Childhood Anxiety
• Toxic Stress and Trauma

• Leadership & Management
• Professional Development

Meriel Corbett-Weir
Meriel Corbett-WeirExecutive Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Meriel brings extensive skill, knowledge and experience to further Child Australia’s growth and acquisition agenda. She has performed many and varied executive leadership roles in the public, corporate and not for profit sector where she has specialised in facilitating public private partnerships, corporate governance, strategic stakeholder engagement and capacity building.

Meriel is recognised for her strong commitment to strategic community engagement and donates pro bono services to not for profit management committees and boards where she is responsible for strategic planning, corporate relations and media management and corporate governance. She is currently a member of the NT Police Commissioners roundtable and ISAC NT.

Meriel is passionate about supporting and advancing the NFP/NGO sector in the Northern Territory and mentors organisations as they are challenged with the constant pursuit to grow and flourish whilst striving for sustainable economic viability.

Her roles have consistently seen her represent the Northern Territory with an intimate understanding of the cultural process, procedures and protocols required to build effective communication channels that connect diverse and complex organisations.

Meriel is a long term resident of the NT.

Sara Hinchley
Sara HinchleyExecutive Manager, Service Delivery and Programs
Sara has worked with Child Australia since 2006 and her executive role oversees the Service Delivery and Programs activities throughout Western Australia. She has extensive experience in the Early Childhood Sector as a Qualified Educator, Director, and National Childcare Accreditation Council Validator.

Sara has international experience developing and managing play schemes and sponsored children’s services in the United Kingdom. Her professional interests lie in quality care provision and pedagogical leadership. Sara holds a Diploma in Children’s Services, Cert IV (TAA) and post graduate Qualifications in Business Leadership.

Maria Miller
Maria MillerExecutive Manager, Finance
Maria is a highly experienced finance manager with particular expertise in the not-for-profit and childcare sectors. Maria’s role at Child Australia is to provide financial expertise and guidance, and is responsible for driving and administering the finance activities enabling the organisation to fulfill its mission.

Maria is a qualified accountant and is one unit away from attaining her CPA qualification. She is a strategic thinker with a ‘big picture’ focus who can question the status quo, generate new ideas and always strives to achieve best practice.

Maria volunteers her time and expertise to school and community causes, having young children herself she is passionate to contributing towards improving outcomes for children.