As a leading provider of early childhood education and care, ECMS can comment on a number of matters relating to our sector.
We can also assist media outlets and journalists in coordinating photo, filming and interview opportunities with children, families and early childhood educators.
Siobhan McCann - Director of Communications and Marketing
Phone: 03 8481 1102
Dr Judith Slocombe - ECMS CEO
Dr Judith Slocombe joined ECMS as Interim CEO in August 2017. Judith brings a wealth of experience to the role. She has an extensive career in business as an entrepreneur and business owner, has held CEO and other senior executive positions in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors and serves on numerous boards and subcommittees in various sectors.
Judith is passionate about working with children, having previously been the CEO of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a not-for-profit community organisation, protecting children from violence and is currently a Director at Children's Rights International.
In 2001 Judith received Australia's most prestigious award for women in business, the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year.
Judith has an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and studied Senior Executive Management at Harvard.
Janet Williams-Smith – General Manager, Service Development and Strategy
Janet worked at the Brotherhood of St Laurence for five years too, designing care models and developing programs for refugee children and families experiencing prolonged trauma and displacement.
Janet holds qualifications in early years care & education, registrations in general and psychiatric nursing and a Masters in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Systemic Family Therapy.