Key Assets Australia appoints new CEO

Dr Dianne Jackson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Key Assets Australia.

Board Chair Craig Lawn made the announcement today following a national search, with Dr Jackson to commence in the role on 31 August.

“Key Assets is a leading national provider of out-of-home care, child protection, family support and disability services, with a commitment to positively impacting the lives of children and young people,” Mr Lawn said. 

“As we continue to grow our services nationally, the Board was seeking a leader that could strengthen and expand our national partnerships and grow our program offering to support more children, young people and families”.

“Dianne is well-known and highly regarded in the government, community and philanthropy sectors and brings with her a wealth of experience in executive leadership, policy, research and advocacy for the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and families”.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr Jackson to our organisation and look forward to this next chapter with her at the helm,” he said.

Dr Jackson said her more than 30 years’ experience positioned her well to understand the challenges and opportunities ahead for the organisation.

“I have always been passionate about working to transform the lives of children, young people and families experiencing vulnerability. I am delighted to be joining the team at Key Assets and look forward to creating impact and positive change together”.

“I have been given a wonderful opportunity to work with the high quality team at Key Assets and to use the organisation’s strong foundations as we move into a new phase, she said”.

Dr Jackson holds a PhD, Bachelor of Social Sciences (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Teaching and Early Childhood Development.