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Executive team

Learn more about how our organisation is set up, structured, and directed.

We are a non-government,not-for-profit children, family & community services agency which works in partnership with Martin James Foundation, a global charitable group delivering services & support across Europe, Asia Pacific & Canada.Our CEO Dr Dianne Jackson leads the organisation alongside our board.

Each state has a dedicated Director responsible for business strategy, development and day-to-day operations. And all our entities are fully reviewed by our global auditor.

Our operating structure reflects our culture with a short, simple chain between strategy and service delivery. Throughout the organisation, our systems and internal controls ensure that we comply with statutory, regulatory and internal policies and procedures in all the jurisdictions we operate in.

Dr Dianne Jackson


Dianne is the CEO for Key Assets Australia. Dr Jackson has more than 30 years’ experience 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 vulnerable Australians.

2020 ProBono Impact 25 Shortlisted nominee
2013 Telstra Business Woman’s Awards Finalist NSW – Community and Government
2010 Winner European Early Childhood Research Association Practitioner Research Award

Strategic ‘insider/outsider’ – leveraging professional practice and management, sector development, research and policy
Stakeholder and network engagement
Not-for-profit/for purpose leadership and management
Early childhood development
Child and family services
Organisational culture and systemic change
Policy development
National and international advocacy

Jamie Hodgson

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie is the Chief Operating Officer for Key Assets Australia. Jamie has over 20 years’ experience in creating safe, consistent, and viable operating environments through his expertise in strategic planning and ability to lead a collaborative process to develop and implement organisational purpose, mission, and operational planning that leads to results.

Jamie has strong leadership and customer service skills and enjoys bringing people together and leading them through change, challenging them to achieve goals and objectives in a supportive and inclusive environment. His skills in this area ensures the effective delivery of major operational change in complex workplace environments, transforming the customer experience and cost efficiency through regular innovation and continuous improvement.

Bachelor of Community Development
Bachelor of Social Work
Graduate Diploma Social Impact
Diploma of Management

Australian Institute of Company Directors Member

Clive Robson

Head of Finance

Clive is a financial controller and has worked in finance in the service industry for over 20 years, across a variety of sectors including telecommunications, travel and tourism, and shipping and logistics. Clive prides himself for his ability in financial control, cost savings, system implementations, project analysis and management reporting.

Clive joined Key Assets in 2013 and enjoys learning about not-for-profit organisations. He provides the Key Assets directors and the Key Assets Group with key management information and analysis to help them make informed decisions.

Judith Wilkinson

Group Director Business Development

Judith joined Key Assets in September 2012, having previously been Director of Fostering Services with the Dept for Child Protection. Judith completed an Arts degree at UWA in Perth and then a Social Work Degree in Melbourne. After graduation, Judith worked in various social work positions in London and Oxford. She settled in Oxford and progressed to a management position with Oxfordshire Social Services. Further studies included a Diploma in Management in Oxford and a Masters in Business Studies at University College Dublin.

Judith says "I very much enjoy working with Key Assets. I find this company a good "fit" for me as my personal and professional values align closely with the Key Assets values."

Judith was State Director of Key Assets Western Australia for seven years from 2012. Her extensive knowledge of operations and established relationships within KAA support our strategic objectives in her role as Group Director Business Development.

Caroline Brown

Group Director Operations

Caroline has led Key Assets in Tasmania since June 2015 and became the director in May 2016. Before this, she was state manager of the Australian Childhood Foundation’s child trauma counselling service, which provides services to children in the child protection system who need additional support.

She has also held a state management role in a disability services organisation, and worked at senior levels for government in South Australia and Tasmania with a focus on child protection, out-of-home care, disability, family violence, youth justice and child health. Caroline holds qualifications in clinical psychology and management.

Key Assets respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land

Key Assets Australia is a non-government, not for profit, non-religious, children, family and community services agency. Our purpose is to achieve positive and lasting outcomes for children, families, and communities.

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