Management Team

Mathew Edwards

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Mathew Edwards has been involved in childcare since 2001 and is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Think Childcare Limited. He was the Managing Director of LEA from 2009 and has overseen the development of that company’s business of improving and managing childcare centres, with ownership of centres in VIC, NSW, WA & SA.

Tom Herring

Chief Finance Officer

Tom has more than 20 years’ experience in financial, operational, commercial, planning and audit roles across a range of Industry sectors. Tom joins us from Coates Hire where he was Head of Finance. Before that he was CFO of LINX Cargo Care Group guiding financial performance, leading its corporate and commercial development and overseeing its risk, internal controls, treasury and taxation functions. Tom has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Southampton University, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

Amanda Mawer

Director, New Service Start Ups & Capital Works

Amanda has worked in the Early Childcare Sector for 26 years in all parts of the industry, beginning her journey as an Education Assistant.
Amanda was General Manager of LEA Childcare Services in 2009 and progressed to National Operations Manager at Think Childcare Ltd upon listing in 2014.

Nadia Wilson-Ali

Director, Education & Quality

Nadia has 15+ years experience in the Education Sector in a range of settings such as not-for-profit, primary schools, privately owned and corporate services.
Nadia holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Human Resource Management (honours), Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services, Graduate Diploma of Education, and a Masters of Education by Research.

Trinh Bui

Head Legal Counsel, Joint Company Secretary

Trinh is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, a Fellow member of the Governance Institute of Australia with over 10 years’ experience in government/risk management.
Trinh holds an LL.B and Bachelor of Management. Trinh was admitted to practice as a solicitor and barrister in NSW in June 2001 and as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2005.

Georgina Gaussen

Chief Operating Officer

Georgina is a Fellow Australian Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Monash University together with a Graduate Certificate in Change Management and diplomas in Financial Planning & Project Management.
With a career starting with KPMG, she has moved into a number of executive roles within the airline industry at Qantas and Virgin, and media industry at News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media. Georgina has extensive experience in transformation, strategy, operations and leadership.

Tom Mitchell

Chief Technology Officer

Tom’s IT experience spans 20+ years and has seen him involved in a diverse range of industries. Having worked within the Australian Franchising sector as well as within a Global corporate role, Tom has held management roles within many well-known Australian companies and most recently as IT Manager for international luxury brand, Chanel (Australia).