We believe the best ideas come from collaboration between diverse minds. We bring together talented and energetic visionaries, creatives, designers, thinkers and child development specialists with one common vision: to create a world of play and belonging for all.
MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER
Caroline is a breaker of boundaries, an imagineer and a dreamer of new possibilities. She is inspired by the power of creativity and its power to overcome barriers and solve problems.
Caroline has more than 15 year’s professional background as a strategist working with some of the world's biggest brands & companies. She is also a proud mum of two, including a child with a significant disability. She brings a firsthand perspective into life for families whose children are not typically developing.
Caroline planted the seed for Play For All, starting the FaceBook community group and is a key driver in the growth we have today. She leads community advocacy, design thinking sessions, and empathy workshops. And through working with our broader team, she is passionately shaping the future direction of the group as a social innovation collective.
Caroline believes that when everyone is included, we all benefit. Her vision is for inclusion to be the starting point for all play experiences. She believes creativity can unlock any problem and that meaningful social inclusion can become the new normal if we first solve for it within local community.
HEAD OF OPERATIONS AND CO-FOUNDER
Tim is an ideas man. He believes in partnerships and what we can achieve together. Tim is passionate about bringing a diverse set of minds to a problem and finding the most unexpected and innovative solution.
Also a father of two, including a child with a significant disability, Tim brings this perspective to his work. He knows what it feels like to be a carer, not just a parent.
As an executive with over 20 years in Sales and Marketing, Tim uses this expertise and talent to drive the operational side of the business – from prototyping to project management. He is our undisputed "Head of Play". Nimble on his feet with a hands-on dedication, he moves us forward by navigating any challenges that come our way.
Tim wants to make the world a place where we can all play. His driving force is that inclusion doesn't cost more - it's about how we frame the issues and look for the solutions.
Passionate and big-hearted, Tim is one of life’s good guys who brings others with him.
Co-FOUNDER & EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SPECIALIST
Gemma is passionate about early childhood development and the role of play in the lives of children, families and communities.
She has worked with children and families for over 20 years with most of those years specialising in Early Intervention. She now teaches aspiring educators with a particular focus on diversity, disability and inclusion.
Over the years Gemma has observed the transformative and empowering effect of play for EVERY child and espouses the right for all children, no matter their unique abilities, to have play experiences that foster autonomy, curiosity, creativity and agency.
She believes that play is as essential as sunshine.
CEO, EARLY ED, EARLY INTERVENTIONIST
PARTNER OF PLAY FOR ALL AUSTRALIA
Kerry is committed to making sure that every child, from their earliest years, can meaningfully play and be active in their community. To achieve this she challenges thinking about play opportunities to make them meaningful and playful.
What makes children involved in play, and stay and play and then play some more. We want them to want to come back to play again. What do communities need to make a play space work?
Kerry's approach to thinking about play recognises that families and communities need support to help children play. Each person needs to understand what is going on. Over 30 years as a speech pathologist and early childhood interventionist and now as a CEO in the disability sector, provides a background of evidence about how to support all children to play and how to find the rights supports for families and community.
Kerry likes to be practical and brings a realistic view of community development.
Her thinking is focussed on "low cost, no cost" solutions and making sure these solutions are functional and sustainable.
Having partnered with PFAA for more than a year, Kerry played a central key role in the development of the Belrose Inclusive Play Spaces. She continues to bring her invaluable insight, inspiration and expertise to our ongoing projects.
Play For All Australia
Ruth comes to PFAA with over 20 years operational expertise working at an executive level in both the not for profit and local government sectors.
She has a demonstrated track record of successfully delivering high stakes and politically sensitive government projects and has a proven history of galvanising teams, driving positive cultural development and inspiring innovation that culminates in providing excellent outcomes for the community.
As the Northern Beaches Council Project Liaison Champion, Ruth partnered with Play For All Australia in the journey across the inception, development and implementation of the Belrose Play Project. Like the team, Ruth believes that inclusion doesn’t cost more - it’s about how we frame the issues and look for solutions.
Ruth has the heart for projects that champion, challenge and advocate; and is passionate about projects that impact and shape future directions as Play for All Australia does. We are proud to have Ruth as part of our core team.