Nick Karolidis


For over ten years Nick worked at global Professional Services firms and advised on multi-billion-dollar deals across almost all industries. Since departing the large firms to found Karolidis & Co in 2014, Nick has been advising small and medium businesses as well as individuals, using the experience gained at the top-tier law and accounting firms, Nick is an admitted solicitor with the Victorian Supreme Court, High Court of Australia, registered Tax & ASIC Agent and certified Xero and PEXA advisor. Nick has governance experience as a former Board member of the Crowd Funding Institute of Australia. Nick is also a parent and his child attends one of MEYM’s kindergartens.

Pramitha Ranshika


Pramitha currently works as a General Manager-Finance and Commercial for an Australian based multi-billion-dollar transportation and logistics group. Pramitha has over 18 years of work experience across five countries. Pramitha is both a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Master’s in Business Administration. His prior work experience includes working for a big4 financial consultancy firm, one of the largest power generators in the world and one of the big4 power companies in Australia.

Pramitha has numerous governance experiences as a former board member and a board committee member. Pramitha is also a parent, and his child attends one of MEYM’s kindergartens.

Joshua Glanville


Josh is father to two young boys, Rocco and Rafa, one of which currently attends Newlands Pre-school. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in Australia and has has held a number of senior finance and project governance roles, primarily in the Infrastructure industry. Josh brings strong finance, risk and governance acumen to the Board, along with a strong desire to support the outstanding team at MEYM deliver great outcomes for the students.

Stephanie Apostolopoulos


Stephanie is a high-level marketing, brand and strategy executive with over 18 years’ experience in property, banking and finance, management consulting, engineering, and transport and logistics. 

Stephanie thrives on the challenge to be strategic, creative and innovative – which is backed by a thirst for knowledge and continuous learning. Having led marketing, brand and digital marketing teams, Stephanie is well versed across all focus areas of marketing. 

With strong interpersonal and communication skills in establishing and building relationships with multiple and varied stakeholders, Stephanie is a creative and integrated thinker who has a solid foundation in marketing as well as digital transformation.

Stephanie holds a Master of International Business (Marketing and Management) and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing). 

Above all else, Stephanie is passionate about ensuring all children have equal access to early learning and the opportunity to thrive in any learning environment.

Susanna Bevilacqua

Board Member

As the founder & director of Moral Fairground, Susanna works with purpose driven enterprises and diverse networks to deliver initiatives and projects that encourage collaboration, shared value and impact. Susanna has a broad and diverse experience, with over 27 years working and leading community-based initiatives through the banking sector and ten years creating events and programs with Moral Fairground. Susanna is a passionate volunteer and was one of the founding members of the Moreland Early Year Management and other community- based initiatives.

Maree James

Board Member

I have worked in the Early Years sector in a range of roles for over 30 years.  The most significant having been – Teaching Fellow (The University of Melbourne Master of Teaching program) mentoring and assessing students within early childhood settings, Pre-school Field Officer and Inclusion Support Facilitator all at Moreland City Council. 

Previous experiences worth noting: Teaching Early Years Studies in both the TAFE and community sectors and Teacher at Yooralla Glenroy Early Childhood Intervention Centre.

Although currently retired I wish to continue to contribute to the early childhood field and by being an active community Board member, I believe gives me this opportunity.  Thank you.

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood / Adult)

Associate Diploma Social Science.

Gillian Barclay

Board Member

Began early childhood career in Hobart, managing a family day care scheme and outside school hours program. Moved to City of Stonnington where I was Co ordinator of Children’s Services for seven years – kindergarten, long day care, occasional care and family day care. Then to community-based, not for profit, managing three long day care centres and more recently, sessional kindergarten with Moreland Community Child Care Centres, over a 12 year period. Now part-time Director of sessional kindergarten in South Melbourne. I divide my time between Bentleigh and the Bellarine. Also a sometime marriage celebrant!

Kat Thorn

General Member

Kat is a Health Promotion Officer, having worked in regional and metropolitan community health settings for the past 8 years. Kat currently works on an initiative called Ready, Set, Prep!, which focuses on improving early life outcomes for children and families prior to starting school in northern Moreland. Kat is also on the management committee for a local neighbourhood house in Moreland.  All of this demonstrates Kat’s passion for community involvement and participation.

Barry Hahn

Moreland City Council Representative

Barry is the Manager of Early Years and Youth Services at Moreland City Council and has been a member of numerous Boards and Committees of Management for a range of community based not for profit organisations. He is currently a Board member of Community Childcare, Victoria’s peak body for community-owned not-for-profit long day care and outside schools hours care in Victoria.

Barry is passionate about investing in early years to ensure that young people have the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential.

management team

Anne McGregor

General Manager

Anne’s extensive experience in the Early Years sector includes leadership, strategy development, planning and project delivery. She worked for Moreland City Council for 17 years in the Children’s Services and Social Policy areas. Prior to joining Moreland Council, Anne worked in the government and non-government sectors in management and training and development roles.

Sarah Vallance

General Manager

Sarah has worked in the Early Childhood sector for the past 30 years commencing her career as a teacher. Since then she has worked in Executive Management roles and leading early years services to develop best practice in pedagogy. Sarah has managed her own early years consultancy business in designing early years spaces and has worked in both State and Local Government. Sarah is passionate about providing services of excellence for children and families.