ELACCA welcomes OAC CEO Anna Learmonth to our Board

Media Release

17 July 2023

THE Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) is pleased to welcome Only About Children (OAC) Chief Executive, Ms Anna Learmonth to the ELACCA Board.

Ms Learmonth has worked in Australia and internationally for a number of Australian and global organisations, with over 25 years’ experience in Early Learning and Care, Retirement Living, Financial Services and Leadership Consulting sectors. 

Ms Learmonth’s experience as a CEO at Only About Children (OAC) and previous experience at Goodstart Early Learning in both the Chief Safety Officer, and Chief Corporate Services roles, place her well to be a key contributor to the ELACCA Board, comprising a balance of For-Profit and Not-For-Profit CEO Members. 

“We are delighted to welcome Ms Learmonth as a Director on the ELACCA Board. Her proven leadership, depth of experience and passion for quality early learning and care will ensure she is a valuable addition to our Board,” said Elizabeth Death, CEO of ELACCA.

OAC Chief Executive, Anna Learmonth said “I look forward to contributing to ELACCA as a Board Member, working collectively to drive innovation across our sector and improved outcomes for all Australian children.”

Ms Learmonth joins current CEO Board Members:

  • Ms Kay Turner, SDN Children’s Services (Co-Chair)
  • Dr Ros Baxter, Goodstart Early Learning
  • Mr Warren Bright, Guardian Childcare and Education
  • Ms Nicole Jones, Gowrie NSW and Gowrie Australia
  • Mr Pejman Okhovat, G8 Education
  • Ms Elizabeth Death, ELACCA


For more information please contact:

Sally Maddison

Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA)

PO Box 348

Annandale NSW 2038

Mob: 0498 228 762

E: [email protected]


About us:

The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) was established to promote the value of quality early learning and care as an integral part of Australia’s education system. 

Our 19 CEO members include some of the largest early learning providers in the country, representing both not-for-profit and for-profit services. ELACCA members operate 1,984 long day care services, 310 preschool/kindergarten services and 92 OSHC services, covering every state and territory. They offer one-quarter of all the long day care places in Australia. Together, our members serve 369,776 children and their families, and employ more than 56,708 staff.

As well as promoting the value of quality early learning and the need for greater public investment, ELACCA advocates for the right of all children to access quality early learning and care, particularly children facing disadvantage. We do this by drawing on the knowledge and practical experience of our members and representing their views to decision makers in government, the media and the public.