Gary Carroll

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Gary-CarrollGary joined the Group in July 2016 and has extensive senior leadership experience in both financial and operational roles covering various industries.

He holds Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Law (Honours) degrees and is a Certified Practising Accountant.


Terry King

General Manager of Operations

Terry KingTerry joined G8 Education as General Manager of Operations in September 2015 after a long and successful career with Veterinary Services Provider Greencross Limited.

Terry holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Masters of Business and Technology.

Terry understands that a successful business ultimately comes down to people. His mission is to provide an environment that brings out the best in staff, parents and children benefit and the business is successful. To this end this is Terry’s mission.


Jason Roberts

General Manager of Development

Jason-Roberts-WebJason joined as CEO of our Singapore business in December 2013 and transferred over to our head office in Australia in April 2014. He was appointed CEO of the group in June 2014.

Jason brings with him a wealth of business, financial and capital markets experience as well as valuable international experience having worked in Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and is a CFA Charterholder.


Ann Perriam

Commercial Manager of Development

Ann PerriamAnn started at G8 Education in January 2015 and brings with her a vast array of experience from both a professional services background as well as commercial operations.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant. 



Sarah Zeljko

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Sarah ZeljkoSarah leads the Legal, Compliance, Safety, Facilities Management, Risk Management, Insurance and Company Secretarial functions for the Group.

She has extensive Board and Executive experience across large Government and Private Corporations and holds a Bachelor of Laws, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors and Governance Institute


Sharyn Williams

Chief Financial Officer

Sharyn WilliamsSharyn Williams is G8 Education’ newly appointed CFO and brings with her multi academic qualifications in the areas of Finance, Education and Business.

Sharyn has had 13 years of ASX-listed experience as an Executive Leader, CFO and Company Secretary. With a strong business acumen, Sharyn’s background is in driving strategic financial, governance and operational outcomes in automotive, electrical, finance, retail, wholesale, manufacturing and engineering industries.


Cherie Ford

Financial Controller

Cherie FordCherie started at G8 Education in November 2014 and was promoted to the Financial Controller role in April 2015.  She is a qualified account having completed her CPA in 2006 and obtained a Bachelor of Business Major in Accounting in 2002 from Griffith University.

Cherie brings a wide range of experience gained across various industries having worked in the UK for 6 years in various large multinational companies.

She is responsible for the management of the finance department and company reporting.


Jessica Battersby

Human Resources Manager

Jessica-BattersbyJessica has worked within the HR department at G8 Education for over 5 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resource Management and Business Psychology in 2006 and is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Laws.

Jessica is committed to making G8 Education an employer of choice. She has an interest in increasing employee engagement and recognition and is focusing on building the strategic HR practices within G8 Education to include structured recognition programs. She also has a strong focus on dispute resolution and the mitigation of IR and legal issues.


Peter Nelson

IT Manager

Peter NelsonPeter joined G8 Education in February 2015 bringing with him a 20 year IT career in Local and State Governments, consulting and airports and aviation. Most recently heading up the IT function for four major regional airports in Queensland he has diverse knowledge of technology and its ability to energise and enable people.

Peter has degrees in Information Technology and Business Administration, as well as industry certifications in business intelligence and IT service delivery. With his role being part of the Management Team of G8 it is exciting to work in a business that recognises the importance of technology for its success.

Having administered IT in a well-known Gold Coast boarding school, being married to an Early Childhood Teacher/Director and two daughters  having enjoyed their Child Care years he believes that delivering the best standards of education to our children is vital to their early learning and development.


Erin Day

Marketing Manager

Erin DayErin holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing Major) and is currently studying her Masters.

She has over 15 years experience in Advertising and Marketing, including extensive international marketing across multiple industries.