Gary Carroll

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Gary CarrollGary joined the Group as CFO in July 2016 and became CEO and Managing Director in January 2017. He 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 Practicing Accountant.


Jason Ball

General Manager of Operations

Jason BallJason is an experienced CEO, Managing Director and General Manager within large multi-brand education, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and wholesaling businesses.

Jason has cross functional experience in franchise and company operated businesses, across domestic and international markets and has proven his ability to build and lead high performing teams of talented people.


Sharyn Williams

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Sharyn WilliamsSharyn Williams is G8 Education’s CFO and Company Secretary 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.


Jessica Battersby

Human Resources Manager

Jessica has worked within the HR department at G8 Education for over 10 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.


Greg Bowell

General Manager Marketing

Greg is an award winning, senior Marketing executive with 20+ years’ experience in leading multi-brand and channel portfolios within FMCG, Retail, Hospitality and QSR, both in public and private companies.

Greg specialises in customer led strategy and brand transformation, building the capability and credibility of the Marketing function to inspire teams, brands and organisations to higher performance.


Rod Anderson

General Manager Property

Rod is an experienced and skilled property specialist with over 25 years in the industry across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

He is both strategic and transactional, having held senior leasing and general management roles that required hands on deal making ability as well as the big picture mentality required of a national or international group.

Rod is well regarded in the industry and has worked in roles restructuring property portfolios, growing retail brands with appropriate site selection, negotiating lease renewals on competitive terms and building strong appropriately skilled property and facilities teams. His experience has been gained across retail fashion, cinema, entertainment and childcare.