The team at Discovery Early Learning Centres are made up of a group of like-minded, passionate and experienced individuals.
Our leadership team support our services to ensure they can give your child the best possible care, always aligning with our ‘imagine, explore and discover’ values.
Please take the time to learn more about our leadership team below
Jo Walsh has over 17 years’ experience in the education and care sector. Jo holds a Bachelor of Education, with a major in Early Childhood Education.
Lyndon has worked in the education and care sector for over 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management.
Manager Innovation and Strategic Direction
Jann joined Discovery in September 2021 and is responsible for providing leadership in innovative practice, guidance and oversight to ensure consistent outcomes are achieved across services.
Manager Administration and Business Support
Jackie started working for Discovery in January 2012 when the Ulverstone service was first opened. She was the Office Administrator in the centre for 3 years before moving into a Head Office role full time.
Manager Support Services
Pam has a Diploma in Children’s Services and has worked in the Early Education and Care sector for many years, firstly working in Family Day Care and Kentish Childcare in Sheffield before moving to Hobart and joining Discovery in 2008.
Manager People and Engagement
Samantha Cotton joined Discovery in January 2021 at Head Office in Ulverstone, in the role of Manager – People and Engagement
Manager Quality, Culture and Operations (south)
Unaisi Lalagavesi is of Fijian heritage, born and brought up in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. She moved to Tasmania is 1990 as a teenager with the family.
Manager Quality, Culture and Operations (north)
Melissa started her journey with Discovery early 2019, and lead the team at the Launceston Early Learning Centre before taking on the Manager position.
Manager Quality, Culture and Operations (north west)
Sally Reynolds has been working with Discovery since 2015 at the Head Office in Ulverstone.
Adrian joined Discovery at the beginning of 2021 in the role of Facilities Manager; responsible for the company’s infrastructure across the state.
Lizzie has been with Discovery for over 8 years, currently based in the Gavitt Street office in Glenorchy, assisting with the state wide administration for the company – which includes working closely with families, peak bodies and the Discovery leadership team as required.