Ms Jackie Bennett
Jackie Bennett is a Kamilaroi, Bigambul woman from St George in South-West Queensland and is a wife, mother of four beautiful adult children and grandmother of six gorgeous grandchildren.
Jackie is employed as the Regional Implementation Manager for the Moreton Bay region in South-East Queensland to implement the First 1000 Days Australia model into the region. Jackie’s past employment history includes being the Cultural Diversity Advisor for C&K in Brisbane and Site Coordinator in Townsville for Good Beginnings Australia. In these roles, she demonstrated her commitment to engaging families and children into educational programs, and teaching early childhood educators about the importance of embedding Aboriginal perspectives in their classrooms.
In 2016, Jackie was sponsored by Educational Experience to participate in the Global Leaders for Young Children Program, which is part of the World Forum Foundation. Since becoming a Global Leader, she has also been involved in the World Forums Indigenous People’s Action Group and a World Forum National Representative for Australia. Jackie is currently Vice-President of the Koobara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kindergarten and Pre-School Board which has been in operation for 43 years.