Senior Program Manager
Early Childhood Development Program
Nicole Bortone has worked at the Foundation since March 2011 and is now the Senior Program Manager responsible for managing the Foundation’s Early Childhood Development grants program as well as managing The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift.
Nicole is also the founder of the Early Childhood Impact Alliance: a group of corporate and philanthropic funders that meet regularly to learn about the latest research, program innovations, and policy affecting young children and their families in order to improve collaboration and strategic investment in this space.
Nicole has completed a Master of Public Policy and Management at the University of Melbourne as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and International Studies). She has previously worked for the Moonee Valley City Council as a Library Officer and volunteered for Oxfam.
As a new mother, Nicole has a renewed passion to ensure all Australian children and young people have the best start in life and the opportunity to reach their full potential and thrive.