Nicole Bortone 2017

Nicole Bortone

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 currently sits on several advisory groups, including the Centre for Policy Development’s Early Childhood Development Council, the Investment Dialogue for Australia’s Children Philanthropic Taskforce, and the Advisory Council for SNAICC’s Early Years Support program. She was 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 mother of two young children, Nicole is passionate about ensuring all Australian children and young people have the best start in life and the opportunity to reach their full potential.