Gary Carroll joined Australia’s largest for-profit early childhood education provider, G8 Education, as Chief Financial Officer in July 2016 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in January 2017. An ASX200 company, G8 Education comprises approximately 10,000 team members across a network of more than 500 early learning centres in Australia, providing quality early education to more than 50,000 Australian children every week.
Gary came to G8 Education having spent more than a decade with ASX listed Super Retail Group, where he commenced as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. He later moved on to become General Manager Group Development before taking on the role of Chief Supply Chain Officer during a particularly significant period of change and expansion for the organisation.
Gary’s leadership experience also includes roles with National Australia Bank as Director of Institutional Banking and retail travel group, Flight Centre, where he was General Manager, Business Services.
He holds Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees and is a CPA.
Gary Carroll, CEO - G8 Education
Jason Roberts entered the ECEC sector in 2013 as CEO of G8 Education. He spent four years in senior executive positions before transitioning out of the business in January 2018. Since leaving G8 Jason launched Sector Publishing which operates The Sector - News, views and reviews platform and Events series and also continues to actively consult across the sector on matters of strategy, due diligence, business performance and market dynamics. Jason is an active contributor to The Sector platform with responsibility for covering policy, provider and innovation related topics.
Jason Roberts, Founder - Sector Publishing