Derek has experience working across many countries and industries in a variety of roles within IT and engineering including as Software Development Manager for an international company. His MBA from QUT has given him the background in how businesses can operate more effectively to give the customer top value. He now looks after all I.T within the centres.
After a number of years working in Secondary education, Vicki qualified in Early Childhood as she commenced work with the company in 1994 as a Director. Continuing her professional development over the years, Vicki has qualified in Montessori Education, Business and Training. As CEO, Vicki supports all aspects of company performance and direction.
Karen has worked in the industry since 1996 in various roles including Preschool Teacher and Director after a number of years teaching in Primary Schools. Karen started working for Building Futures in 2002.Her current role is Operations Manager which supports the Directors and Educators in all aspects of the daily running of the centres and our college as well.
Assistant Operations Manager
Kylie has worked in the childcare industry since 1997 through to 2009, beginning as a Group Leader, then worked up to a Director and them became part of the Management team. Kylie has been with Building Futures Montessori between 2005 to 2008 before returning to her current role as Assistant Operations Manager in 2013. Within this role Kylie provides support to our 3 centres and works within finance departments of both Building Futures Montessori and Building Futures Education Services.
Wavell Heights Director
Candace has worked at the centre since 2006, starting as a trainee/assistant studying her certificate III, then on to study her Diploma as Group Leader; and now she holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood and is Director of Wavell Heights. Candace says her passion is the children and the Montessori philosophy. She prides herself on a whole centre view always including and incorporating the educators, children and parents of the centre in her decisions and thoughts.
Georgie started with Building Futures in 2008 at our Forest Lake centre. Georgie started as a Group Leader in a classroom and has moved up into the Director Role. She holds her Diploma of Montessori Education and her Early Childhood qualifications.
Forest Lake Director
Hannah started with Building Futures in 2013 at our Forest Lake centre. Hannah has worked as a trainee educator, a Group Leader, Assistant Director and now has moved up to the Director and Nominated Supervisor Role. She holds her Diploma of Montessori Education and her Early Childhood Qualifications. She is also currently studying her Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood.