Former World Vision Australia executive and newly appointed CEO, Jill Roche, has been a key contributor to Brave’s operations and strategic planning since joining the organisation as Chief Operating Officer in October 2019. Her significant leadership experience in the not for profit, consulting and corporate sectors has assisted Brave’s transition from trial phase to full-service implementation and service expansion.
“I am excited to be leading Brave as we work to increase our reach and impact nationally; this role feels like I am coming full circle after starting my own parenting journey as a single mother of twins at the age of 20. I have a deep appreciation for the potential of teen parents, knowing they are tenacious, adaptable, and caring members of their families and communities.”
Brave Foundation’s Board Chair, Dr Maria Harries AM, acknowledges the significant impact these developments will have on young families and the community services sector in general.
“Brave has always embodied boldness and initiative – Jill and Bernadette have formed a powerful alliance through their mutual respect and transformational work together focusing on the young parents of Australia. This is yet another step forward in the successful innovative work for which Brave is already well known.”