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“We look forward to seeing the results of these new initiatives, to continuing to support our people and to strengthening the culture of Lady Gowrie Tasmania”.


The 2021-22 year was a busy time for the Lady Gowrie Tasmania (LGT) People and Culture Team and during this time we welcomed Emma Eiszele to the team.

The project of scoping a contemporary HRMS system was strong focus during this period, with Employment Hero being the chosen platform and was rolled out in October 2022.

The 2021-2022 year also saw the re-implementation of the Employee Engagement Forum, with a new action plan in place and expressions of interest being disseminated to our people to join the forum.

Relationships Australia in now LGT’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider to provide additional support to our people. Our people also continued to access the LGT Child and Family Wellbeing Program in times of need. 

The People and Culture team introduced the use of web-based staff exit surveys to enable a contemporary platform in order to capture critical data to ensure the retention of our people.

This reporting period also saw the relaunch of Culture Amp which provides an additional platform for our people to provide feedback to enable the organisation to drive meaningful change and strengthen employee engagement.

LGT also participated in ‘Get Moving in May’, staff fitness challenge, a big congratulations to Lynne Carhart, from our Finance Team, who was the individual winner and the Learning, Development and Inclusion team who won the group category.

We look forward to seeing the results of these new initiatives, to continuing to support our people and to strengthening the culture of LGT.

Terri Nichols – People and Culture Manager



Shared below is the article celebrating Paula’s achievement published in the December 2021 Education and Care Newsletters:

“The recipient of the Helen Stephen Memorial Scholarship in 2021 is Paula Innes-Brown.

Paula is a team leader in the 3-5 program at University South. Paula started her journey with Lady Gowrie Tasmania University South in 2016 as a student studying her certificate three and was quickly engaged as a permanent educator and began studying her Diploma qualifying in 2019. Paula then went straight on to enrol in an Early Childhood Education Degree through Swinburne University of Technology online which she is still completing part-time.

Paula has always shown an interest in learning all she can about her chosen field of early childhood education and seeks out professional development opportunities whenever she can. Paula also embraces supporting the service to be involved in action research projects and has taken on the role of lead educator in the ELLA program which explores the Mandarin language with children.

Paula has taken on the role of Team Leader in the 3-5 program, she has excelled in providing an exciting and innovative child lead program. Paula has a particular interest in sustainability and providing the children with environments that stimulate their learning. Paula enjoys encouraging the children’s interest in different directions and therefore the program has followed some very interesting and divergent topics. Congratulations Paula”


To the following people who have reached significant anniversaries at LGT, thank you for your commitment to the organisation but also for your passion and dedication to the children, families, clients and learners in our services and programs.

5 Years 

Monaliza Agnos
Cassandra Armstrong

Carol Ayres
Kaycee Burns
Simone Carr
Belinda Clark
Caitlin Wickham
Kerry Davies
Alacoque Fisher
Kristi Fletcher-Jones
Kylie Hall
Tracey Hawkins
Nicole Hodgkinson

Claudia Holter
Megan Hoskinson
Emma Hughes
Paula Innes-Brown
Liezl Jayari
Jaimi-Lee Jones
Jasbir Kaur
Jasmine Langley
Joanne Langley
Danielle Lowe
Denise Marks
Angela Mason
Amy Massie

Briar McClay
Gina Minns
Rachael Padman
Alison Page
Cathleen Pickett
Crystal Pierce
Sophie Pockett
Malissa Richards
Brooke Summers
Tonya West
Man (Michelle) Wu
Julie Zaporozec

 10 Years 

Lynne Carhart
Suzanna Jones
Jackie McGuiness
Stephanie McMaster
Marigold Taylor
Avril Townsend
Caelin-Jane Weir

 15 Years 

Vanessa Ashwood
Leah Blake
Stacey-Lee Dare
Anna Houllis

20 Years 

Annette Barwick
Roxanne Ellis
Joye Fennell
Maree Howard
Kellie Watson
Lisa Youd