Nido Board of Directors

Nido is able to leverage the expertise of our Board, with a track record of driving shareholder value in listed markets, having also listed Think Childcare Limited (TNK) in 2014. With their collective experience, the group has an extensive understanding of integrating and delivering quality services across the child care sector, together with public company experience.

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MARK KERR

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark was appointed as Chairman of Nido in June 2023 and has extensive experience as Chairman, Non-Executive Director and adviser in a diverse range of sectors, across both publicly listed and private companies. Mark was previously the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Think Childcare Limited, from its IPO and ASX listing in 2014, until its acquisition via a scheme of arrangement to Busy Bee’s Australia in 2021. Mark is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

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Mathew Edwards

Founder and Managing Director

Mathew founded Nido Education Limited following the privatisation of the listed Think Childcare Limited (TNK) in 2021. He has been involved in the childcare sector since 2001 and was the Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Think Childcare. Mathew was responsible for overseeing the growth of Think Childcare, taking it from 30 centres at IPO to 88 Centres upon the sale of the business. Mathew is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.

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Joe Dicks

Independent Non-Executive Director

Joe was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Nido in June 2023 and was previously a Non-Executive Director of Think Childcare Limited from April 2018 until its acquisition via a scheme of arrangement to Busy Bee’s Australia in 2021. Joe has 20 years’ multi-national experience as a non-executive director in a broad range of industries. He also has in-depth experience in government funded and regulated industries, infrastructure, and the education and aged care sectors. Joe is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

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Vanessa Porter

Independent Non-Executive Director

Vanessa was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Nido in June 2023 and is a seasoned executive, with over 30 years’ of experience in major global companies, across many industries and markets. Previously, Vanessa served as the Director of Talent and Development, Divisional Lead (ANZ and South Africa) and the Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for McDonald’s Australia Limited. Vanessa is also Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

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Tony Amato

Company Secretary

Tony was appointed Company Secretary in July 2023. Tony has held CFO, Company Secretarial and senior accounting roles across a number of industries and has also held a range of listed appointments which include Hawthorn Resources Limited (ASX:HAW), Incannex Healthcare Limited (ASX: IHL), Contango Asset Management Limited (ASX: CGA), Contango MicroCap Limited (CTN), Contango Income Generator (CIE) and Contango Global Growth (CQG).