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Chief Executive Officer, Big Fat Smile Group

Mentors in Wollongong

Jenni Hutchins

Chief Executive Officer

Big Fat Smile Group

Jenni is the CEO of Big Fat Smile. Big Fat Smile is a child and family services provider, primarily providing centre-based care to children 0-12 through early learning and care, out of school hours and vacation care. Big Fat Smile also provides inclusion support nationally in partnership with KU and Gowrie. Big Fat Smile provides community-based services such as Post Natal Depression groups, supported playgroups, a child and family café and an art school. Big Fat Smile partners with educational institutions to collaborate on research projects to continually improve on best practice. Jenni brings a passion for strong governance and actively developing and enhancing innovative service delivery to reduce disadvantage in our communities and scaffold children and families to flourish and thrive. The underlying philosophy is about striving, through our values for a bigger, brighter more creative future for all Australians. Jenni’s work in NFPs has centered on working with individuals and communities to create change and meet the needs of our most vulnerable in the community. Jenni led the commencement of one of Australia’s first Social Benefit Bonds and has a passion for creating Child Safe Organisations. Jenni’s leadership strengths lie in building a positive culture, strong partnerships and relationships and a successful focus on building and developing robust, evidence-informed service delivery which meets the needs of individuals and creates resilient communities.

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