Our voluntary board of long-standing, experienced professionals provides strategic oversight and governance.

David Beattie

Chairperson (2008 – current)


Anne-Marie Connolly

Vice Chairperson (2003 - current)

Assoc. Dip (Social Science)

Sandro Patat

Board Member (2009 - current)

B. Juris, LLB

Terri-Anne Pettet

Board member (2011 - current)

BsC (Health Science), GAICD
(Diploma Australian Institute of Company Directors)

Zeljko Krestelica

Board member (2009 - current)

Cert IV (Training & Education),
Post Grad Dip (Social Science - Counselling),
Ba (Philosophy & German Language and Literature),
Dip (German)

Katherine Hoar

Board Member (2014 - current)

Certified In Cultural Intelligence (Cq) Assessment Facilitation, Grad Dip
(Management), B Econ
(Hons - Japanese Studies)

Gordon Melsom

Board Member (2016 - current)

Post Grad Business,

The Defence Childcare Program is designed to provide childcare to Defence personnel families and local communities.
If you want to enrol your child into a long day care, which include intergrated kindergarten programs please visit our services page at https://dcu.onetree.org.au/our-services/.
We have One Tree Defence Childcare services across Australia. Please choose the state you live in to see a listing of services for that state.
The One Tree Defence Childcare Unit also offers out of school hours care and vacation care in some areas.
Defence families that need help in finding a long day care, out of school hours care or vacation care can get assistance from our Individual Case Management (ICM) service.
The link to the ICM page is: https://dcu.onetree.org.au/individual-case-management/.