Kelly Watson was appointed Chair since the 2018 AGM. Of New Zealand, she has chosen to make Australia home for the past 22 years. Kelly holds a Diploma in Children’s Services, is currently enrolled in the Diploma in Community Services and also embarked on a Certificate IV in Mental Health.
Kelly has resided in Newman for the last four years with her two young children and partner, opting for a residential arrangement for good work and family life balance. Her working career has been predominately in the field of Early Childhood Education and she also managed the Newman Neighbourhood Centre also for two consecutive years which prompted her to continue her support for a critical service from the executive committee level.
“Newman has its own challenges of lack of family support, remoteness and services just to touch on some. The Newman Neighbourhood Centre is the hub of the town and we are working hard for this to reflect in what support or services we offer to the community as a whole, most importantly making it sustainable.”