Renée Carter
Chief Executive Officer
Renée Carter is the CEO of Adopt Change and a passionate advocate for the wellbeing of children and young people. She leads a team of Adopt Change Changemakers nationally, with major activities including the #THRIVE National Permanency Conference; My Forever Family NSW; Yesvember A Home for Every Child campaign; MyPacks first night back packs; Empower Change; along with engagement with community, government, child welfare sector; and regularly sought to speak with media about child welfare, permanency and adoption.
Renée is a member of the Institute Advisory Group for the independent research centre, Institute of Open Adoption Studies (The University of Sydney); a member of various government and cross-sector advisory groups and taskforces (including in NSW: Leaving Care / After Care Sector Advisory Group; Court Ordered Contact Reference Group (re: Mothers in Custody); Covid-19 Child Wellbeing Taskforce/Sub-committees); and was previously Vice Chair of NSW Committee on Adoption and Permanent Care (COAPC) and member of Re:Think Orphanages Working Group Australia.
She is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, with a background in communications and executive management, along with board level experience in corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Her experience includes three years as Chair of charity Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS), an organisation focused on early intervention, education and support of families and communities; and Managing Director of creative corporate and investor communications specialists Designate Group.
Renée is committed to influencing child welfare policy and practice to deliver timely and effective outcomes for children so they can have better childhood experiences and a brighter future.