Our Team

Why choose Leor?

The Leor team is a group of individuals who are bound together by their passion to help your child achieve positive outcomes. They are driven by quality outcomes, high standards of safety, and above all, the ability to ensure children’s needs are being met.

Andrea Christie-David
Founder & Managing Director

Andrea is the Founder and Managing Director of Leor. Andrea has over a decade of senior management experience, including overseeing service delivery to some of Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community. Andrea is a lawyer who spent time in corporate law before making the decision to follow her passion for human rights, an area in which she worked for almost a decade before establishing Leor.

Andrea has consistently been engaged in the community sector in addition to her regular commitments, and it is this passion for making the world a better place that drives both her personal and professional values. Andrea is the President of the peak body for In Home Care, the Australian Home Childcare Association, and is an Apiary Fellow, a fellowship that focuses on creating systemic change for all stakeholders in the early childhood sector. Andrea is a Director of Relationships Australia (NSW) and is a member of the Law Society of NSW Children’s Legal Issues Committee.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of International Law. She is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies. Andrea is a solicitor admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Law Society of NSW, and has taught law at various Australian Universities. Andrea was recognised as community lawyer of the year in the NSW Women Lawyers’ Association Awards in 2013, and was nominated in the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards in 2019.

Vanessa Blount
Manager – Families, Quality & Practice

Vanessa is responsible for family and Educator support, maintaining quality standards, and ensuring that your child is cared for in a safe environment. Vanessa has over a decade of experience in education settings, including owning and operating her own family day care, and delivering learning support in primary and secondary school settings. Vanessa has also worked in the aged care sector and understands what is required to ensure the highest level of support to vulnerable individuals.

Vanessa is passionate about creating environments where children can achieve positive learning outcomes, whilst also ensuring that Educators are working in locations that are safe, comfortable, and will allow them to use their skills and expertise to benefit children.

Vanessa holds a Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services).

Anna Tsiapoutas
Finance Manager

Anna is a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of senior leadership experience in the finance teams of large organisations. Anna brings her passion for maintaining quality standards and risk management to Leor, with a wealth of knowledge that delivers significant benefits to both Leor clients and our operations.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), holds a Graduate Diploma from the Institute of Chartered Accountant Australia. Anna worked in forensic accounting and internal auditing before moving into the finance team of an ASX listed entity prior to joining Leor.

Abigail Carreon
Assistant Accountant

Abigail is a Certified Practising Accountant with over a decade of experience in financial management. She has a deep understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and is passionate about supporting families to receive quality care in a manner that fits within their budget.

Abigail holds a Master of Accountancy, a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, a Diploma in Leadership and Management, is a member of CPA Australia and is currently working towards further CPA Certification.

Bethany Cooke
Holistic Education Teacher

Bethany Cooke is Leor’s Holistic Education Teacher, which involves supervising the delivery of early childhood early intervention services to families. Bethany also works with allied health therapists and other service providers supporting children to ensure that Leor’s individualised program meets the child’s needs from a holistic education perspective, with input from the family. Bethany works as an Educator as well as in a supervision role within the Operations Team.

Bethany holds a Master of Inclusive Education and a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and has experience in both centre based and preschool settings.

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