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CCN Welcomes a New CEO

Letter from the new CEO – Jason Woods


Hello all, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Jason Woods and I have joined the wonderful team of directors, authors, illustrators, web designers and magazine editors as the CEO of the Children’s Charity Network (CCN).

Together, we will continue to improve an already amazing magazine and organisation. My role as CEO is to oversee the daily running of the organisation, which arranges the OzKids in Print and other smaller sub-branches.

I have a wonderful family, my wife of 28 years, Belinda and 2 daughters, Emily, 21 and Yuki, 19 all who have some involvement in the charity too, and my beautiful newfoundland dog, Moo.

In my previous working life, I have been a farrier for almost 35 years. In that time I worked at Flemington racecourse shoeing lots of big race winners and then I went to Japan for a 4-year period to work on a racing farm. Upon returning, I started my own company in the Yarra Valley.

This year I was approached by Mr Rob Leonard, asking to take over the running of the Charity. I of course accepted the offer – having been somewhat involved for many years attending the gala dinner, this organisation has held a special place in my heart. I look forward to the challenges ahead for both the charity and I, and strive to see our workshops flourish and prosper.

Next year is the Children’s Charity Networks 25th anniversary. We have some grand plans to expand and to celebrate this amazing milestone with all our donors, Patrons and author/ illustrator families who have helped over the past 25 years.

Until next time, happy reading, writing, painting, drawing and all other creative media of choice, and I look forward to seeing more of your work in future editions.


Jason Woods – CEO



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In Memory of Rob Leonard, Our Founder

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors, staff, and myself from the Children’s Charity Network must inform you of the passing of our founder, Mr Rob Leonard, following a 14-month battle with Cancer. We pass our condolences to Rob’s friends and family at this terrible time.

Rob was a wonderful, caring man with a passion for service and charity. His vision to influence young Australians through literacy 25 years ago has impacted thousands, who will all be saddened by this news. In honour of Rob, I look forward to growing his vision and continuing to advocate for the value of literacy and arts.

Please take a moment to reflect upon Rob’s impact on you, and remember his uncompromising belief in the power of Art and Writing.

Rob, you will be truly missed but never far away from our thoughts. 

May Rob’s memory be a blessing.

Jason Woods
Children’s Charity Network Board and Community

CCN Welcomes a New CEO

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