Chief Executive Officer
Bernadette McMenamin AO
Bernadette is highly regarded in Australia and overseas as a successful advocate and innovator in the prevention of child sexual abuse. A founding member of ECPAT International in Thailand in 1992, Bernadette founded Child Wise as ECPAT Australia in 1993. Bernadette has a Masters in International Social Work and has won numerous awards in recognition of her contribution to the protection of children from sexual abuse. These include an Order of Australia (AO) 2004; Victorian finalist for Australian of the Year 2004; Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Social Entrepreneur category for the Southern Region of Australia 2005 and was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Award in 2006.