Caroline Chernov

About Caroline Chernov

Caroline is the Executive Director of The ten20 Foundation, a national Australian philanthropic that brings innovation to early childhood investment. At ten20, Caroline has directed investment and strategic supports into innovation and disruption efforts that enable local community led empowerment, decision making and solution creation. She has an interest in the mindset, practice and power shifts required to unleash social innovation and how groups work together in complexity to transform systems.

Caroline’s commitment to cross sector collaboration and teaming stems from her own career experience that spans business, government, NGO and philanthropic sectors. Prior to ten20, she held executive management and leadership positions at Social Ventures Australia (SVA), SVA Consulting and the US based non-profit Catalyst, following ten years in Accenture’s strategy group across Australia, Asia and the US.

She holds a BA (Hons) from The University of Melbourne, an MBA from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland and a diploma in Managing Non-Profit Organisations from Harvard University, Boston, USA. She is a Non-Executive Director of Opportunity Child and serves on the Foundation Board of The University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the Board of Australian Friends of Asha Slums. She is founder and Chair of VCA Access and an Honorary Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne.


Building the ecosystem for early childhood education

26 Jun 2019

Access to quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) is a fundamental right for every child. There is a need to develop a comprehensive policy that not-only addresses health, nutrition, care, and education but also a child’s right to protection…Read More

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