Grow and innovate: our strategy 2018—22
Our new Five–Year Strategy sets out a bold new ambition and a target to reach more disadvantaged young Australians with our evidence–based programs.
With more than 1.1 million Australian children and young people living in poverty, the need is great. Innovation will be vital to ensure that our work equips more children and young people to thrive in the 21st century.
For their help developing our Five–Year Strategy, we thank the members of our Board and advisory groups, and the many external experts in a range of fields who gave us much valued advice. We also thank our team members for their input and support. For guiding the development of this strategy, we are also deeply grateful for the pro bono support of consulting firm Bain & Company. They took us through a comprehensive process which enabled us to develop an outcomes–driven, long–term plan.
With our plan locked in, The Smith Family is ready for the next phase.
We’re looking forward to working with our families and supporters to achieve our vision of a better future for young Australians in need.
Dr Lisa O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, The Smith Family.