Our vision is for all communities to value the power of play to support children’s healthy development and aspirations.

doreen clark childrens discovery board member

Doreen Clark AM FTSE

Doreen is a scientist with extensive experience in business. She was Managing Director of Analchem Bioassay Pty Ltd and a founding director of Organic Crop Protectants Pty Ltd, her major business interest following her retirement from Analchem Bioassay. Her many contributions include Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Doreen was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January 1997 for services to science and education. Doreen was Chair of Children’s Discovery from 2001 to 2021.

jon jutsen childrens discovery board member

Jon Jutsen FTSE

Jon is Chair of Children’s Discovery. He is a leader in energy and carbon management having founded Energetics Pty Ltd in 1984. It remains Australia’s leading energy and climate change consultancy for business and government. Jon is also Chairman of the Australian Alliance to Save Energy. The focus of the Alliance is to double Australia’s energy productivity by 2030 (2XEP). He is a chemical engineer with a Masters in Energy Technology. He was selected as one of the ‘100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia’ and is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Science and Engineering. He has been named as Engineer of the Year and received the Millennium Medal for his contributions to the field. Jon founded the Children’s Discovery committee and remains on the Board 20 years later.

adam selinger childrens discovery board member

Adam Selinger BSc. Grad Dip

Adam is the Executive Director of Children’s Discovery and leads the team behind all of our activities. He has a post-graduate Science Communication degree from the Australian National University and over 25 years’ experience producing innovative science and technology educational events in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, the UAE and the UK. Adam represented Children’s Discovery in a partnership with the University of Wollongong that saw the development of the Early Start Discovery Space. It opened to the public on 20 May 2015. Adam is currently managing our national public library STEM initiative.


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