Tom Hardwick

Former CEO, Guardian Childcare

Experienced Chief Executive Officer and Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of scaling businesses organically and through acquisition. Skilled in Business Planning, Management, Private Equity, Investment Banking, and Strategy. Tom Hardwick was the CEO of Guardian Early Learning Group, a childcare business he co-founded in 2004. Today Guardian is one of the largest childcare businesses in Australia, with 90 early learning centres on the Eastern seaboard, turning over nearly $250M pa and employing more than 2000 staff. 

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