The Cultural Au Pair Association of Australia Committee
The CAPAA Committee is made up of CAPAA Members who are nominated each year at the AGM. The management of the CAPAA is a shared responsibility across all CAPAA Members as they donate their time to create a better Au Pair industry for everyone.
Anna Prasad - President
Anna manages the operations of AIFS Au Pair and is based in AIFS’ Sydney CBD centre. Having worked in the sector for close to 5 years, Anna’s experience includes overseeing the operations of PROaupair (later Apex Professional Exchange) in Australia – a provider of au pairs for families with special needs children. More recently Anna joined AIFS Au Pair, and has brought her wealth of experience to nurture the cultural exchange au pair experience, assisting families and au pairs across Australia.
Originally from Germany, Anna relocated to the UK when she was 15, and spent a year in Italy as an au pair when she was 19. In 2016 Anna moved to Australia with her Australian husband and two sons and now calls Sydney home.
Anna is committed to supporting host families and Au Pairs, and recognises the importance of good communication. As a working parent, Anna understands the challenges for working parent.
Jackie Rylance – Secretary
Jackie is the founder of Dream Nannies Childcare Recruitment and has been matching Au Pairs with families for over 10 years now.
Originally from the UK, Jackie moved to Australia with young children and enjoys this amazing country with its fabulous lifestyle. Jackie has a corporate sales and recruitment background and has hosted many Au Pairs and was also an Au Pair in Italy in her younger days! Jackie regularly travels to Europe and has an in depth understanding of international Au Pair Programs and the cultural benefits they bring.
As a busy mum she really understands the value the Au Pair program brings to both families and young people seeking a cultural exchange.
As a proud member of CAPAA, Jackie is committed to setting high industry standards for the Au Pair Program in Australia to achieve best outcomes for Au Pairs and Families.
Michelle Gee – Treasurer
Michelle is the founder of Au Pair Care Australia and has been connecting au pairs and families for over 7 years.
Michelle has worked with families and young people in Australia for close to 30 years in different capacities. Michelle has always enjoyed supporting and resourcing families and individuals to achieve their own goals within their communities.
Michelle was born in Australia and is very fortunate to have travelled to the USA, Europe, and Asia. Michelle has been involved indirectly and directly with Au Pairs for many years and knows the value of how a connection between the Au Pair and family is invaluable on so many levels.
Having children and a busy family herself, Michelle knows how valuable and important a successful cultural exchange is to both the Au Pair and family.
As a proud member of CAPAA, Michelle is committed to striving for a united approach to ensure Au Pairs and families are enriched through their cultural exchange connections.