The Board of Directors is comprised of six members from the community who have an interest in youth homelessness and oversee the Governance and Strategic Development of Hope Street.
The Board is the ultimate authority being legally, financially and ethically accountable for the performance of the entire organisation in achieving its stated purpose. Its role is to govern and it may delegate authority to the CEO to manage the day to day operation of the organisation.
Board members meet once every month for approximately 2 hours.
Consultant in community services; Extensive research and policy experience in housing and homelessness services; Foundation member of the Company
I believe the shortage of affordable accommodation is one of the most serious social issues facing Australia. Young people are particularly disadvantaged. Through my involvement in Hope Street, I feel like I am making a small contribution to helping to turn this situation around.
Director and Chair of Finance Committee
Graduate in mathematics and earth sciences; Adjunct Professor in health and biomedicine; Foundation member of the Company
Role: To provide input to sound governance and strategic directions at Hope Street, and to lead the Finance Committee in monitoring financial performance and budgetary processes.
Hope Street is a not for profit community organisation that has been responding to a significant social issue – youth homelessness – for over 30 years. To assist Hope Street to continue this significant work I have joined the Board. I hope to contribute my business development expertise to support the strategic direction of Hope Street to continue to grow as a youth specialist organisation supporting young people, young families and the wider community in responding to youth homelessness.
BEng (Civil), Grad Dip Urban Planning, EWS, Grad Municipal Engineering, Master of Environmental Science; Foundation member of the Company
Role: To support the Board members in the achievement of robust and transparent governance as well as the strategic vision and priorities of Hope Street.
Hope Street is well named - it provides hope and opportunities to young people in difficult times. As someone who has been actively involved in the Brunswick community for almost 25 years, I am very pleased to be involved with this Board and to make a small contribution to the terrific work that is being done.
Master of Education and Training, Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Human Relations, BA, Dip Ed; Foundation member of the Company
Role: To contribute to the governance of the organisation and provide knowledge and skills particularly in the area of education and training to the benefit of staff and young people.
I am a long term local resident of the City of Moreland and first knew about Hope Street when I worked in Moreland. I was impressed with the strong reputation of Hope Street in responding to young people who experience homeless. Years later I was interested in contributing to my local community and immediately thought of Hope Street. I know Hope Street cares deeply for children and young people. Hope Street is a well organised organisation that lives and breathes its Mission.
Director and Chair of Risk Management and Compliance Committee
MBus, BA, Dip Ed; Equity/human rights professional in universities since 1995;
Foundation member of the Company
Role: To develop and ensure strong governance systems and practices and to support the vision and strategic development of Hope Street.
I believe that Hope Street is doing a fantastic job for young people and their families. I want to be part of expanding and improving our services and those of the homelessness systems for young people everywhere.
Director and Chair of Service Development Committee and Corporate Committee
BSocWk, Master of Social Policy; 35 years experience in health and community services sector;
Foundation member of the Company
Role: To support the implementation of the Hope Street Strategic Plan, strong governance within a continual improvement framework.
As a great supporter of the terrific work of Hope Street I am honoured to be able to contribute to the Board and these Committees.
I have worked in the areas of homelessness support and housing services for over 20 years, including youth services.
Currently I work in the area of women’s health and wellbeing which focusses on reducing inequalities and improving the health outcomes for women, including the prevention of violence against women and children.
How can I join the Board?
To ensure a strong, functioning Board we seek people, who are not current Hope Street clients, with experience or involvement in:
- Issues of social justice;
- A community organisation, agency, service and club;
- Young people;
No formal qualifications are required however an interest in youth homelessness is essential. Please contact us for further information.