The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Board and assists the Board to meet its fiscal responsibilities and achieve the objectives of the Strategic Plan. Through regular meetings, it also provides a forum for communication between the Board and the Financial Manager.
Treasurer and Chair of Committee
Having been a resident of the area for 30 years I have been aware of Hope Street and the valuable work being undertaken. The growth in the organisation over the last few years has been impressive and I am pleased to be part of this organisation.
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 the Board and this committee and to make a small contribution to the terrific work that is being done.
Being raised in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, the Hope Street mission to empower young people in the Western and Northern Suburbs to overcome disadvantage really resonates with me. Being able to contribute to the organisation through membership on the Board, Finance Committee and Millennial Advisory Group is a privilege.
Chief Executive Officer
Donna Bennett has in excess of 25 years' experience managing and delivering transitional, outreach and crisis accommodation services to young people including families and she has made a significant contribution in the Homelessness Sector via capacity building, community development and systems development.
Donna has established leadership and strategic development skills and has been CEO of Hope Street since 2000.
Ulrike Read commenced at Hope Street in the role of Financial Manager in January 2019. Ulrike comes to Hope Street with more than 20 years' executive management, finance and operations experience working with large corporate and small not-for-profit organisations.