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.
Director and Chair of Committee
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.
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.
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.
Michelle provides expert support and guidance with the implementation of robust financial management systems, policies, procedures and practices at Hope Street. Her role includes assisting the committee to regularly review the financial position of the organisation and present financial reports to the Board of Directors.