The Risk Management and Compliance Committee is a standing Committee of the Board and it provides reports and recommendations to the Board to assist it to manage risk across the whole organisation. It also ensures that the organisation complies with relevant legislation, government policy, organisational policy, codes of practice, standards, contracts and agreements.

Committee member

Judith Cooke
Director and Chair of Committee

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.

Committee member

Vivienne Archdall

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.

Donna Bennett, CEO

Donna Bennett
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.

Jen McAughtrie, Operations Manager

Jen McAughtrie
Operations Manager

Jen McAughtrie commenced at Hope Street in the role of Operations Manager in May 2019. Jen has over eleven years of senior leadership experience in the care sector focusing specifically on Criminal Justice and Family, Children and Adult Services. She most recently worked with Carers Victoria as a Senior Manager of Client Services and prior to this she was the Operations Manager at Partners for Inclusion and Aberlour.


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