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.
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.
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.
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.
Emma Baxter has worked in the homelessness sector for over 8 years. She has managed Initial Assessment and Planning (IAP) services in a busy inner city access point as well as managing transitional housing teams, families teams and private rental brokerage programs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has also undertaken professional development in the areas of leadership, change management, therapeutic solutions, trauma based practice, supervision, family violence and complex client work.
Emma's role at Hope Street will see her manage the client services operations of the organisation.