John first came to HCM in November 2013 following his role of Business Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer at Optia Inc. John has substantial experience in a variety of public accountant and community sector director and management positions.
Before moving to the not for profit sector John spent 22 years as a chartered accountant, rising to Partner in his firm.
After some time on the board of Optia Inc as Treasurer and Chairman, John decided that his skills and passion were better suited to hands-on business management and strategic thinking found in not-for-profit organisations, with a focus and desire on helping others, compared to that of an accounting role.
He is motivated to assist and mentor staff to reach their full potential, and believes very strongly in the benefits and power of teamwork. John accepts he does not have all of the answers, but by working with a very capable management team, the best outcomes will be achieved.
John enjoys using his skills to help Hobart City Mission grow, prosper and excel through the provision of high quality services, creating an organisation that staff and volunteers are proud to be a part of. John also aims to give clients, supporters and stakeholders’ confidence through supporting and fostering a professional organisation.
John also has over 20 years of experience on a diverse range of not-for-profit boards. John is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Community Services Manager
Annette joined Hobart City Mission in 2009 as Coordinator, IFSS. Since 2010 Annette has been the Manager of Disability, Housing, Family and Community Support, Services with responsibility for 2 coordinators, 4 Team Leader and 55 highly skilled and professional staff in our service delivery area.
Annette has tertiary qualifications in Social Work and in John’s absence she is Acting CEO.
Michelle joined Hobart City Mission in June 2011 having worked in the Child Protection system for many years.
Michelle has an honors degree in psychology and is a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and past member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Michelle has also served on the board of the Cottage school for 9 years as President and Vice President, as well as an Ordinary Member.
Business Services Manager
Lauretta joined HCM in December 2017, and is a highly experienced and commercially astute executive with three decades of leadership and senior management experience in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors, predominantly within the health, aged care and community sectors as well as several leading associations.
Lauretta has a passion for community building and uses her skills and experience in leadership, strategic thinking, transformational change and development of organisational culture to pursue excellence, develop successful businesses and collaborate with others to set and achieve objectives. Lauretta’s most recent roles have been with Uniting as General Manager Healthy Ageing and as CEO of Fitness Australia, the peak body for the fitness industry in Australia.
Social Enterprise Manager
Tim joined Hobart City Mission in August 2016 having worked previously in Retail through Shopping Centre Management and Retail Leasing with Edwards and Windsor. Tim also has experience in Retirement Villages, Construction, Commercial Leasing, Management Consulting, and Event Management Sponsorship and Media Management for Events built from a Commerce Degree from UTAS.