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.
Disability Services Manager
Annette joined Hobart City Mission in 2009 as Coordinator of Integrated Family Support Services. Annette was the Manager of Disability, Housing, Family and Community Support Services for nine years, before the service areas divided to Disability Services and Family and Community Support Services in 2019. She is now the manager of Disability Services and works from the Rosny office.
Annette has Bachelor of Social Work and in John’s absence she is Acting CEO.
Family, Housing and Community Services Manager
Bob joined Hobart City Mission in 2015, where he worked in Integrated Family Support Services. He successfully implemented the DIY Dads program before stepping into the role of Family, Housing and Community Services Manager in 2019.
Bob has a Diploma of Community Services and Youth Work, and previously worked at Good Beginnings as Site Coordinator for 6 years.
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 Director of the Fundraising Institute of Australia Board and past member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Michelle is the current President of Cottage School, Bellerive and has served on the Cottage School board for 10 years.
Business Services Manager
James joined Hobart City Mission in April 2019, having worked previously as Business Manager of a law firm. James also has experience as an auditor. James has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Tasmania.
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.