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.
Community Services Manager
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
Margot joined Hobart City Mission as the Business Services Manager in October 2017 having worked in similar roles in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Overseeing a range of business services functions at HCM, Margot has responsibilities in the areas of finance, human resources, administration, property and governance.
Margot is a CPA and a member of the AICD with extensive experience in business accounting. Margot has experience serving on not for profit boards and is currently a board member of Hockey Tasmania, she also serves as chair of the Hockey Tasmania Finance Committee.
Social Enterprise Manager
Tim joined Hobart City Mission in August 2017 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.