Our people

Niamh O'Malley
Director of Shared Services

Niamh O’Malley began leading the Shared Services division in September 2018. The Division includes People Services, IT, Volunteer Services, and Facilities and Assets.

Niamh joined the Brotherhood in 2011 as a HR Consultant and was promoted to Senior Manager, Retail in 2012 and General Manager,  Social Enterprises in 2015. Niamh’s team building leadership was instrumental to the successful restructuring and rebranding of our community stores, redevelopment of the warehousing and logistics functions, and the growth of Brotherhood Books, Australia’s only charitable online second-hand bookstore.

Niamh has a background in human resources and project management in the public and private sectors. She also co-owned and managed an event cleaning and waste management business which won international contracts in Canada and the UK, including for several sites at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Graduate Certificate (Human Resources Management).

Niamh is a board member of Foodbank Victoria.


The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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