Our People

Our management team and board directors work collegially and are inspired by the organisation's vision of achieving an Australia free of poverty.

The annual and financial reports provide an overview of our governance structures and activities and outline key statistics and financial results. 

View the annual and financial reports »


Executive Director

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Tony Nicholson

Tony Nicholson has dedicated over 30 years to improving conditions for disadvantaged people in our society. Tony advocates that investing in building their skills and capacities is an economic imperative, as it is a moral one.

A feature of his leadership is his ability to work with governments, business and community organisation to achieve outcomes.


Executive team

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Jenny Grayling
Group General Manager,
Organisational Services,
Company Secretary

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Rob Hudson
Group General Manager,
Programs and Policy 

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Jonathan Lee
Chief Financial Officer

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Professor Shelley Mallett
General Manager,
Research and Policy

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Katrina Currie
General Manager,
Work and Learning

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Farah Farouque
Principal Advisor,
Public Affairs and Policy

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Niamh O'Malley
General Manager,
Social Enterprise

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Marian Pettit
National Manager,
HIPPY Australia

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Debra Saffrey-Collins
General Manager,
Chaplaincy and Diocesan Partnerships

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Rodney Weston
General Manager,
Business Development

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Mara Erhardt-Rumpe
General Manager,
Service Development

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Daniel Leighton
General Manager,
Local Area Coordination

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Tricia Szirom
General Manager,
Children, Youth and Families

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Tim Nayton
General Manager,
Retirement and Ageing


The Board

The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier – Board Chair

Michael James – Deputy Chair

The Rev’d Dr Hugh Kempster – Board Director

Dr Fiona Macdonald – Board Director

Freya Marsden – Board Director

Catherina Toh – Board Director

Michael Tucker – Board Director

Dana Hlavacek - Board Director

Ian Paroissien - Board Director

The Hon Bruce Billson – Board Director

Tony Nicholson – Executive Director

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.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Brotherhood Books
Brotherhood of St Laurence Communtiy Stores
BROCAP
Hippy Australia
Given the Chance

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.