Our People

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Marian Pettit
National Manager, HIPPY Australia
General Manager, Financial Inclusion

Marian Pettit manages a network of over 70 local community organisations across Australia to deliver the Brotherhood’s flagship early learning and parenting Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters –  known as HIPPY.

She has over 30 years experience working in social policy and delivering services in government. Marian has also worked with Cape York indigenous communities and has lived for a time in the Lockhart River area.

She has a degree in applied science and a diploma in public management.


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.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood

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.