Our People

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Rob Hudson
Group General Manager, Programs and Policy

Rob Hudson is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s program divisions and helps lead policy development.

Rob has held leadership roles in the community sector including as Executive Director of both the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and the Victorian Council of Social Service. He has also worked as a senior advisor to then Deputy Prime Minister Brian Howe and Premier Steve Bracks. He has also been a CEO of the employment services agency, WorkPlacement.

Rob was an MP in the Victorian Parliament from 2002 to 2010, during which he served as Chair of the Parliamentary Law Reform Committee, Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport and the Arts and Secretary to then Premier John Brumby.  He also chaired the Government inquiry into regional caps on electronic gaming machines.

Rob also chairs the Balibo House Trust, an organisation promoting social and economic development in Timor Leste.  He has degrees in Social Work and Law.

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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