Senior leadership

Led by our Chief Executive Carolyn Morris and a team of experienced YMCA senior managers and locally-based Executive Officers, our leadership structure is designed to enable innovation and improvement.

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Carolyn Morris

Chief Executive Officer

Carolyn joined the Y in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer before becoming Chief Executive Officer (for YMCA Victoria and Kingswim) not long after. Carolyn strategically oversees the organisation’s 150 locations across Camps, Recreation and Aquatics, Children’s Programs, Youth Services, Kingswim and Disability.

Carolyn has 15 years of experience leading corporate organisations spanning childcare, aged care and retail banking, with multi-billion dollar turnovers. Carolyn was a Chief Financial Officer for five years both in Australia and the USA. With a reputation for transforming customer experience, world-class employee engagement results and exponential shareholder growth.

In 2017, Carolyn chose to dedicate her life to social justice issues. Helping people gain opportunity, confidence, inclusion and intergenerational collaboration is not new to Carolyn. On a part-time basis she volunteers her time as a Director for Family Planning Victoria and RMIT social ventures, and has previously volunteered as a Director and Treasurer for Fitted for Work.

On a personal note, Carolyn lives in Melbourne with her husband, Michael, and two teenage daughters, Veronica and Rosemarie.


Pauline McGillivray   Chief Corporate Services Officer
Peter Cargin Chief Financial Officer
Dan Coathup Executive General Manager Risk, Safety, Environment, Quality & Governance 
Peta Gillies Executive General Manager Youth Services, Camping & Action Sports
Alexandra Ash Executive General Manager Recreation
Nicole Rudden Executive General Manager Children’s Programs & Kingswim
Nathan Costin General Manager Marketing, Communications & Operations
Shane Riddle General Manager Technology & Strategy
Martina Smythe General Manager People and Culture