About our Board
Our dedicated voluntary Board of Directors govern YMCA Victoria, through proactive strategic leadership that enables the delivery of our strategic priorities.
The Board of Directors' role in the organisation is articulated in the Board Charter. YMCA Victoria’s governance framework is based upon best governance practice, including inputs from the Australian Securities Exchange, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission guidelines and recommendations.
You can find out more about our Board Directors below.
Sub-committees and working groups
The Board of Directors utilise a number of sub-committees to assist them in performing their duties, including provision of expertise in the following areas:
- governance and personnel;
- youth affairs;
- finance and audit;
- Bendigo regional.
About our Executive Leadership Team
YMCA Victoria is headed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Carolyn Morris, who leads a team of experienced Executive Officers and senior leaders.
Carolyn joined the Y in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, before becoming Chief Executive Officer for YMCA Victoria and Kingswim not long after. Carolyn has 15 years of experience leading corporate organisations spanning child care, 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.
Carolyn and the Executive Leadership Team is informed and supported by a dedicated Board of Directors who operate in a voluntary capacity.
You can find out more about our Executive Leadership Team members below.
Board of Directors
Dr Lindsay McMillan has extensive board and governance experience in the not-for-profit sector and a deep understanding of the important role that not-for-profit organisations bring in enhancing communities and creating a better future for young people.
Derek is a well-regarded audit and assurance practitioner. With a background in accounting and finance, Derek’s comprehensive experience includes working with businesses in various sectors including financial services, not-for-profit and technology.
Lindsay has over 30 years of experience in accounting, taxation, superannuation and auditing within the manufacturing and professional services sector. Lindsay takes a holistic and systematic approach to solving the challenges on hand.
Casey is a senior lawyer at an international firm, with practice in financial lines litigation, fund remediation and regulatory work. Casey contributes to the strategic direction of the Y, ensuring the organisation delivers on its mission.
Laurice is the Managing Director of Ripple Affect Institute with a background in construction management. She has 30 years' international experience in the project controls, procurement and project management of major infrastructure projects.
Elisabet is an experienced executive with a passion for service and technology businesses in need of change, enabling them to successfully navigate through the 'growing pains' that results from expansions and market disruptions.
Renee is an executive leader with extensive experience across strategy, business development, marketing, communications, advocacy and digital. Her deep understanding of complex barriers experienced by vulnerable cohorts is invaluable in co-designing and developing new programs and services.
Kevin has an established background in community engagement, programming and strategic planning for people from diverse communities, especially young people. In his current role at VicHealth, as Engagement Coordinator, Young People, Kevin works as an Advisor to the CEO, focusing on Youth Policy.
Marie is a well-respected, strategic leader from the Early Childhood sector, with a 30-year career spanning across public and not-for-profit sectors. As a demonstrated specialist in the Early Childhood sector, Marie utilises her extensive experience to provide consulting services, which contribute to the delivery of quality outcomes for this sector.