Our Leadership.

Our Board.

Chair

Jude Munro


Jude Munro is experienced in guiding large complex organisations both as a non-executive director and CEO. She has been board chair of Australia’s fourth largest water utility, a State Planning Authority, a director of a national aviation business, an airport, a state transit authority, a bus company, a development company, and a director of one of Australia’s largest not-for-profits with a $1.3B budget and chair of Australia’s first pride centre. She also provides advice to organisations on strategic planning, governance and leadership.


Jude mentors CEOs and assists organisations in selection and CEO performance reviews. Her last CEO position was as CEO of Brisbane City Council for 10 years. She led the Council with its $2.6 billion annual budget, 9000 employees and planning and delivering infrastructure projects, bus and ferry services, regulatory and other municipal services for 1.2 million people. She served three Lord Mayors in that time. She has been CEO of two capital city Councils – Adelaide and Brisbane, as well as Moreland and St Kilda.


Jude’s experience with the Uniting Church community services includes being a Director of UnitingCare Queensland from 2010 to 2016.

jude munro smiling in portrait

Mark Heintz

Mark is CEO of Hazeldene’s Chickens, a fully owned subsidiary of Australian agrifood company Hazeldene Chicken Farm Group. He is a former Vice President of Cycling Victoria and

Chair and Board member of Lentara UnitingCare. A crisis intervention counsellor, Mark has leadership experience in large-scale change management, strategic planning and conflict resolution. Mark received the Williamson Community Leadership Program and was awarded the St James Ethics Centre Fairfax Fellowship and the University of Melbourne Asia-Link Business Leaders Scholarship.

Linda McCrorey

Linda is Principal Consultant with Enhancing Quality Services Consulting and was a Chair and Board member of UnitingCare Gippsland. Linda is a graduate of the Australian Institute

of Company Directors. Linda works within the not for profit health and community services sector, partnering with organisations with a focus in the areas of community health, disability, women’s health, aged care, sexual assault, Aboriginal, and alcohol and drug services. Linda has worked as an accreditation assessor and is committed to assisting organisations ensure the services they provide are accessible, safe, strive for best practice and meet the diverse needs of their community.

Heather Watson

Heather is a legal and governance consultant with specialist charity law expertise and broad commercial and governance experience across the charitable and government sectors.

Current board directorships include: Uniting in NSW.ACT – Chair; Australian Regional and Remote Community Services Ltd – Director; Queensland Rail – Director; Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service – Board Member; National Affordable Housing Consortium Ltd – Director; Epic Good Foundation – Chair. Other advisory roles include: Advisory Council – Queensland Family and Child Commission; Advisory Board – Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission; Chair, Reform Council – Community Services Industry Alliance Ltd Heather has had lifelong involvement with the Uniting Church in Presbytery, Synod and Assembly contexts.

Bronwyn Pike

Bronwyn Pike is the CEO of Uniting Vic.Tas and has extensive experience across the public, private and community services sectors.

Bronwyn was the Victorian State Member of Parliament for Melbourne from 1999 to 2012. Her 13-year parliamentary career included 11 years as a Minister for Housing, Aged Care, Community Services, Health, Education and Skills.

Before entering parliament in 1999, she was the Director of Justice and Social Responsibility in the Synod of Victoria, which provided children, youth, family and aged care services as well as social justice advocacy.

Bronwyn has considerable governance experience at national and state level. She has chaired the Boards of Western Heath, the South Australian Urban Renewal Authority (Renewal SA) and UnitingCare Australia and has been a Board member of Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Leap In! and Uniting NSW.ACT.

Bronwyn is a lifelong member of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Jo-Anne Moorfoot

Jo-Anne has extensive experience in the health sector and has held senior leadership positions at both Austin and Monash Health. She has a strong background in quality, safety and risk

management and has a passion for improving outcomes for consumers. Jo-Anne currently works for the Victorian Healthcare Association as a governance consultant to the health and community sector. Jo-Anne has completed the Leadership Victoria Folio Community Leaders’ program, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of Women on Boards and an experienced non-executive director. She also sits on the board of West Gippsland Healthcare Group.

Alistair Macrae

Alistair is a Uniting Church Minister who has served in a variety of contexts since his ordination 35 years including rural, regional and inner urban congregations, currently

Minister at Wesley Church Melbourne. He has degrees in Arts, Theology and Philosophy. From 2000-2003 he served as Moderator of the VicTas Synod and from 2009-2012 was President of the UCA National Assembly. He has served as a  Director on the Wesley Mission Victoria Board and chaired the Transition Board for Frontier Services.

Kirby Clark

Kirby is a professional director and is currently Chair of Newcastle Airport and has been a non-executive director of Ballarat Health and Eastern Health.

  He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and qualified Chartered Accountant in Canada and Australia with experience in change management, business turn arounds, governance, and strategic planning.  His executive career includes 14 years as Deputy CEO and CFO as Melbourne Airport as well as roles in forestry, finance, and professional services as well as consulting to range of commercial and not for profit organisations.  Kirby is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Anne Garrow

Anne has many years of involvement in management and governance of community organisations that address inequality. She holds degrees in Commerce, Social Work, Governance

and Public Health. Her career has included working as a Family Therapist and extensive experience in the community sector, including research, evaluation and community work in Aboriginal health services in remote, regional and urban Australia. She was the inaugural CEO of South Port UnitingCare in Victoria. She is a Board Member of Star Health and Treasurer of the South Port Uniting Church Council, and is a lifelong member of the Uniting Church.

Julia Mason

Julia is co-founder of Equity JV, a consultancy focused on advising investors and decision-makers in gender lens investing.  Julia has deep business knowledge developed through a

career spanning finance, corporate strategy, and marketing.  She has been a director for over 15 years and was previously Co-chair of Community Sector Banking Service, and Community Sector Enterprises, Chairman of the Victorian State Emergency Services (VICSES), One in Five, and a non-executive director with VicUrban. Julia has lectured in corporate finance with the former Securities Institute of Australia. She is currently a non-executive director of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Respect Victoria, Community 21.

Our Executive.

CEO

Bronwyn Pike

Bronwyn Pike is the CEO of Uniting Vic.Tas and has extensive experience across the public, private and community services sectors.

Bronwyn was the Victorian State Member of Parliament for Melbourne from 1999 to 2012. Her 13-year parliamentary career included 11 years as a Minister for Housing, Aged Care, Community Services, Health, Education and Skills.

Before entering parliament in 1999, she was the Director of Justice and Social Responsibility in the Synod of Victoria, which provided children, youth, family and aged care services as well as social justice advocacy.

Bronwyn has considerable governance experience at national and state level. She has chaired the Boards of Western Heath, the South Australian Urban Renewal Authority (Renewal SA) and UnitingCare Australia and has been a Board member of Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Leap In! and Uniting NSW.ACT.

Bronwyn is a lifelong member of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Director of Mission

Rev John Clarke

John brings to Uniting Vic.Tas demonstrated church leadership as well as considerable experience in project management, strategic thinking, practical theology and adult education. Prior to joining Uniting Vic.Tas, he was Director of Mission with Uniting AgeWell.

Executive General Manager, Operations

Silvia Alberti

Silvia has over 25 years of experience in health and human services and has held senior executive leadership positions across government and the community sector. Her work has spanned clinical, community

and forensic, research and government roles. Silvia is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable and marginalised people. She is responsible for overseeing and supporting teams in their work to ensure a coordinated operational approach across Uniting’s full range of services.

General Manager, Housing & Property

Kristie Looney

Kristie is an experienced leader within the not-for-profit, social enterprise and social service sectors working at the forefront of cross-sectoral collaboration to drive positive change.

Kristie has a depth of experience creating partnerships across business, philanthropy, government and the social sectors. She leads strategic decision making and brings together diverse teams to develop practical solutions to end homelessness.

Kristie was the co-founder of a social-enterprise real estate business that generates profit to build homes for women and children at risk of homelessness. She applies her leadership and governance skills as a not-for-profit board member with Tenants Victoria.

Kristie has a passion for social justice and a strong commitment to redressing inequality in the housing sector.

General Manager, Quality & Compliance

Amy Padgham

​Amy has spent the last 20 years working with people experiencing vulnerabilities across the health, disability, aged and community sectors. Before joining Uniting Vic.Tas in 2019, she held senior roles at EACH, the Multiple Sclerosis

Society and Eastern Health. Amy is a Registered Nurse: prior to entering into Quality she was a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Gerontology and lectured at Monash in the Masters of Nursing program. She was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team in July 2020, with responsibility for our focus on quality, compliance and risk.