Our Leadership.

Our Board.


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

Kirby Clark

A professional director, Kirby is the Chair of Newcastle Airport, the former non-executive director at Ballarat Health and Eastern Health, and former deputy CEO and CFO at Melbourne Airport.

He has also held executive roles in sectors including forestry, finance, and professional services. With experience in change management, business turn-arounds, governance, and strategic planning,

Kirby has consulted for a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Kirby is a fellow member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a qualified Chartered Accountant in both Australia and Canada.

Anne Garrow

A Board member of Star Health, Anne has extensive experience in the management and governance of community organisations that address inequality.

She holds degrees in commerce, social work, governance and public health, and has worked as a family therapist. Anne has extensive experience in the community sector, including research, evaluation and community work in Aboriginal health services in remote, regional and urban Australia.

A lifelong member of the Uniting Church, Anne is currently the Treasurer of the South Port Uniting Church Council, of which she was the inaugural CEO.

Alistair Macrae

Alistair is a Uniting Church Minister who has served congregations across rural, regional and inner urban settings. He has previously held the positions as Uniting Vic.Tas Synod moderator (20002003) and as president of the Uniting Church in Australia National Assembly (20092012).

Alistair has served as a director on the Wesley Mission Victoria Board, and he chaired the Transition Board for Frontier Services. Alistair has degrees in arts, theology and philosophy.

Jo-Anne Moorfoot

JoAnne was most recently the Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance which provides practical governance support to all health services.

She has extensive experience in the health sector and has held senior leadership positions at both the Austin and Monash Health. JoAnne has a strong background in quality, safety and risk management, and a passion for improving consumer outcomes.

An experienced nonexecutive director, she is a member of Women on Boards and is on the board of West Gippsland Healthcare Group. JoAnne is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Leadership Victoria Folio Community Leaders’ program.  

Prof. Meg Morris

Prof. Meg Morris is a physiotherapist and research leader with a strong commitment to equity and social justice, particularly in health, wellbeing and social care.

She is the Executive Director of La Trobe University’s Academic and Research Collaborative in Health (ARCH), and Professor of Clinical and Rehabilitation Practice, a joint research appointment with La Trobe University and Healthscope.

Meg has a strong commitment to enhancing the lives of people from all cultures, backgrounds and communities, particularly those who are disadvantaged. Her research specialises in enhancing quality of life, movement and preventing falls in older people, especially for those with chronic or progressive conditions. She is a world expert in Parkinson’s disease research, particularly in improving quality of life and wellbeing through education, physical activity, and exercise and dance. She’s also a leader in care economy research, with a focus on workforce recruitment and retention in aged care and community settings. She works closely with consumers and policy makers to co-design research projects and to translate research findings into practice.

Meg holds degrees in Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and Gerontology and is a fellow member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists

Sarah Slattery

Sarah became the first woman to lead a national quantity surveying firm in Australia when she was appointed CEO of Slattery in 2017. She is the Chair of the Responsible Products Advisory Group at the Green Building Council of Australia and is a member of Uniting Housing’s Investment & Property Committee.

She is also a member of the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star Advisory Committee, the City of Melbourne Design Review Panel, and the Australian Construction Industry Forum’s Construction Forecasting Council. 

Sarah’s previous board appointments include the Victorian Government’s Building Practitioners Board; director of the Young Women’s Christian Association Board, as well as chair of their Finance Committee and member of their Redevelopment Committee. 

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Economics. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors and is a registered building practitioner (quantity surveyor) of the Victorian Building Authority.

Joel Townsend

Joel is the Director of Monash Law Clinics, a community legal centre associated with Monash University’s Faculty of Law, which provides legal assistance to disadvantaged community members, and experiential education opportunities to law students.  

A lawyer, Joel has a particular interest in public and administrative law. He previously worked at Victoria Legal Aid and was chair of the Board of Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre prior to the organisation’s merger with Inner Melbourne Community Legal.  

Joel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master’s of Divinity from Melbourne University.  

Our Executive.


Bronwyn Pike

Bronwyn Pike has extensive experience across the public, private, and community services sectors. As Victorian State Member of Parliament for Melbourne from 1999 to 2012, Bronwyn’s parliamentary career includes 11
years as a Minister for Housing, Aged Care, Community Services, Health, Education and Skills.

Before entering parliament, Bronwyn was the Director of Justice and Social Responsibility at 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 levels. She has chaired the Boards of Western Health, the South Australian Urban Renewal Authority (Renewal SA), and UnitingCare Australia, and has been a board member of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Leap In!, Lifeline Australia, and Uniting NSW.ACT.

Director of Mission

Jessica Hateley-Browne

Jessica is a Portfolio Manager at the Susan McKinnon Foundation, a non-partisan, philanthropic organisation building Australia’s long-term capacity to meet social and economic challenges.

Formerly on the board of Many Rooms, she has leadership experience across academia, government, social-purpose consulting, and philanthropy. Jessica holds an adjunct appointment with the Monash University School of Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences.

She has postgraduate qualifications in health psychology and workplace leadership, and has been published in top-tier national and international academic journals in fields including public health and social work. Jessica is a member of the Uniting Church’s Act2 National Steering Committee and has served on the Standing Committee for the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. She is currently the Chair of the Church Council at the Northcote Uniting Church.

General Manager, Early Learning

Fiona Balsillie

Fiona is an experienced operational and strategic leader with a background in recreation therapy and gerontology.

Fiona has worked with vulnerable people across Australia, Canada, and the UK, and since moving to Australia in 2013, has held positions in the aged care sector, most notably as Service Manager where she led the development and operations of a national dementia program. This work demonstrated her ability to drive a
nationally consistent program while also considering the local requirements needed to support people living in very different regions across Australia.

Fiona moved into the early learning sector in 2021 where she focuses on strategic growth and sustainability alongside a commitment to best outcomes for consumers. Her creative thinking, adaptability and people focus
have resulted in her ability to bring change and success to programs spanning from dementia care to early learning.

General Manager, Partnerships, Training and Enterprise

Shannon Bell

Shannon is a dedicated leader with more than 20 years’ experience in community services and therapeutic programs that deliver endtoend consumer experiences as an integrated model across multiple catchments and/or portfolios.

Shannon played a key role in establishing and growing Catalyst Uniting’s awardwinning
nonresidential rehabilitation program. He has extensive experience working with a wide variety of service delivery consumers and social enterprise customers.

Shannon is committed to ethical behaviour, evidencebased approaches, and contemporary business and social work practices to produce positive client and organisational outcomes.

General Manager, Finance and Technology

Justin Flynn

Providing strategic, futurefocused support to the Finance and Technology division, Justin is the organisational lead for systems and creativity, longterm strategic planning, development and delivery of key priorities across a team of 80 staff.

Justin’s background spans manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, with more than 20 years’ experience in midsized industrial businesses, acquisitions and integrations, building, and leading highperforming teams through change, crisis management, human resources strategies, digital transformation and operations.

General Manager, Housing and Property

Kristie Looney

Kristie is an experienced leader within the non-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 has a passion for social justice and a strong commitment to redressing inequality in the housing sector.
General Manager, Community and External Relations

Aileen Muldoon

Aileen is a communications expert with experience in writing and editing, stakeholder engagement and mapping, and building media and advocacy campaigns.

Aileen has more than 20 years‘ experience working in communications, media, and government roles.

Starting her career as a journalist, Aileen later took on the role of government media adviser and speechwriter, working at both the federal and state levels. Staying in government she then worked as a policy advisor in the areas of health, education, the environment, the arts, and justice. Aileen has also run her own communications consultancy firm, providing services for government, business ,and not-for-profit organisations.

General Manager, People, Quality & Strategy

Amy Padgham

For the past 24 years Amy has worked with people experiencing vulnerabilities across the health, disability, aged care, and community sectors. Before joining Uniting Amy held senior roles at EACH, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Eastern Health.

Amy is registered nurse and previously practiced as a clinical nurse consultant in gerontology. She also lectured in the Master of Nursing program at Monash University.

General Manager, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health, and Carer Services and General Manager, Tasmania

Adrian Webber

Adrian has held positions in large community services organisations in New South Wales and Victoria in a career that spans 20 years and includes disability employment, alcohol and other drugs (AOD), and mental health as well as volunteering in family violence telephone support roles.

Having worked in the university sector as academic and researcher with a focus on AOD treatment outcomes for consumers, Adrian is passionate about ensuring programs are supported by robust evidencebased research.

Adrian has a strong sense of social justice and actively works to enhance opportunities for our lived experience workforce in the mental health and AOD sectors.

General Manager, South and East Victoria

Wenda Donaldson

Wenda is a senior executive in both the public and notforprofit sectors, combining her career at Uniting with her role as nonExecutive Board with Ambulance Australia.

Wenda has proven expertise in advocacy for policy reform and investment to enhance outcomes for those experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage. Shes also been involved in establishing intergovernmental and multisector partnership agreements to deliver on major public policy reforms.

Previous governance roles include chair of the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Reference Group and the State Emergency Management Team, Panel Member Bourke Street Mall Fund, Indigenous Reading Project, ACT Justice Reform Advisory Committee, and the ACT One Canberra Reference Group.

General Manager, North and West Victoria

Genevieve Schreiber