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The YMCA NSW is governed by a Board whose authority is enabled by the Young Men’s Christian Association of Sydney Incorporation Act, 1906 as amended by the Young Men’s Christian Association of Sydney Incorporation (Amendment) Act, 1976 (“the Constitution”); and the Articles of the Young Men’s Christian Association of Sydney (“the Articles”).

Broadly, the role of the Board is to provide leadership and strategic guidance for YMCA NSW in addition to overseeing management’s implementation of strategic initiatives.

The Board meets on a regular basis to contribute to and approve the strategic direction of YMCA NSW and significant organisational strategic initiatives.  Its emphasis is on outward vision and strategic leadership, cultivating a diversity of viewpoints, collective decision making and safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Read the Board Charter ›

YMCA Governance Committees

The Y enjoys the benefit of a close Staff-Director partnership through our Committees, strengthening the inherent trust between both roles and providing tangible support and improved knowledge sharing.

Committees of the Board play an important role in achieving the good governance of YMCA NSW and delivering the vision of our strategic plan.

People Strategy, Culture and Nominations

Chair – Christina Harlamb
Members – Shirley Chowdhary, Richard Hughes, Frances-Anne Keeler, Nicole Rieveley

Risk, Audit and Finance

Chair – Philip Knox
Members – Shirley Chowdhary, Richard Hughes, Jonathon Rea

Whistleblower Service

YMCA NSW is committed to the highest standards of legal, ethical and moral behaviour and ensuring compliance in all aspects of the organisation. By reporting concerns, misconduct and child protection breaches, you can help ensure the YMCA NSW’s people and patrons are safe and secure in the YMCA NSW environment.

The Whistleblower service is an avenue to report an alleged or actual concern or wrongdoing, if you feel reporting to a staff member is inappropriate because you feel unsafe, fear reprisal, or believe that the person receiving the report is involved in the wrongdoing.”

Report using one of the following methods:

Phone: 1800 766 199
Fax: (03) 9691 8182
Mail: YMCA NSW, Reply Paid 12628, A’Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 8006


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