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The Y 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 the Y 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 the Y 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 ›

Governance Committees

The Y NSW 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 the Y NSW and delivering the vision of our strategic plan.

People and Culture Committee

Chair – Leigh Johns
Members – Josh Wiseman, Sian O'Shaughnessy, Tim Sunwoo, Prue Warrilow, Natalie Thomas, Louisa McKay

Risk, Audit and Finance

Chair – Kerry McGoldrick
Members – George Perry, David McKenna, Sian O'Shaughnessy, Prue Warrilow, Michael Noakes, George Nisbet

Strategy and Innovation Committee

Chair – David McKenna
Members – Josh Wiseman, Kerry McGoldrick, Prue Warrilow, Natalie Thomas, Andrew Parker, Alexander Clark

Whistleblower Service

The Y 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 Y NSW’s people and patrons are safe and secure in the Y 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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