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Board and Management

Board of Directors

Hutt St Centre is governed by a Board of Directors and is committed to preserving the spirit of the Daughters of Charity and their work with the most disadvantaged people in our community. Members of the Daughters of Charity continue to be involved with Hutt St Centre and provide a link to their global community.

Chair, Dr Phillip Donato OAM

Andrew Cohen

Phil Fagan-Schmidt

Peter Hoban

Sr Carole Jones

Noon McNamara

Campbell Mackie

Heather Parkes

Sean van der Linden

Executive Management

Ian Cox, Chief Executive Officer

Ian reports directly to the Board and to the Daughters of Charity and is responsible for the ongoing provision of service delivery.  Ian is highly respected throughout the sector at state and national level and provides leadership and vision to the homelessness service industry. 

Tim Conlon, Business Manager

Tim manages our financial systems, budgets, ICT, and the administration team. Tim sits on the Board's Finance, Audit & Risk Committee and Investment Committee, and prepares the accounts for audit. 

Lynda Forrest, Chief Operating Officer

Lynda supports the development of service delivery strategy and models including Client Services, Pathways to Education and Employment and the Aspire Adelaide program.

Mike Francis, Development and Partnerships Manager

Mike manages our corporate and community partnerships, media, and fundraising.  His role includes developing new initiatives for generating income, identifying funding opportunities for new projects, negotiating partnerships, and overall management of the marketing and fundraising team.


Fundraising activities and investments are the responsibility of Hutt St Centre Foundation, a committee of the Hutt St Centre Board.

Chair, Paul Kirchner

Vice Chair, Simon Crabb

Taryn Brumfitt

Mark Hall

Alex Hehir

Peta Nunn

Simon O'Loughlin

Phil Rundle


We wish to acknowledge the contributions of the Patrons of Hutt St Centre:

Archbishop Philip Wilson DD JCL

Amanda Blair - Broadcaster

Bernard Booth – Bernard Booth Real Estate

Hon. Greg Crafter – Consultant to Johnston Withers and former Minister in the South Australian Parliament

Brian Ferrari – Ferrari Formalwear

Bruce McAvaney OAM – Channel 7

Amanda Vanstone – Former Australian Ambassador to Italy and former Senator for South Australia

Jim Whiting OAM – Managing Director: Badge

Past Patrons

Duncan McGillivray – KI Pure Grain

Geoff Merrill – Geoff Merrill Wines