Marist180 is managed by a dedicated Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction and governance of Marist180. Each member offers their own unique insights, experience and skills to empower Marist180 and the individuals we serve.
Marist180 had 327 staff members helping our community in 2016–17.
Together with our 130 passionate volunteers, we supported 320 individuals and their families to create positive change in their lives. Our Board helps make this possible. The Board establishes Marist180’s vision, and ensures our programs, services and community reflect this vision every day.
John has more than three decades of experience in the higher education sector and retired from the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Catholic University in 2012. He is deeply experienced in coordinating strategy and service delivery across a range of specialist administrative functions. John holds a Master of Commerce (Honours) from the University of New South Wales.
Claire is an award-winning expert in providing legal strategy and advice. She is a director of numerous companies in the Brookfield business and is also involved in a range of organisations including the NSW Divisional Committee for the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Australian National Committee for UN Women, the Law Society of New South Wales’s Commission of Inquiry into the future of law and innovation in the profession, and the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. She is also an Entrepreneur Ambassador for Opportunity International.
Dr Frank Malloy
Dr Frank Malloy
Dr Frank Malloy is National Director for Marist Schools Australia, with responsibilities associated with a network of 55 schools. Since 1985, Frank has been a teacher and leader in Catholic Education. Throughout this time he has worked as an English and Religion teacher, Pastoral Care Coordinator, Religious Education Coordinator, Assistant Principal and Principal in five secondary schools. In 2008 Frank was invited to be a Director of schools in the Inner Western region of the Sydney Archdiocese, which consisted of 20,000 students in 38 Primary Schools and 10 Secondary Schools.
In 2012 Frank joined Marist Schools Australia, which has responsibility for governance and fostering Marist life in schools throughout the country. Frank’s work in leadership development and school improvement is widely recognised. In 2016, the quality of his Doctoral research on the use of national testing data to promote learning in Catholic schools was acknowledged with awards from the Australian Catholic University and the Australian College of Educational Leaders. Internationally in Marist education, Frank has worked with Principals from 25 countries throughout Africa on models and processes for school improvement.
Frank has been a member of various Catholic school governing boards, including 7 years with the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board, 10 years on the School Council of Loreto Kirribilli, and is currently a Director on the Board of Loreto Ministries Ltd. He is also a member of the International Committee for Marist Mission.
Frank is a Parishioner at St Michael’s Lane Cove and is a member of the Parish Finance Committee.
Dr Liz Newton
Dr Liz Newton
Liz has held various management roles in mental health care, drug and alcohol services, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare support services for more than 30 years. From teaching at universities to conducting research in remote communities of the Northern Territory and reviewing journals, Liz brings a wealth of expertise to Marist180. She has also been Chairperson of the Human Research Ethics Committee for eight years.
Dr John Warhurst
Dr John Warhurst
John is a researcher and writer. He was Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University and was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to political science and the community in 2009. He has served on the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council and was Deputy Chair of Catholic Social Services Australia from 2007 to 2012. John is also a member of the National Council of Caritas Australia.
Brian applies his 20 years of experience in accounting, auditing and taxation systems to his role as a Marist180 Board member. He is a Chartered Accountant and partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and is called upon to provide evidence as a specialist forensic accountant in litigation matters. Brian has also acted as a director and adviser for not-for-profit organisations since 2000.
Evelyn is an experienced leader within the social welfare sector. She is the Director of the Office of Student Successat Australian Catholic University and founded the university’s Office of Planning and Strategic Management, where she led the development of three planning cycles including the ACU Strategic Plan 2015–2020. Evelyn has also held senior leadership positions in ageing, disability, employment, and children and youth services.
Br Anthony Robinson
Br Anthony Robinson
Brother Anthony was Chairperson of the Board from 2001 to 2007. At this time, he was the Director of Education and Welfare Services for the Sydney Province of the Marist Brothers. He has also acted as the Province Secretary of the Trustees of the Marist Brothers. His sophisticated insights into governance structures significantly benefit Marist180.
Our Executive Team
Marist180 is managed by a highly experienced and dedicated CEO and team of Executive Managers. It is well represented in the wider community through our CEO’s involvement as a Board Director of Catholic Social Services Australia. Our Executive team participate in various industry committees and have well developed relationships with other community agencies. This enables us to deliver a wide range of services for young people.
Chief Executive Officer
Chris has an organisational psychology background with over 30 years’ experience at CEO level in not-for-profit organisations. He has spent an even longer period viewing the NFP world from the slightly different perspective of a board member. Chris is the founder of Cause & Effective, a consultancy that advises NFP leaders and organisations on how executive turnover can offer unique opportunities for renewal and fresh thinking. As the Interim CEO, he is currently delivering a Leadership Transition program at Marist180.
Director, Therapeutic Services
Ariana Kenny joined Marist180 in 2016 with over 15 years working experience as a registered psychologist and executive leader across a variety of sector areas including Juvenile Justice, Out of Home care, and other human services including employment and rehabilitation. With a strong interest in supporting persons with mental health challenges, Ariana is also a certified and experienced trainer, and specializes in areas including addictions; Borderline Personality Disorder; delivery of trauma informed services; forensics, mood disorders and capacity assessments with a strong emphasis on strengths based practices.
Philip was appointed to the role of Marist180 Chief of Operational Services in January 2016. Philip spent the last 12 years in the not for profit sector working for disability service providers in both finance and operational roles. Philip holds a C.A. and Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Massey University.
Acting Director, Research
Dr May Lam has a background in education as a secondary teacher and university lecturer. For the past 25 years she has worked in policy, research and programs for unemployed disadvantaged people, with particular interests in youth transitions, government services contracting and social innovation design. May has worked at the community sector industry peak body Jobs Australia (1992-2004) and served as its Deputy CEO and Policy Manager (2011-213). In the UK she worked for the employment services company Ingeus and the Department of Work and Pensions (2005-2008). More recent roles in policy and strategy have been at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Social Traders, and the National Employment Services Association. May was Chair of Writers Victoria (2013-2016) and is currently on the Board of Youth Development Australia. She has a BA, DipEd, Grad Dip Librarianship, M Ed, and a PhD from Melbourne University.