role transitioning to Robert Owens (Youturn’s CFO). Katie Acheson was recruited to the Board late 2020, bringing with her a wealth of experience in child-youth social policy and development.
We thank our board for gifting their time and talent to Youturn, especially departing directors who have completed terms of more than 3-years to ensure good governance and stability. Continuous improvement at board level is key to effecting performance development at all levels across the organisation.
Youturn is looking forward to making additional appointments to our Board in the coming year.
Good governance at Youturn ensures daily operations contribute to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors, while both regulatory and social responsibilities as a charity and company limited by guarantee are met.
To achieve this, Youturn has a skills-based board of Directors who voluntarily provide guidance, knowledge and expertise to our CEO and management.
This year our board had several role changes. Paula Holden accepted the role of Chair from Greg Livingstone, and Mitch Evans was appointed Deputy Chair. We also farewelled director Joyce Chorney and Company Secretary Glen Damro with the later
This last financial year, our Executive Team of six, was lead by CEO, Andrew Anderson who started with the organisation in May 2019 and was supported by an Executive Team of program service managers with extensive skills and deep experience in their respective fields. Not only are they subject matter experts, they are also incredibly passionate about the services and support they oversee.
During this period, Darce Foley’s titled changed to General Manager Community Services, combining our Homelessness and Child Safety focus areas. In addition, we welcomed Laura Fox as General Manager, People and Culture.
Sadly, in June 2021, Andrew Anderson resigned as CEO of Youturn and moved back to Sydney to pursue a new opportunity. We wish to acknowledge and thank Andrew for all his commitment and dedication over the past two years. Rob Owens our CFO was appointed acting CEO, whilst we recruited for the CEO position.
Following a rigorous and competitive selection process in which both external and internal candidates were assessed the Youturn Board of Directors announced that Dr Tanya Bell was appointed as the incoming CEO and would officially assume the position from 4 October 2021.