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Our Board

Operating in the not-for-profit sector, Sacred Heart Mission benefits greatly from the years of knowledge and expertise of our Board, who help us maintain a robust and effective approach to tackle homelessness and disadvantage.


Mark Dohrmann AM, Chairman Meet our Board Chairman, Mark Dohrmann

Board Member since 2011

Mark is a consulting professional engineer and ergonomist working in occupational and public safety, and an expert witness called in personal injury cases around Australia. Qualified in engineering and ergonomics, Mark has a wide business and professional network in commercial, legal, health, union and government sectors. He founded Solve Disability Solutions Inc, a statewide organisation working with people with disabilities requiring special equipment or modifications. Mark is also actively involved in parish life.

 


Board member, Dave O'brien

David O’Brien, Treasurer

Board Member since 2001

David is a certified practising accountant with a Bachelor of Business degree. Having held senior positions in the telecommunications and banking sectors over more than 30 years, he has extensive experience in financial, commercial, contract, risk and project management. David is currently developing and building a new online business.

  

 


Carolyn Clark, Company Secretary carolyn clark

Board member since 2009

Carolyn has a Masters of Laws following her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Arts and has worked for nine years as a solicitor and senior associate at Mallesons Stephen Jaques. She has also worked for the Australian Securities Commission and at Telstra as corporate legal counsel and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2004 Carolyn joined the Mission’s Women4Women Committee, which is dedicated to providing financial support to the Women’s House. She has been the chairperson of the committee since 2007 and volunteers regularly at the Women’s House.


Rosemary Southgate rosemary southgate

Board member since 2017

Rosemary is a Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialist in property law. She is focused on delivering quality advice to her clients, practicing in the areas of commercial property, leasing, aged care and retirement villages. As part of her role she advises peak industry bodies such as the Property Council Australia in their dealings with government. Rosemary was named Best Lawyers' 2014 Melbourne Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law "Lawyer of the Year" and recognised in 2012 - 2018 for expertise in this sector. Rosemary is Deputy Chair and Board Member at Russell Kennedy Lawyers. Rosemary is also a committee member of the Property Council of Australia - Retirement Living.


Fr John Petrulis fr john

Board member since 2007

Fr John became parish priest in 2007 and has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne for the past 31 years. In that time he has ministered in a variety of parishes including Sunbury, Ferntree Gully, Heidelberg, East Bentleigh and Boronia, where he was parish priest for 10 years. Over the journey of his appointments, John has been involved as a hospital chaplain and has pursued further study in the area of spirituality.

 

 


Adrian Cropley adrian cropley

Board Member since 2013

Adrian is the CEO and founder of Cropley Communication and the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence: a global consultancy specialising in strategy development, training and development in the areas of change communication, corporate communication, as well as executive coaching. For more than 30 years Adrian has worked in the professional communication field, across a number of sectors. He has enjoyed a variety of roles from technical project management to human resources manager and as an internal consultant on change management and business planning. Adrian is an accredited Business Communicator and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. 


Greg Evans greg evans

Board Member since 2015

Greg is principal of Hypatia, a management consultancy, and has worked extensively in leadership development and organisational change in the private and public sectors, including aged care and mental health. Prior to establishing his business in 2001, Greg held leadership roles with Telstra and the ANZ Group. Greg’s qualifications include a MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours.

 

 


John Bennetts john bennetts

Board Member since 2016 

John is a director, founder and owner of a range of businesses across a variety of industries including biotechnology, financial services and manufacturing. He is a director and member of the Audit Committee of ASX listed McMillan Shakespeare and was a founder and director of Australian biotechnology company Cellestis Ltd, which has lead the world in improving the diagnosis and treatment for tuberculosis. He is also a co-founder and director of Culture is Life, which is seeking to help address mental health issues in indigenous communities. Prior to moving into business John practiced as a commercial solicitor.


David Bradley david obrien

Board Member since 2017 

David has held senior management roles in marketing and strategy for over 20 years at ANZ Bank, Australian Unity and CGU Insurance, and prior to that a range of senior roles with Australia Post. He started his career in information technology. He also established and managed CGU Insurance’s charitable foundation. David’s qualifications include a Master of Administration and a Bachelor of Science with Honours.
 

 


Derek Young AM

Derek Young AM

Board Member since 2018

Derek is currently the Chair of the Robert Rose Foundation and the Orcadia Foundation and a member of the Major Performing Arts Panel of the Australia Council for the Arts. Derek is also an Adjunct Professor in RMIT’s School of Accounting and a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Business. Derek was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through contributions to the performing arts, higher education and philanthropy. Derek is a Certified Practicing Accountant, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Marcelle

Marcelle Mogg

Board Member since 2018

Marcelle has over 25 years’ experience with Catholic agencies in health and community services settings, and communications. Undertaking several national senior leadership roles, Marcelle previously served as CEO Catholic Social Services Australia before joining St John of God Health Care as Group Director Mission Integration in 2016. Marcelle holds qualifications in Nursing, Theology and a MBA from Melbourne Business School.

 

 

 

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0132,414Meals served through our meals program in 2017
01,7000Volunteers contributed more than 66,000 hours in 2017
05,700Responses to requests for support at our Women’s House in 2017
Sacred Heart Mission respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate our services. We pay our respects to the ongoing living cultures of Aboriginal peoples, and to Elders past, present and future.
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