BCYF is managed by a skilled and experienced Executive Management Team which meets on a fortnightly basis to review, plan and monitor client service delivery and the organisation’s human and financial resources.

The Executive Management Team oversees BCYF’s capacity to provide high quality services to vulnerable children, young people and families, in line with contemporary legislation, standards and policies.

Our executive team

Alexander (Sandy) Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

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Alexander (Sandy) Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the overall management of Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF). The CEO’s role provides leadership and direction for all organisational activity and, in collaboration with the Board, oversees the delivery of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans, ensuring they are in context with the vision and values of BCYF.

The CEO appoints senior staff to the Executive Management Team (EMT) which meets on a fortnightly basis to review, plan and monitor client service delivery and the organisation’s human and financial resources.

Max Broadley

Executive Director Client Services

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Max Broadley

Executive Director Client Services

The Executive Director, Client Services is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Client Services portfolio which comprises the Early Years, Family & Community Services, Out of Home Care, Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drugs Services, Youth Services and headspace Geelong programs.

The position will contribute to the strategic development and direction of BCYF, and leadership of the above programs with an emphasis on client focused, evidence based practise, risk management, service quality, and positive stakeholder relationships.

Chris Hayes

Executive Director Corporate Services

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Chris Hayes

Executive Director Corporate Services

The Executive Director, Corporate Services is responsible and accountable for the effective leadership of the Corporate Services Directorate, which incorporates Finance, ICT, Facilities, Fleet, Reception and People & Culture (Human Resources, Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Workforce Development and the Volunteer Program). In addition, the Executive Director Corporate Services fulfils the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as well as being the Company Secretary to both BCYF and BAYSA, and provides significant contribution and support to the achievement of BCYF’s strategic and annual plans.

The Corporate Services Directorate enables BCYF to deliver efficient and timely services to clients, partners and stakeholders by providing safe, efficient and effective environments, tools, processes and supports and, importantly, to help ensure that BCYF is an engaging and innovative place to work.

Kat Stroud

Director Community Health Services

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Kat Stroud

Director Community Health Services

The Director Community Health Services is responsible for overseeing BCYF’s Community Health Services which incorporates Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drugs Services and headspace Geelong services.

Key objectives are to lead the growth, development and continuous improvement of community health services (clinical and non-clinical), and oversee service delivery operations to ensure high-quality, evidence-informed and safe services and programs that are client centred are maintained.

The Director Community Health Services works closely with the Executive Director, Client Services to effectively lead the client services platform and meet BCYF’s annual and strategic plan priorities.

Barbara Hayes

Director Early Years Services

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Barbara Hayes

Director Early Years Services

The Director, Early Years Services is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Early Years Directorate which incorporates a Kindergarten Cluster Management service, Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and community programs such as the Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters (HIPPY) and supported play groups.

Key objectives are to lead the growth, development and continuous improvement of Early Years services to enhance and strengthen service delivery, while ensuring service growth and change is strategically aligned with the agency’s broader aims.

Lisa-Jane Moody

Executive Director Policy & Planning

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Executive Director Policy & Planning

The Executive Director, Policy & Planning is responsible for leading the organisational thinking, development and implementation of a range of organisation-wide change, programs and projects focussed on building capacity across BCYF.

Key portfolio areas include service development, organisational sustainability, community relations, quality and risk, information management, research and strategic planning to ensure the organisation is well placed to meet key government and sector reforms in the future. In addition, this role has overarching responsibility for projects of a strategic nature including Child and Young Person Safety, Voice of the Child and Cultural Competency.