The Board of Directors is made up of people from the community who have a vested interest in the well-being of young people and volunteer their time to help oversee the management of MYRC.
Like the name suggests, the main role of the Board of Directors is to “direct” the work MYRC does and support the workers who support the young people who visit MYRC. They also make sure we use our funding for appropriate services and equipment.
The Board is made up of up to 10 people (including youth representatives) and currently consist of the following members…
Robert Vickery – Treasurer
Robert Vickery is Treasurer of MYRC and a local resident. He joined the committee in 2008 and served as President from 2009 to 2011. When not helping out at MYRC he works as a finance and governance professional for various early stage businesses. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and cricket and hanging out with friends.
Gillian is a scientist whose research has been published in leading peer reviewed journals. She is experienced in Commercialisation of Life Sciences and has worked with board members of publicly listed biotechnology and medical device firms to develop strategic and operational plans. She has led successful Intellectual Property due diligence activities for fundraising and formation of strategic alliances. Her diverse roles have included managing Corporate Communication functions (including websites, annual reports and investor newsletters) and contracts (clinical, technology and service agreements). Gillian has lived in the Marrickville municipality for 22 years, she currently lives in Stanmore with her partner and two young girls. She thoroughly supports the role that MYRC has in the community to improve skills and opportunities for young people and finds it rewarding to be able to contribute to the future of the Centre.
Catherine is currently a Program Manager with a local NGO in Marrickville providing support and services to young people and their families. With qualifications and experience in the field of education, her career has always been driven by a strong belief in social justice and the provision of access to education and personal development. Catherine is committed to providing opportunities for clients in her care to develop a love of learning through creative and challenging programs effectively resourced and professionally managed. Catherine is very excited to have been invited to join the MYRC Board and is looking forward to contributing to its long term feasibility and sustainability in community service to young people.