Peter McNamara


Peter was appointed CEO of SECL in March 2021, and has over 20 years of Executive and Director experience in the civil and corporate sectors, including as Chief Executive Officer, Good Shepherd Microfinance (GSM) and General Manager, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). A strategic thinker with extensive networks and a track record of building strong connected organisations with a focus on delivering client outcomes.

Peter is the current President of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), having served on the Board since 2015.

Peter has studied finances and strategy at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School and Melbourne Business School, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chris Hinds

Finance Manager

Chris is a qualified CPA in financial management and corporate governance, with over 25 years of experience in senior finance roles. He has worked in various global organisations across a range of industry types, from retail/wholesale to corporate banking, government and community service.

Prior to joining SECL, Chris lived in the UK for over 10 years, heading up the client billing role at Pershing (a subsidiary of Bank of New York). With operations in both London, UK and Chennai, India, the business specialised in pricing resolution, profitability, processes automation, internal control governance and offshore solutions.

Our Management Team

Kay Dilger – Manager – Financial Wellbeing
Zoe Canaider
– Manager – Community Wellbeing, Service and Practice Development
Michelle Rowland – Manager – Settlement, Inclusion and Prevention
Marlena Kupczyk – Manager – Youth and Housing