Carolyn joined the Y in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer before becoming Chief Executive Officer (for YMCA Victoria and Kingswim) not long after. Carolyn provides strategic direction for five key business units including: Aquatics & Recreation, Camps, Children’s Programs, Kingswim, and Youth Services across more than 150 locations throughout Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, South Australia and the A.C.T.
Carolyn has 15 years of experience leading corporate organisations spanning childcare, aged care and retail banking, with multi-billion dollar turnovers. Prior to that Carolyn was a Chief Financial Officer for five years both in Australia and the USA. With a reputation for transforming customer experience, world-class employee engagement results and exponential shareholder growth.
In 2017, Carolyn chose to dedicate her life to social justice issues. Helping people gain opportunity, confidence, inclusion and intergenerational collaboration is not new to Carolyn. On a part-time basis she volunteers her time as a Director for Family Planning Victoria and RMIT social ventures, and has previously volunteered as a Director and Treasurer for Fitted for Work.
On a personal note, Carolyn lives in Melbourne with her husband, Michael, and two daughters, Veronica and Rosemarie.