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Senior Executive

Stephanie Hodson - Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer, Steph is responsible for the overall leadership and management of Relationships Australia Canberra & Region. She is committed to the organisation providing an outstanding service to clients - working closely with them through the complexity of their issues, creating a rewarding professional environment for staff, being a partner of choice to funders and having collaborative relationships across the various sectors in which we work.

Ultimately, Steph is committed to having appropriate, effective and compassionate services for people and their families when times are tough.

Melissa Austin - Director Human Resources

Melissa leads our HR team, provides strategic advice and operational support to HR policy, workforce planning, performance management and the management of complex industrial and legislative matters.  As Director of HR, Melissa is responsible for driving and embedding a performance-orientated culture, ensuring continuous improvement and work practices are in place to ensure that staff are supported to achieve our strategic objectives and provide exceptional service to our clients.

Piumila Rupasinghe - Director Finance

Piumila is responsible for the financial integrity of data for the organisation and providing guidance and support for other managers across all Relationships Australia Canberra & Region programs and board.

Julie King - Director Operations

Julie is responsible for ensuring that our services are appropriate, seamless and keep the clients' needs at the centre of our focus.  She has more than 30 years of experience in government and non-government organisations, with an extensive background in supporting trauma informed practices.

Fiona Loaney - Director Governance

Fiona brings to the position of Director, Governance a wealth of corporate knowledge, having been with Relationships Australia Canberra & Region for the past 12 years. In addition, Fiona has more than 20 years of experience in contract, program, and relationship management in not-for-profit, government and private sector organisations.

A highly motivated, strategic, and outcomes-focused person, with a passion for improving the way we work to better meet the needs of all people, Fiona heads up our contract management and research and evaluation teams.

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