Our Leadership

We're fortunate to have a talented and supportive board to help us with our endeavours. 

Kathryn Farrawell - Ambassador 

Kathryn Dodd Farrawell (Auntie Kath) is a long-term resident of Glebe. She has worked with Glebe Youth Service in many capacities, especially with our mural and art projects.

She has been appointed as an Ambassador for Glebe Youth Service

Libby Hindmarsh - Chair

Elizabeth (Libby) Hindmarsh worked as a GP in Glebe for many years. She has also worked with an Aboriginal health services on Elcho Island in NT and in Liverpool NSW. She now works as a medical educator and has had previous experience working as a health educator with adolescents. She hopes to bring some of the learning from these experiences to Glebe Youth Services.

Robbie Girdler - Deputy Chair

Robbie has a wealth of experience in Corporate Finance, Strategy and Community Engagement - gained at both multinationals and boutique firms in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He grew up in Glebe and lives there with a young family.
Robbie is responsible for management of Glebe Youth Service's financial performance alongside staff and the Coordinator. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Hilary Chesworth - Treasurer


Ben Fisher - Secretary

Professionally, Ben is a practising lawyer in commercial disputes, insolvency and directors duties (including in the not-for-profit sector) and has performed pro bono work for asylum seekers for many years. He brings experience in negotiation, dispute resolution and corporate law.

Prior to joining the Management Committee, Ben was a director and treasurer of a not-for-profit food co-operative run by volunteers. He continues to pursue passions including sustainability, soccer and music.

Judy Vergison - Committee Member

Judy has an extensive career in change leadership and strategic human resource management in Australia, New Zealand and Asia in both senior leadership team roles and with niche consultancies.   She has been a passionate resident of Glebe for over 25 years, being actively involved in the Glebe Society for much of that time – recently on the Steering Group which ran the Society’s 50 Years Celebration Community Festival. Qualifications held include a Masters in Applied Science, Adult Education, Communications Management, Change, Counselling, Leadership Coaching, Mediation and Career Counselling.

She was a founding Board member for Dress for Success Sydney, a NFP service which provides practical help to women in need achieve self-sufficiency for both women and their families, where she was Board Secretary, developed and ran an inspiring volunteer induction and coaching  program and set up the service’s  career support service.   In addition to bringing a diverse NFP background and a depth of professional experience, Judy has contributed valuable network connections to the GYS Board since joining in 2019.

Lindsay Charles - Committee Member


Justine Saltmarsh - Ex-officio Representative

Justine is a representative from one of GYS' corporate partners, Mirvac. She provides expert advice on corporate partnerships and development opportunities.