Glebe Youth Service Inc (ABN 34929502199) is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and holds Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status which makes any donation received over $2.00 tax deductible for the donor.

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Management Committee


Greg Dwyer


Greg%20Dwyer%20PolaroidGreg joined the Glebe Youth Service Management Committee in 2013 and was elected chair in 2015. A solicitor by profession, he has practiced in NSW and London, as well as working extensively in legal education, both in Australia and the UK. Previously Greg was Sector Development Coordinator for CLCNSW (NSW community legal sector peak body) and currently works part-time at the College of Law. Greg is a Glebe local, where he is raising his 16 year old teen.

Deputy Chair

Anna Powell

anna-powell-photoAnna Powell has extensive experience in strategy and organisational management across the not-for-profit, corporate and public sectors. Anna has worked in senior management roles with Oxfam and the Westpac Foundation and is currently the Research Manager for Macquarie University. Anna has also previously worked as a consultant to a number of Australian and international organisations on their social impact strategies.


Hilary Chesworth

HilaryHilary has been Treasurer of the Glebe Youth Service for the past 6 years. She has worked in administrative roles for various community organisations, however over the last 12 years she has been Administrator at Redfern Legal Centre. Hilary uses her financial management skills to mentor the GYS Administrator and oversee the preparation of financial reports and the annual audit.


Victoria Matthews

2016-04-01 17.03.38Victoria spent 25 years working in corporate executive administration, until her passion for social justice and community wellbeing led to a change 6 years ago to community mental health services, including current role as facilitator with NSW peak body Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), delivering professional development courses in mental health recovery oriented practice for community service workers across NSW. Victoria has lived in the inner west area for over 20 years, the last 4 years being in the Glebe area itself. Since relocating to the Glebe estate she has taken a keen interest in the local community, assisting with Glebe Area Tenants Group as well as weekly voluntary work catering for Glebe Youth Service After Dark program, which continues along side the current management committee role as secretary. Victoria also develops and creates unique designs of contemporary embroidery by commission and for fun.

Julian Laurens

Julian Laurens 2Julian has extensive experience in management, administration and social justice projects and policy. He is keenly interested in access to education and justice for young people, and developing strategies that assist young people to participate in and contribute to the development of the social and cultural lives of the community. Julian has a particular interest in the experiences and rights of young people with disability. Most recently Julian has worked at the UNSW Faculty of Law conducting research on legal education as well as a tutor for first year and Indigenous law students, and interned with the Australian Human Rights Commission. Julian has a BA and LLB (Hons) from UNSW. In 2007 Julian completed the practical training for his Certificate IV in Youth Work (Distinction) at Glebe Youth Service. He is a mad collector and lover of Soul, Jazz, Funk and Reggae music.

Emily Whitehouse

img_5526Emily started her career as a teacher in London and then moved into the Not-For-Profit sector where she worked on a variety of educational programs that linked schools and colleges with the London business community. The programs focused on raising the achievements and aspirations of young people, developing their motivation and skills for the world of work and increasing their ability to choose and achieve positive career, life and learning goals. In 2011 she completed a Master’s degree in Voluntary Sector Management, with a specialism in International NGO management. In 2012 she joined the PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program at Macquarie University. PACE provides opportunities for students to apply classroom learning in practice and develop valuable career skills while working with, and making a contribution to, partner organisations. Her role involves Strategy development and implementation, risk management and overseeing quality assurance for business processes and operational support systems.

Patrick Cunningham B.A (HONS), Dip Ed, dip Law

2016-11-15-19-41-33Patrick has over twenty five years experience with sporting administration and has worked in university finance for over fifteen years. He currently works as a solicitor for Blake Lawyers in the city. Patrick is President of Sydney University Sport & Fitness, as well as President and Coach at Sydney University Boxing Club

Ex-officio Representatives

Ray Dehon (City of Sydney Representative)
Holly Pedersen (Mirvac  Representative)