Our Board

Brunswick Neighbourhood House Co-operative Limited (BNH) is managed by the Chief Executive Officer, and a voluntary Board of Directors, comprising of individuals from our local community:

Current Board Members

Tracie Andrews (Chairperson)
Wilhelmina Frysteen (Deputy Chairperson & Secretary )
Karen Ye (Treasurer)
Margaret Jones (Director)
John Fletcher (Director)
Deborah Tedge (Director)
Nelly Cabala (CEO)

Each Board position has specific responsibilities which are detailed in the BNH Co-operative Rules.  All our Board members are volunteers and comply with our  BNH Code of Conduct and undergo probity checks.

What is the role of the Board?

  • Driving the strategic direction of the organisation by approving and monitoring important policies and plans
  • Compliance – checking that BNH operates in accordance with legal requirements and the Rules of the Co-operative
  • Monitoring financial reports and approving the annual budget

What is involved in being a member of the Board?

The Board usually meets once every six weeks.  In addition to preparing for the meeting, Board members are encouraged to support BNH by volunteering their expertise and attending events.

The Board has various sub-committees comprising Board members and other members of BNH.  Becoming involved in a sub-committee is another great way to support BNH.

If you are interested in learning more about being a Board member or you would like to join our Board or a sub-committee, please contact Nelly Cabala at nelly@bnhc.vic.edu.au