Chief Executive Officer & Company Secretary
Chris Lacey is the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of MCCI. Building on prior executive roles in non-profit community housing, family services and disability in the Illawarra & South West Sydney, and following senior roles in the NSW Public Service, Chris has led the MCCI team through a period of growth and change since mid-2016. With a passion for social justice and supporting the non-profit sector to rise to the challenges of meeting the needs of vulnerable communities, Chris is also the Chairperson and non-executive director of Family Services Australia, a non-profit charity focussed on helping children, young people and families, with services throughout the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Northern-NSW and SE Qld.
Executive Operations Manager
Sarah has over 17 years in the not for profit sector with experience in both Australia and the UK. Since joining MCCI in early 2018, Sarah has been working closely with the management team to implement quality improvement throughout the organisation with a focus on human resources, work health and safety, fleet and facilities management. Prior to her work at MCCI, Sarah worked as the Operations Manager for a regional peak body representing the community services industry and prior to that had experience in managing a variety of employment and learning and development programs. Sarah also has extensive experience in social enterprise, including the creation of a not for profit recruitment and labour hire business.
David has over 20 years’ experience as an accountant in a diverse range of industries and over 12 years with not for profit organisations. Since coming to MCCI in early 2018, David has driven improved financial procedures, reporting and streamlined payroll functions. Prior to his work with MCCI, David worked for a large Residential & Home Care provider as Finance Manager overseeing all financial reporting and legislative compliance, as well as managing internal controls and the continuous improvement program that included the implementation of large IT based projects.
Strategic Partnerships Manager (NSW & ACT)
Jim has experienced and seen the challenges faced by people from culturally diverse backgrounds in adapting to the lifestyle, culture and systems prevalent in their country of adoption, having migrated to Australia 34 years ago. In his current role, Jim supports a team working with aged care services, community and advocacy organisations and government to enhance policy development, capacity building and culturally appropriate service delivery. Prior to his current role, he spent several years in senior executive positions in the disability, community and residential aged care sectors. Throughout his career, he has played a leading role in pioneering several disability employment, accommodation and community projects in NSW.
Manager Youth and Community
Allyson joined MCCI in 2017 after 5 years of community sector experience working with families and children from CALD and refugee backgrounds. Allyson brings this experience together with her 14 years in the corporate sector to deliver best practice programs for young people and their families from CALD backgrounds in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.