Managing ‘turnaround’ in NFPs
Without profit, there can be no Not-for-Profit
McGrathNicol - Brisbane
Wednesday 20th July 2022
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McGrathNicol, Level 15, 175 Eagle Street,
Without profit, there can be no Not-for-Profit: Managing ‘turnaround’ in NFPs
The QLD TMA Committee invites you to join us for an in-depth panel discussion on navigating challenge and change in Queensland’s Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector. NFP charities provide invaluable support to those most vulnerable in our community. However, like for-profits, NFPs often face operational threats, varying funding environments and financial uncertainties that put their charitable objectives at risk.
Please join Sara Harrup (CEO, Foodbank Queensland), Denver Fresser (CEO, HELP Enterprises) and Karen Dare (CEO, Communify) as they discuss some of the recent challenges faced by their organisations and how the organisations have reacted to ensure they continue to meet charitable outcomes. The panel, moderated by Mark Holland (Partner, McGrathNicol), will also discuss tools and techniques used by NFPs to ensure financial stability, including utilising the expertise of turnaround professionals.
Registration opens from 5:30pm, with the panel discussion commencing at 6:00pm. Drinks and canapés to follow.
CEO Foodbank Queensland
Sara has held board roles across the not for profit and private sector and executive roles across ASX listed and not for profit companies and organisations. Sara has lived the many complexities, nuances and challenges involved in leading organisations and serving on boards. Sara is a respected, competent and experienced company director and senior executive of twenty-five years’ standing.
Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, operating on a scale that makes it crucial to the work of the front line charities who are feeding vulnerable Australians. Foodbank provides more than 70% of the food rescued for food relief organisations nation-wide.
CEO of HELP Enterprises
Denver was appointed CEO of HELP Enterprises in March 2020. Denver has 20 years’ experience across manufacturing, logistics and social enterprise. Steered transition of HELP’s ‘whole of life’ service for people with disability to NDIS operating environment.
Help is a compassionate and progressive social enterprise, with a balance of commercial and social initiatives. HELP delivers market-leading products and services that add value for our customers, while creating vital employment opportunities and support for people with disability, and other disadvantaged groups. Help is an organisation committed to enhancing people’s lives.
CEO of Communify
Karen has a social sciences background and over 30 years of experience working within the community sector. She has a strong interest in supporting and developing responsive services within the housing, mental health, family support, emergency relief and refugee support areas.
Communify offers services to local residents in housing, aged care, mental health, childcare, family support, and more. With a place-based focus on assisting people into services and social connections, Communify are an innovative and compassionate organisation aiming to support people through all stages of life. Communify value the power each individual has within them to direct and grow their own life, and believe in a collaborative, wraparound approach to social services
Mark Holland (Moderator)
Mark has more than 14 years experience as a restructuring, turnaround and financial advisory specialist. He has worked with private sector companies, listed groups, government, lenders and legal advisors during periods of financial challenge, distress and change. Mark delivers insightful and practical advice derived from extensive experience undertaking independent business reviews, operational restructuring, risk management, financial advisory, formal insolvency appointments and distressed M&A engagements. High profile engagements include the restructuring and divestment of RCR Tomlinson’s upgrades and maintenance division, the administration of Brisbane’s AirportLinkM7 tunnel and restructure and subsequent sale of sports apparel company BLK. Mark has worked across a broad range of industries including construction, government, hospitality, infrastructure, mining, property, renewable energy and retail.