Melbourne City Mission is regularly contacted by the media, requiring comment on various initiatives and issues. All requests for interviews, comment and enquiries should be referred to our Media Advisor by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 0437 015 172. Please see below some of our main spokespeople who are available to speak to media on various topics. We look forward to hearing from you.
Vicki Sutton – Chief Executive Officer
Vicki has been Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne City Mission since 2016. Vicki’s more than 30 year career has spanned the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, including Royal District Nursing Service, BP and National Australia Bank. For the past 13 years, Vicki has partnered with Boards, CEOs and peers to deliver transformational change and growth in complex and challenging environments.
As CEO of Melbourne City Mission, Vicki is available to speak on a range of issues associated with Melbourne City Mission's work.
Liz Bishop – Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Liz has worked in the disability sector for over 33 years and was previously the Director of our Children and Disability division. Liz successfully grew and developed our services within this area. Liz is available for interview to speak about our range of disability services which provide support to individuals and their families to live the life they want.
Dave Wells – General Manager of Early Years, Education & Employment
Dave is available to speak about a range of issues, including developing alternative models of education, lifting rates of economic participation for early school leavers and long-term unemployed, reconnecting disengaged youth with school, and promoting pathways to participation in quality early learning and child care.
Wayne Merritt – Interim General Manager, Homelessness and Justice
Frontyard Youth Services is a drop in youth service providing support and essential services for those who are homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless in Melbourne's CBD. Wayne is available for interview to speak on our innovative homelessness services and how we work with young people.