New Executive Manager appointed to lead us through significant growth and towards ambitious 2030 strategic goals Late in 2021, we farewelled our Chief Financial Officer of 26-years and laid the blueprint for a new strategic plan to guide organisational growth and development through the next 4 – 10 years and enable us to support more than 20,000 people annually and become carbon neutral by 2030. To lead us through this next significant phase of growth and development, Youth Projects is excited to welcome Natascha Tjendana who has recently been appointed as our Executive Manager of Corporate Services. “I am excited to be working with Youth Projects to make an impact on our people, and ultimately the people we exist to support” shares Natascha. Pictured here: Natascha Tjendana, new Executive Manager of Corporate Services. With over 15 years' experience in the nonprofit, Disability, Aged Care and commercial industries sector(s), Natascha brings a unique set of skills and cross-sector understanding of business operations that she is eager to use at Youth Projects to help support us through the next phase of significant growth and modernisation. Natascha is CPA qualified, holds a Master of Commerce (Accounting) and understands the lean environments nonprofits work within, but that we must also be financially progressive and sophisticated to achieve high impact through our service delivery. “What drew me towards Youth Projects is their mission. It’s not just a catchy message, but a very real reflection of what the organisation actually does. I’ve joined at such a pivotal time for Youth Projects, particularly with so many significant projects on the horizon that is going to create enormous growth and expansion for our services and programs. I am looking forward to seeing just how far we can actually go!” Natascha will head up Finance, Payroll, IT, Administration, Customer Service, Maintenance, Fleet, Property, Legal and a number of other corporate functions moving forward. As well as business-as-usual, Youth Projects is embarking on a number of significant organisational projects, expanding existing services and launching high impact programs in new regions across Melbourne in 2022, with official announcements dropping over the coming months. We're always looking for innovative, mutually-beneficial partnerships and suppliers that enable greater social and economic opportunities for the people accessing our services. If you would like to find out more about getting involved with Youth Projects, please drop us a line.