YMCA Hobart

The YMCA is a community based charity that delivers programs and services to help build strong people, strong families and strong communities from over 500 YMCA centres across Australia. We work in partnership with government, non-profit groups and partners to provide programs and services to more than 500,000 Australians every week in health and fitness, recreation, accommodation, child care, camping, youth and family services.

Our Locations around Hobart:

Y We Exist…

The Y Hobart has aligned with member Y’s across Australia in support of our global Mission, our bold new Vision and collective efforts to define our blueprint for how we will drive systemic change:

Our Global Mission

We exist to empower children, young people and communities world-wide to build a just, sustainable, equitable and inclusive world, where every person can thrive in body, mind and spirit.

Our Collective Vision

We have set ourselves a bold new vision: “To create a better world, with and for young people”. We will achieve this is by drawing on our collective expertise, our deep community partnerships, and our local, national and global influence.

Strategy 2030

In July 2022 we made history together when we adopted our first ever collective global strategy at the 20th YMCA World Council in Aarhus, Denmark. Our collective approach sets us on a path of transformation, community empowerment and global advocacy. To achieve our collective vision and mission, we have committed to driving systemic change, across four globally aligned strategic pillars of impact: Community wellbeing, Meaningful work, Sustainable planet and Just world.

Strategy on a page – The Y Hobart

2022/2023 Annual Report

CEO and Board Of Directors

CEO – Richard Martin

Gaye Richardson – President

Member of the Board since 2016. Serving as President since November 2022. Ms Richardson is an experienced executive and non-executive Director, was a Director of OneCare from 2010 to 2022, has diverse experience in senior roles across Education and Aged Care sectors, and was an Alderman with the Glenorchy City Council from 2018 to 2022. Ms Richardson has been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2014, has a demonstrated passion for ethical corporate governance, and has served on a number of committee’s including Finance & Risk, Glenorchy Planning Authority, Glenorchy Arts & Cultural Advisory Committee, CEO Performance & Governance.

Ms Richardson is active in supporting the Hobart Community and has been a member of several community groups and organisations including: St Lukes (Anglican Church in Tasmania) Pty Ltd, Umina Park Pty Ltd, Glenorchy Carols Committee, Guilford Young College Board, Glenorchy Historical Society, Citizens for Glenorchy Inc, Glenorchy Ratepayers Association, and the Department of Education Glenorchy Project.

Garry Fisher – Vice-President

Member of the Board since 2010. Currently serving as Vice President and also Deputy Chair of the Project Y (Glenorchy Y Redevelopment) Steering Committee. Previously served as Y Hobart President between 2019 and 2022 and was until recently Chair of the Glenorchy Historical Society.

Mr Fisher holds a Cert IV local Government Operations, and Cert IV Project Management.  He currently works in local government and has 35 years’ Industrial Relations experience, supplemented by broad experience in WHS, Transport and Community Service.

Geoff Long – Board Member

Member of the Board since 1999. Previously served in positions of President, Vice-President, and Public Officer with the Y Hobart Board, he is an experienced Board Member with a strong understanding of the history of YMCA Hobart. Mr Long has extensive experience in non-executive directorship having served on a number of Boards including: Australian Marketing Institute (Tas), Long Langlois & Johnstone Pty Ltd, Table Tennis Tasmania Inc, Northern Suburbs Table Tennis League Inc, Australian Society of Sports Administrators (Tas), Hobart Combined Probus Club, and the Theatre Organ Society (Tas).

Mr Long holds tertiary qualifications in Business and Marketing, has held senior roles in several organisations and has been a professional Musician and Teacher for more than 50 years.

Malcolm McGinn – Board Member

Member of the Board since 2020. Currently serving on several committees including: Audit and Risk, Project Y (Glenorchy Y Redevelopment) Steering Committee, and CEO Performance Review Committee. Mr McGinn has been a Rotary Club of Claremont member since 2016, was Club President from 2019 until 2020 and served as Treasurer from 2017 to 2018.  Other positions include Board Membership of Foodbank (Tas) 2018 to current, and Vice President of the Claremont Mens’ Shed since 2018. He is an active Board member of AICLA, a Synod representative from 2005 until 2020, and a Diocesan Council member from 2006 to 2020.

Mr McGinn is currently employed with RACT as a Home Assessor and is a CIP (Certified Insurance Professional). He has a Diploma in Financial Services (General Insurance) and Cert IV Financial Services (General Insurance) and Senior Associate in Financial Services, and Senior Associate of ANZIIF.

Eric MyersSecretary

am Secretary, and chair of Finance and Audit, Chair of the Risk Management Committee and Chair of the CEOPRC.

Board Member since November 2020. Currently serving as Secretary, Chair of Finance & Risk Committee and Chair of the CEO Performance Review Committee.

Mr Myers has served Claremont Rotary as Board Member, Secretary and Treasurer. He has been an exchange host for adults and children for Rotary International, an ‘E’ team mentor, a young achievers Australia mentor, and a strong supporter of TadTas – a not-for-profit organisation that helps give technical aid to health aid users by modifying equipment used by people with disabilities to suit their individual needs.

Now retired, Mr Myers has extensive experience in senior leadership roles with Aurora Energy and Hydro Tasmania. He also holds a number of professional qualifications in Business Management, Project Management, Human Resources and Financial Management.

Braeden O’Grady – Board Member

Board member since April 2021. Currently serving as Chair of Project Y Steering Committee (Glenorchy YMCA Redevelopment), and previously served as Chair of the Y Hobart Governance Committee.

Mr O’Grady is a senior project management professional and brings a wealth of experience in leading and managing complex projects with diverse stakeholder groups. He has broad industry experience ranging from government, university, not-for-profit, military, and pharmaceuticals. Mr O’Grady has tertiary qualifications in Project Management and holds a Bachelor of Biological Sciences from Western Sydney University.

Paul Plummer – Board Member

Board member since 2020. Currently serving as Public Officer since November 2022. Previously served as a member of the Governance Committee.

Paul has a Diploma in Business Management and a general nursing certificate.  He is a registered psychiatric nurse and has been employed as a nurse consultant and manager of nursing.  Paul was Manager of the Roy Fagan Centre (a large medical facility, specialising in mental health support), for 10 years.



The YMCA of Hobart acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal People as the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of lutruwita, Tasmania. We pay our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

YMCA of Hobart Inc - ABN 89 135 481 073

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