Sue joined the Mercy Foundation in 2009. She has managed the Foundation’s grants programs, implemented the Home in a Box project and the Mercy Youth Awards. Sue has managed all marketing and communications for the Mercy Foundation and has worked with communities to end homelessness through Registry Weeks. She has developed expertise in the issues and solutions to ending homelessness in Australia.
Sue has a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW. She has a keen interest in social justice issues and is a regular on the roster for St Canice’s Kitchen. Sue also works with a locally-based community group to address social justice issues.
Lara Turner is the Foundation’s Finance Manager. Lara Turner was born and educated in South Africa. She graduated from the University of KwaZulu Natal with an Honours degree in Accounting before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Anderson. Lara then moved to London and worked as a product accountant at BNP Paribas before becoming the Finance Manager and an Associate Director of IG Index (a FTSE 250 listed company). In 2003 Lara and her family moved to Australia.
Lara joined the Mercy Foundation in March 2004.