Highgate’s next Luncheon is to be held at the Karrakatta Club, 4 Sherwood Court, Perth, on Monday 18 February 2019 at 1200 for 1230 hours. Please use the “Luncheon Bookings or Apologies” link at the top of this page to make your booking or send your apology by COB Wednesday 13 February 2019. Please note that it is important if you are attending that you respond in time for catering arrangements to be made.
Our Guest Speaker will be Michael Piu from St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, Fremantle.
St Patrick's Community Support Centre Limited, based in the CBD of Fremantle, Western Australia, provides a broad range of services to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The aim of the service is to assist, without discrimination, clients to address their broad range of needs and barriers and strive for quality of life and independence.
Michael Piu is the Chief Executive Officer at St. Patrick's Community Support Centre. Lawyer, NGO Executive and Community Advocate for change, Michael works to break down the stereotypes surrounding homelessness in Western Australia; engaging all sectors of our community including business and government, and advocating the importance of collaboration and engagement in working towards the goal of ending homelessness.
As Chief Executive Officer at St Patrick’s, Michael leads the organisation, under the governance of the Board, working to support the amazing team of staff and volunteers in delivering our mission, to support the most vulnerable in our community to live independent lives and reach their potential.
Since 1972, St Patrick’s has worked with people who are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of being homeless, in Fremantle and the wider south west metropolitan region of Perth. St Pat's serves the community through giving holistic, supportive and quality care to those most in need through specialised services for young people and adults, women, families, those effected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs; as well as housing, health services, emergency relief, meals, and other welfare and support services.
As Company Secretary, as well as CEO, Michael works with the Board to meet best practice in corporate governance, risk management and compliance for St Patrick's - as a company limited by guarantee, a charity/ charitable collections licensee, and registered community housing organisation (amongst others) to ensure the organisation operates transparently, efficiently and effectively, achieving its mission and strategic goals, and delivering best positive impact to its clients, funders and the community more broadly.