GOVERNANCE

The St Vincent de Paul Society in NSW is comprised of three separate but related legal entities:
  • The Trustees of the Society of St Vincent de Paul is a body corporate incorporated under the Roman Catholic
    Church Communities’ Lands Act 1942 (NSW). The Trustees are elected by the members, and appoint the Board of the Company. Democratic authority and responsibility is vested by the members in each elected conference president and in each council president.
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, is a public company limited by guarantee.
  • St Vincent de Paul Housing, is a special purpose vehicle through which we manage the construction of over 500
    social and affordable housing units that we are building under the Social and Affordable Housing Fund.

The Society is listed on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) register and is regulated by the ACNC. We are governed by a State Council (comprising the Trustees, who are all members of the Society) as well as a Board of Directors (comprising up to six members of the State Council and three independent, non-executive directors).

The State Council is focused on fostering the work of our members and volunteers and driving action for justice, while the Board governs company decision-making.

The St Vincent de Paul Housing 2019/20 Annual Report is available here.