Meet our new Finance Manager!

Last week we welcomed Helen Wood to our Gateways Management team, who has joined us as our new Finance Manager.

Prior to joining Gateways, Helen worked at Barwon Health in a range of Business Manager roles for the past fifteen years. Helen has a strong background in finance, innovation and system enhancements and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to Gateways.

In her new role at Gateways, her key focus will be to lead our Finance Team and focus on financial reporting, budgeting and financial systems improvements which will assist the teams to continue to deliver services efficiently and effectively.

Helen is excited about her new role at Gateways and said

“I am thrilled to be part of an organisation with such an outstanding reputation and culture. I am proud that Gateways adds value and improves the lives of so many in our community every single day.”

Here we get to know a little more Helen…

What is your new role at Gateways?
I am the finance manager and my role is to provide robust and timely financial information, which will assist the managers and staff to continue providing quality care and services to the community. I am looking forward to meeting the staff and seeing the programs firsthand. 

Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a local Geelong West resident, married with two boys (11 and 8). I am also a proud and passionate Hawks supporter!

How did you first learn about Gateways?
Many years ago, when a friend who has a sister with additional needs accessed the service.

How do you relax when you’re not at work?
I love spending quality time with my family. I enjoy running (more a slow jog nowadays) and supporting my local football team Newtown and Chilwell.

What is your favourite quote?
“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.” Lao Tzu

What book did you last read?
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Welcome to the team Helen!

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03 5221 2984
10-12 Albert Street
Geelong West,
Western Melbourne
03 9396 1111
77 Droop St
03 9749 7388
3 Princes Highway
03 5562 8271
171 Lava Street