Michelle Collins has been on the board of the Newsboys Foundation and a member of the Audit Committee since June 2015. She became Treasurer of the Foundation in December 2015.
A Chartered Accountant, Michelle was familiar with the Foundation having worked on Newsboys Foundation audits for some years.
Michelle is Senior Accountant – Projects at the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.
In her previous role as Assistant Manager with Grant Thornton, within Audit and Assurance, Michelle was seconded to London, England, and to Perth, Western Australia. She was also seconded to Victoria’s Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust for an industry based secondment. Each of these secondments provided Michelle the opportunity to represent Grant Thornton while also providing extensive exposure to a range of different business environments and the opportunity to further develop her skills.
Michelle’s clients varied in size and included listed and unlisted entities from sectors such as manufacturing, mining, not-for-profit and services.
Michelle said she was impressed by the support Newsboys provides to young Victorians through grants to a range of organisations.
“There are so many diverse and disadvantaged people that are supported by Newsboys and I feel it is a privilege to be a part of that,” Michelle said.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce with major studies in Indonesian/Malay and Accounting from La Trobe University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.