About Us
Governance & Management is a service organisation committed to assisting nonprofit organisations increase their governance effectiveness.
Governance & Management Pty Ltd was founded in 1998 by Maureen and Jim Cleary to resource the boards of nonprofit organisations in Australia. They believed that nonprofit organisations need board members who have the leadership skills to carry out their governing responsibilities to steer their organisations into a certain and productive future.
Maureen Cleary
CEO & Director
Maureen Cleary has been making a significant contribution to the development of governance education and training across all parts of the nonprofit sector in Australia for over 20 years. Her work was acknowledged in her investiture in The Medal of the Order of Australia in… 2011. She founded Governance & Management Pty Ltd which is best known for its newsletter Board Matters which is ‘Go To’ governance skills resource for over 9,000 nonprofit board members for the past seventeen years.

Maureen obtained a PhD degree from the Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney. In the course of her research studies she was awarded a Graduate Fellowship to Yale University, USA. Edwin Mellen Press in Wales UK published Maureen’s PhD thesis in 2007.

As a change management consultant, Maureen has assisted many nonprofit organisations to re-structure their governance arrangements in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and eight Asian countries. She has recently conducted governance reviews for the Lutheran Church in Australia and New Zealand and for Lutheran Education Australia.

She has been an Independent Expert Witness on religious governance to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Michelle Hogan
Editor & Journalist
Michelle Hogan is the editor of “Board Matters” newsletter and the executive fact sheet “G&M Clippings.” Since the first issue in March 2000 she has written and researched creative and diverse articles on nonprofit governance and executive management.

Michelle Hogan is the editor of “Board Matters” newsletter and the executive fact sheet “G&M Clippings.” Since the first issue in March 2000 she has written and researched creative and diverse articles on nonprofit governance and executive management.
Enid Cross
Subscriptions Manager
As our Subscriptions Manager, Enid Cross painstakingly ensures that our subscriber’s details are kept up to date. She is the gracious voice that follows up instructions from our subscribers. Enid produces the electronic version of G&M Clippings. Before coming to G&M she had many years experience in university administration and was the co-ordinator of the ‘Just Walk It’ Program of the Heart Foundation (NSW).
Elizabeth Whelan
Admin Assistant
For many years, Elizabeth was our Office Manager and now assists with administration tasks. For 16 years she has kept a close eye on the mail outs of our printed newsletters. She has also worked across the nonprofit sector in childcare, health and university administration.
Paula Volona
Graphic Artist
With amazing generosity and creativity, Paula continues to produce all our art-work and design for our print and electronic productions which gives them life and energy. She works as a Contractor for Governance & Management.
Contact Us
Address: PO Box 3716, Marsfield, 2122
ACN: 081 671 598
ABN: 62 081 671 598
+61 2 9868 2400
+61 2 8069 0612