Senior Leadership Team

The Y Canberra Region’s  Senior Leadership Team is headed by our Chief Executive Officer, Kirsty Dixon, and comprises Executive Officers from each business unit. Our leadership structure is designed to empower, enable innovation and continuous improvement.

Kirsty Dixon
Chief Executive Officer

Joined the Y in May 2023.
Master of Business
Bachelor Degree, Arts
Graduate Certificate, Health Science
AICD Graduate

Simon Scarano
Executive Manager, Finance & Operations

Joined the Y in March 2024
Bachelor Degree, Commerce
Graduate Diploma, Chartered Accounting

Cara Moore
Executive Manager, Children’s Services

Joined the Y in September 2013

Diploma, Children’s Services
Diploma, Business Management

Joanne Hoare
Executive Manager, People and Culture

Joined the Y in February 2016
Diploma, Leadership & Management

Marcos Correa
Executive Manager, Risk and Innovation

Joined the Y in January 2020

Bachelor Degree, Business Administration
AICD Graduate

Sam Duffy-Yates
Senior Manager, Brand & Youth Voice

Joined the Y in December 2021

Bachelor Degree, Communication Design
Bachelor Degree, Creative Direction