St Kilda Gatehouse is a charity registered with the ACNC, operating in Victoria. Its main activity is in the economic, social and community development sector, working with women involved in street based sex work or young women and girls affected by sexual exploitation. St Kilda Gatehouse provides women with access to the space, support and connections they need to respond to challenges and to cultivate personal strengths aiding recovery and empowerment. Service categories include:

  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
  • Emergency and relief
  • Income support and maintenance
  • Advocacy and civic activities

Our Board

Dianne Azoor Hughes


Dianne is a consultant in governance, risk and audit with more than 35 years of experience in business, including 20 years in senior executive and board roles. In the past 5 years Dianne has worked primarily with not-for-profit entities, using her commercial experience to promote good governance and effective, efficient internal processes for strategy implementation.

Stacey Aslangul


Stacey brings many years of leadership experience having worked in a range of business, community and pastoral leadership roles, most recently St Kilda/Elsternwick Baptist Church.

Andrew North


Andrew currently works for the Baptist Union of Victoria as a Financial Consultant to the Baptist Churches in Victoria. Previously he has worked as the Business Manager in Christian Schools and the Church administrator at Scots’ Church Melbourne, as well as a number of years with a Christian organisation and a church working in the High Rise flats in Collingwood and Fitzroy. He is a member of the Heathmont Baptist Church.

John Sutherland


John has been a practising lawyer for 30 years.  He also teaches law at RMIT. He is involved in pastoral leadership roles, most recently at Compass Church. Finally, he is a bit of a sports fanatic -running/cycling.

Desiree Smit

Board Member

Desiree brings experience in community services in Youth Homelessness, Women’s Justice Services (including Family Violence Programs delivered at the women’s prison) and Out of Home Care. She is currently the Care and Support Services Manager for Baptcare and previously worked with Melbourne City Mission in the homelessness and justice area.

Alan Marr

Board Member

Alan Marr has years of experience in pastoral leadership and community development, both as practitioner and in governance. He has been a keen observer of St Kilda Gatehouse for some time and is glad to serve on the Board.


Catherine Hingley

Board Member

Catherine is a pastor at Dandenong Church of Christ in South East Melbourne. She has experience in diverse community settings, including serving 12 years with Urban Neighbours of Hope in Melbourne; sharing life and hope amongst marginalised communities and has worked as a neighbourhood engagement consultant for Churches of Christ Vic Tas.  Catherine is also a Creative Arts therapist, specialising in community arts, wellbeing, and trauma recovery.



View the St Kilda Gatehouse 2021 Annual Report here.

View the St Kilda Gatehouse 2020 Annual Report here.


St Kilda Gatehouse adheres to the ACNC Governance Standards. The St Kilda Gatehouse website provides information in support of the ACNC Governance Standards about our mission and purpose, processes, activities, relationships, financial reports and responsible persons.

All responsible persons of St Kilda Gatehouse act in accordance with the duties of responsible persons as required by the ACNC and set out below:

  1. Act with reasonable care and diligence
  2. Act honestly in the best interests of St Kilda Gatehouse and for its purposes
  3. Not misuse the position of responsible person
  4. Not to misuse information obtained in performing duties
  5. Disclose any actual or perceived conflict of interest


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The type of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you use our website. You can be certain that the information we receive about you will be treated as strictly confidential.

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