Our Board


St Johns Community Services is a not for profit company, with a Board of Directors.



Edward Vaughan

Ed grew up in Darlinghurst. In fact, his Dad was the publican at the Green Park Hotel, just across the road from Roughies! He has been at St John’s since 2011. Before that he was the minister of a church in Dublin, Ireland. And before that he was the minister at Darling Street Anglican Church. Ed volunteers at Rough Edges, normally on a Thursday night.

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Rod Ravenscroft 

Rod has a long and distinguished career in financial services as Chief Executive or Managing Director of organizations that offered various forms of lease finance. This included several years in India running for finance company of ANZ Bank. Since retiring from full time employment he has been involved with charities in inner Sydney working with organisations that seek to empower disadvantaged and marginalized people and with Stolen Generations Aboriginal men. He has served on the Board of a residential aged care group and is now a member of the Advisory Board for the Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation. Rod has an Arts degree with majors in pure maths and history and an MBA. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



Sally moved to Sydney from the UK in 2006 with experience in Administration and Events Management and spent a decade working in Human Resources for a global professional services firm before following God’s call to prepare for full-time ministry amongst marginalised people. She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Communication from USyd and expects to gain a Masters of Divinity in 2019. She has enjoyed being part of the roughies community as a volunteer since 2013.


Fiona McKenzie

Fiona McKenzie is a management consultant, mediator, trainer and coach. Her key area of expertise lies in building consensus; she loves working with individuals, teams and organisations to take the apprehension out of negotiation and make collaborative decisions. Fiona works across a range of industries, helping clients with the design and management of negotiations, facilitating complex workshops and delivering coaching and training programs. Fiona is a nationally accredited mediator and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, for which she received the Allen Knott Scholar Award University Medal.  


Rebecca Hughes

Rebecca Hughes joined the SJCS Board in 2018.  Rebecca is a member of St Johns and is a corporate lawyer for a major international law firm.  Rebecca completed her legal training and started legal practice in Melbourne, before moving to Darwin to work in aboriginal land rights and native title for four and a half years, and then moving to Sydney mid 2017.

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Jonathan Swanton

Jonathan joined the SJCS Board in 2019. Jonathan is a member of St Johns and has been part of the Roughies community as a volunteer since 2013. During the week, Jonathan is a graduate solicitor at the NSW Crown Solicitor's Office and has a keen interest in public interest and government law.