Chief Executive Officer
Danny Sutton was appointed as the Chief Executive of Colony 47 in July 2016.
Danny has broad industry experience in senior executive roles in the social services, IT, utilities, agriculture and state and commonwealth public sectors.
Danny has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UTAS and a Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Queensland.
Danny has delivered presentations at a number of national and international conferences on innovative service design and recently attended the Harvard Business School Executive Development Program for Not for Profit Leaders.
Danny was recognised as the Tasmanian Professional Manager of the Year in 2009 and also achieved an international award for innovative social service workflow and IT design in Chicago in 2016.
Danny is currently a member of the Mental Health Council of Tasmania’s Senior Leaders Forum, Chair of the Transition to Work Community Investment Leadership Group, Chair of the Housing Connect Collaborating Partners Group, a member of the TASCOSS Board and a representative on the TASCOSS Industry Development Plan Working Group and the Ministerial Working Group on Housing.
Youth Solutions Manager
Glen joined Colony 47 in 2006 and worked as a front-line leader for many years in the employment services programs. In 2013 Glen was appointed to the Executive Management Team. He is now the Manager of the Youth Solutions Division and promotes integrated support services across the organisation’s youth programs. Glen completed the Tasmanian Leaders Program in 2014 and is a board member of Mental Health Carers Tasmania.
Housing & Homelessness Solutions Manager
Didi joined Colony 47 in 2004 after obtaining her Bachelor of Social Work and has worked across all aspects of Colony’s response to homelessness and housing which includes tenancy support, crisis assessment, casework and case management. Moving away from direct service delivery into leadership role in 2009 Didi focused her energies on developing the capabilities of front line workers and in building strong partnerships with external stakeholders. In 2016 Didi was appointed as the Manager Housing and Homelessness Services, now called Housing Solutions, which includes Housing Connect Front Door, Housing Connect Support and Community Tenancy. Didi believes that working in collaboration is the best way to achieve goals and truly make a difference, and that for lasting positive change to take place we need investment from the whole of community.
People & Business Manager
Fraser Petrie was appointed Business Services Manager in December 2016. Fraser has a Bachelor of Business and spent many years as an accountant to industry. Fraser’s career transitioned to the IT sector where he project managed the implementation of ERP (Enterprise Resource Management) software throughout Australia, PNG, Indonesia and Southern Africa. Since arriving in Tasmania he has worked in the NFP sector for several years. Fraser is a keen sailor and has sailed extensively throughout Australia, the Pacific and South East Asia.