Change of Leadership -Bernie Smith joins Monte as CEO

With 40 years’ experience in various forms of leadership in State & Local Government and the Not For Profit Sector Bernie offers a good in-depth rounded knowledge in management. Bernie's style is one of empowering his staff with a focus on mentoring & coaching them without losing sight of key performance indicators and the bottom line. 

Bernie is a considered thinker who likes to understand the big picture and as a seasoned public servant understands how government departments plan and deliver services.
With good attention to detail he works with a sense of urgency to ensure KPI's are met in a professional & timely manner.
Relationship building both internal and external he ensures are established quickly & where appropriate looks for collaborative new opportunities
Communicating with influence is one of his strengths where he routinely presents messages in a clear, concise and articulate manner at the level of his target audience. He leads discussions in a thoughtful reflective way ensuring engagement and commitment to agreed outcomes. 

Bernie’s first two years focused on creating a foundation for the future by creating a business model with a social heart. Creating a Child centered, family focused and community orientated service style of service delivery. Third & into his fourth year focus was the purchase of Windrush Close, contracting with MSD to fund & lease the project along with the grand opening of this 31 apartment project in August 2019. Late 2018 there was a restructure enabling an Operations Manager to be appointed.