James Toomey

Mission Australia


As a qualified social worker with an extensive background in community services in the UK and Australia, James’ professional career has been dedicated to delivering improved social outcomes and breaking cycles of dependency on services. He is committed to quality, collaboration, performance measurement and evaluation to achieve the best possible outcomes for communities.

Moving to Australia in 2009 he joined Mission Australia in 2010 and was appointed to his current role in November 2017. Previously, James was the Operations Director for SkillForce. He was also Assistant Director of Foster Care Associates in the UK. James is a Director and Co-Chair of the End Street Sleeping Collaboration.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master of Business Administration is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Vincent Fairfax Centre for Ethical Leadership.