Governance

Homes for Homes is a not-for profit-company, limited by guarantee and endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Robustly governed, Homes for Homes benefits from the knowledge, expertise and networks of industry leaders.

Homes for Homes

Board of directors

  • Sonya Clancy AM (Chairman), Chief People Officer, Bank Australia
  • Wendy Fromhold, Director, WFConsulting
  • Paul Kearney, CEO and Founder, Kearney Group
  • Steven Münchenberg, Managing Partner, Blackhall & Pearl
  • Carolyn Viney, Chief Development Officer, Vicinity Centres

Our team

  • Steven Persson, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jon Whitehead, Chief Financial Officer
  • Emma O’Halloran, Chief Communications Officer
  • Tracy Longo, National Operations Manager
  • Louise Gray, National Marketing and Partnerships Manager
  • Sarah Witty, Partnerships Manager
  • Nicholas Andrijic, Partnerships Manager
  • Adrian Talbot, Partnerships Manager
  • Sally Curtis, Partnership Manager
  • Maroushka Saldanha, Development Project and Grant Manager
Homes for Homes

Legal advisers

  • Clayton Utz
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • MinterEllison
  • King & Wood Mallesons

Investment advisory group

  • The Hon Anna Bligh AC, CEO, Australian Banking Association
  • Terry Campbell AO, Senior Chairman, Goldman Sachs
  • Sonya Clancy AM, Chief People Officer, Bank Australia
  • Sally Herman, Non-Executive Director
  • Glenn King, CEO, PEXA
  • Simon McKeon AO, Chancellor, Monash University
  • Peggy O’Neal AO, Chancellor, RMIT
  • Andrew Penn, former CEO, Telstra
  • Ian Smith AM, Managing Partner, Bespoke Approach

Housing advisory groups

Victorian housing advisory group

  • Mike Allen (Chair), former CEO, Housing NSW
  • Dr Owen Donald, Chief Commissioner, Victorian Building Authority
  • Rob Leslie, former CEO, Yarra Housing
  • Steven Persson, CEO, Homes for Homes and The Big Issue
  • Meredith Sussex AM, Chair, Fishermans Bend Development Board
  • David Waldren, National Head of Design, Vicinity Centres

New South Wales housing advisory group

  • Mike Allen (Chair), former CEO, Housing NSW
  • Adam Bennett, CEO, NSW Land Registry Services
  • Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council of Australia
  • Dr Chris Martin, Senior Lecturer & Research Fellow, UNSW
  • Katherine McKernan, CEO, Redfern Legal Centre
  • Toni Milis, Chair, National BTR Roundtable, Property Council of Australia
  • Steven Persson, CEO, Homes for Homes and The Big Issue
  • Jo Waldon, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, PEXA

Australian Capital Territory housing advisory group

  • Mike Allen (Chair), former CEO, Housing NSW
  • Stephen Carson, CFO, Capital Airport Group
  • Louise Gilding, Executive Director, Housing and Community Services Directorate, ACT Government
  • Sandra Lambert AM, Chair, ACT Remuneration Tribunal
  • Scott Langford, Group CEO, St George Community Housing
  • Steven Persson, CEO, Homes for Homes and The Big Issue
  • Chris Redmond, former CEO, Woden Community Service

Northern Territory advisory group

  • Mike Allen (Chair), former CEO, Housing NSW
  • Patrick Bellot, Head of Business Development, NT Property
  • Susan Burns, Territory Manager NT, National Disability Services
  • John Coleman, Chairman, NT Land Corporation
  • Christine Fitzgerald, former Executive Director Strategy, Policy and Performance, NT Department of Local Government
  • Dr Michael Fotheringham, Managing Director, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Donna Hunter, Executive Officer, Aboriginal Housing NT
  • Peter McMillan, Executive Officer, NT Shelter
  • Steven Persson, CEO, Homes for Homes and The Big Issue
  • Jo Waldon, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, PEXA

Queensland advisory group

  • Mike Allen (Chair), former CEO, Housing NSW
  • Fiona Caniglia, CEO, Q Shelter
  • David Cant, Director, NHFIC / PowerHousing Australia
  • Bruce Harper, GM QLD, Avid Property Group
  • Professor Cameron Parsell, Researcher, The University of Queensland
  • Donna Maree O’Connor, former CEO, Access Community Housing Company
  • Steven Persson, CEO, Homes for Homes and The Big Issue
  • Jo Waldon, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, PEXA

West Australian advisory group

  • Mike Allen (Chair), former CEO, Housing NSW
  • Dr Amity James, Associate Professor, Curtin University
  • Frank Marra, CEO, DevelopmentWA
  • Michelle McKenzie, CEO, Shelter WA
  • Tom Oosterhof, CEO, Eastcourt
  • Chris Paull, Tax Partner, PwC
  • Steven Persson, CEO, Homes for Homes
  • Lee Rossetto, Partner, MinterEllison
  • Jo Waldon, Chief Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, PEXA

Members come from social services, property, finance, government and community housing sectors. Additional advisory groups will be progressively formed as sufficient funds are raised in each state or territory.

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