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Our strategic priorities

  1. Develop the Social Housing Portfolio
  2. Develop housing for people with Disabilities and Older people
  3. Develop the Affordable Housing Portfolio
  4. Deliver services that enhance social outcomes for tenants and communities

The above Strategic objectives are underpinned by a strategic commitment to building the organisation’s capacity.

Frank O’Neill

Chairman and Director since 18/04/08

Qualifications
Graduate of Queens University, Belfast (Mathematics and Physics), Alumnus of Melbourne Business School, Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Experience
He is currently and formerly a Director of several private companies in the Australian and the Asian services sector. He has held leadership roles in university management at The University of Melbourne and at The University of Adelaide. Among his academic appointments he has been an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Commerce, Charles Sturt University. He has also been a Business Ambassador for the State of South Australia for more than 10 years.

Special Responsibilities
Chairman Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Sub-committee

Richard Willson

Company Secretary and Director since 18/04/08

Qualifications
Bachelor of Accounting, Fellow CPA Australia, Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Experience
Company Secretary - Aurelia Metals Limited, Company Secretary - Beston Global Food Company Limited, Non-Executive Director - Aus Tin Mining Limited. Previous - Non-Executive Director - Crestal Petroleum Limited. His experience includes a range of Senior Financial Management positions predominantly within the mining industry and directorship of several private and publicly listed companies.

Special Responsibilities
Chairman Finance and Audit Sub-committee

Ben Brazier

Director since 18/04/08

Qualifications
Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Bachelor of Economics (Accounting), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Experience
Principal with Pitcher Partners, providing advice to small and medium sized businesses in the areas of finance, taxation, business strategy and planning.

Special Responsibilities
Chairman Property Development Sub-committee, member Finance and Audit Sub-committee

Sacha Wainwright

Director since 16/03/09

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics (Australian National University), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Experience
General Counsel for the Drakes Supermarket Group providing legal advice and support across all aspects of the business including compliance, risk and general corporate/commercial issues. Previously a Partner in the Commercial Property division of Minter Ellison providing advice to large national companies. Experience includes the provision of legal advice in the areas of property and business acquisitions, property development, leasing and infrastructure projects.

Special Responsibilities
Member Property Sub-committee

Leigh Garrett

Director since 20/10/08

Qualifications
Master of Business Administration; Bachelor of Education; Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health Safety and Welfare. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Experience
Chief Executive Officer of OARS, Community Transitions and the Centre for Restorative Justice. Life Member of SACOSS. Chair, Restorative Practices International (RPI) Board. Member of the Australian Crime Prevention Council National Executive.

Special Responsibilities
Member Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Sub-committee

Karen Janiszewski

Director since 15/12/16

Qualifications
B Sc (Building), Grad Dip (Property), FAICD

Experience
Karen has 30 years of construction and development experience gained in private companies, public companies and government. She was the Director, Affordable Housing, Lend Lease Communities and has also held the role of Project Director of Kensington Banks, has managed hotel, commercial and residential developments. Karen has led teams on project acquisitions and tenders. Karen is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, chairs King and Godfree Pty Ltd, is a Board member of the Queen Elizabeth Centre and has previously been a Board member with Embracia and Uniting AgeWell, as well as an Advisory Board Member to the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing Urban and Regional Planning.

Special Responsibilities
Member Property Sub-committee

Yvonne Sneddon

Director since 18/01/17

Qualifications
BA(Acc) FAICD FCA

Experience
Yvonne is a professional non-executive company director with more than 20 years’ experience on boards and audit, governance and risk committees. Yvonne is a Chartered Accountant by profession and was a partner at Deloitte and, before that, a partner at Ferrier Hodgson. She left private practice in 2004 to become a professional company director. She is a Fellow of both the Institute of Company Directors and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and has more than 35 years’ experience providing a wide range of governance, financial reporting and commercial advice in both the private and public sectors.

Special Responsibilities
Member Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Sub-committee, member Finance and Audit Sub-committee