Unity Housing’s Chief Operations Officer, Trish Burden, was recently featured in PowerHousing Australia’s Scale Sector Capacity Prospectus 2020 (article below).
The capacity and capability of PowerHousing members and the sector are showcased in this Sector Capacity Prospectus. It also includes housing-related data and statements from major partners.
Through the metrics and case studies showcased in this document, PowerHousing Australia consider the challenges facing housing affordability and consider collaborations of their members with different levels of government, the housing development sector, financial institutions and individual Australian investors to increase housing options for Australians in need of affordable housing.
Current role: Trish is the Chief Operations Officer with Unity Housing Company and is responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of social and affordable housing in an environment of change and growth in South Australia. Social and housing outcomes for 4,500 tenants are underpinned by tenant engagement and community development deliverables as part of Trish’s leadership focus. In addition, Trish continues to be an active member of the PowerHousing Operations Leadership group since 2011 and was inaugural Chair of the PowerHousing Operations roundtable for a three-year term.
Previous role: Prior to commencing at Unity in 2011, Trish worked for Uniting Communities for 12 years as Group Manager, Community Services through which the key focus of her work was the development of operational strategy and initiatives to create pathways for people away from poverty, homelessness and addiction. Achievements in this role included the development of corporate business partnerships in the areas of microfinance, indigenous business support and energy services.