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SA HOUSING EXPERT TO LEAD CHL’S LOCAL OPERATIONS

14 September 2018

Experienced private and public housing executive leader Wayne Gibbings has been appointed South Australian State Manager for Community Housing Limited (CHL).

National not-for-profit provider of community and affordable housing, CHL manages close to 1,000 properties in the South Australian social and affordable housing sector.

Mr Gibbings brings to CHL a wealth of experience in the South Australian property sector of over 30 years, including most recently as General Manager, Housing Services, for Junction Australia, a provider of community support services and housing.

Prior to that Mr Gibbings was General Manager Investment & Advisory Services for Connekt Urban Projects, an agency serving the urban development industry working with both public and private sectors.

“Given the specialised nature of our work, CHL is delighted to have Wayne Gibbings leading this very important role,” Steve Bevington, Managing Director of Community Housing Limited said.

“Wayne’s experience with the interplay between the development sector, state and local government and the broader South Australian community is significant, and makes him ideal to lead the CHL team in addressing the challenges of providing affordable community housing in the state.”

Prior to Connekt, the Adelaide-based Mr Gibbings was Principal at Connor Holmes, a planning consultancy, and before that he was Chief Executive of the Land Management Corporation for a period of eight years.

Mr Gibbings replaces Gary Storkey, who has been appointed Chair of the new South Australian Housing Authority.

 

About Community Housing Limited (CHL):

CHL is a national not for profit provider of community and affordable housing to those disadvantaged through market failure. In Australia, the Group manages over 9,000 properties across six states through its extensive network of 28 offices. It also develops affordable housing overseas and has offices in Timor Leste, Chile, PNG, Rwanda, Peru and India.

CHL’s service offering is diverse from providing pathways out of homelessness to crisis, transitional and long term housing, property development, tenancy and property management and community development to a wide cohort of people in need.

From November, an additional 1,400 properties will be managed by CHL in the mid north coast areas of Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Nambucca and surrounding areas as part of the Social Housing Management Transfer Program by the State Government.   www.chl.org.au

 Media Contact: Vicky De George | MCS | 0405 151 485 | vicky@mediacomservices.com.au

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