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Board of Directors

Community Housing Limited is governed and lead by its Board of Directors in accordance with its company constitution and other appropriate laws and regulations.

The Board has an oversight role in setting strategic direction for Community Housing Limited and monitoring execution appropriately in meeting these objectives.

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Community Housing Limited currently have nine positions for Board of Directors who bring diverse range of expertise to this role.

Directors and management are committed to ensuring sound governance principles are maintained and applied in governing Community Housing Ltd and its controlled entities. ?Click here to download a copy of our Corporate Governance Statement.

Click here to view CHL Group’s Organisational Chart

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Board of Directors FIONN SKIOTIS David Week Steve Bevington Karine Shellshear Maureen O'Meara Trish White Kathy Gaby Joe Duskovic Jeff Forbes

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

CHL’s board is made up of professionally and geographically diverse members in the areas of accounting, architecture, project and strategic management, community development and housing management.  Directors are supported by the Company Secretary who is suitably qualified and experienced in economics, governance and business law.

Majority of our Directors are graduated from and are current members of the Australia Institute of Company Directors (“AICD”).  CHL encourages all directors to become members of the AICD and attend Continue Professional Education programs.

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FIONN SKIOTIS

FIONN SKIOTIS

MSocSci (Policy & Human Services), Grad Cert SocSci (Housing Policy & Management), FAICD

Company Chair, Non-Executive Director, Member of Governance Committee

Experience and expertise

Experienced in corporate governance and management in the not for profit sector, social housing, disability, social policy, mental health, advocacy, human rights and media and communications. Over 30 years’ experience in the not for profit sector in Australia and internationally. Currently Executive Director, International Social Service Australia. Also a Community Member of the Victorian Mental Health Tribunal (appointed 2006) and previously appointed to Commonwealth Social Security Appeal Tribunal (2007-2009) and Victorian Intellectual Disability Review Panel (2004-2007).

 

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David Week

David Week

BA (Berkeley), MArch (Berkeley), PhD (Sydney), Registered Architect (NSW, Non-Practising), RAIA

Non-Executive Director, Chair of Project Committee

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Forty years in experience in international developing assistance in social infrastructure and housing, in the Pacific, PNG, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Africa—ongoing. Extensive experience on Australian Aid and World Bank-funded projects. Twenty years experience in Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander health and housing projects. Specialist knowledge and experience in community-based construction. Honorary Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.

 

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Steve Bevington

Steve Bevington

Dip Mgt (MBS Senior Executive Program), AICD, Registered Domestic & Commercial Builder

Managing Director, Member of Committees: Project and Governance

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Experienced in development and management of social housing over 30 years including development of cooperative housing in London, Chairmanship of London Borough of Camden council housing authority in the 1980s, coordinator-housing cooperative programs- Victorian Ministry of Housing & Construction 1989-1991, Establishment and development of Community Housing Ltd to the present day. Board member of Community Housing Industry Association.

Read Steve’s complete Bio here

Read Steve’s latest interview in New York’s The Epoch Times

 

 

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Karine Shellshear

Karine Shellshear

Masters of Housing (Hons), BSoc. Studies (Hons1), BArts

Non-Executive Director, Member of Project Committee, Chair of Governance Committee

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Social Housing Consultant, with over 25 years’ experience in community housing; including 20 years as Executive Director of the NSW Association to Resource Co-operative Housing (ARCH) and a founding member of the Community Housing Federation of Australia (CHFA).  Karine has worked in research, policy and community development positions in State and Local Government: Department of Housing; Planning and Environment; Premier’s Office of Aboriginal Affairs; and Sydney City Council. She has been a strong advocate of Community Housing since 1981, has participated as a director on numerous community housing boards and advisory committees, including CHFA, Shelter NSW Executive and has produced a wide range of documentation, video, articles and papers related to the cooperative housing movement in NSW. Karine taught Social Research, the Housing System, Advocacy Systems; Cultural Diversity and Community Development at TAFE for five years between 2010 and 2014. She is currently engaged in a research history in Architecture and is a writer.

 

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Maureen O'Meara

Maureen O'Meara

PgCert (Aboriginal Alternative Healing) BAppSc (Indigenous Health)

Non-Executive Director, Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Experienced in Aboriginal relationships and interactions, government and not for profit sectors, housing, health, inter-sectoral government relations and management of government partnership funds, community and business development. Chair of Aboriginal Community Housing Ltd, Director of CHL Timor Ltd.

 

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Trish White

Trish White

BE BA CPEng FIEAust EngExec NER APEC Engineer FAICD

Non-Executive Director, Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Experience and Expertise

Experienced in project management, strategy and risk. Trish is a professional board director and strategic advisor, following a career as a senior executive for an ASX50 global resources and energy company, a Cabinet Minister in the South Australian government and as a business advisory consultant to boards and executives. She is a non-executive director of commercial as well as not-for-profit companies, and chairs university advisory boards in the areas of Business and Engineering. She is co-founder and executive director of Slingsby Taylor, which provides professional services to several sectors.

Trish is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institution of Engineers Australia. She is also a chartered professional engineer (CPEng) and engineering executive (Eng Exec), registered to practise in Australia and in APEC countries.

 

 

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Kathy Gaby

Kathy Gaby

Associate Dip of Business (Real Estate), Real Estate Licence

Non-Executive Director. Member of Project Committee

Experienced in real estate including licensee, property manager, co-owner of a real estate business, sales and customer service.

 

 

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Joe Duskovic

Joe Duskovic

LLB, Grad Dip LP, Solicitor, GAICD

Director

Joe is a qualified lawyer with over 25 years’ legal, governance and risk experience. Joe has worked in various in-house and private practice legal roles primarily in corporate and real estate areas. He has held senior executive leadership positions in property development and not for profit sectors, including his current role as General Manager of Governance & Risk for St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland.

Joe is a director of Horizon Housing Company Limited, a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and member of the Queensland Law Society.

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Jeff Forbes

Jeff Forbes

BComm, GAICD, Member of the AusIMM

Director, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Jeff has over 35 years’ experience as a finance manager, including over 16 years as the CFO of both listed and unlisted companies and is an experienced company director.

In March 2013 Jeff retired from Cardno Limited, an ASX200 listed global infrastructure services company, where he was CFO, Company Secretary and an Executive Director.

Prior to joining Cardno Jeff worked in the mining and resources sector for over 30 years and has significant experience in the financing and development of resource projects in both Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Jeff returned to Cardno in 2016 as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.  Additionally Jeff is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of PWR Holdings Limited and Chairman of the Board of Herron Todd White (Australia) Pty Ltd and Herron Todd White (Consolidated) Pty Ltd and a member of the Financial Audit Risk Committee. He is also Non-executive Director and Chair of Horizon Housing Company’s Finance, Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee.

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