APPOINTED August 25, 2022
GAICD, JP, MBA, SPAHIc
A highly experienced Executive Director, Trudi has worked in the community housing sector for 19 years, most recently as Deputy CEO and Chief Operations Officer with HHS.
As CEO of Haven Home Safe, Trudi is focused on the growth and delivery of our extensive housing portfolio and homelessness services throughout metro Melbourne and Northern and Western Victoria. A vocal advocate for vulnerable people and the positive impact housing with wrap-around supports has on health, wellbeing and economic participation, Trudi also champions the need to establish a pipeline of housing across the entire housing continuum.
Having been elected and served as a Local Government Councillor for City of Greater Bendigo, Trudi understands and acknowledges the importance of collaboration, compromise and consultation when advocating for others and places importance on amplifying people’s voices to create change.
Trudi is Chair of CHIA Victoria, a Victorian Director of the Australian Housing Institute and was part of the Property Council of Australia’s 500 Women in Property 2022 program, in recognition of her dedication and leadership in the sector. Trudi has recently been appointed to the Geelong Chapter of the UDIA after finishing a two-year term on the UDIA Inclusion and Diversity Committee.
Trudi’s other credentials include GAICD, MBA with Honors, Harvard Executive Leadership Graduate, Certified Senior Professional with the Australian Housing Industry (SPAHIc) and Justice of the Peace.