We are guided, supported and driven by a committed, independent Board of Directors.
Our Directors provide strong governance and stewardship on behalf of our broader community. They guide our organisational strategy, keep us accountable and help us build relationships to better our business.
Our commitment to reconciliation, diversity and inclusion, reaffirmed October 2020
Damien has significant experience in property development and a strong understanding of National, State and Local Government policy impacting the housing affordability framework.
Damien has a Bachelor of Business (Property) and has experience in business management of a multi-faceted health industry business before progressing through to the establishment of his property development company in 2000.
APPOINTED 6 APRIL 2017
Warwick Cavanagh is highly respected across the disability sector and is a Director of National Disability Services (NDS). Warwick served as the CEO of MORIA Disability and Youth services for 24 years and is now the CEO of Bayley House. Damien has a Bachelor of Business (Property) and has experience in business management of a multi-faceted health industry business before progressing through to the establishment of his property development company in 2000
APPOINTED 1 NOVEMBER 2010
Andrew Cairns is the CEO of Community Sector Banking and has 15 years’ experience in senior management roles. He is also the Chair of Western Water.
APPOINTED 1 JUNE 2017
Former Member for Northern Victoria and former State Government Minister for Housing, Local Government, Energy and Resources and Ports, and a founding member of Emily’s List. Chair and Board Director of Women’s Health Victoria, Independent Trustee Director, First Super Pty Ltd and Board Director of Australian Council of Superannuation Investors.
APPOINTED 14 SEPTEMBER 2014
David Brant, former North East Housing Service Director and London Business School graduate with extensive skills in strategy development and implementation. With over 20 years’ experience in Corporate Governance in Australia and a number of countries in Asia, David provides management consultancy to businesses looking to improve their top and bottom lines.
APPOINTED 6 DECEMBER 2018
Gerard has significant experience in community engagement, change management, organisation development, policy facilitation and program evaluation. He has had an extensive career in Local Government and is currently privileged to be CEO with Bendigo Community Health Services, and previously served as CEO with Mildura Regional City. Gerard is a people-oriented leader committed to ethical stewardship and social justice with outstanding contemporary team-based leadership, communication, analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
APPOINTED 4 MAY 2015
Jan Boynton is an independent executive consultant with over 25 years’ experience at Executive and CEO level in local and state government and the not-for-profit sector across regional Victoria.
APPOINTED 7 FEBRUARY 2019
Jan has had a long and distinguished career in the Victorian Public Service and has held a number of senior executive positions, more recently Deputy Secretary, North Division, Department Health & Human Services (DHHS). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute Company Directors. She has many years of experience in delivering services to Victorian communities and in 2015 received a Public Service Medal in recognition of this work.
APPOINTED 1 NOVEMBER 2010
Ken was until his retirement a Partner at AFS & Associates accounting practice. He was a chartered accountant with 34 years in public accounting.
APPOINTED 29 FEBRUARY 2012
Melanie Rogers is an experienced governance and HR/IT executive with many years’ experience in local government and community sector. Melanie is also a Trust Member of the Geelong Cemeteries Trust.
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