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Executive Management Team

We create opportunity in the face of huge challenge. We say what we will do, and we do what we say. Our currency is delivery, results, reliability and trust.

Our Executive Management Team oversee a staff of nearly 200 people and ensure that we continue to deliver our purpose of assisting thousands of people each year who are homeless or experiencing housing crisis in Victoria.

Andrew Cairns

CEO

Andrew was appointment CEO in February 2021 with an impressive track record and proven ability to deliver growth, shared value, innovation, and strategic outcomes. He has held senior management roles with several multinational companies, including more than 19 years with the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group and almost five years as CEO of Community Sector Banking. Andrew is a former Board Director of HHS and is the current Chair of the Western Water Corporation.

Trudi Ray

Deputy CEO and COO

Trudi is responsible for growing and managing the organisations support services and extensive housing portfolio across Victoria in her role as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Trudi’s strong work ethic and diverse management and leadership skills developed over the past 16 years. Trudi’s passion for social justice and strong community spirit extends beyond the workplace into many roles where she strongly advocates for those who are homeless, in housing crisis or fleeing domestic abuse.

PAUL SOMERVILLE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Paul manages financial risk and leads the Finance and NRAS Compliance Teams, and he’s done so for over 20 years. Paul guides our financially sustainable business model whilst working closely with Operations to deliver on our purpose and secure growth opportunities in order to ensure long-term organisational success.

Blake Hogan

Executive Director, Development and Asset Services

Blake leads the Housing Development, Asset Maintenance, and Non-Trade Maintenance Teams. He approaches the day with a growth mind set and looks to achieve a success in the future of the organisation by tying in Government policy, internal resourcing and external opportunities to deliver a pipeline of growth prospects.

Kerri Carr

Executive Director, Corporate Services

Kerri is responsible for managing the organisation’s Human Resources, IT, Risk Management, OH&S and Communications programs as well as providing executive support to the Board of Directors. Kerri is driven by the importance of ensuring the organisation has the tools and resources it needs to meet our purpose.

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