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Meet the team

The Haven Home Safe development team brings years of experience in property development, construction and project management.

A group of experienced professionals dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families by developing beautiful, practical and energy efficient, social and affordable housing solutions. Our staff have as successfully completed a range of development projects which have directly increased Victoria’s social and affordable housing supply.

Through their commitment to innovation and excellence, the Haven Home Safe development team continues to be an industry leader and make a positive impact on the lives of countless individuals and families.

Andrew Cairns – Group CEO

With a wealth of experience which extends across multiple industries, including banking, finance, information technology, engineering and public infrastructure systems, Andrew brings vision and collaborative leadership to HHS.


  • CEO of Community Sector Banking
  • CEO Community Telco Australia
  • Melbourne Water Board of Directors (current)

Born and bred in regional Victoria, Andrew has strong connections throughout regional Victoria and works closely as a trusted partner of choice with local government, industry, and community bodies.

  • Chair of regional urban water authority, Western Water
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)


Trudi Ray – CEO

Trudi’s extensive knowledge of the housing and homeless sector, coupled with her deep regional connections and commitment to social justice drives HHS’s successful delivery of integrated homeless supports and housing.

Currently responsible for the growth and delivery of our housing and support services and extensive housing portfolio, Trudi is a strong advocate for community housing and the positive impact it has on the health, wellbeing and economic participation of vulnerable Victorians.


  • Chair, Community Housing Industry Association Victoria (current)
  • Victorian Director, Australian Housing Institute (current)
  • Geelong Social Housing Advisory Committee Housing Association representative in 2021
  • Geelong Housing Network/ G21
  • Councillor with City of Greater Bendigo 2004 – 2008


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Psychology/Sociology
  • Certified Housing Professional


Blake Hogan – Chief Commercial Officer 

At HHS, Blake drives economic and strategic planning to deliver a pipeline of growth projects and has been instrumental in the development of significant projects including New Epping. With a background in finance, investment banking, sales and trading and corporate advisory, Blake’s success in delivery is underpinned by a strong understanding of regional communities.​​


  • Ernst & Young
  • UBS
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Susquehanna


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Commerce



Jack Haber – Head of Development

Jack has a long history of work and interest in the design, procurement and manufacture of affordable and alternative housing solutions.

Jack supports our due diligence and negotiation and acquisition of new housing development sites, with particular expertise in larger, more complex sites. Jack is focused on site identification, highest and best-use analysis, and financial feasibility modelling.



Jack brings a substantial history of work in the design, procurement, and manufacture of affordable and alternative housing solutions as well as experience with not-for-profit organisations.

  • Non-exec Director Uniting Housing (VIC and TAS)
  • Non-exec Director Melbourne Forum
  • Development Director Rotary Leadership Victoria Australian Embassy for Timor-Leste Fund Ltd.


  • Bachelor Architectural Studies and Architecture
  • Certified Land Economist and Valuer
  • Grad Dip. Applied Finance and Investment


Erin Connolly – Senior Project Manager

Erin oversees our development projects including project documentation, quality assurance, contract management and defect inspection ensuring all properties are delivered to HHS’s quality specification.



Erin has project managed the development of many social housing properties within the HHS portfolio, including:

  • Wattlewood Estate (237 subdivision; including development of 100 affordable housing dwellings).
  • 95 Tram Road, Doncaster (10 storey residential apartment building with 98 affordable housing dwellings).
  • Melliodora, 30 DeGille Street, North Bendigo (Residential development site including 5 unit share house with supported accommodation and 6 further dwellings).


  • Graduate Certificate of Business: Project Management (Swinburne University)
  • 2023 Property Council, 500 Women in Property program.




Mario Roccisano – Head of Housing Partnerships

With over 30 years of working in the Community Services and not-for-profit sectors, Mario has extensive experience with property acquisition and development.



Mario has been instrumental in delivering: 

  • Bendigo’s first standalone apartment building
  • Geelong apartments through a partnership with Development Victoria 
  • An extensive portfolio of house and land developments and multi-unit developments.


  • Diploma of Property Development (PCA Australia)
  • Professional Property Development (UDIA)



Tim Lun – Development Manager

Tim works through the planning and delivery of our development projects by providing feasibility modelling of new sites, cash flows, consultant and contractor management and project management.



With over 5 years previous experience working as an architect and in development management, Tim has extensive experience across residential projects in various typologies and scale.

In his current role he uses his experience of a design background to create developments with strong design sensitivity catered specifically for our target audience.

  • Resicommercial Developments
  • Metier3 Architects


  • Bachelors and Masters of Architecture (Monash University)
  • Registered Architect (ARBV)
  • Agent’s representative Certificate

Robert Di Vincenzo – Assistant Project Manager

With extensive experience in accounting and NRAS compliance, Rob’s attention to detail and ability to establish strong working relationships is utilized across the delivery of projects during the construction phase.

Rob enjoys the diversity and challenges of the job – spurred on by stories from residents about the positive impact having a home had made in their lives.



  • Over 10 years’ experience working as an accountant
  • NRAS roll out including compliance, business development and operations
  • Assisting the development team with the delivery of existing and upcoming developments.


  • Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting
  • Certificate IIII and Diploma in Building and Construction
  • Currently studying Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying