Mission Australia Housing a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee registered under the Corporations Act 2001 which applies in a form modified by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (ACNC Act).
The Corporate Governance Statement outlines how the Mission Australia Group implements its governance framework in accordance with the ACNC Governance Standards. The Corporate Governance Statement is incorporated by reference in the Annual Report.
Mission Australia Housing is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mission Australia and is part of the Mission Australia Group. Mission Australia and Mission Australia Housing have agreed a Mission Australia Housing Relationship Protocol to regulate certain intra-group matters in relation to the business conducted by the Company. Mission Australia Housing has access to shared governance and management resources of Mission Australia and benefits from the Mission Australia Board Committees. Mission Australia Housing, as a registered Community Housing Provider, is regulated under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing and is subject to the Community Housing Providers National Law.
Mission Australia Housing’s ownership of the community housing assets ensures appropriate separation of housing assets from a corporate entity structure perspective for capital risk management, regulatory purposes and to ensure restricted assets are appropriately quarantined.
The role of the Board is to represent the members, set objectives and goals for the operation of the Mission Australia Housing, to oversee management, to regularly review performance and to monitor affairs in the best interests of Mission Australia Housing.
For these responsibilities, the Board is accountable to its members as owners of Mission Australia Housing. Under Mission Australia Housing’s constitution, management is vested in the Board of Directors.
BA (Hon), FCA, FCPA, FAICD
Ian was appointed Chairman of Mission Australia in November 2022 and has been a Non-Executive Director since 2016. Ian is a Non-Executive Director (and former Chair) of Mission Australia’s Social Housing subsidiaries and a member (and former Chair) of the Board Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Service Impact Committee. Ian is Chairman of Quiz Worx Inc. and a Non-Executive Director of Suncorp Group Limited and Perpetual Limited.
His previous Non-Executive Director roles have included Venues NSW (NSW Govt authority which manages Stadiums), Chris O’Brien Lifehouse (integrated Cancer Hospital in Sydney) and Citi’s Australian retail bank. Previously, Ian was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers for 26 years and has held a range of senior management positions, including lead partner for several major ﬁnancial institutions.
Nancy Fox AM
BA, JD Law, FAICD
Nancy was appointed as a Director of Mission Australia on 24 February 2021 and as Director and Chair of Mission Australia Housing, Mission Australia Housing Tasmania and Mission Australia Housing (Victoria) on 22 November 2022. Nancy is a member of the People, Culture & Remuneration Committee. Nancy is based in Sydney. Nancy is a Non-Executive Director of Perpetual Ltd, Aspect Studios and Lawcover and is Chair of Perpetual Equity Investment Company. Nancy is an experienced Non-Executive Director having also formerly held directorships with several ASX listed and not for profit companies. Nancy has over 25 years’ experience in the finance sector including debt capital markets and infrastructure finance working predominantly in New York, Asia and Australia. In the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours Nancy was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the financial and banking sector, and to women in business. Nancy is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AIDC) and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Debra was appointed as a Director of Mission Australia on 22 February 2017 and as a Director of Mission Australia Housing, Mission Australia Housing (Victoria) and Mission Australia Housing Tasmania on 18 August 2022. She is also Chair of the People Culture & Remuneration Committee. Debra is based in Melbourne. Debra is a Non-Executive Director of MaxiPARTS Limited and a member of the Council of Scotch College, Melbourne. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director having formerly held several directorships across the corporate and government sectors. Debra has over 25 years’ experience as a senior executive across industries including building & construction, retail, property, mining, ﬁnancial services, agriculture and manufacturing.
Ian D M Robins
BA (Accounting), CA, GAICD
Ian was appointed as a Director of Mission Australia Housing and Mission Australia Housing (Victoria) on 1 February 2021. Ian was appointed a Director of Mission Australia Housing Tasmania on 18 August 2022. Ian is based in Sydney. Ian is an active Principal of The Build to Rent Company Pty Ltd, a build to rent advisory and funds management platform, and Principal of Capstone Real Estate Advisors Pty Ltd, a real estate advisory business. Ian has 30 years dedicated real estate and capital markets experience, comprising senior management positions in REIT and Real Estate Funds, and operational management and investment banking roles in Asia, Australia and USA, including former CEO and ED of The LINK REIT in HK. Ian has a strong understanding of financial returns for real estate assets, business risk management, governance and multi-jurisdictional institutional equity capital.
Kate was appointed as a Director of Mission Australia Housing and Mission Australia Housing (Victoria) on 30 June 2021 and of Mission Australia Housing Tasmania on 18 August 2022. Kate is based in Sydney. Kate is a member of CBRE’s Executive Committee (Australia and New Zealand), the Head of Client Care, leading CBRE’s Corporate Business Development and client strategy as a Director of CBRE Pacific. For the past 19 years, Kate has been a board member of The Station Limited, a non-for-profit organisation and support centre serving the homeless of Sydney. Kate has extensive experience in construction management, project management, management consulting, change management and corporate real estate advisory for major organisations including Macquarie Bank and CBRE.
BCom MBA GAICD
Joanna White was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of Mission Australia on 21 November 2022, as well as Independent Non-Executive Director of Mission Australia Housing, Mission Australia Housing Tasmania and Mission Australia (Victoria) on 14 August 2023, and is a member of the Mission Australia Board Audit & Risk Committee. She is based in Sydney. Joanna previously served as a Director and Chair of Opportunity International Australia. She was a Director of the Commonwealth Bank’s employee superannuation fund and was Chair of the Investment Committee. She has also served as a Director and Vice-President of the YWCA NSW and as President of the Harvard Club of Australia. Joanna was most recently a Vice-President at Capgemini Invent and has held executive leadership roles at Westpac, Commonwealth Bank and NAB. She was a founder and CEO of The Australian Charities Fund (now Workplace Giving Australia).