Meet our team

Meet our team

The primary role of the National Office Team is to provide ongoing support functions to Mission Australia Housing’s 20 full time operations employees based in local communities across 4 states.

Chris Bratchford
Executive & Director

Chris is responsible for the strategic leadership, operational performance and sustainable growth of Mission Australia Housing. Previously, Chris has worked in leadership roles across the not-for-profit and commercial sectors, nationally and internationally, and has been a Non-Executive Director (NSW Federation of Housing Associations, Professional Insurance Australia Pty Ltd). Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Master of Business Administration and Degree in Law.

Davina Lomas
General Manager, Operations

Davina has worked in the social housing sector for over 14 years in a variety of roles from housing operations to policy development and senior management. Davina has experience in all areas of community housing including tenancy management, developing and implementing policies and community engagement strategies, leading staff, and managing new developments such as Common Ground Sydney. Prior to moving in to the role of General Manager, Operations Davina headed up the organisation-wide Service Development Project that focuses on Mission Australia Housing’s goal of “becoming the CHP of Choice- for our tenants, staff and our partners.”

Keith Gavin
General Manager, New Business Integration

Keith has 20 years’ experience in finance, senior executive management and leadership roles. At MAH, Keith manages the flag ship growth projects delivering 100% growth to MAH. Prior to MAH, Keith was CEO of Pacific Link Housing for 8 years. Keith has a Bachelor of Business Degree, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master in Business Leadership (MBL), and is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ben Zelinger
Finance Business Partner

Ben brings over 20 years of financial management and leadership experience within the property, advertising and media sectors. Ben has worked for AMP capital as a key member of their Real Estate business, heading up the shopping centre management accounting team and more recently creating the Development Finance function managing the shopping centre development pipeline. Ben holds a Bachelor of Business degree from UTS and is CPA qualified.

Amy Hayashi
National Strategy & Business Development Manager

With over ten years’ experience in affordable housing, Amy combines efficient housing management programs with larger community development activity involving private investment and long term government contracts. Previously, Amy spent eight years’ in New York City in the affordable housing sector. Firstly, at an influential not-for-profit, and then for the largest US financial intermediary investing in below market housing.

Rob Cribb
Property Procurement Manager

As Mission Australia Housing’s Property Procurement Manager Rob brings with him a wealth of experience from the real estate and funds management sectors. Prior to joining Mission Australia Housing, Rob was Property Project Manager – Acquisitions/Divestments with Job Active Provider- Mission Providence. Previously Rob has held a range of roles covering residential and commercial acquisition and divestment.

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Lauren Cassar
National Community Development Manager

Lauren brings a strategic social investment focus to the role of National Manager Community Development. Lauren has a passion for creating social change and spent over a decade with Stockland, one of Australia’s leading property developers. Lauren has held various leadership roles across community development, partnerships, investment and service delivery, complimenting asset management experience in office, industrial, retail, residential and retirement living settings.

Brad Crump
National Housing Services Manager

Brad has been with MAH over the past 4 years, initially managing all financial aspects of MAH as MAH Finance Director. Recently Brad joined the operational team as National Manager Housing Services. Prior to MAH, Brad spent more than 15 years working in a variety of corporate finance & treasury roles. A qualified Chartered Accountant with a Master of Business Administration (Australian Graduate School of Management).

Judy Tomas
Head of Legal, Housing

Judy brings more than two decades of property, finance and housing law experience to Mission Australia Housing. Judy has worked in mid and top tier law firms as well as in-house and focused on property development, commercial agreements, finance, tenancy law and dispute resolution. Master of Law Media and Journalism, Master of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Hons).

Andrew Cassin
Business Performance Manager

Andrew brings extensive business management experience and knowledge developed over more than 20 years’ in management and consulting roles within the not-for-profit, IT and engineering sectors. Andrew is particularly interested in the development of business systems that align operations to strategic objectives and currently provides oversight of Mission Australia Housing’s regulatory and compliance systems.

Andrew Layton
National Asset Manager

Andrew brings more than 35 years of experience in Building, Construction, Facilities, Asset, and Contract Management. Beginning as a Carpenter, moving to a Site Forman on major construction projects, to senior management roles in Government, corporate companies and Not for Profit organisations. Andrew is a Licensed Builder who also has a G.Dip in Building, G.Dip in Property and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Jane King
Jane King
Projects Officer

Jane joined Mission Australia in 2007, initially holding a variety of Executive Assistant roles within the organisation. Since commencing with Mission Australia Housing in 2013 Jane has coordinated a range of projects including NRAS compliance reporting and conveyance coordination of new property acquisitions. Jane has also been responsible for funding contract document management and providing support to special projects.

Sarah Trant
National Communications & Engagement Officer

Sarah has worked in a variety of community and regional development capacities within the arts, business and economic development, community services, and education and training development, both in NSW and Western Australia, and within government and not-for profit organisations. Sarah has extensive stakeholder management including cross-cultural and international relations experience, as well as project and events management.

Julia Frowein
Executive Assistant & Team Support

Julia is an internationally experienced Personal Assistant working in London, Hong Kong and Sydney. Julia’s career commenced in government, before moving to the corporate sector, and more recently, with the not-for-profit sector. Julia provides support to Mission Australia and Mission Australia Housing’s Executive Teams, the Mission Australia Housing National Management Team and Mission Australia Housing Operations staff.

Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'

Contact us

Mission Australia Housing

P: 1800 269 672

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Mission Australia Housing is a Tier 1 Registered Housing Provider through National Registration and is registered as a ‘Growth Provider’ with the WA Housing Authority. Mission Australia Housing is also a National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) Approved Participant.

Mission Australia Housing Victoria is a Registered Housing Provider with the Victorian Housing Registrar.