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.
Executive & Director
Chris is responsible for the strategic leadership, operational performance and sustainable growth of Mission Australia Housing, one of the largest national community housing providers in Australia. Prior to joining Mission Australia Housing, Chris worked in leadership roles across the not-for-profit and commercial sectors both nationally and internationally and has been a Non-Executive Director of the NSW Federation of Housing Associations and also Professional Insurance Australia Pty Ltd. Chris is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Degree in Law.
National Strategy & Business Development
With over ten years’ experience in affordable housing Amy combines efficient housing management programs with larger community development activity in a market that involves private investment and long term government contracts. Bringing international experience and expertise, Amy previously spent eight years’ in New York City in the affordable housing sector. Firstly, at an influential not-for-profit, and then for the largest financial intermediary in the US which acted on behalf of financial intuitions who invested in below market housing.
National Operations Manager
Davina has worked in the social housing sector for over 12 years in a variety of roles from Housing Operations to Policy Development and currently as the National Operations Manager for Mission Australia Housing, responsible for the management of the national housing operations team and overseeing a portfolio of approximately 1,900 properties. 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.
Finance Business Partner
Brad brings extensive experience in financing and treasury operations that have been developed over 20 years. Brad has worked in numerous top tier professional accounting firms in both accounting and corporate finance roles, as well as providing commercial and financial support to a number of private and institutional investment organisations, with a strong focus on long lived assets. Brad is a qualified Chartered Account with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, holds a Bachelor of Business from UTS and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
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. Judy holds a Master of Law Media and Journalism and a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Science (Hons).
Business Performance Manager
Andrew Cassin brings extensive business management experience and knowledge developed over more than 20 years in management and consulting roles within the NFP, 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.
National Asset Manager
Andrew holds extensive qualifications and hands on asset management experience. Previously Andrew has held a range of relevant roles including Chief Property Officer with The Benevolent Society, National Facilities Manager with Ernst & Young and Contracts Manager for the Centennial and Moore Park Trusts.
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, and in particular in property and leasing management, acquisition and divestment. Previously Rob has held a range of roles covering residential and commercial acquisition and divestment.
National Communications & Engagement
Sarah has worked in a variety of community and regional development capacities within the arts, business, community services, education and economic development sectors, both in NSW and Western Australia, and within government and Not-For Profit organisations. Sarah has extensive stakeholder, project and events management expertise, and also international relations experience.
Project Manager, Assets
Brad Everitt is a compassionate professional with experience and knowledge in various key housing programs. Brad has a passion for property lifecycle and developing strategic asset management systems to help maintain and provide safe and secure permanent accommodation. At Mission Australia Housing Brad manages national projects within tenancy, asset and contract performance divisions.
NRAS Compliance & Projects Coordinator
Jane joined Mission Australia in 2007 and coordinates a range of projects including NRAS compliance reporting, conveyance coordination of new property acquisitions, funding contract document management and support for special projects.
Executive Assistant & Team Support
Julia Frowein is an internationally experienced Personal Assistant (London, Hong Kong and Sydney), working initially in Government, before moving to Corporate and most recently the Not-for-Profit sector.