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. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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 20 years’ experience in financing and treasury operations, working in numerous top tier professional accounting firms. With a strong focus on long lived assets, Brad has provided commercial and financial support to a number of private and institutional investment organisations. Qualified Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants), Bachelor of Business (UTS), MBA (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. Master of Law Media and Journalism, Master of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Hons).
National Operations Manager
Christine is a proactive innovative leader who has continually demonstrated her skills and capability to achieve success with individuals and teams. Christine’s diverse career spans over 27 years of management in government, corporate and the not-for-profit sector. In 2014, Christine successfully managed the transition of the Tasmanian Government public housing stock transfer program to successful CHPs.
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.
National Asset Manager
Andrew joined Mission Australia Housing in 2015 as Asset Development Manager with extensive qualifications and hands on asset management experience. Since 2004, Andrew was Chief Property Officer with The Benevolent Society. Previously Andrew has held a range of relevant roles including National Facilities Manager with Ernst & Young and Contracts Manager for the Centennial and Moore Park Trusts.
Project Manager, Assets
Brad has extensive experience and knowledge in various key housing programs and has a passion for property lifecycle and developing strategic asset management systems to help maintain and provide safe and secure permanent accommodation. Brad manages national projects within tenancy, asset and contract performance divisions. Prior to this Brad worked within an investment capital program in the UK.
NRAS Compliance & Projects Coordinator
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.
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.
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.