Homes for Homes Limited is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, endorsed as a deductible gift recipient. Consistent with The Big Issue’s governance, Homes for Homes will benefit from the knowledge, expertise and networks of industry leaders.

Board of Directors
  • Chairman, Sonya Clancy
  • Adam Brooks, Partner, Thomson Geer
  • Wendy Fromhold, Director, WFConsulting
  • Paul Kearney, CEO & Founder, Kearney Group / Oi Software
  • Randal Mathieson, former Head, Change Management, Stakeholder Liaison & Communications, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Steven Persson, CEO
  • Damian Atkins, CFO
  • Sally Hines, COO
  • Louise Gray, National Marketing and Partnerships Manager
  • Brigid Mahar, Operations Manager
  • Peter Danks, Adviser
Legal Advisers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Minter Ellison
Investment Advisory Group

Role: Advise the Board on guidelines for investment of funds held, strategies to maximise benefits of funds invested to increase housing supply and strategies to maximise overall scale and impact.

  • Terry Campbell AO, Senior Chairman, Goldman Sachs
  • Sally Herman, Non-Executive Director
  • Ged Kearney, President, ACTU
  • Peggy O’Neal, Consultant, Lander & Rogers
  • Simon McKeon, Chancellor, Monash University
  • Anna Bligh, CEO, Australian Bankers’ Association
  • Andy Penn, CEO, Telstra
  • Ian Smith, Founding Partner, Bespoke Approach
  • Sonya Clancy, Chairman, Homes for Homes / The Big Issue

Housing Working Group

Role: Guide and provide industry input on the establishment of initial policies, application processes and housing funding guidelines.

  • Mike Allen, Independent Housing Adviser, former CE, Housing NSW
  • Scott Langford, Group CEO, St George Community Housing
  • Jeanette Large, CEO, Women’s Property Initiatives
  • Martin Thomas, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Australia
  • Felicity Reynolds, CEO, Mercy Foundation
Housing Advisory Groups

Role: A dedicated group in each state and territory will identify, invite and assess proposals to increase supply of social and affordable housing and make recommendations to the Board.

Groups of experienced individuals with expertise in key industry sectors, including social service, property, finance, government and community housing will be progressively formed as sufficient funds are raised in each state or territory.

Victorian Housing Advisory Group

  • Mike Allen, Independent Housing Adviser, former CE, Housing NSW
  • Dr Owen Donald, Chief Commissioner, Victorian Building Authority
  • Rob Leslie, Social Housing Consultant, former CEO, Yarra Housing
  • Steven Persson, CEO, Homes for Homes
  • Meredith Sussex AM, Chair, Ministerial Advisory Council, Fisherman’s Bend Urban Renewal Area
  • David Waldren, National Head of Design, Vicinity Centres