Governance

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, Executive Manager, Communications, Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • Steven Münchenberg, Principal, CIVILITAS
Management
  • Steven Persson, CEO
  • Sally Hines, COO
  • Jon Whitehead, CFO
  • Sarah Witty, Partnerships Manager
  • Eden Manning, Project Manager
  • Peter Danks, Adviser
  • Damian Atkins, 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
  • Peggy O’Neal, Consultant, Lander & Rogers
  • Simon McKeon AO, Chancellor, Monash University
  • The Hon Anna Bligh AC, CEO, Australian Banking Association
  • Andy Penn, CEO, Telstra
  • Ian Smith, Founding Partner, Bespoke Approach
  • Sonya Clancy, Chairman, Homes for Homes / The Big Issue
Housing Working Group

Role: Housing experts from around the country helped establish initial policies, application processes and housing funding guidelines.

  • Mike Allen, former CE, Housing NSW
  • Scott Langford, former Chair, PowerHousing Australia
  • Jeanette Large, CEO, Women’s Property Initiatives
  • Felicity Reynolds, CEO, Mercy Foundation
  • Nazha Saad, former CEO, SGCH
  • Martin Thomas, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Australia

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.

Current membership

VIC 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

ACT Housing Advisory Group

  • Mike Allen, Independent Housing Adviser, former CE, Housing NSW
  • Scott Langford, Group CEO, SGCH
  • Stephen Carson, CFO, Capital Airport Group
  • Sarah Phillips, Partner, Transactions, Ernst & Young
  • Louise Gilding, Executive Director, Housing and Community Services Directorate, ACT Government
  • Steven Persson, CEO, Homes for Homes
  • Sandra Lambert AM, Non-Executive Director, Land Development Agency, ACT Government
  • Chris Redmond, CEO, Woden Community Service