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
  • Sonya Clancy (Chairman), Chief People Officer, Bank Australia
  • Adam Brooks, Partner, Thomson Geer
  • Wendy Fromhold, Director, WFConsulting
  • Paul Kearney, CEO & Founder, Kearney Group / Oi Software
  • Steven Münchenberg, Managing Partner, Blackhall & Pearl
  • Carolyn Viney, Chief Development Officer, Vicinity Centres
  • Steven Persson, CEO
  • Sally Hines, COO
  • Jon Whitehead, CFO
  • Emma O’Halloran, CCO
  • Tracy Longo, National Operations Manager
  • Louise Gray, National Marketing and Partnerships Manager
  • Sarah Witty, Partnerships Manager
Legal Advisers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • MinterEllison
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.

  • The Hon Anna Bligh AC, CEO, Australian Banking Association
  • Terry Campbell AO, Senior Chairman, Goldman Sachs
  • Sonya Clancy, Chief People Officer, Bank Australia
  • Sally Herman, Non-Executive Director
  • Simon McKeon AO, Chancellor, Monash University
  • Peggy O’Neal AO, Consultant, Lander & Rogers
  • Andy Penn, CEO, Telstra
  • Ian Smith, Managing Partner, Bespoke Approach
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, Group CEO, St George Community Housing
  • Jeanette Large, CEO, Women’s Property Initiatives
  • Felicity Reynolds, CEO, Mercy Foundation
  • Nazha Saad, former CEO, SGCH (2014-2015)
  • 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, former CE, Housing NSW
  • Dr Owen Donald, Chief Commissioner, Victorian Building Authority
  • Rob Leslie, 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, former CE, Housing NSW
  • Stephen Carson, CFO, Capital Airport Group
  • Louise Gilding, Executive Director, Housing and Community Services Directorate, ACT Government
  • Sandra Lambert AM, Chair, ACT Renumeration Tribunal
  • Scott Langford, Group CEO, St George Community Housing
  • Steven Persson, CEO, Homes for Homes
  • Sarah Phillips, Partner, Transactions, Ernst & Young
  • Chris Redmond, CEO, Woden Community Service