Speakers

Please find the list of speakers for the National Housing Conference 2017 below. Additional speakers will be announced soon.

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Ms Emma Alberici Journalist and presenter of ABC Television's 'Lateline'
Mr Mike Allen Independent Housing Advisor and Principal, MRAA Services
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Dr Anne Badenhorst Housing Research Director, AHURI Limited
Ms Nina Bailey Senior Project Officer, Home Energy Action Program, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Ms Danielle Bament Senior Manager, Service Reform and Practice, Housing SA
Ms Valerie Bares Director of Sustainability and Environmental Management, ESC Consulting
Prof Larissa Behrendt Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney
Mr Ralton Benn Project Manager, Access Housing Australia Ltd
Ms Marion Bennett General Manager, Practice Leadership, Mission Australia
Mr Steve Bevington Managing Director, Community Housing Ltd Group
Ms Kathy Binks Senior Manager, Community Services - Uniting Communities SA
Mr Michael Bleby Reporter, Australian Financial Review
Mr Luke Bo'sher Head of Policy & Strategy, Summer Foundation
Dr Nicola Brackertz Research Consultancy Manager, AHURI Limited
Mr Chris Bratchford Executive and Director, Mission Australia
Ms Kate Breen Director, Affordable Development Outcomes
Mr Richard Brice Director, Real Estate Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Mr Andrew Brooks General Manager, Development & Property Services, SGCH Group
Ms Amy Brown Partner, Infrastructure and Urban Renewal, PwC Australia
Mr James Brown Chief Executive Officer, Common Equity
Ms Catherine Brown Director, Projects, Mental Health Commission
Ms Sherri Bruinhout Assistant Director, Homelessness and Accommodation Support, Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)
Hon Linda Burney MP Shadow Minister for Human Services
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Senator Doug Cameron MP Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness and Shadow Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships
Mr David Cant Formerly Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane Housing Company (BHC)
Mr Lance Carden Director Customer Service & Business Improvement, Housing NSW
Ms Penny Carr Chief Executive Officer, Tenants Queensland Inc
Mr Greg Cash Assistant Director General Housing, Department of Communities WA
Ms Christine Castley Deputy Director-General, Housing and Homelessness Services, Department of Housing and Public Works, Queensland Government
Mr Jamie Chalker APM CEO, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
Ms Janet Chappell Housing Policy Manager, Landcom
Ms Marilyn Chilvers Executive Director, Analysis & Research, NSW FACS
Ms Pattie Chugg Executive Officer, Shelter Tasmania
Dr Alice Clark Executive Director, Shelter SA
Ms Kate Clarke Masters of Planning Candidate, La Trobe University
Mr Brendan Coates Australian Perspectives Fellow, Grattan Institute
Mr Bernie Coates Research Fellow, City Futures Research Centre UNSW
Mr Joseph Connellan Director, MC Two Pty Ltd
Mr Michael Coutts-Trotter Secretary, NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Mr David Crawford Senior Adviser, Social Policy Division, Australian Treasury
Ms Leone Crayden Executive Director, Q Shelter
Ms Sue Cripps Chief Executive Officer, SC Consulting Group
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Mr Mark Davidson Local Level Alliance Coordinator, Ipswich Independent Youth Service
Mr Tony De Domenico Chairman, AHURI Limited
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Prof Richard Eccleston Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change (UTAS)
Mr Paul Edginton Chief Executive Officer, SYC
Mr Jacob Edwards Commercial Lending Manager, Bank Australia
Ms Janene Evans Group Manager, Uniting Wesley’s Homelessness, Child Youth and Family Services, Wesley Mission Victoria
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Mr Phillip Fagan-Schmidt Executive Director, Housing SA
Dr Debbie Faulkner Deputy Director, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning
Mr Jeff Fiedler National Development Worker, Housing for the Aged Action Group
Mr David Fisher Chief Executive Officer, Housing Plus
Ms Christine Fitzgerald Executive Director Strategy, Policy and Performance, NT Department of Housing and Community Development
Mr Nick Foa Deputy Secretary Sport & Recreation, Infrastructure, International Engagement and Director of Housing - VIC
Ms Beth Fogerty Regional Manager, Gippsland, Wellways Australia
Dr Michael Fotheringham Deputy Executive Director, AHURI Limited
Ms Nicola Foxworthy Program Director, Common Equity Housing
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Ms Desley Gallagher Director, Nine Mile Aboriginal Corporation & Project Officer, Nyaliga Aboriginal Corporation
Ms Deborah Georgiou Head of Housing and Communications, NSW Federation of Housing Associations
Ms Debbie Georgopoulos Chief Executive Officer, Women's Housing Company
Ms Louise Gilding Executive Director, Housing and Homeless Services, Community Services Directorate, ACT Government
Mr Andrew Giles MP Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, Federal Member for Scullin
Ms Gail Gilman Chief Executive Officer, Community Housing Partnership (CHP), San Francisco, CA, USA
Dr Tony Gilmour Managing Director, Housing Action Network
Ms Dianne Gipey Chief Executive Officer, Alice Springs Women's Shelter
Mr David Glazebrook General Manager Innovation and Development, Melba Support Services
Ms Oona Goldsworthy Chief Executive, United Communities
Hon Pru Goward MP Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Prof Nicole Gurran Director of the AHURI Research Centre—The University of Sydney
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Ms Stephanie Hall Infrastructure & Urban Renewal, PwC
Mr Shane Hamilton Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Housing Office, NSW Department Family and Community Services
Ms Carrie Hamilton Associate, Housing Action Network
Mr Adrian Harrington Head of Funds Management, Folkestone
Mr Chris Hartley Senior Project Officer, Homelessness NSW
Ms Amy Hayashi Strategy and National Business Development, Mission Australia Housing
Ms Suzi Hayes Program Lead, Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance
Ms Wendy Hayhurst Chief Executive Officer, NSW Federation of Housing Associations
Dr John Hewson AM Professor and Chair Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
Ms Sally Hines Chief Operating Officer, The Big Issue in Australia & Homes for Homes
Mr Adam Hirst General Manager, Capital Allocation, Mirvac
Mr Tyrone Hodge Regional Director, Institutional and Middle Markets, JLL
Ms Haleh Homaei Chief Executive Officer, Port Phillip Housing Association Ltd. (PPHA)
Mr Alex Houlston Co-founder & Director, Energy for the People
Prof Kath Hulse Director, Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University of Technology
Ms Nicki Hutley Director & Chief Economist, Urbis
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Prof Guy Johnson Professor of Urban Housing and Homelessness, RMIT University
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Ms Caryn Kakas Executive Director, Housing, Family and Community Services NSW
Mr James Kennedy Head of Government and Public Institutions, Australia, JLL
Ms Maria Kevin Manager, Research & Analysis, NSW Aboriginal Housing Office
Ms Sarah King Undergraduate Student, University of Sydney and Stucco resident
Ms Leonie King Chief Executive Officer, City West Housing
Mr Stephen Knight Chairman, Affordable Housing Implementation Taskforce
Dr Judy Kraatz Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University
Ms Kedy Kristal Women's Council for Domestic & Family Violence Services
Ms Sally Kubiak Director, Policy Planning and Design Innovation, NSW Aboriginal Housing Office
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Mr Scott Langford Group Chief Executive Officer, St George Community Housing
Ms Jeanette Large Chief Executive Officer, Women's Property Initiative
Ms Rachel Lattimore Community Development Project Manager, Community Housing Limited (CHL)
Assoc Prof Julie Lawson Honorary Associate Professor, RMIT University
Ms Nicola Lemon Chief Executive Officer, Hume Community Housing Association
Mr Michael Lennon Managing Director, Housing Choices Australia
Ms Emily Lyons Senior Social Worker, St Kilda Road Clinic
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Mr Robert Macbeth Senior Adviser, Maori Housing Network
Mr Paul McBride Group Manager, Social Security Policy Group, Department of Social Services
Ms Sally McCutchan Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Impact Investing Australia
Ms Caitlin McGee Research Director, Institute For Sustainable Futures, UTS
Ms Katherine McKernan Chief Executive, Homelessness NSW
Dr Ruth McNair Honorary Associate Professor, University of Melbourne
Ms Alexandra McRobert PhD Candidate at School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney
Mr George Megalogenis Author and journalist
Ms Stacey Miers Specialist Adviser, Urban Housing Lab, University of Sydney
Dr Vivienne Milligan Senior Visiting Fellow, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW
Lord Mayor Clover Moore City of Sydney
Mr Ken Morrison Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia
Prof Kristy Muir CEO, Centre for Social Impact, The University of New South Wales
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Ms Suraya Naidoo Director Southern Services, Housing SA
Dr Heather Nancarrow Chief Executive Officer, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS)
Ms Nidhi Nautiyal PhD Candidate (School of Architecture), University of Auckland
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Mr James O'Donnell PhD Candidate (School of Demography), Australian National University
Mr Joshua Oates Housing and Recovery Worker, Doorway Program, Wellways Australia
Mr John Oliver Chief Executive Officer, HomeStart
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Prof Chris Paris Emeritus Professor of Housing Studies, Ulster University
Ms Anna Paris Operations Manager (Service Hubs and Individual Planned Support), Sacred Heart Mission
Prof Hal Pawson Associate Director, City Futures Research Centre, University of NSW
Mr Anthony Pertl Project Coordinator, Housing SA
Mr Paul Pfeiffer Children's Resource Coordinator, Junction Support Services
LTCOL Bill Pickering Consultant CEO – HSA, MD – Hugo Halliday PR & Marketing Pty Ltd.
Ms Rebecca Pinkstone General Manager, Operations, Bridge Housing
Mr Adrian Pisarski Executive Officer, National Shelter
Dr David Prentice Principal Economic Advisor, Infrastructure Victoria
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Ms Jenny Ranft Divisional Manager Community Services, Wentworth Community Housing
Prof Jo Richardson Professor of Housing and Social Research, De Montfort University, UK
Ms Jen Rignold Social Housing Tenant
Mr Geoff Roberts Deputy Chief Commissioner, Economic Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
Mr Jon Ross Jon Ross, Executive Director, Global Head of Public Sector, Westpac
Mr Matthew Ryan Co-Chair, Aboriginal Housing NT
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Ms Freya Saich Policy and Development Officer, Carers NSW
Mr Adam Schickerling National Disability Reform Manager, Synapse Australia
Ms Min Seto Project Manager, Alliance Social Enterprises
Ms Barb Shaw Co-Chair, Aboriginal Housing NT
Mr Evan Siddall President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Mr Geoff Slack Director, Strategy and Reporting, Housing SA
Ms Jenny Smith Chair, Homelessness Australia and Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons.
Mr Greg South Executive Director, Business Development and Communication, LAHC
Dr Angela Spinney Lecturer/Research Fellow, Housing and Urban Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
Mr David Spriggs Chief Executive Officer, Infoxchange
Hon Michael Sukkar MP Assistant Treasurer, House of Representatives, Parliament House
Ms Meredith Sussex AM Board Director, AHURI Limited
Mr Michael Swan Senior Portfolio Manager Fixed Interest & Cash, Cbus
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Mr Keith Tarlo Principal Policy Officer - NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Hon Angus Taylor MP Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Federal Member for Hume
Ms Rebecca Thomas Associate Director, Impact Investing, Social Ventures Australia
Mr Paul Tommasini Chief Executive Officer, Ipswich Independent Youth Service (IIYS)
Mr James Toomey Chief Executive Officer, Mission Australia
Dr Clare Townsend PhD National Manager, Research and Development, Synapse
Ms Queenie Tran Housing Projects Manager, Summer Foundation
Dr Shann Turnbull Co-founding member, New Garden Cities Alliance
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Assoc Prof kylie valentine Associate Professor, UNSW
Ms Princess Ventura Director, Urbis
Mr Paul Vevers Deputy Secretary, Southern & Western Cluster, NSW Family and Community Services
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Mr James Waddell Director, Capital Financing, NAB
Ms Clare Wall Associate and Partner, SGS Economics and Planning
Mr Leigh Warner Head of Residential and Alternative Sectors Research, Australia, JLL
Ms Louise Weber Housing Policy Officer, Aboriginal Peak Organisation NT
Mr Peter White Chief Executive, Housing and Disability Reform, DHHS Tasmania
Ms Terry Wilkinson General Manager, Human Services, City of Whitehorse
Ms Fiona Williams Director, Property and Asset Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Mr Piers Williamson Chief Executive, The Housing Finance Corporation, UK
Dr Ian Winter Executive Director, AHURI Limited
Mr Kieran Wong Director, Cox Architecture
Dr Courtney Wright Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Synapse Australia
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Mr Darren Young State Director - QLD & NT, Mission Australia
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Dr Farnaz Zirakbash Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology