Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Minor concurrent session

Thursday 30 November 2017
1.30pm – 3.00pm
Meeting room C4.6, ICC

MIN4: Australia vs England – tenant choice

In the spirit of friendly rivalry, this session pits Australia against England as two experts debate which country better engages with tenants to offer true choice with respect to their housing needs. In addition, what impact will the soon to be released Productivity Commission Inquiry into human services have on tenant choice into the future?



Ms Oona Goldsworthy
Chief Executive, United Communities
Oona is Chief Executive of United Communities, a community based housing association, which own and manages 2000 homes and is based in Bristol, UK. Oona is passionate about the role that housing associations can play in shaping their cities a... view
Dr Tony Gilmour
Managing Director, Housing Action Network
Tony is a social and affordable housing consultant with a passion for helping public, private and not-for-profit organisations deliver great outcomes for the communities they serve. He is founder of the Housing Action Network – the leading practice for communi... view


Mr Michael Lennon
Managing Director, Housing Choices Australia
In 2008 Michael established and became the CEO of Housing Choices Australia until 2012. He then returned as Managing Director in 2014. Michael’s 25-year international career in housing, planning and urban development spans his role as CEO of the Glasg... view