Plenary session

PLE3: Flying the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation

Thursday 30 November 2017
9.00am – 10.30am
Pyrmont Theatre, International Convention Centre

PLE3: Flying the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation

Is the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) the key to boosting rental affordable housing supply in Australia? As the Federal Government pushes to implement the NHFIC, what can we learn from the leader of the UK equivalent, and key adviser to the Federal Treasury, Mr Piers Williamson. Join Mr Williamson, and a panel of experts to examine what conditions are required in Australia to ensure the effectiveness of the NHIFC and what other layers of innovation are required to jump-start the supply of more affordable housing.


This session is sponsored by Cbus



Keynote presenters

Mr Piers Williamson
Chief Executive, The Housing Finance Corporation, UK
Piers has significant leadership experience in the financial services sector both at an executive and non-executive level. He is a specialist in risk and risk governance. Piers has been the Chief Executive of The Housing Finance Corporation (“THFC” –... view


Mr Stephen Knight
Chairman, Affordable Housing Implementation Taskforce
Stephen Knight had a 36 year executive career in financial markets, banking and government finance. Stephen has broad experience in senior roles, including UBS and ANZ, as well as 10 years as CEO at TCorp (NSW Government’s debt issuance a... view
Mr Michael Swan
Senior Portfolio Manager Fixed Interest & Cash, Cbus
Michael has 25 years investment experience and has been at Cbus since April 2017. His qualifications are a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Canberra and a Grad Dip in Applied Finance & Investment from Australian Securities Institute. Michael is part ... view
Mr David Cant
Formerly Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane Housing Company (BHC)
Prior to moving on at the end of August 2017 David Cant has performed the role of CEO of Brisbane Housing Company (BHC) a leading community housing provider in Queensland which owns over 1500 homes in Brisbane rented to l... view
Mr Jon Ross
Jon Ross, Executive Director, Global Head of Public Sector, Westpac
Jon is Global Head of the Public Sector team for the Institutional Bank – the wholesale banking division of Westpac Bank. Jon has over 25 years of Institutional Banking experience across a wide range of industries and for the pa... view


Ms Carrie Hamilton
Associate, Housing Action Network
Carrie Hamilton is a finance professional committed to the growth of the Australian affordable housing industry. She is a qualified city planner with 20 years’ experience working in property development and affordable housing in the United States and Australia. S... view