Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Sunrise session: workshop

Thursday 30 November 2017
7.45am – 8.55am
Meeting room C2.2+2.3, ICC

SUN1: Innovative financing for affordable housing

A voluntary tax on housing profits, shared equity schemes and partnerships between not-for-profit landowners and social impact investors are all exciting new ways of funding affordable housing explored in this session.

Limited capacity session, please register online



Dr Alice Clark
Executive Director, Shelter SA
Alice commenced at Shelter SA, the peak body for housing, in 2011 with a wide range of skills she is well-suited to policy and advocacy work. With a background predominantly in the community services sector, Alice is also a national... view
Mr John Oliver
Chief Executive Officer, HomeStart
As head of one of Australia’s leading providers of affordable home finance, John Oliver brings with him over 40 years of financial experience, having held previous senior executive roles with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and the Commonwealth Bank in reta... view
Ms Sally Hines
Chief Operating Officer, The Big Issue in Australia & Homes for Homes
Sally Hines is the Chief Operating Officer of The Big Issue & Homes for Homes. The Big Issue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and creating job opportunities for homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people. The Big Issue ... view
Mr Jacob Edwards
Commercial Lending Manager, Bank Australia
Jacob Edwards is the Commercial Lending Manager at Bank Australia, a key lender to the Community Housing sector. For the past decade Jacob has managed the Bank’s Community Housing portfolio, policy settings and client management functions. As a part ... view


Ms Nicola Lemon
Chief Executive Officer, Hume Community Housing Association
Nicola has been the CEO of Hume for the past 9 years. With an academic background in Business Law and subsequent qualifications in Housing Management, Leadership and Training, Nicola has spent her career predominantly in the Community Housing sector, worki... view