Plenary session

International keynote address

Thursday 29 August 2019
9.05am – 9.35am

International keynote address

Margaret Pfoh, CEO, Aboriginal Housing Management Association and board member of the Canadian Housing Renewal Association and the Indigenous Housing Caucus delivers the international keynote address on sector-wide strategies to improve Indigenous housing outcomes in Canada. Margaret will be joined by a panel of international and local experts to explore advocating for Indigenous housing in the context of a National Housing Strategy.

This session is sponsored by:


Keynote presenters

Margaret Pfoh
CEO, Aboriginal Housing Management Association
Margaret is Tsimshian from the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation and brings more than 22 years of housing management experience to her leadership role as the Chief Executive Officer for the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), a role she commenced ... view


Prof Tom Calma AO
Co-Chair, Reconciliation Australia
Professor Tom Calma is Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, an Aboriginal elder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group in the NT. Currently the National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Profess... view
Jody Broun
CEO, Aboriginal Housing Office
Jody Broun has 30 years experience in Aboriginal affairs at national and state levels in WA and NSW. This has included Co-Chairperson of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Director General of Aboriginal Affairs in NSW and Executive Director ... view


Jamie Chalker APM
CEO, Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development NT
Jamie was appointed as the CEO of Department of Local Government, Housing and Communities following a policing career in the Northern Territory. The Department of Local Government, Housing and Communities  leads the delivery of the government’s priorities in the are... view