Louise Gilding

Executive Group Manager, Housing ACT

 Louise Gilding

Louise is a strong believer in serving the ACT community and has done so for the last 20 years.  She currently leads the delivery of public housing and homelessness services in the ACT which includes responsibilities for TFM contract management, strategic policy and asset management, housing and homelessness policy, capital works and public housing renewal, program design and service delivery, and tenancy management.

Convinced that street homelessness can be ended in Canberra, Louise and her team are leading two of the five goals in the new ACT Housing Strategy that will aim to reduce homelessness and strengthen social housing assistance.

To this role Louise brings extensive public policy experience.  She has built numerous multi-disciplinary teams to solve complex problems.  Bringing together economic, legal and policy frameworks Louise has worked on a diverse range of policy issues including:

  • crafting strategic economic changes through the ACT Business Development Strategy
  • designing a trading scheme for gaming machines, and
  • law reform in work health and safety.

Louise is highly skilled at bringing together different academic thinking styles to clearly identify problems and deliver pragmatic solutions that result in positive community outcomes. Louise has an Executive Masters in Public Administration and has studied law, economics, public policy, community counselling and politics.



Related sessions
Wednesday 28 August 2019
1.10pm – 3.00pm

Plenary session

State(s) of housing policy—a national debate

A national debate on Australia’s housing system with perspectives from every state and territory. In 2019 more than a million households in Australia are under housing stress. In this action-led session, housing chief executives from all state and territory housing departments will discuss a strategy for housing future communities across the country. Submitting a question ... view
Friday 30 August 2019
08.30am – 10.30am

Plenary session

Four Nations: Perspectives from Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia

Three international speakers will join our final plenary session on Friday 30 August in what is sure to be a fascinating examination of housing policies from around the world. What can Australia learn from likeminded countries when it comes to national approaches to housing our communities? Canada has a similar federated system of government and ... view