Jennifer has been CEO of Tenants Victoria since June 2019. With bushfires and the pandemic as a backdrop, the two and half years since has seen a public health and socio-political environment which has simultaneously delayed and propelled changes at the specialist Victoria tenancy CLC.
A collaborative not-for-profit leader, her experience spanning management and service delivery roles in housing, health, youth and community development over 25 years has been centred on the needs and aspirations of people in the community receiving those services. Driven by social justice values, Jennifer’s operational skills are complemented by a solid grasp of public policy requirements, astute for stakeholder engagement and successful advocacy experience. Many of her most satisfying work outcomes have been achieved at times when public policy and funding constraints required bold decision making.
Before she joined Tenants Victoria, Jennifer was CEO at Eating Disorders Victoria. She has also worked at Jesuit Social Services, Merri Health and lectured at La Trobe University. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology), and two master’s degrees – a Master of Strategic Foresight and an MBA. She is also a Churchill Fellow (2016).