Sally Hines is the Chief Operating Officer of The Big Issue and Homes for Homes. The Big Issue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and creating job opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage. The Big Issue is most well-known for The Big Issue magazine – a fortnightly, independent street paper which vendors buy for $4.50 and sell for $9.00 keeping the difference. Homes for Homes is a new initiative from The Big Issue that will help raise an ongoing supply of new funding for social and affordable housing. Funds raised through Homes for Homes will be awarded to experienced community housing providers which will also create new employment opportunities and result in millions of dollars of flow-on economic benefits.
Prior to commencing at The Big Issue Sally worked in employment services, community development, youth mental health and health for more than 10 years. She has held various strategic, service delivery and operational management positions including establishing new not-for-profit businesses across Australia in diverse communities. Sally has a Masters in Human Resource Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science.