Australian Affordable Housing Securities Chief Executive Officer Samantha Evans is a respected and highly sought-after property and finance professional, with more than 20 years’ experience in the housing sector in Australia and abroad. Samantha also holds the position of Company Secretary for Youngcare and Non-Executive Director for National Affordable Housing Providers.
A graduate of James Cook University, Nottingham Trent University (UK), Stanford Graduate School of Business (USA) and Harvard Business School (USA), Samantha began her career at AHURI and has since held a number of coveted positions within the industry including Chief Operations Officer for both Brisbane Housing Company and Horizon Housing Company, senior management roles in the Queensland Government, and Head of Research and Innovation for the Housing Corporation – the UK’s former national investor and regulator of housing associations in England.
In 2016, Samantha was honoured with the inaugural Queensland and subsequent National Urban Development Institute of Australia & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Awards, acknowledging her contribution to the Queensland and national property industry. Recently, Samantha was awarded the prestigious 2018 Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (Australia) to explore how shared equity can become a mainstream solution to housing affordability in Australia.