Wendy Hayhurst

CEO, Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA)

 Wendy Hayhurst

Wendy spent  was appointed in March 2019 as CEO at the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) the peak body representing not for profit community housing organisations across Australia.  Previously she led CHIA NSW  – the state peak -for four years. Wendy has spent almost her entire career in social and affordable housing – working  her way from the front line to a non-executive directorship and  senior managerial roles in a wide range of housing provider organisations, regulatory bodies, specialist consultancies and performance benchmarking organisations. She has in-depth knowledge and experience of the NSW, national and international community housing sector through her work with the NSW Regulator, in shaping and administering the National Regulatory System and her work in the United Kingdom. Wendy has an Executive Masters in Public Administration taught through the Australian and New Zealand School of Government. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Housing awarded by the Chartered Institute of Housing in the UK.

Related sessions
Wednesday 28 August 2019
10.40am – 12.10pm
Darwin Convention Centre

Major concurrent session

Can CHPs deliver our social housing future?

According to recent modelling, Australia needs more than 700,000 new social housing properties in the next twenty years to meet growing demand. In this provocative session, community housing leaders will press the case for their skilled up sector to lead the development, construction and management of Australia’s social housing stock into the future. This session ... view
Thursday 29 August 2019
11.00am – 12.30pm

Minor concurrent session

Local government partnerships

Local government has a key role in the future of affordable housing. This session looks at case studies of local governments that have developed affordable housing strategies in their jurisdiction. Please note that the paper presented by Wendy Hayhurst is presented on behalf of Ju... view