Our board

Director profiles

Arthur Papakostsias

Arthur Papakotsias

Chair

Arthur has been Chief Executive Officer of Neami National for 23 years. He sits as Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA), as well as the Chair of Housing Choices Australia and has completed post graduate studies in management at RMIT and a Strategic Perspectives as well as an Authentic Leadership Development Course at Harvard Business School.

Heather McCallum

Heather McCallum

Vice Chair

Heather is a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has held senior management positions in private enterprise and the not-for-profit sector, as well as a number of governance roles in youth, education and employment initiatives. Heather was instrumental in establishing Housing Choices Tasmania.

Peter Galante

Peter Galante

Director

Peter has an engineering and commerce background. He has 25 years’ experience in IT&T at management level and the past ten years as CEO and Strategic Planner. He founded and is still Director of Galante Business Solutions, a management services consultancy to the health and aged care industry. He is also founder and Director of a Mornington Peninsula property development company, Penplan Pty Ltd and of Penplan Construction Pty Ltd.

Saul Eslake

Director

Saul is an accomplished and well known international and Australian leader and commentator in economics. In addition to a high profile commercial career, he has held previous board directorships on the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, The National Housing Supply Council, as well as director role at the Grattan Institute. This experience along with his appointment as the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania more than equips Saul to contribute to the organisation.

Trevor Howard

Trevor Baldock

Director

Trevor is a commercial lawyer and business advisor with over 35 years’ experience as a Lawyer, Business Manager and Director. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a General Builder’s Licence and is an accredited Mediator.

Trevor advises businesses on how to conduct major transactions and manage their affairs, including advising in relation to business regulation, corporate law, contracts and mergers and acquisitions, as well as applying this expertise to engineering, mining, construction and development projects.

Fabienne Michaux

Director

Fab has held a variety of executive and non-executive roles in a career spanning 30 years, including 22 years with S&P Global Ratings where in her final posting she was the Australian Country Head and Head of Developed Markets Asia-Pacific.

Fab is principal of Petrichor Consulting Services Pty Ltd, and a member of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing, a board member and social enterprise advisory committee member of The Song Room, chair of KAGE Physical Theatre Inc., and an advisory board member of Deakin’s School of Business and Law. Fab holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) with Distinction from RMIT, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael Lennon

Michael Lennon

Director

Michael’s 25-year international career in housing, planning and urban development includes as CEO of the Glasgow Housing Association, where he oversaw the largest housing stock transfer in Europe. Prior to this he was the first CEO of Housing New Zealand Corporation. In 2008 Michael established and began the growth of Housing Choices Australia, where he remained as CEO until 2012. A leading thinker and contributor to the sector, Michael also led the restructure of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Julie Mitchell

Director

Julie is a corporate social responsibility and communication specialist. With more than 20 years’ experience in the corporate sector, Julie has designed and executed complex community investment programs in locations through Australia and Asia, and managed the external and internal corporate communications needs of a major Australian energy company. More recently, Julie’s experience extends to managing the needs of corporate and non-for-profit clients in her consulting practice. Julie is a Director of ACH, Deputy Chair of Patch Theatre Company, a Member of the Foundation of Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and is the former Chair of Common Ground Adelaide.