Our team

We have over 110 staff currently working for the Housing Choices Australia group in seven offices across South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria with our staff numbers and office locations continually growing as we aim to extend our reach nationally.

Close collaboration is key.

Led by our Executive team, our staff work across four broad teams:

  • Housing
    Our Housing team look after all our housing related services, tenancy and property management as well as community development.
  • Property Development and Asset Management
    Our Property Development and Asset Management team are responsible for the development and procurement of property (i.e. new property, capital upgrades), facilities management, asset management strategies and systems.
  • Corporate Services
    Our Corporate Services team work together to deliver a range of internal support functions – Finance, Information Technology and Administration.
  • Strategy and Engagement
    Our Strategy and Engagement team are responsible for strategy and business development, communications and engagement, people and culture.

For an overview, take a look at our Organisational Chart.

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Our Executive team

Our Executive team brings a rich blend of skills and experience to our organisation and above all a shared passion for our vision and strong alignment with our values. Meet our Executive team.

Executive team profiles

Michael Lennon

Michael Lennon

Managing Director

Michael’s 25 year international career in housing, planning and urban development includes a position 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 HCA. Michael has been a Director of HCA since 2013 and Managing Director since 2014.

Roberta Buchanan

Roberta Buchanan

General Manager Housing, Victoria

Roberta has over 18 years of experience in senior roles in the community service sector in the UK and Australia. She has extensive experience in tenancy management, asset management, community development, neighbourhood renewal and stakeholder engagement.

Kim Bomford

State Manager Housing, Tasmania

Kim has more than 13 years experience across both the Public and Community Housing Sectors.

Kim has worked in complex policy development and implementation, housing service delivery and management and has extensive experience in participation at a state and national level in matters pertaining to the reform of social housing. More recently Kim has had significant involvement in the establishment of a new Tasmanian community housing organisation which saw the successful transfer of management of a large scale public housing portfolio.

Noel Philips

Noel Phillips

Chief Financial Officer / General Manager – Corporate Services

Noel has over 20 years of experience in finance, operations and management. Working in the retail and hospitality sectors, he has worked in leading organisations such as Ray’s Outdoors, National Leisure and Gaming Limited and Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group. Noel has been the CFO of HCA since 2011.

Martin Joyce

Martin Joyce

General Manager, Business Strategy and Engagement

Martin was appointed as the General Manager, Business Strategy Engagement at HCA in December 2014. Martin has a background in economics and finance, having worked at KPMG, a business services consulting practice, for more than 10 years. He also has three years of experience in corporate finance.

James Henry

James Henry

General Manager Property Development and Asset Management

James is a registered Architect with extensive experience on a diverse range of projects. In his previous role as Project Manager he delivered several innovative developments and redevelopments to provide homes for those most in need while also providing expert input on portfolio renewal and strategic development plans. He is responsible for ensuring strategic development and management of our national portfolio to ensure high quality, sustainable outcomes that will serve the needs of our tenants into the future.

Hayley Parkes

Hayley Parkes

General Counsel

Hayley is an experienced commercial and regulatory lawyer, with nearly 10 years working across the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Housing Choices Australia in 2015, she worked at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and King and Wood Mallesons where she specialised in telecommunications and competition policy. Hayley has a strong commitment of contributing to back to her local community as a volunteer, including through her position as board member of Early Childhood Management Services.

Hayley holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science from Monash University.