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Neil Starkie

Neil Starkie

Executive General Manager — Strategy, Communications & Assurance

Neil is the Executive General Manager (WA) and leads the WA team. Prior to the merger between Housing Choices Australia and Access Housing, Neil joined Access Housing in February 2020 following more than six years as General Manager of Uniting Church in the City (UCIC) in Perth.

In his senior leadership role with UCIC, Neil was responsible for providing leadership and management in the areas of property development, support services and social outreach, finance, human resources, risk, administration, asset management, marketing, communications and policy.

Prior to joining UCIC, Neil spent the latter 13 of his 25 years in the UK property industry as a Director with global property consultancy Savills. In 2000, Neil was appointed to set up, lead and develop Savills’ UK Midlands industrial agency and development department in Birmingham. Neil’s team was responsible for providing advice to nationally and internationally recognised organisations like Coca-Cola, BAE, HJ Heinz, WH Smith / Smiths News and the UK’s highest profile developers and investing institutions. His team also provided a broad range of services to national and local government, from transactional to analytical research to inform planning policy and land allocation.

Coupled with his astute commercial expertise, Neil has a deep and long held passion for assisting and supporting disadvantaged and less fortunate members of the community.

Neil is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a number of voluntary board and committee positions with charitable and benevolent organisations operating in the Perth metropolitan area.