Board of Directors
Board member since 2020. Julie is an urban planner and property specialist with over 25 years of experience working in diverse roles around the country.
She is currently a Director at Urbis and has very wide experience across various levels of government, the not-for-profit sector as well as in the private sector.
She started her career in town planning and has undertaken large scale master planning for communities across South East Queensland.
Julie has also undertaken roles involved in the reform of the planning system through her work with the Queensland State Government, advocacy work across the education sector through the Queensland Schools Planning Commission and as manager of large-scale development assessment teams in local government.
Julie was recently appointed by the Minister as the Chair for the Housing Supply Expert Panel and is Chair of the Queensland Chapter of Learning Environments Australasia.
She joined Bric Housing as Chair in 2020.
Board member since 2020. Gillian, through a series of longstanding board appointments has a proven track record of delivering excellence in strategic thinking, financial management and legal knowledge with commercial acumen.
Gillian was a Partner at a leading Australian law firm for over 20 years, including three years as the first female Chair of the firm. Gillian’s legal experience included advising across the entire lifecycle of financing projects and corporate transactions.
Gillian is a director of QIC Limited, Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited and the Queensland Community Foundation and formerly a director of the Queensland Treasury Corporation and DBCT Holdings Pty Ltd.
Board member since 2020. Tim is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years’ experience as a finance professional, spanning industries including Government, manufacturing, and financial services.
Tim’s most recent role was that of CFO for Sunwater, prior to that Tim was CFO for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and spent five years as an Executive Director and CFO for The Public Trustee of Queensland.
Board member since 2018. Hiro brings over 25 years of experience in property market analysis and strategic asset management in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.
He has extensive experience in social housing management including eight years as Executive Director responsible for the management of the 60,000 Queensland state owned social housing dwellings in the Department of Housing and Public Works and acting Deputy Director-General in the Department of Communities managing social housing as well as disability services, child safety and other social service-based properties.
Hiro’s career experience includes roles as a property market research manager, a lecturer in a Masters Degree course in property economics and a manager in international class hotels.
Hiro is currently Group Manager, Property in a not-for-profit organisation, and is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the organisation’s property portfolio.
Joanne is a skilled and experienced director, having held roles across a broad range of NFP organisations for over 10 years. Jo has leadership skills and expertise across primary health care and human services sectors including commercial and NFPs.
She brings strong customer focus, values-based decision making, strategic expertise and a creative and innovative approach to social challenges. Jo has a passion for initiatives that change health and social outcomes for people across our communities.
Jo has been CEO of Multicap Limited, a high needs disability service provider, since 2006. Jo has an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business to further her knowledge around Social Entrepreneurship and Leading Change and Organisational Renewal.
Jo was one of three inaugural members of the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal. She is currently a director of Ability First Australia. Jo was a Director of National Disability Services and Chair of the Queensland State NDS Committee from 2015 until 2020. She is a former Director of Brisbane South Primary Health Network, CheckUp, lnala Primary Care and G8EHR Ltd, and is an alumni of the Social Leadership Australia program.
Board member since 2021. Kate has over 20 years’ experience working within the construction industry, both as a construction lawyer in the private and public sectors and in senior executive public sector roles.
Currently working as the General Manager – Advocacy & Policy with Master Builders Queensland, prior to that Kate has held roles as the National Policy Lead, Australian Constructors Association, and the Assistant Commissioner (Service Trades and Regulatory) at the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. Kate has also had a lead role in establishing the contracts and procurement of many significant projects in Queensland including the Nation Building program of works. In addition, she has played a key role in policy development and legislative amendments to building and construction legislation in Queensland.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland with first-class honours and a university medal and an Arts Degree with a Government major.
Board member since 2022. Graeme is a highly experienced project delivery and advisory professional specialising in the delivery and management of social infrastructure including social housing and most recently health facilities. With more than thirty years’ experience in the property and construction industry, he has developed the expertise to meet the challenges facing the optimisation of a property portfolio.
Graeme has held senior executive roles within both the public and private sectors and has also run a specialised consultancy business. These diverse roles have provided differing perspectives to managing people, assets and infrastructure.
Combined with his ability to forge strong relationships, Graeme is well-placed to understand the infrastructure challenges to support the delivery of services to the community.
Jane is an experienced housing professional, having held senior roles in the social and affordable housing sector in the UK and in Australia over the past 25 years. In Australia, prior to her recent appointment to the CEO role at Bric, she spent four years as Executive Manager Housing Services, and Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining Bric, she headed up business development at Q Shelter and also worked in a variety of policy roles in CHPs and the Department of Housing. In the UK, she held a Senior Executive role responsible for business development, strategy and assets with a large housing association in London. She also worked extensively in the field of supported housing, and for several years worked as a senior consultant on large scale community-led housing estate regeneration projects.
Eoin is an internationally experienced executive with a strong finance and commercial background and extensive experience working in the private, public and not for profit sectors in Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America and here in Australia.
He joined Bric Housing as the CFO and General Manager Corporate Services during October 2017, later progressing to the Acting Chief Executive Officer during March 2019.
His most recent role prior to joining Bric was a senior executive role of 9 years within the FMCG industry.
Eoin is a team player and strongly believes in collaboration for the best outcome and enjoys working in an environment where not one person has the right answer all the time.
He has strong leadership and people management skills with a proven ability to recruit, lead, train and develop successful teams to meet and exceed strategic and operational objectives.
Eoin is a strategic thinker with an equally well-developed ability to cultivate and implement commercial and innovative solutions that deliver results.
Clare has over 17 years’ experience working in the housing sector in Australia, New Zealand and the UK in organisations varying from small and large NFPs, a peak-body representative training organisation and Government.
Clare’s experience includes executive management, operational management and business improvement. Clare is a level 3 certified housing professional (Australasian Housing Institute) and holds a professional membership with the Chartered Institute of Housing (UK).
Frank is an experienced facilities and asset management professional. With over 25 years’ experience, Frank has successfully led high functioning teams through focused leadership holding an exceptional standard of corporate governance, particularly regarding ethical standards and social spend.
Frank has held senior national roles in facilities and asset management, construction and property development, sustainability, procurement, fleet management, contract, and project management with ASX multinational companies including Lendlease, Aveo Group, Myer, Coles Supermarkets and Coles Spirit Hotels. Prior to Bric Housing, Frank led the flood recovery rebuild for North Coast Community Housing – including a Tier 1 Community Housing Provider in Northern NSW.
Frank has completed an MBA, degree in Marketing and diploma in Project management.
Steven has worked in the Social Housing and Community Housing sectors in Brisbane for over 30 years. He has previously worked in a range of middle-management client-focussed and business improvement roles in the Department of Housing before joining Bric in 2013.