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 2018; previously from May 2012 to November 2015.
David is an experienced executive and information technology professional.
David has significant expertise in business planning, portfolio management and effecting digital transformation across industries including construction, healthcare, utilities, mining, defence, and justice.
David has been involved in the not-for-profit sector for eight years in undertaking governance roles in the community housing and information industries.
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 2014. Allison brings over 17 years of experience in both the for profit and not for profit sectors. She has extensive experience in budgeting and forecasting as well as having worked in tax and advisory positions (preparation and lodgement of financial accounts and taxation returns). Allison has also been responsible for instigating business efficiencies through the implementation of contemporary accounting policies and procedures across finance departments and organisations.
Allison is currently a Senior Finance Manager for a not-for-profit organisation. In this role she is responsible for managing a finance team, ensuring stringent internal controls are met, improving business processes with a focus on revenue streams. Allison has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia for over 10 years.
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.
Craig Brennan is the former CEO of Pacific Link – a Tier 1 Community Housing Provider that delivers affordable housing and support services in Northern Sydney, Hunter and Central Coast Regions.
He has an impressive track record as a results-focussed and energetic executive leader as well as substantial involvement within the affordable housing sector. Craig has a commercially focussed skill set and strong leadership skills that complement each other to produce successful outcomes.
Craig’s previous experience also includes senior roles within Defence Housing Australia, the Chief Minister’s Department in the ACT Government, and CEO of Community Housing Canberra.
Craig holds an MBA from the Australian National University and a degree in Communications from the University of Canberra.
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.
Jane is an experienced housing professional with policy, regulatory and project experience from management roles within government and housing providers in Queensland and UK.
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).