Our Board

ACHL is a not for profit community housing provider and is supported by a board that is made up of a majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander board members.

The board advises ACHL’s director and executive team on Aboriginal housing issues.

The board’s objectives are to:

  • provide advice to ACHL’s Director regarding adequate and culturally appropriate housing
  • Provide strategic direction for all ACHL’s housing services
  • Provide advice and review ACHL’s performance against strategic goals

Angela Huston

Chair, Non-Executive Director




Angela is a proud Southeast Queensland Kamilleroi Woman with over 24 years’ experience in accounting and business development in large, medium and not-for-profit Indigenous organisations. Angela has extensive experience in development, implementation and maintenance of commercial, procedural and reporting processes to ensure contract obligations are delivered in a timely and accurate manner.

With a strong cultural awareness, Angela desires to improve the welfare of Aboriginal People through education, environmental management, housing and new project opportunities.

Maureen O'Meara

Non-Executive Director

BAppSc (Indigenous Health), PgCert (Aboriginal Alternative Healing)


Experienced in Aboriginal relationships and interactions, Government and not-for-profit sectors, housing, health, inter-sectoral government relations and management of government partnership funds, community and business development. Member of Aboriginal Community Housing Limited (ACHL) and Director of CHL Timor-Leste Limited.

Richard Ruhl

Non-Executive Director

Cert IV in Property Services (Real Estate) Real Estate Licence, Real Estate Agent


Experienced within the Real Estate industry from Sales to Property Management, knowledge and understanding of Community Housing and its systems in place to help sustain tenancies.

Margaret McCallum

Non-Executive Director



Margaret McCallum is a proud Aboriginal woman and graduate of the SA Governor’s Leadership Foundation program. Margaret is skilled in communication, negotiation and influencing. As an effective leader, Margaret builds team capability through coaching, feedback and developing the quality of work done by others and where operational outcomes are consistently met. Margaret believes in fostering a culture that is safe and supportive to help each other grow. As a result she has built a reputation as an agent of change with strong organisational design capability, and she inspires a collaborative approach to evidence-based solutions that are underpinned by sound judgement, intelligence, and common sense. Having experienced first-hand the challenges related to seeking healthcare as an Aboriginal woman, Margaret is motivated to ensure the strategic priorities she engages with are instrumental in achieving significant contribution to closing the gap for Aboriginal people. Margaret is currently a board member to the Ahpra Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Board of Australia and the SA Nursing and Midwifery Board, and South Australian Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation Director.

Fionn Skiotis

Non-Executive Director of CHL Appointed 17 December 2001



Fionn has over 35 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector in fields including community housing, disability, social policy, mental health, advocacy and human rights. He has been a CHL Director since 2001 and was Group Chair from 2013 – 2022.

Fionn is currently CEO of VALID (Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability) and a Board member of the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing. From 2009 – 2019 he was the Executive Director of International Social Service in Australia.

Fionn has held a wide range of governance roles in the not-for-profit sector. He has also served in several statutory positions, for example as a Community Member of Victoria’s Mental Health Tribunal from 2006-2021.

Brian Bero

Non-Executive Director

LLB, Legal Practitioner


Experienced in negotiating, drafting and providing advice with respect to a variety of agreements including complex information technology and general procurement agreements (including novations, assignments, releases, NDAs, variations, consultancy, leases and logistics). Brian assists in general commercial and strategic direction and the dispute team with litigation matters. Also, provides advice and draft responses to various regulatory bodies with respect to regulatory investigations and on general privacy law matters and risk and compliance with respect to credit and billing.

Matt Jones

Non-Executive Director


CA, MBA, BIntBus, BA


Experienced with professional services specialising in business reconstruction and recovery, cashflow forecasting, financial due diligence and risk management from a banking perspective. He is also a board member of DV Connect QLD.

Steve Bevington

Chief Executive Officer

Dip Mgt (MBS Senior Executive Program), CHP, Registered Domestic & Commercial Builder


Experienced in development and management of Social Housing for over 40-years including the development of Cooperative Housing in London, Chairmanship of London Borough of Camden Council Housing Authority in the 1980s, Coordinator – Housing Cooperative programs – Victorian Ministry of Housing and Construction 1989 – 1991. Establishment and development of Community Housing Ltd to the present day. Board member of Community Housing Industry Association.