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

Maureen O'Meara

Chair, Non-Executive Director

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

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

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. Also, the Director of CHL Timor Ltd.

Charles Leahy

Non-Executive Director

Dip Prop Serv; Dip Prog Mng; Grad Dip Portfolio Mng, CPPP

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Over the course of more than thirty years in and around property services, Charles has held Regional Sales Manager, General Manager, State Manager and Licensee-In-Charge roles in the Real Estate sector. He has also run adjacent business functions in Asset Management, Facility Maintenance and Portfolio Management. Most recently, he has been in private practice consulting to small and medium sized businesses, growing franchises, helping clients achieve cost efficiencies in Real Estate and Operating Costs, Staged and Productive Branch Expansions and related Strategic Planning and Process Improvement initiatives through diligent project analysis and planning strategies.

Margaret McCallum

Non-Executive Director

DipGovMng

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Experienced in Governance networking at all levels and working with a diverse range of people to inspire them and gain their collaboration, navigate and capitalise on financial arrangements.

Richard Ruhl

Non-Executive Director

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

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

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.

Fionn Skiotis

Non-Executive Director

MSocSci (Policy & Human Services), Grad Cert SocSci (Housing Policy & Management), FAICD

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Experienced in Corporate Governance and Management in the Not for Profit sector, Social Housing, Disability, Social Policy, Mental Health, Advocacy, Human Rights and Media and Communications. Over 30 years’ experience in the Not for Profit sector in Australia and internationally. Currently General Manager at The Thin Green Line Foundation. Also, a Community Member of the Victorian Mental Health Tribunal (appointed 2006) and previously appointed to Commonwealth Social Security Appeal Tribunal (2007-2009) and Victorian Intellectual Disability Review Panel (2004-2007).

Matt Jones

Non-Executive Director

CA, MBA, BIntBus, BA

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Experienced within 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.

Angela Huston

Non-Executive Director

CA, MAICD

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Experienced within a range of accounting positions specialising in business financial management, professional accounting and financial management roles in not-for-profit Indigenous organisations. Angela is a proud Kamilleroi woman who understands what a difference a safe place to live will make.

Brian Bero

Non-Executive Director

LLB, Legal Practitioner

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

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.

Steve Bevington

Chief Executive Officer

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

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

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.