Wentworth’s Board and Senior Leadership Team are highly experienced and dedicated. Each individual is committed to ensuring Wentworth provides secure, appropriate and affordable housing options, while also ensuring clients and tenants have access to the support and services they need to participate in their community.
Chair from November 2018
Appointed February 2013
Ken has held general management roles in municipal councils and senior positions in leading community services teams. He has also held human resources and senior executive roles in companies and management consulting firms.
He is now an independent consultant assisting businesses to improve the return on investment in their human capital. His experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors is extensive and he provides specific expertise in the areas of human resources management, strategy development and community networks.
Ken holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Business; and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Appointed November 2013
Brodie is a retired senior public servant formerly with Housing NSW and the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS). He was General Manager for Southern and Western Region in Housing NSW for six years up to February 2013. His latest role prior to retirement was Interim District Director FACS Nepean Blue Mountains.
Brodie has a Graduate Certificate in Housing Management and Policy; and is a Member of the Australasian Housing Institute (AHI) and Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Appointed January 2016
Amanda is a consultant with over 20 years’ international experience in building brands, and marketing products and services. She has a particular interest in communications and business writing, and has worked in the industrial market, as well as the business events and hospitality sectors.
Amanda has a Master of Business, Bachelor of Science, and Occupational Hygiene Certificate; and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Appointed January 2016
Dr Dianne Jackson is an experienced advisor, executive director, and leader in the social sector. She has held several national CEO roles focused on improving the lives of disadvantaged children, and was also formally Associate Professor and Director of Strategic Collaborations at Charles Sturt University.
Dianne has a keen interest in the social determinants of health and education, and the role of place-based approaches in achieving better outcomes for children and their families.
Dianne holds a Doctor of Philosophy – Education/Social Science, Bachelor of Social Science (Hons First Class), and Bachelor of Teaching; and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Appointed October 2015
Aimee is an experienced IT leader, passionate about enabling business strategy through technology. She has over 17 years’ experience in professional services and corporates including IT strategy and program delivery, management consulting and financial audit.
Aimee holds a Bachelor of Business; and is Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (2007- February 2019).
Appointed September 2017
Andrew has over 35 years of experience in property. This includes 14 years at Lend Lease where he held Property Development roles on flagship projects like Sunshine Plaza, Rouse Hill Town Centre and Victoria Harbour.
In 2005, Andrew co-founded Greengate to provide quality care-based housing for the elderly. He remains a Non-Executive Director of Greengate. He currently holds an executive role with Keppel Capital, a Singaporean property and infrastructure fund manager. Andrew is a Director on a joint venture board with Australian Unity. In 2012 he initiated Support Lindfield with other community leaders to create a new heart for the Lindfield, Roseville and Killara village.
Andrew holds Built Environment and Architecture Degrees; and is a Registered Architect and Licenced Real Estate Agent (QLD, NSW).
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen has 25 years of leadership experience in senior executive roles across planning, housing, roads, transport and the Sydney Olympics. He is strongly committed to social justice, ensuring that everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home, and to providing opportunities for people to improve their lives. He has a keen interest in the future growth and shape of Western Sydney, and is passionate about creating organisations that are great places to work.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Diploma of Environmental Studies and Diploma of Management; and has completed the Company Directors Course. He is a Member of the Australasian Housing Institute, Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), and Community Housing Industry Association (NSW) Board.
General Manager, Client Services
Coralie joined Wentworth after senior executive roles in corporate strategy, business transformation and commercial development in consumer services enterprises and major airports in Sydney and Manchester, UK.
She commenced her career as a Town Planner in Newcastle NSW, then worked in the Hunter New England region as the Community Housing Initiatives Manager, developing community-based housing and emergency accommodation for the then Department of Housing.
In the UK, Coralie held a senior management role with The Housing Corporation and was responsible for a regional programme of needs-based funding for housing newbuild and rehabilitation projects.
Coralie has a Master of Business Administration (Manchester Business School).
Chief Financial Officer
Tony has had over 30 years’ experience in leadership positions and has held senior management roles in the financial services, energy, local government and not-for profit sectors. He has extensive experience in positioning organisations to be financially sustainable and adaptive in meeting opportunities for growth and efficiency.
He is a Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants Australia, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Governance Institute of Australia, as well as a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management.
Executive Manager, People and Culture
Denise has worked in Human Resources for the last 25 years. Prior to joining Wentworth, Denise worked in financial services with Westpac, Rothschild Australia and BNP Paribas.
In 2014, she made a conscious decision to move to the not-for-profit sector, and was attracted to Wentworth because of the critical work it does within the community.
Denise is passionate about supporting staff to be able to do their jobs effectively. She has a particular interest in performance planning and management, organisational development, leadership and management development and career planning.
Denise holds a Diploma of Teaching, Masters in Training and Development; and accreditation in a variety of Human Resources and Learning & Development tools.
Executive Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Passionate about driving results for communities through collaboration, partnerships and relationships, Eva has worked for over 25 years in the community services industry covering a wide range of areas including communications, advocacy, social research and project management.
She has led the rebrand of several community organisations and has extensive experience in event management. At Wentworth she is responsible for our brand and communications strategy as well as managing our cross-sector collaboration to end homelessness in the region, Heading Home.
Eva has a Bachelor of Arts, Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and is completing a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research.
Executive Manager, Housing Solutions and Development
Sean has delivered social, affordable, and market-rate housing outcomes for over 15 years across Australia and the USA, delivering thousands of quality mixed-income homes.
Sean has held senior roles in the government and not-for-profit sectors in the New York metropolitan area and Greater Sydney.
With a background in end-to-end property development and asset management, Sean has extensive knowledge of Government and Community Housing and expertise in delivering collaborative housing outcomes across all sectors.
He has a Bachelor in Financial Management and Master in Real Estate Development.
Divisional Manger, Sustainable Communities
Heather has over 15 years’ experience in the community, health and Local Government sectors, particularly in Western Sydney. She has developed a keen focus on place-based disadvantage, innovation and leadership and is well known for her leadership in the community engagement work of the Neighbourhood Renewal Program, Penrith City Council.
Heather and her team developed and launched Wentworth’s first social enterprise, Neighbourhood Jobs, in 2018–19. This property care business employs young people and delivers services to Wentworth tenants and private customers.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Social Science, a Post Graduate Certificate in Local Government Leadership and is a graduate of Sydney Leadership 2016, an adaptive leadership development program of Social Leadership Australia (SLA).
Divisional Manager, Community Services
Jenny leads Wentworth’s response to homelessness including three Specialist Homelessness Services and the Heading Home project. She has worked from within local and state government and the not-for-profit sector to lead teams and deliver programs and reforms that strengthen families and individuals and build communities.
With an interest in cross-agency collaboration, Jenny has led regional initiatives in Western Sydney to change culture and practice through whole-ofgovernment strategies and through local initiatives to engage the private sector in responding to homelessness.
Jenny holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master in Applied Science – Social Ecology.
Divisional Manager, Asset Services
Dragan has extensive experience in property development, residential construction and facilities management across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Dragan has sought to utilise his previous experience as a contract administrator, quantity surveyor and construction manager to contribute to working towards achieving social outcomes for some of the most disadvantaged in Sydney.
He is driven by an ambition to deliver innovative, efficient and quality asset management strategies that prolong the lifecycle of assets whilst also improving the customer experience. Dragan's resume in multi-disciplinary fields within the construction industry underpins a drive to utilise his knowledge of key sector principles to achieve robust outcomes for both business and clients.
Dragan holds a Diploma of Construction and a Certificate IV in Frontline Management.
Compliance & Risk Manager
David brings extensive experience in risk, governance, compliance, audit and operational management across multiple industries including Asset Management, Not for Profit, Security and Transport Logistics. Skilled in operational and risk management, strategic planning and execution, regulatory compliance, quality management and continuous improvement. David has excellent written and oral communication skills and possesses the ability to build relationships across all level of the organisation.
David holds a Master of Business Administration, Graduate Certificate of Business, Advanced Diploma in Risk, Governance & Compliance and an International Certificate of Risk Management.
Jason has over 14 years of leadership experience in IT service management roles across outsourcing, government, banking, internet service provider and telecommunications industries. He is strongly committed to implementing IT strategies and providing an efficient platform to allow people to work more efficiently.
Jason is currently completing a Master of IT Management. He is a Member of both the Australian IT Industry and IT Service Management Forums.
Kugan has over 20 years of finance, operational management and leadership experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors, including with VISA, Mastercard, Citi, JP Morgan, Société Générale and TAFE NSW.
Kugan’s expertise includes the ability to bring business and finance perspectives together, enabling high quality support and optimal outcomes. He is adept in financial control, company due diligence processes, business continuity management/transformation and re-engineering at an overall organisational level.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA), Institute of Cost Accountants (FCMA), Institute of Financial Accountants (FFA) and Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (MCSI).
Kugan holds a Master of Business Administration, Master of Commerce, and Bachelor of Business Administration.
Divisional Manager, Housing Services
Tabarah began her social housing career at Family and Community Services over 25 years ago and has held roles in housing services and project management for renewal and community improvement projects across Greater Western Sydney. With a background in customer service and business improvement, asset management and community regeneration, Tabarah has extensive expertise in forming partnerships with government and non-government agencies.
She has gained strong insights about the sector from working on the frontline and since joining Wentworth has a proven record of building and managing teams to enhance the client experience and organisational capabilities.Qualifications
She has a Bachelor degree in Applied Management, Advanced Diploma of Management and Diploma of Project Management.