Providing homes, Improving lives, Strengthening communities

Board of Directors


Robyn Hordern– Chair

Robyn has been an active member of the North Coast community for more than 30 years and the local area is home to four generations of her family. Robyn was a Councillor for the Ballina Shire for two terms (eight years) and is the owner-operator of a local tourist accommodation, specially catering for those with disabilities. Previously Robyn has owned and operated several local businesses, has held sales and marketing roles with local radio and television networks, was the project coordinator for the Department of State and Regional Development, and also a facilitator and mentor with the Business Enterprise Centre.

Robyn was elected Chair of the Board at the June 2017 Board meeting upon the retirement of John Stone as Chair.


Carolyn Parker – Vice Chair, GAICD, Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, CMC

With many years as a senior executive, Carolyn has experience with financial planning and administration management, managing profitability of high volume businesses. Carolyn has managed compliance of WH&S, policy and procedures, risk management, logistics, security and loss prevention, human resources, payroll and cash management, asset and facilities management, inventory control, maintenance and repairs, and numerous refurbishment projects. She has a broad range of associated qualifications.


Marg Kaszo – Secretary

Marg has 25 years of experience in the Community Housing Sector as a previous CEO of a regional housing association. Her skills include asset management, property development, human resources, tenancy management, financial management, community building and government liaison. As a previous Chair of the NSWFHA, she also brings a strong background in the development of the housing sector in NSW.



John K Stone

John Stone, JP – Immediate past Chair

John Stone conducted his own planning and development consultancy from Grafton from 1994 until 2012, when he retired from active participation in the business. Prior to that, he worked as Director of Environmental Services for a period of 24 years gaining experience in land and building development, asset management and professional skills in local government administration and environmental health building and planning. Although retired, he has a commitment to assist in developing affordable housing projects throughout the region. John has resided in Grafton for over 45 years and has had a long-term involvement in community, sporting and voluntary organisations in the Clarence Valley.

John retired as Chairman of the Board at the end of June 2017, and will be retiring as a Director of NCCH at the November 2017 Annual General Meeting. We thank him for his contribution over his twelve years of service to NCCH.


Anders HalvorsenAnders Halvorsen, MBA, MAICD, JP

Anders’ technical skills relate to management accounting across the business and corporate sector. Anders has an interest in high and low level care facilities for the disabled and a strong commitment to community building. Anders is a long-term resident of Ballina.




Bruce CasseldenBruce Casselden

Bruce brings a breadth of knowledge from his professional experience in senior management positions within environmental services. He holds qualifications in planning, building and environmental health. Bruce has held senior management roles where he was responsible for budgetary and operational matters. He has worked with aspects of community housing professionally including, the planning, construction and occupation of buildings.




Jan ManglesonJan Mangleson, IBCLC Cert IV BE (Counselling), Cert IV BE (Community), LREA (Retired)

Jan has been a long time resident of the Brunswick/Byron area.  She and her husband Jim brought up their family on a rural property north of Mullumbimby. As a licensed real estate agent, Jan has been interested in affordable and social housing for many years. Jan is a lactation consultant in private practice.




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