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. Carolyn was appointed as a Justice of the Peace on 27 November 2017 (Registration Number: 222748)
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.
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 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 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.
Phil has extensive experience in the Government and private sectors. This experience includes all aspects of management including being a CEO with over 50 Staff, reporting directly to a Not for Profit Board, facility management, developer of service delivery strategies, strategic capital investment planning, maintenance planning, asset and land acquisition, disposals and leased asset management plus marketing and extensive community engagement with indigenous communities, local community organisations and all levels of government.
The 25 years NT Government experience and the last 12 years in the private sector has equipped him with a diverse range of experience and understanding of both fields of employment. Phil has a graduate certificate in management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and brings to the table considerable knowledge backed by qualifications and experience.