Board of Directors

EACH Housing is a company limited by guarantee. The Board of Directors are responsible for the good governance of the organisation in the interests of members, those who access services and our funding bodies.

Judith Woodland (Chair, EACH Housing Limited)

Judith has experience in both the community and public sectors through an evolving career with experience in direct service delivery, management of multidisciplinary teams, and state-wide program management and policy development. She moved into consulting, with a particular interest in the many facets of evaluation and planning. She worked with all levels of government and worked alongside organisations to help them use evaluation to improve their processes and outcomes, operating in a range of sectors including health, welfare, community services and education. Consulting in the social housing and homelessness sectors gave an understanding of both community and government perspectives. Judith is also the Chair of EACH.

 

David Agnew (Company Secretary)

With more than 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer and as a senior manager working at Westpac, Myer and AXA/National Mutual, David’s career took a completely different direction when he joined the not-for-profit sector in 2001. He spent 4 years as the Director, Corporate and Major Gifts Fundraising at The Salvation Army, 2001 – 2004. In 2005 he was appointed as the CEO of Very Special Kids (an organisation providing counselling and support services including respite and end of life care for children with life threatening illnesses), a position he held for 8 years until his retirement in 2013.

 

Les Smart

Les has more than 50 years of business experience involving professional accounting, tax, audit and management with former directorates and/or senior management roles in companies involving insurance, agriculture pursuits including indigenous projects, private equity management, educational materials, publishing, construction, property development and building material infra-structure in Australia and internationally.

 

Dawn Inman-Wyness

Dawn has non-executive directorship experience specialising in corporate governance, financial accounting, aged care, retirement villages, health, mental health, not for profit, homelessness and housing and quality improvement systems. Her broad experience includes accounting, auditing and financial management, with direct experience with health care, aged care, accreditation, financial consulting, change management, venture capital, risk management and start-up companies. Dawn is a member of the Victoria Division of Healthcare Special Interest Committee with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Luke Guthrie

Luke has over 20 years of international financial and executive experience across the property development, real estate, investment management, funds management and construction sectors. Luke is currently the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Jinding Australia, a Melbourne based international property development, real estate and funds management group. Luke is also an Advisory Board member of Hytile which is a manufacturer of equipment for the roofing and solar industries. Luke holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment, Diploma of Financial Services and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance).

 

Andrew Gosbell

Andrew is the CEO at General Practice Registrars Australia and has over 25 years’ experience in health and related sectors, with skills in patient care, research, policy and advocacy, and education and training, in a range of roles including project management and senior management.

 

 

Grant Divall 

Grant is a registered Architect with a small multi-disciplinary design practice established in 2003. Grant has a depth of knowledge and experience in the community housing sector, firstly as Chief Architect and General Manager Community Development at Gumala Aboriginal Corporation and then National Housing Development Manager for YWCA Australia. Grants experience extends to scoping and co-ordinating project design, delivery for small, medium, and larger scale development projects which includes commercial, retail, hospitality, social, affordable and disability housing. Grant has also served the Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli people of the Pilbara Region in Western Australia, delivering projects that included Indigenous housing, early learning facilities, community centres, cultural tourism facilities, commercial office space, landscaping and native bush regeneration.

 

Staff

Peter Ruzyla
CEO – EACH Housing

Peter has a background in Educational Psychology and Health Services Management, with wide experience in the education and health sectors as a service provider, manager and policy advisor.

Peter is the CEO of EACH Housing Limited and also the CEO of EACH our parent organisation, which provides a wide range of primary health care, mental health, counselling, disability, aged care and family services across Victoria, NSW, ACT and Qld.

Peter’s governance experience includes having been Chair and Director of several not for profit organisations and peak bodies such as Care Connect, VHA, VICSERV, QIP and Health Issues Centre. Peter also served on the Board of the East Melbourne Medicare Local and Mental Health Victoria Ltd (the peak body for mental health services). Peter has contributed over many years to a range of Advisory Committees and partnership development through the Victorian Primary Care Partnerships.

Lesley Tarves
Director – EACH Housing

Lesley is an experienced executive with significant expertise in managing rapid growth, building strategic and operational frameworks, growing established businesses, establishing partnerships and in improving operational performance. Lesley has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 10 years, with a focus on social housing, infrastructure management and building projects. Prior to joining the not-for-profit sector, Lesley worked in the banking sector for over 20 years.

Louise Daniel
Manager – Housing

Louise has worked in property related services across the private, public and not for profit sectors for more than 20 years. Positions have included building management, commercial/residential leasing, sales, housing services operations, people management, partnership building, regulatory and statutory compliance.

Louise’s experience in community housing has strengthened her commitment to delivering exceptional services focussed on creating affordable, sustainable housing options for disadvantaged Victorians.

Amy Dempsey
Coordinator – Housing

Amy is an highly experienced property/tenancy coordinator and has worked at EACH HOUSING for over 4 years. She has previously worked with Community Housing Ltd for over 7 years in various roles including tenancy management and contract administration. She is nearing completion for her Graduate Certificate Social Science – Housing and Policy.