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.



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 with national and international providers and overhauling under-performing operations.  Prior to joining the non for profit sector, Lesley worked in the banking sector for over 20 years.

Hong Young Tsao
Manager – Housing

Young has had over 20 years’ experience in the property industry and the community housing sector. Young’s experience spans property project management, tenancy management, property asset management in both commercial and residential sectors.

Young has held roles including Company Property Manager for K&P Smyth Pty Ltd, Executive General Manager Housing Development for Launch Housing, and Manager of Property Services for Mind Australia and Scope.

Amy Dempsey
Coordinator – Housing

Amy is an highly experienced property/tenancy coordinator and has worked at EACH HOUSING for over 3 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.