Launch Housing is a community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness. People are at the heart of everything we do. We have more than 400 staff working across 14 locations in Melbourne and every person contributes their expertise and passion towards ending homelessness. This is what makes us a dynamic, effective and innovative organisation.
Launch Housing is governed by a board of directors with experience in the public, private and community sector.
Adam Zaccaria is currently National Australia Bank Ltd’s Regional Business Bank Executive for Melbourne Central. As a career banker he has lead teams within Corporate & Institutional, Structured Finance, Strategy and Private banking. Supporting a broad range of domestic and offshore clients execute start-up, acquisition, growth and divestment strategies.
Current Senior Manager at Ernst and Young, in the Economics, Regulation and Policy Group, having worked extensively with Victorian government agencies across the areas of family violence, justice and human services. Experience in impact and outcomes measurement, service design and strategy.
Deputy ChairRead bio
Current Investment Director at AustralianSuper, former senior leadership roles involved managing multinational development opportunities, strategic portfolio acquisitions, including development funding and implementation strategies, with significant involvement in major developments throughout Asia and Australia.
Natasha FrenchRead bio
Currently leads own strategic communications consultancy. Previous Executive leadership roles with global ASX-listed Transurban, BHP Billiton and Nufarm. Expertise in corporate affairs, including crisis management, stakeholder relations, brand and employee engagement, and enhancing reputation amongst government, infrastructure, resources and corporate advisory sectors.
Megan FletcherRead bio
Current partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers with 15 years of experience, specialising in providing assurance services to private companies in the property and construction sectors. Experience includes a two-year secondment to the PwC New York Real Estate Practice.
Former CEO of the State Services Authority, and State Recovery Coordinator in the Department of Human Services. Former CEO to the Victorian Reconstruction and Recovery Authority after the Black Saturday bushfires. Member of the Country Fire Authority and Adult Parole Board.
Pam WhiteRead bio
Our Senior Leadership Team
Dr Andrew Hollows
Former Deputy Director of Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). PhD in Social Sciences, a Masters of Urban Policy and Planning and a Bachelor of Social Work. Former CEO of the Victorian Local Government Association.
Dr Andrew Hollows
General Manager - Getting HousingRead bio
Experienced finance professional across chartered, industry, consulting and the not for profit sectors. Value adding and purposeful B.Commerce / CPA with various Senior Executive appointments in a range of contexts, most recently in the cultural sector as Finance Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Chief Financial OfficerRead bio
Experienced leader in strategic planning and business transformation, policy reform and implementation, and the delivery of sophisticated program evaluations and organisation reviews, for both for-purpose and Government organisations. Former Partner at Cube Group.
Chief Impact OfficerRead bio
Jack has 20 years’ experience in property development and investment in private industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. Jack has held leadership positions at Development Victoria, Housing First (formerly PPHA) and was the CEO of Unison Housing. Jack is an Advisory Group Member on Melbourne University’s Hallmark Research Initiative for Affordable Housing and formerly on the board of Council to Homeless Persons.
General Manager - Housing SupplyRead bio