Our Team

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.

Our Board

Neil Chatfield

Current Chairman of Aristocrat Leisure, the Costa Group and Non-Executive Director of Transurban, all ASX listed companies. Previous Chairman of Seek and of Virgin Australia. Former Chief Financial Officer of Toll Holdings.

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Neil Chatfield

Chair

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Jill Riseley

Current CEO of the Melbourne Waste and Resource Recovery Group. Former leadership roles with the REA Group, Telstra and Sensis. Masters of Studies in Sustainability Leadership. Member of the Royal Botanic Gardens Board.

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Jill Riseley

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Dominic Esposito

Solicitor in private practice with experience in property development, commercial and financial matters, leasing transactions, wills and estates, dispute resolution, litigation, property and business transactions.

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Dominic Esposito

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Megan Fletcher

Current Group Executive, Corporate Affairs for Nufarm. Previous Executive leadership roles with BHP Billiton. Expertise in enhancing reputation amongst local government, infrastructure, resources and corporate advisory sectors.

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Megan Fletcher

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Carolyn Gale

Current CEO of the Victorian Coroners Court and former Deputy Secretary in the Department of Justice.

Author of the 2002 Victorian Homelessness Strategy.

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Carolyn Gale

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Wayne Read

Former partner in KPMG’s CFO Advisory practice working closely with CFOs, risk managers and senior professionals to improve organisational capabilities, balance sheet, earnings and cash flow exposures.

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Wayne Read

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The Hon. Katharine Williams

Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and President of the Forensic Leave Panel. Former Barrister specialising in commercial law. Previously Non-Executive Director of Over 50s Building Society Ltd.

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The Hon. Katharine Williams

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Diana White

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.

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Diana White

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Professor Ron Wakefield

Professor of Construction and Dean, School of Property, Construction and Project Management and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Design and Social Context Portfolio RMIT University.

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Professor Ron Wakefield

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Pam White

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.

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Pam White

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Our Senior Leadership Team

Bevan Warner

Experienced leader with past roles in community development, indigenous affairs and industrial relations. Former Managing Director and Board member of Victoria Legal Aid.

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Bevan Warner

Chief Executive Officer

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Tanya Armstrong

Former Executive leadership roles at Port Phillip Housing for over 10 years and Unison with portfolio responsibilities for housing support programs, youth support and youth foyers.

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Tanya Armstrong

General Manager - Keeping Housing

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Andrew D’Arcy

Experience with marginalised groups from the UK and Australia, including leading innovations to solve homelessness including Melbourne Street to Home (MS2H) Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) and the Rough Sleepers Initiative (RSI).

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Andrew D’Arcy

General Manager - Getting Housing

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Narayan Prasad

Former CFO and Executive leadership roles with Yooralla, Linfox, and Toyota. Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Narayan Prasad

Chief Financial Officer

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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.

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Dr Andrew Hollows

Chief of Staff

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Rebecca Naylor

Experience in the health and not for profit sectors as a clinician and in leadership positions including with the Kitchen Garden Foundation, the Australian Breastfeeding Association, the National Stroke Foundation and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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Rebecca Naylor

General Manager - People, Planning Performance & Technology

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Howard Ralley

Experienced marketing and fundraising professional, with past Executive leadership roles with CARE Australia, Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), Save the Children Australia, and Lonely Planet.

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Howard Ralley

General Manager - Campaigns & Engagement

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Jack Panton

Licensed real estate agent, former General Manager overseeing a $310M portfolio of property assets, including senior roles at RMIT University for Major Projects and with Development Victoria.

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Jack Panton

General Manager - Housing Supply

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