On November 26th, a dedicated band of AHI members attended the 2015 AHI Annual General Meeting at the Rydges Hotel in Central Sydney.
After a welcome from retiring President Donald Proctor, the meeting was treated to an enlightening presentation by special guest speaker Anne Skewes, Deputy Secretary of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation. Anne delivered a lively and informative talk about the future of the housing sector in New South Wales, and in particular the exciting Communities Plus program.
The formalities of the AGM were then conducted, in particular the new Officers and Members of the Board were announced and congratulated. The Board for 2015/16 comprises:
- Vicki McLaren, New Zealand Director
- Andrew Clapham, Northern Territory Director
- Frances Paterson-Fleider, Queensland Director
- Francis Brazil, NSW Director
- Faye Minty, ACT Director
- Chris Chaplin, Victorian Director
- Lisa Roberts, Tasmanian Director
- Julie Rehn, South Australian Director
- Su Groome, Western Australian Director
- Andrew Davis, President.
The newly elected AHI President, Andrew Davis, then introduced himself and spoke about the opportunities and direction of the AHI Board for the coming year. Of particular note was the fact that this is the first time that every jurisdiction in Australia and New Zealand has been represented on the AHI Board, an indication of a healthy and growing organisation.
Andrew then thanked the retiring members of the AHI Board, Greg Orchard (New Zealand), Haleh Homei(Victoria), and Kathleen Gregory (Western Australia) for the tremendous contribution that they have made to the AHI. In particular, Andrew expressed the AHI Board’s gratitude to retiring President Donald Proctor, noting the many significant advances that have been made by the AHI during his term, and presented him with a gift as a token of the Board’s appreciation.
With the AGM formalities completed, the guests then adjourned for some social drinks and Christmas cheer, looking forward to the coming year.
Please, download our 2014-2015 AHI Annual Report to explore and learn more about our broad range of programs and people behind them, who through active participation help us to deliver our services.
2014-2015 Annual Report: past achievements, current challenges and future goals
We're incredibly proud of the work we do as a professional body in creating an exceptional environment for housing people to learn, network and share experiences. Please, download our 2014-2015 AHI Annual Report to explore and learn more about our broad range of programs and people behind them, who through active participation help us to deliver our services.
Download 2014-2015 Annual Report