Our Team

BlueCHP’s senior management has more than 30 years of experience in international financial markets. We are a Tier 1 Community Housing Provider and as a not for profit, reinvest any surplus back into the development of more affordable housing. Since 2008 we have been successful in a number of large tenders both under the Housing Affordability Fund, Social Housing Growth Fund and Nation Building Economic Spending Plan.

Charles Northcote

Chief Executive Officer

Charles brings over 25 years’ of senior leadership experience across a broad range of industries and countries including growing two organisations into global companies with sales exceeding a billion dollars. As the Chief Financial Officer at Mission Australia Housing, Charles was part of a team that grew the property portfolio to nearly 2,000 homes in three years. Other achievements include developing proactive corporate partnerships and building strong business systems necessary to support an organisation that was growing rapidly.

Additionally, Charles worked directly with the Registrar, NSW Housing, to establish the compliance framework for community housing provider registration. Charles is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Association of Corporate Treasurers UK, with a Bachelor of Commerce and a MBA from Warwick University.

Marcelo Steimbeisser

Head of Property Services

Marcelo has been involved with property development for over 15 years. His career began as a Project Engineer and Project Manager with Lean and Hayward before moving to various consultancies in Sydney. As Project Manager with Norwest Limited, Marcelo assisted with the development of the Norwest Business Park. At the NSW Government Agency – Landcom, he structured joint ventures within the private sector. At Anglican Retirement Villages, Marcelo was involved with land acquisition and master-planning of retirement villages.

He later joined Stockland as a Development Manager before coming to BlueCHP in 2011.

Shobna Lal

Finance Manager

Shobna has brought in 20 years of accounting experience when she joined BlueCHP in April 2012. She has an Advanced Diploma in Accounting from University of Western Australia in Perth. Shobna was working in Western Australia as an Accountant for a Logistic and Real Estate company whilst doing her studies. She has worked for BOC Gases for 10 years in Fiji.

Shobna has gained extensive accounting experience and skills whilst working for companies engaged in manufacturing, wholesale retail, construction, freight forwarding, auction, and engineering. Prior to working for BlueCHP Limited she worked for Sebastian Engineering.

Sarah Donovan

General Manager, Governance & Risk

Governance professional and qualified chartered secretary for over 25 years. Senior executive roles in listed, non-listed entities in transport, venture capital, pharmaceuticals and consumer products.

Terry Downing

Terry Downing

Chairman, Non-executive Director

Over 35 years’ experience in the financial services sector

B Comm; M Mgmt; CPA; FAICD; ANZIIF (Fellow)

Peter Beer

Peter Beer

Vice Chairman

Qualified Building Surveyor, Town Planner and Health Surveyor. Predominantly involved with local government.

Claire Davis

Claire Davis

Non-executive Director

Over 20 years’ experience in the not for profit housing sector in both Australia and the UK.

BA (Hons) Accy, FCA, GAICD, GradCertExecLead

Robert Elvy

Robert Elvy

Non-executive Director

Extensive board committee experience in the building and construction industry, government entities and banking sectors.

BScEng, BComAccy, FIEAust, FCPA, FAICD, FGIA

Craig Lee

Craig Lee

Non-executive Director

30 year executive career in infrastructure projects, real estate and complex property finance transactions.

BEcon, BA (Asian Studies), MBus (Banking & Finance), GAICD

Vanessa Morschel

Vanessa Morschel

Non-executive Director

10 years’ experience in town planning, real estate valuations & development.

BA BusLaw & Human Geography, AdvDip Property Valuation, MSocSc, DipMgt, MAICD

Stephen Quill

Stephen Quill

Non-executive Director

35 year career at a senior level in the development and construction of major projects around Australia. Those projects include the $350M mixed-use development.

Tony Waters

Tony Waters

Non-executive Director

40 years in senior roles; development of social housing and homelessness policy and programs.
BASocSc (majors Econ & Law), CertCom Acct Procedures, DipAICD