Management Team

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.