celebrating 10 years of operations
In Australia today there are more than half a million people experiencing housing stress. Many are unable to access government support, while others are forced to pay a high proportion of their income on rent. For others, simply finding an affordable home, close to their work, is increasingly difficult.
The supply of affordable housing is limited by the constraints of government funding and a lack of suitable land. Existing dwellings are often old and do not meet the needs of residents. Many in affordable housing are poorly supported and miss out on a chance for a good education, employment opportunities or support services, which would be of great assistance to those in need.
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.
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 an MBA from Warwick University.
Chief Operating Officer
Peter joins us with 35 + years of senior leadership in public, private and locally run Australian enterprises, holding positions as Finance Director, CFO, and Company Secretary roles.
With a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, he is a Fellow member of the Australian Society of CPA’s, and a Fellow member of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). Peter has held Directorship and Company Secretarial roles with L.J.Hooker, Hooker Corporate, Kennards Hire and the Grace Removals Group.
Peter’s experience in senior finance and company secretarial roles, combined with his experience in property, will be a major addition to BlueCHP’s operations and long-term future.
General Manager, Governance & Risk
Sarah is BlueCHP’s General Manager for Governance & Risk and also Group Company Secretary. She is a governance professional, a qualified chartered company secretary and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, while also holding a BA (Hons) in Business Law. Sarah has held senior executive roles in listed and non-listed companies across different sectors including transport, venture capital, pharmaceuticals and consumer products.
Since joining BlueCHP in 2015, Sarah has contributed to two major projects, the implementation of BlueCHP’s governance restructure in 2016, which required a new constitution and the appointment of a non-executive skills-based board and secondly, in 2018, the establishment of Home4Life Limited, a joint venture company for the construction and management of 69 Specialist Disability Accommodation group homes in NSW.
Queensland Senior Development Manager
Darren Mew is BlueCHP’s Senior Development Manager in Queensland. With over 2O years’ experience in the Queensland property industry including senior roles with major property developers and consultancies, Darren established BlueCHP’s Queensland office in 2014.
Responsible for managing all aspects of the Queensland office including engagement with government, industry and the community, Darren is also a Board Member of peak industry associations including Queensland Shelter and Community Housing Industry Association Queensland.
QUEENSLAND PROPERTY ADVISORY AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
George has worked for more than 15 years in the property industry with extensive experience across Australia, including project delivery for one of Australia’s largest land developers and builders. George is responsible for property advisory and development management functions for BlueCHP and our partners, including portfolio assessment, project feasibility analysis, financial modelling, and oversees the design and delivery of projects. George holds qualifications in real estate, valuation and property development and is a licensed QBCC registered builder.
New South Wales Senior Development Manager
Glenn is currently BlueCHP’s NSW Senior Development responsible for acquisition and management of all the developments in NSW. With qualifications in Civil Engineering and Construction, Glenn has been in the development industry for more than a decade working in a private and public sector covering residential, master planned communities, retirement, and large format retail. He has a comprehensive experience covering the full lifecycle of property development from acquisitions, planning, approvals, design management, construction management, marketing, and sales. Glenn joined BlueCHP in 2016 where he was responsible for the delivery of BlueCHP’s flagship project ‘The Gardens’, a 101 apartments in Campbelltown, and it is the first Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) construction in NSW. Currently, he is leading the delivery of $150mil Specialist Disability Accommodation throughout NSW.
New South Wales Development Manager
Pau has 9 years of experience in the real estate & property development sectors, specialising in high-density mixed use & townhouse developments. He has experience with property valuation, sales and marketing, planning and design, the progression of DA’s through council, site acquisition and product delivery. Pau also has a Master’s Degree in Commerce majoring in Property Investment & Development from the University of Western Sydney. Prior to joining BlueCHP, Pau worked with some of Australia’s largest private development companies, delivering over 1,500 apartments.
Board Of Directors
Chairman, Non-executive Director
Appointed as new Chairman on 23 November 2017.
30 year executive career in infrastructure projects, real estate and complex property finance transactions.
BEcon, BA (Asian Studies), MBus (Banking & Finance), GAICD
Qualified Building Surveyor, Town Planner and Health Surveyor. Predominantly involved with local government.
Over 20 years’ experience in the not for profit housing sector in both Australia and the UK.
BA (Hons) Accy, FCA, GAICD, GradCertExecLead
Extensive board committee experience in the building and construction industry, government entities and banking sectors.
BScEng, BComAccy, FIEAust, FCPA, FAICD, FGIA
10 years’ experience in town planning, real estate valuations & development.
BA BusLaw & Human Geography, AdvDip Property Valuation, MSocSc, DipMgt, MAICD
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.
40 years in senior roles; development of social housing and homelessness policy and programs.
BASocSc (majors Econ & Law), CertCom Acct Procedures, DipAICD