In Australia today, more than half a million people are experiencing housing stress. Many cannot access government support, while others are forced to pay a high proportion of their income on rent. Simply finding an affordable home close to work is increasingly difficult for others. The supply of affordable housing is limited by government funding constraints and a lack of suitable land. Existing dwellings are often old and do not meet the needs of residents. In addition, many in affordable housing are poorly supported and miss a chance for a good education, employment opportunities or support services, which would greatly assist those in need.
Why we do what we do – our commitment
We (BlueCHP) believe in a future where every Australian has access to a home they can afford
Housing is the key to raising generations of Australians that have the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms that have been bestowed on us by our Constitution and forebears. Having stable housing tenure is your foundation for life. Housing protects the vulnerable and enables children to have the stability to gain an education which is the greatest gift we can bestow on future generations. For our disability families we seek to provide security and opportunity to live their dreams.
BlueCHP seeks to make a difference to people’s lives by providing housing choices to disadvantaged Australians utilising all the benefits that we can derive from our charitable status. Our people seek to be inclusive and collaborative with all peoples, companies and governments to deliver these outcomes. We cherish all contributions. We believe in creating a feeling of belonging to the BlueCHP family.
We seek to build a company that continues to focus on the provision of affordable & disability housing for generations and steward the resources we have to the best of our abilities. Our Homes will be diverse, offering choice for different ages, abilities and life stages.
The BlueCHP senior management team has over 35 years of experience in international financial markets. BlueCHP is a not-for-profit tier 1 Community Housing Provider that reinvests any surplus into developing more affordable housing. Since 2008 we have succeeded in many large tenders 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.
General Manager - Governance and Risk
Sarah is BlueCHP’s General Manager – Governance and Risk and 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.
Sarah joined BlueCHP in 2015 and supports the Board of directors and management across several disciplines. She contributes to major special projects and joint ventures with external partners such as Home4Life Limited. She guided BlueCHP through its major governance restructure in 2016.
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew brings over 35 years of wide-ranging commercial experience to the BlueCHP group. As a CPA and MBA qualified accountant Matthew has worked in a variety of industries including more than 12 years in large infrastructure multinationals as well as working in manufacturing and business to business service-based organisations. Matthew has also spent time working offshore in Indonesia and Sweden adding to his cultural awareness. Prior to joining BlueCHP, Matthew spent four years in a similar role with Housing Plus in the Central West of NSW and lead the financial component of their successful SAHF campaign. This campaign provided the organisation with a platform for further growth and provision of services for regional NSW.
Glenn Amanonce, BlueCHP’s Development Director, is responsible for the acquisition and management of all developments in NSW, VIC and TAS, as well as all Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) developments across Australia.
Glenn joined BlueCHP in 2016, and has extensive property development experience, previously holding roles in public companies , private and Government sector covering a wide range of developments and construction. Glenn has a Bachelor of Engineering (Construction) from UTS and is also a licence builder.
EXECUTIVE MANAGER - QUEENSLAND & NORTHERN TERRITORY
Darren Mew is BlueCHP’s Executive Manager – Queensland and Northern Territory. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Queensland property industry including senior roles with major property developers and consultancies.
Darren established BlueCHP’s Queensland office in 2014 and is responsible for managing all aspects of the Queensland office including engagement with government, industry and the community. Darren is also President of Queensland Shelter, the state’s peak homelessness and housing association.
National Build to Rent Manager
George is BlueCHP’s National ‘Build to Rent’ Manager responsible for third-party capital relationships overseeing BlueCHP’s funding arrangements of Build to Rent projects and growth strategy while supporting the States with the acquisition, financing, and development of these long-term operational assets. George is a vocal advocate for the CHP sector involved in stakeholder engagement with all levels of government, community, financiers, and institutional investors. An accomplished property professional, George has experience across a range of property asset types as well as consultancy, portfolio assessment, asset acquisition and disposal, investment strategy, financial modelling, and the full lifecycle of property development.
George holds multiple master’s degrees from Bond University in Valuation and Property Development, Construction Practice, and Project Management, is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, and Licensed Registered Builder.
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
Over 20 years’ experience in the not for profit housing sector in both Australia and the UK.
BA (Hons) Accy, FCA, GAICD, GradCertExecLead
Qualified Building Surveyor, Town Planner and Health Surveyor. Predominantly involved with local government.
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