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 uses it’s not for profit status, strong balance sheet and expertise to deliver affordable housing. As an asset owner, we understand the long-term costs of building and maintaining a housing portfolio. We specialise in the retention of assets, making us the ideal partner for those with complex asset management needs.
BlueCHP has delivered more than 1,700 affordable housing dwellings and retained 680, worth more than $250 million. By focusing on the retention of affordable housing assets, we are unlike private developers, who quickly build and sell their developments or other community housing providers, who also work as tenancy managers. By specialising, we are able to structure financial arrangements to suit the constraints of the sector, while also seizing opportunities, like shared equity schemes, that can boost the financial viability of projects.
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
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.
Queensland Senior Development Manager
Darren Mew is BlueCHP’s Senior Development Manager in Queensland. He has 24 years experience in the property industry and from 2015 to 2018 achieved housing approvals worth $20 million. Darren has been central to establishing BlueCHP’s business in Queensland and has built a pipeline of opportunities exceeding $50 million in capital value. Darren is responsible for managing all aspects of the Queensland office including engagement with government, industry and the community.
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