We congratulate Community Housing Industry Association NSW‘s on the recent election of their new Chair, Rebecca Pinkstone, as well as Deputy Chair, BlueCHP CEO, Charles Northcote to the Board. Charles also celebrates starting his new position as Region Director NSW at Community Housing Industry Association, the national peak body representing the industry in Australia.
Rebecca Pinkstone is the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Housing and has spent nearly two decades working in social and affordable housing. Before joining Bridge Housing, Rebecca worked for the NSW Government in a variety of senior roles to deliver major social housing reforms to improve services and grow the community housing sector.
Charles Northcote, CEO of BlueCHP, brings over 35 years of international leadership across the construction, resources, and business sectors. As CEO, Charles has helped BlueCHP become the leading developer of Specialist Disability Accommodation under the NDIS, participate in the successful initial The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) $315m bond raising in the Australian capital markets, and raised new funding through government and private investors.
“The sector is at a pivotal point of growth both in NSW and nationally with advent of new funding streams to the sector. My contribution is to bring expertise to the sector to enable us to provide housing for our less well-off Australians, as having a quality roof over your head is key to good health, education and overall wellbeing”, Charles Northcote.
Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW) is the peak industry group for community housing in NSW. Representing members managing over 54,000 properties – the largest community housing industry sector in Australia. CHIA NSW also has Associate members representing individuals and organisations with an interest in community housing.
CHIA NSW works to build a sustainable and flourishing industry able to deliver the best outcomes for the tenants and communities it works with. Also advocating with local, state and federal governments for more social and affordable housing for people on lower incomes in NSW.
CHIA members manage an $18 billion-plus portfolio of more than 118,000 rental properties, which are home to people who are on low and moderate incomes who find it hard to access affordable or appropriate housing in the private market
On behalf of their members, CHIA undertakes research, policy development and advocacy in relation to social and affordable housing issues.