CHIA NSW elects new Board and Chair

Media release

13 December 2022

The Board of the Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW) has elected a new Chair and Deputy Chair at its meeting on Friday 9th December 2022.

CHIA NSW is delighted to announce that Rebecca Pinkstone has been elected as Chair and Charles Northcote as Deputy Chair.

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 is CEO of BlueCHP and brings over 35 years of international leadership across the construction, resources, and business sectors. As CEO of BlueCHP, Charles has helped BlueCHP become the leading developer of Specialist Disability Accommodation under the NDIS, participate in the successful initial NHFIC $315m bond raising in the Australian capital markets, and raised new funding through government and private investors.

Three new Board members were also elected for three-year terms at the CHIA NSW AGM. CHIA NSW congratulates the following Board members on their election:

  • Robyn Evans, GM Community Services and Community Housing, BaptistCare
  • Debbie Georgopoulos, CEO, Women’s Housing Company
  • Andrew McAnulty, CEO, Link Wentworth

CHIA NSW looks forward to working with the new Board members and drawing on their experience and perspectives as it looks to support the continued success of the sector.

The changes on the CHIA NSW Board follows the resignation of former Chair, Michele Adair following her appointment as Chair of Homes Tasmania and the completion of the Board terms of Leonie King (former Deputy Chair) and Lyndall Robertshaw. CHIA NSW is deeply indebted to all three former Board members and thanks them for their professionalism, passion, and support for the community housing sector.

Media Contact: Tanya Evans 0424 156 146