FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Neil Castles

Director-General

Department of Housing and Public Works

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Neil has over 35 years’ experience in the areas of government, public sector financing, capital markets and financial risk management.

 

Neil came to the Department of Housing and Public Works on 20 August 2012. Before this, he was the Director-General for Department of Local Government since April 2012, and was the Deputy Director-General of Finance Procurement and Legal Services with Queensland Health for 15 months previously. Neil spent 23 years with Queensland Treasury Corporation with wide experience in key positions, including membership on the Executive Management Group from 1991.

 

Neil’s experience includes membership on boards and corporations including IBIS (responsible for retail services throughout the Torres Strait) and the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation (an investment vehicle of the Brisbane City Council).


Speaking On:
KEYNOTE: Queensland Housing Services
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Jason Cubit

Chief Executive Officer

Horizon Housing

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Jason Cubit has been the CEO of Horizon Housing Company for over 6 years and during his time he has driven significant growth expanding the not-for-profit charities operations, implementing a development arm to the business and driving growth in portfolio numbers. Horizon is now Queensland’s largest community housing provider with a portfolio of nearly 2000 properties stretching from Townsville to Murwillumbah and Cleveland and Roma.

 

Prior to his time with Horizon Jason’s work career has included senior roles in government, national facilities management operations and the engineering sector.


Speaking On:
KEYNOTE: Planning & preparing for the future
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can supported accommodation be better managed?
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Charles Northcote

Chief Executive Officer

BlueCHP

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Charles brings over 25 years of senior leadership across a broad range of industries and countries. 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 the developing proactive corporate partnerships and the building the strong business systems necessary to support an organisation that was growing rapidly. Charles has worked directly with the Registrar, NSW Housing, to establish the compliance framework for community housing provider registration. Charles has a NZ Bachelor of Commerce and a MBA from Warwick University


Speaking On:
CASE STUDY: Australia’s largest outsourcing of social housing – Logan renewal initiative
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Jan Peters

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Eden Housing, USA

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Professional Career

As Eden’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Jan oversees Property Management, Resident Services, Accounting and Finance, Asset Management, Human Resources and Office Administration.

 

Jan came to Eden from Southern California, where she was President of WNC Management, Inc. in Irvine. She also served as Vice President/Director of Property Management at the Design Center Housing Services, Inc. in Los Angeles(now known as Abode Communities, Inc), and as Director at the John Stewart Company.

 

She has brought more than twenty years of experience in Real Estate, Property Management, Human Services and Social Work to Eden Housing.  Jan was President of AHMA-NCNH, an instructor in Advanced Property Management and holds several property management certifications.

 

Education

Harvard Kennedy School, Executive Education – Achieving Excellence in Community Development

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Master of Social Work

Antioch University, Philadelphia, PA, M. Ed

 

Professional Affiliations

Past President – Affordable Housing Management Association of Northern CA, Nevada, Hawaii

Director – Building Futures with Women and Children, San Leandro, CA

Director – Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, San Francisco, CA

Director – Housing Partnership Direct, Boston, MA

 

Certifications

Licensed Real Estate Broker-California

Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP)

National Compliance Professional-Executive (NCP-e)


Speaking On:
KEYNOTE: An Innovative model to intergenerational & sustainable development

Workshops:
How to improve housing outcomes for high need clients

Building a sustainable & responsive future

The affordable housing sector faces significant challenges. Current housing stock is not aligned to the needs of tenants; properties are aging and unsustainable, resulting in a heightened risk and burden to both providers and government.


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  • Improve housing outcomes for those most vulnerable
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  • Drive partnerships & collaboration
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  • Improve capacity & service delivery
Day 1
Neil-Casltes-GreyScale

Neil Castles

Director-General

Department of Housing and Public Works

Jason-Cubit

Jason Cubit

Chief Executive Officer

Horizon Housing

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Brett Wake

Victorian State Manager

Community Housing Ltd

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Nazha Saad

Chief Executive Officer

St George Community Housing

Day 2
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Jan Peters

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Eden Housing, USA

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Phil Fagan-Schmidt

Executive Director

Housing Authority CE Network, SA

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