Board & CEO

Scott Langford – Chair

Board Member


Scott Langford is Group CEO of SGCH, one of Australia’s largest community housing providers with an operating a portfolio of over 7000 homes. Scott and his team have mobilised over $1.01 Billion of private sector investment into social and affordable housing projects in Australia as this emerging asset class develops including in a partnership with AXA IM. A Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) with a background in property development, Scott is Chair of PowerHousing Australia, a former Chair of the International Housing Partnership and former Chair of the IHP Affordable Housing as a Global Asset Class working group.

Scott is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) with a specialisation in housing management and development, and holds an MBA and postgraduate qualification in property development and is a proud Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Leaders and Managers. He previously served for 6 years as General Manager of Housing & Urban Development at Junction Australia, leading significant growth in their housing portfolio. Scott made the transition into leading a profit for purpose business after working in private sector roles in the property development and construction industry.

Haleh Homaei – Vice Chair

Board Member

CEO HousingFirst

Haleh is Chief Executive Officer of HousingFirst Limited, one of Victoria’s fastest growing, not for profit, social and affordable housing providers, that provides over 1500 social and affordable rental homes to low income and vulnerable people across Melbourne. Since joining as CEO in 2016, Haleh has led a major growth and development strategy for HousingFirst that has elevated it to be one of the leading community housing providers in the State.  This included oversight of an ambitious building, development, and upgrade program that has transformed the organisation’s older housing stock, and significantly increased its portfolio of new housing.

Haleh has over three decades experience in government, executive management, governance and policy development.  Prior to joining HousingFirst, she held senior management positions with several of the leading community housing organisations in Victoria and Australia, as well as leadership positions within government. Haleh’s work in recent years has been expressed in two spheres:

  • Within Australia, addressing homelessness and housing affordability.
  • Internationally, she was centrally involved in the momentum, negotiation and outcome of United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where she successfully promoted the agenda of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and a group of conflict affected and fragile states.

Haleh is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and an experienced director. She served as a board member of the community housing sector peak body (CHIAVic) for ten years, including three years as Chair.  She was also a Board member of the renowned Asylum Seeker Recourse Centre (ASRC) for 5 years.

Chris Bratchford

Board Member

CEO Mission Australia Housing

Chris is responsible for the strategic leadership, operational performance and sustainable growth of Mission Australia Housing, one of the largest national community housing providers in Australia. Prior to joining Mission Australia Housing, Chris worked in leadership roles across the not-for-profit and commercial sectors both nationally and internationally and has been a Non-Executive Director of the NSW Federation of Housing Associations and also Professional Insurance Australia Pty Ltd. Chris is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Degree in Law.

Mission Australia Housing’s goal is to reduce homelessness and strengthen communities.

Mission Australia Housing is an innovative, collaborative, purpose-led and values-driven housing organisation. As a part of the Mission Australia Group, we provide social and affordable rental housing to low and moderate income households.

Mission Australia Housing, as part of the Aspire Consortium together with Frasers Property and Citta Property, were in August 2017 announced as the successful tenderers to transform the Ivanhoe public housing estate in Macquarie Park, Sydney into an integrated social, affordable and market housing community. A minimum of 950 social and 128 affordable dwellings will be delivered into this mixed tenure community.

Phillip Frost

Board Member

Independent Director

Philip has been engaged with the Community Housing sector for more than 20 years.  He has served as a Director of two CHPs and as a CFO.  He brings extensive experience from his career in investment banking and the finance industry, delivering project and infrastructure finance and public/ private partnership solutions. He has extensive experience in the financing of social and affordable housing projects.  Philip holds a Bachelors degree in Economics, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michelle Phillips

Board Member

CEO YWCA National Housing

Michelle Phillips is the Group CEO for YWCA Australia and is the Member representative of YWCA National Housing. and offers a wealth of expertise, including strategy, advocacy, change management, and cross-jurisdictional/regional representation.

In addition, Michelle has international experience with Marie Stopes International, previously based in South Africa, Cambodia, Nepal and Indonesia leading advocacy and access to sexual reproductive health services.

Adding further to her diversity of experience, Michelle also held CEO/CFO roles with Queensland Rugby Union and Football Federation Australia (setting up the Women’s A-League) and is a Chartered Accountant.

Andrew McAnulty

Board Member

CEO – Link Wentworth Housing

Andrew has been the CEO of Link Wentworth since 2013, during which time the company has grown from 27 staff with 1,000 homes to over 6,400 homes and 200 staff.

Andrew is a respected community housing figure, both nationally and internationally. He has delivered social, affordable and large-scale urban renewal projects for more than 30 years across Australia and the United Kingdom.

Andrew’s experience highlights the innovation and vision required to create cutting edge outcomes for projects which link Government, the private sector and the community housing sector – in order to actually deliver mixed tenure housing and place based urban renewal outcomes which create places for people to thrive.

Throughout Andrew’s career, he has improved and built organisations with positive and engaging cultures; outcomes have been enhanced through his positive approach and genuine focus on staff and tenants.   Andrew is also a Board Member of CHIA NSW.

Stacey Northover

Board Member

Executive General Manager – Housing Services – Believe Housing Australia

Stacey Northover has been the Executive General Manager of Housing Services for Believe Housing Australia since March 2023 and the Head of Housing Operations for two years prior.

With over 25 years of experience in the UK and Australian housing sectors, Ms Northover is overseeing Believe Housing Australia’s $100 million housing development pipeline committed over the next 10 years.

Believe Housing Australia is one of the largest not-for-profit Community Housing Providers (CHPs) in South Australia, serving more than 4800 tenants housed in more than 2100 social and affordable homes.

In her role at Believe Housing Australia and as a PowerHousing Australia board member, Ms Northover is engaging with State and Federal Governments, Ministers and government bodies, including the South Australian Housing Authority and Housing Australia

Ms Northover’s experience stems from leadership roles with affordable housing providers in the UK, including BCHA and Aster Housing, where she was responsible for budgets of up to $19 million budget and 10,000 properties.

Raised in community housing in the UK, Ms Northover knows firsthand that housing is fundamental to transitioning people, particularly families, out of crisis to build independence and wellbeing for a full and fulfilling life.

Her life experience makes Ms Northover a passionate advocate for improving access to social and community housing, policy reform and funding streams in a climate of great need due to escalating rental and living costs.

Bevan Warner

Board Member

Chief Executive Officer – Launch Housing

Michelle Gegenhuber

Chief Executive Officer

PowerHousing Australia

Michelle is a passionate and driven CEO and Director focused on collaboration and capacity building to deliver increased access to safe and sustainable homes for those most vulnerable.

As a dynamic and pragmatic leader who has led community housing organisations through transformation and significant growth, Michelle applies her experience across the private, Local Government and Not For Profit sectors, including over a decade in Community Housing, to be a strong advocate for the community housing sector focused on amplifying the impact of social and affordable housing.

Michelle has exceptional skills in working with a broad range of cross sector professionals both Nationally and Internationally, together with a strong drive to increase housing supply, influence impactful change and deliver significant outcomes which enhance the quality of life for others.

Qualifications include Bachelor of Business (Valuation & Commercial Management), MBA, AICD and Oxford High Performance Leadership graduate.