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Directors

Horizon Housing is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors, whom are are collectively nominated by the Shareholders.

Our current Directors are as follows:

Chairperson - Anthony (Nino) Di Marco

Nino is the current Chief Executive Officer of Royal Flying Doctor Service (Qld Section) and has over 25 years’ experience in management, business and finance. He has held senior executive leadership positions in a range of areas including the health, property, finance and business sectors, and extensive experience in working with State and Federal Governments.

Nino holds an Economics Degree from the University of New England and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance & Investment. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, an Associate of the Securities Institute of Australia, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Nino is also a Board member of a Brisbane based Medicare Local. Nino is also a member of Horizon Housing Company’s Finance, Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee and Performance, Nominations and Governance Committees.

Director- Karen Wing

Karen owns and manages KW Consulting Group, a Brisbane based consulting company. She works with organisations to develop, implement and review strategy, programs and new initiatives as well as to build their organisational capacity.

Prior to this, Karen spent twenty years in the Qld public sector where she held leadership roles with responsibility for social policy, program management and service delivery including executive responsibility for Queensland’s community housing and homelessness programs. Karen has specialist knowledge in human services, community engagement and consultation, resource communities, affordable and social housing and homelessness. Karen is also a member of Horizon Housing Company’s Finance, Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee.

Director - Brendon Hulcombe

An Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine Young Executive of the year, and Australian Property Institute (API) Excellence in Property Award winner, Brendon completed his Master of Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Arts.

Brendon is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Before taking on his current role of CEO, Brendon had an operations focus within Herron Todd White, a property valuation firm with over 750 people across Australia. Brendon also serves on the board of the Metro Brisbane North Medicare Local and is Chair of Horizon Housing Company’s Performance, Nominations and Governance Committee.

Director - Joe Duskovic

Jos is the current Corporate Secretary and Legal Services Manager for St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. Joe has over 20 years’ experience in the legal profession, and has worked for national, mid-tier and small law firms in roles including senior associate positions. Prior to his role with St Vincent de Paul, Joe was in-house General Counsel and Company Secretary for Honeycombes Property Group. Joe’s legal expertise includes commercial real estate transactions, residential real estate development, construction litigation, joint venture projects and commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

 

Joe has a bachelor of Laws from Bond University, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Joe is also a member of Horizon Housing Company’s Performance, Nominations and Governance Committee.

Director - Sally Edwards

Sally Edwards has over 30 years’ experience managing community programs in government and non-government organisations. Her work experience includes community housing, mental health, employment and youth affairs.

Sally was formerly the CEO of Career Keys, a Careers, Employment, Training and Support agency based in Logan. Prior to this she was the CEO of GROW a national mental health organisation.

Sally has a long held interest in community housing having worked in social and community housing in London. Sally holds qualifications in psychology, management and training and is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a member of Horizon Housing Company’s Performance, Nominations and Governance Committee.

Director - Sonya Beyers

As a Governance Consultant and Advisor, Sonya established Governance by Design in 2015 to deliver quality governance advisory, legal, and education services to boards and executive teams.

Sonya has worked as a consultant since 2009 and prior to the establishment of Governance by Design, Sonya provided consulting and legal services to boards and governing bodies of companies, organisations and enterprises across Australia.  Sonya’s extensive experience facilitating workshops for a range of organisations led her to being accredited to deliver courses for the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012. 

Between 1998 -2008 Sonya worked at a national leading law firm in various capacities where she provided commercially relevant advice at the planning stage for corporate and trust structures together with advice on taxation arrangements. As a qualified solicitor since 2006 Sonya is able to provide assistance in troubleshooting a range of constitutional, legal and governance issues and her wealth of experience as a consultant, solicitor and practising director guide her approach in delivering outcomes for her clients. 

Sonya is currently a Board member of Horizon Housing Solutions and Horizon Housing Company, a member of the Horizon Housing Finance, Audit, Risk Management & Compliance Committee and a committee member of Queensland Law Society’s Not-For-Profit Committee.

Non-Executive Director - Jeff Forbes

Jeff has over 35 years’ experience as a finance manager, including over 16 years as the CFO of both listed and unlisted companies and is an experienced company director.

In March 2013 Jeff retired from Cardno Limited, an ASX200 listed global infrastructure services company, where he was CFO, Company Secretary and an Executive Director.

Prior to joining Cardno Jeff worked in the mining and resources sector for over 30 years and has significant experience in the financing and development of resource projects in both Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Jeff returned to Cardno in 2016 as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.  Additionally Jeff is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of PWR Holdings Limited and Chairman of the Board of Herron Todd White (Australia) Pty Ltd and Herron Todd White (Consolidated) Pty Ltd and a member of the Financial Audit Risk Committee. He is also Non-executive Director and Chair of Horizon Housing Company’s Finance, Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.