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Board of Directors


Geoff Slack

YourPlace Housing

Geoff Slack is the Chief Executive Officer of YourPlace Housing, an organisation in South Australia which provides social and affordable accommodation for people facing social disadvantage, including tenants living with disability.

Geoff has more than 20 years’ experience in the government, non-government and private sectors, working on housing and homelessness service delivery, policy and program design. He has held numerous leadership and executive roles throughout his career. Geoff’s qualifications include social work and psychology.

Deputy Chair

Julie Duncan

Housing Choices South Australia

Julie is the SA general manager of Housing Choices Australia and general manager of Catherine House, which provides crisis, longer term accommodation and support services to women experiencing homelessness in South Australia. She has experience in housing, homelessness, urban development and community services.

Over the past 20 years, Julie has worked in policy, planning, project management and community relations across all tiers of government and in the community sector. Her experience in homelessness has involved being a support worker and a manager of crisis accommodation. Julie holds qualifications in housing management and policy, and urban and regional planning.


James Clough

Junction Housing

James is the Executive Manager of Property Services at Junction Housing and has led assets and maintenance transformation to a customer focused, evidence based, and procurement-ready system.

James has tertiary qualifications in Business/Property and post-graduate qualifications in Project Management, with 20 years’ experience in Property Asset Management in both New Zealand and Australia. This includes providing input and review into the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute’s social housing best practice asset management framework.

James is the Treasurer and Board Member for CHIA SA, is part of the leadership group for the PowerHousing Development and Assets Roundtable and is a Certified Senior Housing Professional with the Australasian Housing Institute.


Matthew Woodward

Unity Housing

Matthew is Chief Executive Officer of Unity Housing Company Ltd and has over 40 years’ experience in human services. He has worked as a social worker, a manager and in policy development across government and non-government sectors, in Adelaide, rural South Australia and the United Kingdom.

Matthew has been a part of numerous sector-wide bodies at a national, state and local level. He is a recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from Powerhousing Australia in 2015, the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ from the Australasian Housing Institute in 2017 and the EY Social Entrepreneur Central Region (SA/NT) Award in 2018.

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Matthew is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Social Work, as well as qualifications in housing policy, environmental studies, social administration, and real estate.


Stacey Northover

Believe Housing Australia

Stacey is Executive General Manager of Believe Housing Australia and brings with her 25 years’ experience in the housing sector, including executive and senior leadership roles across the United Kingdom and South Australia.

Stacey is passionate about community housing and focussed on strategic advocacy to increase the housing supply in SA and deliver quality services and outcomes for tenants. Born and raised in public housing in the UK, Stacey has made it her life’s work to improve access to social housing to ensure sustainable housing solutions empower marginalized communities and effect meaningful change.


Stephanie Miller

Common Equity Housing SA

Stephanie is the Chief Executive Officer of Common Equity Housing SA and has extensive experience in leading customer and member-focussed arts, housing and health organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom.

In the UK, she managed a London housing co-operative for single homeless people ineligible for local authority housing and later managed a co-op that supported more than 40 housing co-ops to continue as independent and resident controlled housing providers.

Stephanie has qualifications in economics, management and social responsibility, dialogue and deliberation and public engagement. Stephanie’s vision is to grow co-operative and community led housing in SA, in scale, diversity and impact.


Wesley Chapman

Cornerstone Housing

Wesley is General Manager of Cornerstone Housing Ltd, which is a Tier 1 housing provider with nearly 700 properties managed across SA.

Wesley is an innovative leader with over 20 years of experience in a variety of strategic leadership roles. He has served in a variety of senior leadership roles across a number of organisations operating in sectors including professional services, education, retail, resources and industrial supply. His key skill areas include strategy, governance, leadership, finance, and business development.

Wesley is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA. He is also Chairperson of Teen Challenge SA.