Alice Spizzo

Alice joined the Board in mid 2008 and has held the position of Chairperson since 24 March 2014.

Alice brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role as Chairperson including managing risk, due diligence, governance and issues management.

Alice is a Director at Landerer & Company and specialises in planning, environmental and administrative law and advises government, corporates, NGO’s and universities on a range of issues including developing social and affordable housing.

Alice has diverse experience in government and the development industry as a lawyer, public policy adviser, executive and senior ministerial advisory including Chief of Staff to a NSW Minister for Health and Senior Policy Adviser to a NSW Minister for Urban Affairs, Planning and Housing.

Alice has a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Alice is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 



Jodie Blackledge

Jodie joined the Board in April 2010.

Jodie has over 20 years experience in corporate finance and strategy development in financial services, investment banking and chartered accounting environments and brings established skills in corporate finance, financial analysis, accounting, strategy and program management to the Board.  Jodie is the Chief Financial Officer of AUB Group Limited.

Jodie holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.



Tasha Burrell

Tasha joined the Board in November 2013.

Tasha is a property development professional with over 20 years experience in residential and commercial property development in Sydney. Tasha brings extensive experience in implementing large scale urban renewal, housing and infrastructure projects to the Board including an in-depth understanding of the development industry and Sydney property market.  Early in her career Tasha was a Project and Design Architect for a number of leading architectural firms, was Development Manager at St. Hilliers Property and currently holds the role of Program Director, Western Sydney at Urban Growth NSW.

Tasha has a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors program, Foundations of Directorship.



Anna Grutzner

Anna joined the Board in November 2013. 

Anna is a marketing communications specialist and brings over 20 years of experience working with government and not-for-profit organisations on major public policy and community initiatives.  Anna has worked with governments and providers on a range of community housing projects, including the development of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing.  Anna is principal of Just Anna, a consultancy focusing on issues of social justice and was a director and business owner of public relations firm Fenton Communications.  She is a former political journalist in the federal parliamentary press gallery. 

Anna has a BA (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.



Leanne Hillman

Leanne has been a Board member since March 2009.

Leanne has over 25 years experience in State Government and has extensive management and operational experience at a senior and executive level in the NSW Department of Community Services (now the Department of Family and Community Services). Leanne offers high level business planning, financial management and project management skills. Leanne represented WHC on the Board of BlueCHP Ltd until July 2016.

Leanne has an Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Social Studies.



Maree Girdler

Maree's appointment to the Board was effective 19 October 2015. 

With over 25 years' experience working in local government, Maree has extensive understanding of operational program development and management relating to a range of community and recreation programs and projects including affordable and social housing.

Maree has held various senior management positions at Waverley Council and was responsible for managing Council's planning and reporting obligations in a number of community areas. Maree brings to the Board skills in program design and delivery, governance and strategic planning.


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