Coming from a diversity of backgrounds the Board of Directors and Management of Jacaranda Housing are committed to providing safe, secure and affordable housing for Queenslanders.
Your Board of Directors
As leaders in their industry, our Board members support Jacaranda Housing through their expert knowledge in the fields of housing access, affordability, business, community and inclusion.
Jacaranda is beginning an exciting period of growth, aimed at a robust financial future through implementing the Board approved Five-Year Growth Strategy in line with the DHPW ‘Partnering for Growth with the community housing sector.’
Adrian has committed his entire working life to helping others.
He is the Executive Director of National Shelter, Australia’s key NGO advocating ways to improve housing affordability and end homelessness with a 40-year history in the community sector, including housing, homelessness, welfare, and youth peak bodies in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, Queensland and nationally.
As a member of the Affordable Housing Summit Group, Adrian was instrumental to developing the National Affordable Housing Agreement and NRAS.
Throughout his career he has been a trusted advisor to all levels of government on housing, homelessness and youth affairs serving as the Deputy Chair of Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Accomodation Association.
He has also worked for Shelter NSW and the Australian Youth Policy and Action Association.
Adrian has a Graduate Certificate in Community Management (UTS) and is Chair of Jacaranda Housing’s Constitutional Change Committee.
With more than 20 years helping others through her work with the Australian Government, Jacaranda Housing is honoured to have Pam Britton as one of their member-elected Tenant Directors.
Having joined the New Farm Housing Co-Op (NFHC) over 25 years ago Pam understands the importance of social and community housing and is passionate about ensuring Jacaranda Housing can continue to provide better homes for people most in need.
With her common-sense approach and real-life experience, Pam provides a strong voice for Jacaranda Housing tenants and ensures their voices are heard at the highest levels.
Actively involved in many of Jacaranda Housing’s programs, Pam loves talking to other tenants and members about how Jacaranda Housing can continue to improve and provide support where needed.
Pam has completed governance training in Board Matters through QShelter and is a member of the Jacaranda Housing Audit Committee and Constitutional Change Committee.
Sharon is a passionate advocate for Jacaranda Housing and all aspects of social housing.
For more than 20 years, she has committed her life to social housing, working for various organisations, including Brisbane Housing Company, the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works, and St Vincent de Paul.
She has a Certificate in Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.
Sharon is also the Chair of the Governance and Renumeration Committee.
Dr Jacquelyn King has extensive experience as a Chartered Accountant, nationally and internationally, and currently holds a Senior Executive role within the Queensland Government.
She has substantial experience in both the Government and private sectors in the legislative and policy spheres and has particular skills in governance frameworks.
Dr King has represented organisations and served on Boards and Committees within Queensland and nationally and has vast experience working with stakeholders, specifically on contentious issues.
She brings a wealth of experience in many fields and a qualified Veterinary Surgeon with a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine. She also has qualifications as a Chartered Accountant with an MBA and comprehensive business and financial management experience.
Beginning his career with international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shane has extensive experience in the real estate and finance industries having worked in senior finance roles with ASX listed and private property businesses.
As the Chief Financial Officer for Stockwell, a Brisbane-based privately owned property group, Shane is responsible for all financial affairs of the business, including strategic financial planning, project feasibility development, sourcing of capital and debt, reporting, and meeting all statutory obligations.
As someone committed to supporting the not-for-profit sector and community-based organisations, Shane is also on the Board of the Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club where he also serves as Treasurer, managing an annual budget of over $1.5 million. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for a private foundation established for the purpose of providing support to children and young people in need.
He holds a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology and is a Chartered Accountant.
Chris’s current professional role is with the not-for-profit organisation, National Heart Foundation of Australia, as the Head of Legal and Company Secretary.
Within this role, he is responsible for ensuring legal, risk, and governance compliance throughout Australia.
With prior experience as a Non-Executive Director for various not-for-profit companies, having a deep understanding of the board’s strategic importance in supporting and driving organisation and strategic success.
This combined experience has allowed a proven track record in developing governance and risk frameworks, regulatory compliance and policy platforms, leading fundamental organisational change, and driving strategic priorities.
He is a qualified lawyer in Australia and England and Wales. He is also a qualified Company Secretary, Nationally Accredited Mediator, and Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
Chris has a Master of Laws Degree, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Bachelor of Business. He is currently completing the Director’s Course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chris is a member of the Governance and Remuneration Committee.
Shane previously volunteered on the Board of Jacaranda Housing for three years from 2011 to 2014.
As a Board member, he has applied many of his valuable skills from his time serving his country in the Defence Force as a Military Police Officer.
He is experienced in investigations, time management, and dealing with difficult situations.
Before joining the Jacaranda Board, from 2003 to 2004, Shane was a member and tenant of the New Farm Housing Co-operative.
He held the position of Chair for a period while volunteering to the New Farm Board.
He is also experienced in lobbying for people’s rights at risk in the community at various levels of Government right through to the Ministerial level.
Shane is a member of the Constitutional Change Committee.
Frances is the State Manager of Community Housing Limited and has worked in housing services for 34 years within various organisations, including large government departments to small specialised housing providers.
She is accomplished in all areas specialising in Housing Management, Asset Management, Housing Support, Community Development, Housing Renewal, and Property Development.
She studied housing at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and graduated in 1996. In January 2013, she completed via distance learning through the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, a Master’s Degree in Property Development.
Frances has represented the housing sector on government policy into homelessness in Scotland and took a lead role in developing other key housing initiatives, including urban regeneration and stock transfers.
In Australia, Frances has represented the Community Housing Sector in several forums, including the Queensland Housing Assistance Forum with the Housing Minister.
She is an accredited member of the Australasian Housing Institute, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Director on the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA Queensland) Board.
A qualified accountant and experienced manager of people and business with over 20 years’, Andrew has worked with with private schools, large tertiary hospitals, public services, ASX listed companies, aviation, privately owned companies and for-purpose community organisations.
He has held roles of an operational and strategic nature and lead teams of up 25 in delivering a range of corporate functions and business improvements.
Throughout his career Andrew has assisted many organisations embrace technology to achieve program efficiency, stronger workforce engagement and improved operational outcomes.
Andrew is currently the Financial Controller for a large charity where he has lead process and system improvements and the finance area, developing the practices, policy and a culture of good financial management and governance practice.
Growing up in public housing in a rural town in NSW, Andrew is a strong advocate for ensuring those in need can have a safe and secure home that will allow them to succeed.
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Business Management with a double Major in Real estate Development and Marketing and a Certificate IV in Property Services.
His professional career has focused on residential property development, with over $50 million in projects (Gross Realisation) developed over the past eight years.
Besides, Aaron’s current role as Managing Director of the Charles Knight Group sees him responsible for cash flow forecasting of organisational goals and revenue targets, monitoring and reconciling accounts, and regular review of organisational expenses.
Having grown up in Sydney’s housing commission, he desires to ensure that all people in society can access affordable housing where necessary.
Katherine is an experienced property professional who has worked in Retail, Commercial, and Residential Property development for the past 14 years.
Having trained as a Town Planner, she has a strong and ongoing interest in evolving our urban footprint. This interest extends to how urban development interacts and engages with all sectors of society.
Understanding the structures of existing communities and how those communities adjust to change has long been a drive for her community engagement.
Attention to detail while keeping the big picture in focus has been the hallmark of her career progression. Along with her engagement with local authorities and the Queensland Government, she ensures she understands how to navigate competing agendas to produce win-win outcomes.
Katherine is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
George has been involved in community housing for 30 years and served as a Director on the New Farm Housing Co-operative Board for over ten years.
He has worked with not-for-profit organisations for more than four decades in various roles, including youth leadership, drug and alcohol counselling, and long-term unemployment.
George has completed training with the Governance Institute of Australia- Certificate in Governance and is a member of the Audit and Risk, Governance, and Remuneration Committees.
Since joining Jacaranda Housing in 2017, Lizz has been instrumental in driving cultural change and stability within the organisation.
A trusted leader, Lizz spent many years working in remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory where she was widely respected for her work in developing strong connections with Traditional Owners, ensuring their cultural protocols and needs were always considered. She also worked tirelessly to improve housing options in remote communities.
Outside of work, Lizz is passionate about staying active to ensure strong mental health.
Joining the team in 2016 as Finance Manager, Lynette Piotrkowski is focussed on ensuring Jacaranda Housing has the financial security to ensure it can meet the needs of its tenants and continue to grow so it can provide safe, secure and affordable housing for Queensland families in need.
A passionate believer in stronger communities, Lynnette regularly volunteers for her local Parents and Citizens Association where she assists with fundraisers and community-based events.