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Link Wentworth is one of the largest community housing providers in Australia, managing approximately 6,400 homes with around 10,000 residents and 200 staff. Link Wentworth is committed to providing more homes and delivering better services to enable a brighter future for people facing housing stress and homelessness.
Using decades of community driven experience, our work engages the full spectrum of housing needs from homelessness services, to social, disability and affordable housing. We also provide support services to help people sustain their tenancies, strengthen their lives and participate fully in their communities. We are one of the few housing providers in NSW to provide support services for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Our Values drive what we do at Link Wentworth. They are: Customer Focus: Our customers are at the heart of everything we do
Compassion: We genuinely care for each other and everyone we work with
Integrity: We are committed to safety, honesty and accountability
Respect: We value everyone we engage with and treat them fairly and equitably
Ambition: We have the courage to lead and help drive positive social change
Our Values drive what we do at Link Wentworth. They are:
Our mission is to provide more homes and deliver better services to enable a brighter future for people facing housing stress and homelessness.
Formed in 1984, Link Housing provided safe and affordable housing to people on a low income, those with a disability, and those in need of urgent housing. With a vision to enhance lives through community housing, Link Housing has been committed to working with partners to provide affordable homes that strengthen lives and communities.
Wentworth Community Housing was established in 1996 through the amalgamation of three housing providers in the Blue Mountains, Penrith and the Hawkesbury areas. Wentworth’s services reached across the full spectrum of housing need from homelessness services to social and affordable housing options, as well as innovative housing initiatives and community projects. In January 2020, Wentworth acquired Lithgow Community Housing, expanding its footprint beyond the Blue Mountains.
Link Wentworth is governed by a Board comprising an Independent Chair, five existing Board Members from Link Housing and five existing Board Members from Wentworth.
Mike Allen (PSM) is the Independent Chair. Mike is a respected industry leader, independent housing advisor and former Chief Executive of Housing NSW with over 30 years of experience in social housing management.
Andrew McAnulty (former CEO of Link Housing) has been appointed CEO of Link Wentworth. Andrew brings a wealth of experience, including 30 years in the housing sector in Australia and the UK.
Anyone with an interest in the work we do, such as tenants, support providers and business providers, can become a member of Link Wentworth.
As a member of the company, you’re kept informed of significant events, and can participate and vote in general meetings as well as the Annual General Meeting.
Please complete the membership application form and return it to Link Wentworth.
As a member you must also abide by our Constitution.
We will advocate for inclusive and forward-thinking housing policy that will deliver a range of solutions to meet the current and future demand of all Australians.
Mike Allen is a respected industry leader, independent housing advisor and former Chief Executive Officer of Housing NSW. He has more than 30 years of experience in social housing management and asset services, homelessness, and community and Aboriginal housing. In 2011 he was awarded the Public Service Medal in recognition of his outstanding and meritorious services to the community and for his strong commitment to the values and principles of social housing. Mike holds a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management; and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a Life Member Australasian Housing Institute.
Aimee is an experienced IT leader who is passionate about enabling business strategy through technology. She has over 17 years of experience in professional services, including IT strategy and program delivery, management consulting and financial audit. Aimee holds a Bachelor of Business; and is Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andrew has more than 35 years of experience in property. This includes 14 years at Lend Lease in property development roles. In 2005, Andrew co-founded Greengate to provide quality care-based housing for the elderly. He remains a Non-Executive Director of Greengate. Andrew currently holds an executive role with Keppel Capital, a Singaporean property and infrastructure fund manager, and is a Director on a joint venture board with Australian Unity. In 2012 he initiated community group Support Lindfield with other locals to create a new heart for the area. Andrew holds Built Environment and Architecture Degrees; and is a Registered Architect and Licenced Real Estate Agent (QLD, NSW).
Belinda is the founding director of 9Springs, a privately held property investment, development advisory group. Belinda’s experience varies from managing complex commercial real estate transactions to being responsible for portfolios and the delivery of transformative projects across the Australian eastern seaboard. Belinda holds a Master of Property Development, NSW Real Estate License (Class 1); and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Brodie is a retired senior public servant formerly with Housing NSW and the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS). He was General Manager for Southern and Western Region in Housing NSW for six years. His latest role prior to retirement was Interim District Director FACS Nepean Blue Mountains. Brodie has a Graduate Certificate in Housing Management and Policy; and is a Member of the Australasian Housing Institute (AHI) and Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Dianne Jackson is an experienced advisor, executive director, and leader in the social sector. She has held several national CEO roles focused on improving the lives of disadvantaged children, and was formally Associate Professor and Director of Strategic Collaborations at Charles Sturt University. Dianne has a keen interest in the social determinants of health and education, and the role of place-based approaches in achieving better outcomes for children and their families. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy – Education/Social Science, Bachelor of Social Science (Hons First Class), Bachelor of Teaching; and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Diane is also an Adjunct Professor of the TeEACH (Transforming Early Education and Child Health) Research Centre at Western Sydney University.
Ken is an independent consultant assisting businesses to improve the return on investment in their human capital. Previously Ken held general management roles in municipal councils, senior positions in leading community services teams, and human resources and senior executive roles in companies and management consulting firms. His experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors is extensive and he provides specific expertise in the areas of human resources management, strategy development and community networks. Ken holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Business; and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kerry is Chief Executive Officer of Blacktown City Council where he leads a team of 2,100 staff with an annual budget of more than $800M. He is the Deputy Chairman of Civic Risk Mutual Limited and of Blacktown Venue Management Limited. He is a Director of Civic Risk Insurance Limited (Guernsey) and is a Member of the University of New South Wales’ City Futures Research Centre advisory panel. Kerry has over 30 years of experience in the property industry having held senior roles in corporations and Government and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark is the Executive General Manager – Governance, Risk and Compliance for RSL LifeCare Limited, an Australian top 100 provider of Aged Care across NSW and the ACT. Mark has previously worked with Coca-Cola, Reckitt and Colman, Victa Lawncare and Medical Australia Limited. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia.
Nirmal is the Chair of Campbell Page Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd, Have a Voice Pty Ltd and Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia. Prior director appointments include Non-Executive Director of Eureka Group Holdings Ltd, Ku-ring-gai Financial Services Ltd and Council of the Aging NSW Inc. He is also an Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committee for the Property Group of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Chair of the Compliance and Risk Committee of Gleneagles Asset Management Ltd. Nirmal has over 35 years executive experience as Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer of both listed and unlisted companies covering operations in Australia and overseas and over 13 years board and corporate advisory services experience. Nirmal has a Master of Commerce (Business Management) degree from UNSW and is a Fellow of the following professional bodies: Australian Institute of Directors, Governance Institute of Australia, Chartered Accountant ANZ and CPA Australia.
Simon is the owner and principal of ABSA Corporate Advisory, a corporate finance/M&A advisory and transaction and investment banking business and a private real estate
development business. He is also a director at Blue Mount Capital. He has been a director of ANZ Investment Bank (Business Sales and Acquisitions), Westpac Business Bank Succession Services, and Group General Manager and Director of a real estate development and asset management group of companies.
Simon is qualified in Law with a Graduate Diploma in Labour Law, a Master of Business Administration, a real estate license and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Management. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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 25 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. Andrew was elected to the CHIA NSW Board in December 2022.
With a career in social housing spanning over 20 years, Margaret has held a series of executive management roles in Housing NSW and then Family and Community Services. She has led major initiatives in community and estate regeneration in some of Sydney’s most disadvantaged communities. Her earlier work experiences in the fields of homelessness, domestic violence and drug and alcohol support services have led her to understand the profound importance of stable and affordable housing. This, she believes is both a fundamental human right and a foundation on which people can rebuild their lives and reach out to opportunities.
George has over 25 years' experience in finance across the private and public sectors with senior roles in finance, enterprise risk, operations, business development and corporate strategy. He is passionate about creating inclusive communities where both safety and opportunity are available to everyone in our society. As a C-level executive he has played key leadership roles in major transformation programs and created organisational cultures that support teams to achieve their very best. George holds a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Administration and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.
Sean has delivered social, affordable and market-rate housing outcomes for more than 15 years. With a background in end-to-end property development and asset management, Sean has held senior roles in the government and not-for-profit sectors in the New York metropolitan area and Greater Sydney. He has extensive knowledge of Government and Community Housing and expertise in delivering collaborative housing outcomes across all sectors. Sean has a Bachelor in Financial Management and a Masters in Real Estate Development.
Denise’s career in Human Resources (HR) spans more than 17 years. Her expertise
includes staff recruitment, selection, induction, administration of HR programs, implementation of tools and systems and the management of performance appraisals and the salary review process. Denise has also developed and implemented employee initiatives including staff rewards and health and wellbeing programs. Her previous roles include Human Resources Associate at Hartmann ANZ and Human Resources Advisor for Link Housing.
Passionate about driving results for communities through collaboration, partnerships and relationships, Eva has worked for over 25 years in the community services industry covering a wide range of areas including communications, advocacy, social research and project management. Eva has a Bachelor of Arts, Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and is completing a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research.
Nicole is an experienced professional in the housing and property development industry having worked 25 years in; government, the private sector, not for profit organisations and for the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). Nicole in her role in government led several housing diversity and affordability demonstration projects, and most recently established and led a specialist team within the NSW Government that developed a process and pipeline for the delivery of affordable housing projects in partnership with the Community Housing sector.
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Link Wentworth wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which we work and pay our respect to the Elders both past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.