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Link Wentworth

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02 4726 5500

About

Who we are

Our Mission

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 mission is to provide more homes and deliver better services to enable a brighter future for people facing housing stress and homelessness.

Our History

A strong track record

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.

Our Governance

Experienced leadership

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.

Become a member

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.

  1. Applicants must be put forward (and seconded) by an existing member.
  2. You must then provide written consent to become a member of the company.
  3. Your application will then be assessed by the Board of Directors.

As a member you must also abide by our Constitution.  

A patch of green grass surrounded by buildings

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.

Our Board

Mike Allen is a respected industry leader, independent housing advisor and former CEO of Housing NSW. He has more than 40 years’ 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; 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.

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Mike Allen PSM

Chair

Aimee is an experienced IT leader who is passionate about enabling business strategy through technology. She has over 19 years of experience in professional services, including IT strategy and program delivery, management consulting and financial audit. Aimee holds a Bachelor of Business; a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting and is Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Aimee

Aimee Lindfield

Director

Andrew has 40 years of experience in various property sectors. 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. Over the past four years, Andrew held an executive role with Keppel Capital, a Singaporean listed conglomerate He recently co-founded Bluepoint which will focus on energy transition investments. 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 (Qld, NSW) and Licenced Real Estate Agent (NSW).

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Andrew Sweeney

Director

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.

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Belinda Bentley

Director

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.

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Brodie Druett

Director

Dr Dianne Jackson is the CEO of Key Assets Australia, a national child and family organisation providing services that include out of home care, intensive family support, family preservation, early intervention and disability services. Dianne is an experienced advisor and leader in the social sector. She has held several national CEO roles focussed on improving the lives of disadvantaged children and families. Dianne has a keen interest in the social determinants of health and education, and the critical role that housing plays in determining positive outcomes. Dianne is also an Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University where she chairs the external advisory board of TeEACH (Transforming Early Education and Child Health), a research centre focussed on integrated and holistic approaches across health and education. 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. Dianne is also currently completing a postgraduate executive certificate in Not-For-Profit Management and Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy Business School.

Dianne

Dr Dianne Jackson

Director

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.

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Ken Gilbert

Director

Kerry is Chief Executive Officer of Blacktown City Council where he leads a team of 2,200 staff with an annual budget of more than $800M. He is the Deputy Chair of Civic Risk Mutual Limited and of Blacktown Venue Management Limited. He is a Director of Civic Risk Insurance Limited (Guernsey). He is Chair of the Greater Sydney Heat Taskforce 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. In 2023 he was awarded the prestigious Western Sydney Champion 2023 Award by the Committee for Sydney.

Kerry

Kerry Robinson OAM

Director

Mark consults on Governance and Risk and sits on the Board of the Australian Psychology Society. Mark has previously worked for RSL LifeCare as the Executive General Manager – Governance, Risk and Compliance, Reckitt and Colman, Coca- Cola and ASX listed Medical Australia Limited. Mark is a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia.

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Mark McEnallay

Director

Nirmal is a Non-Executive Director of National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd, Chair of Audit & Risk Committee for Property & Place Group, NSW Department of Planning & Environment, Chair of Compliance & Risk Committee for Gleneagles Asset Management Ltd and Independent Member for Audit & Risk Committee for NSW Greater Cities Commission. He recently retired as Chair of Campbell Page Ltd and prior director appointments include Non-Executive Director of Have A voice Pty Ltd, Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia Ltd, Eureka Group Holdings Ltd, Ku-ring-gai Financial Services Ltd and Council of the Aging (NSW) Inc.

Nirmal

Nirmal Hansra

Director

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.

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Simon Maughan Wright

Director

Executive Team

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 30 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 deliver mixed tenure housing and place based urban renewal outcomes which create places for people to thrive.

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Andrew McAnulty

Chief Executive Officer

With over 25 years in social housing, Margaret has led operational service delivery and key initiatives in community and estate regeneration during her executive roles in the NSW Government. Her past work in homelessness, domestic violence, and substance abuse support has underscored the vital role of stable, affordable housing as a fundamental right. Margaret holds a Social Sciences degree, a Real Estate license, and is a passionate advocate for the community housing sector's important role in advocating for and delivering more social housing while improving lives.

Margaret

Margaret Maljkovic

Chief Customer Officer

George has over 25 years experience across the private and public sectors with senior roles in finance, enterprise risk, sales, 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 shaped customer centric organisational cultures enabling 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.

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George Bogdanovic

Chief Financial Officer

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 USA and Australia. 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.

Sean

Sean Carty

Chief Property Officer

With over two decades of experience in Human Resources (HR), Denise has demonstrated proficiency in various areas of HR management. Her extensive expertise encompasses team leadership, devising comprehensive people and culture strategies, strategic workforce planning, and optimizing organisational structures. Denise has experience in harmonising workforce terms and conditions post-mergers, contributing to tender writing processes, and implementing employee well-being initiatives. Her diverse career spans both corporate and non-profit sectors, providing her with a comprehensive understanding of HR dynamics across different industries.

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Denise McGrath

Chief People & Culture Officer

Passionate about driving results for communities through collaboration, partnerships and relationships, Eva has worked for over 30 years in the community services industry, covering a wide range of areas including communications, advocacy, social research and project management. She has established and managed communications teams and led the transformation of several not-for-profit organisations through rebranding initiatives. Eva has a Bachelor of Arts, Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and is completing a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research.

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Eva Gerencer

Chief Communications Officer

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. Most recently she 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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Nicole Woodrow

Chief Growth & Innovation Officer