Michelle Hooke

Non Executive Director
(from November 2021)

Finance, Audit and Risk (FAR) Committee

Michelle is an experienced administrator and non-executive director specialising in governance, strategy, risk, ICT strategy development and administration.

Michelle is a former Director of Girudala Community Cooperative Society (Bowen) – a National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH) registered community housing organisation. Prior to being appointed as a Director, she was their long-term Chief Executive Officer and held this role from 1996 to 2021 (25 years). As the Chief Executive Officer, she was responsible for implementing the strategic vision of the organisation and overall management of the organisation.

She is also a former Director of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC). QAIHC is the State peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Queensland. This previous experience governing an influential peak body, as well as his detailed knowledge of the direct relationship between poor housing and the causes of poor health is an asset to our Board and the organisation.

Michelle is focused on ensuring services help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people achieve self-determination. She believes that housing is the key to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and believes that the empowerment of Indigenous Community Housing Organisations is one first step towards achieving this.