We bring statewide perspectives, capability and cultural expertise to housing.

Our Leadership

Our leadership brings management, capability, housing and cultural expertise into our work. Our organisation is built on the understanding that improved outcomes come from improved collaborations. Our leadership is focused on working with others to create real change.

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Working Group (Housing Working Group) acts as the Interim Board and governs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland. They work closely with the Brisbane based Umpi Korumba Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Housing who auspice the funding to establish our organisation.

The Housing Working Group consists of volunteer Members from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Housing Organisations (ICHO’s) across Queensland. These Members were selected by ICHO’s at a Queensland Government ICHO Forum in Brisbane at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in March 2019. They are responsible for overseeing the establishment and registration of our organisation.

The Housing Working Group membership includes:

  • Mary Doctor, General Manager, Umpi Korumba Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Housing, Brisbane
  • Angelina Akee, Chairperson, A.B.I.S Community Cooperative Society Ltd, Townsville
  • Gary White, CEO, Goolburri Regional Housing Company, Dalby
  • Michelle Hooke, CEO, Girudala Community Cooperative Society Ltd, Bowen
  • Virginia Mayo, Director, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Welfare Services, Mt Isa
  • Glenis Grogan, CEO, Ngoonbi Community Services Indigenous Corporation, Kuranda
  • Charles Martin, Vice President, Torres Strait Co-Operative Society Ltd, Thursday Island

Mary Doctor and Angelina Akee are the current Co-Chairs of this organisation, and the remainder of the Housing Working Group will be Interim Directors. At the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland AGM, a Board of Directors will be elected to govern the organisation.

The Board will comprise of Directors that bring a diverse perspective to the Board, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing and accommodation support expertise, strategy, risk and performance knowledge. They will exercise independent judgement while reviewing and constructively challenging the performance of the organisations management so that it delivers outcomes and achieves its strategic vision.

We are the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing providers in Queensland.

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