Bridge Housing directors have skills in a broad range of business, housing and development areas to assist them to make the best decisions on behalf of our Members.

Mark Turner

Chairman:

Mark Turner

BSc MRICS

Director since 2014

Skill Area: Property Development, Finance, Real Estate

Mark has more than 30 years experience in real estate funds management in Australia, the UK and Asia. During this time, Mark has held senior executive roles including the Head of Funds Management at DEXUS Property Group, Fund and asset management roles at Lend Lease and GPT as well as Chairman of an Asian property investment company. Mark is currently an Executive Director at EG Funds Management, based in Sydney. He graduated from the university of Portsmouth UK with a Bachelor of Science in Urban Land Administration, is a member of the RICS and a licensed real estate agent in NSW.

Gary Milligan

Chair Asset and Procurement Committee:

Gary Milligan

BSc BEng (Electrical) (Hons 1), Grad. Cert. Human Resource Development, MIVMA

Director since 2007

Skill Area: Asset Management

Gary has retired from a 40-year career as a professional engineer in the NSW Government where he contributed to the asset management of the state’s buildings and infrastructure in diverse roles encompassing policy, planning, evaluation, design, procurement and construction management. He is a trained Company Director with experience on the Boards of several community organisations.

Shirley Liew

Director:

Shirley Liew

BBus MBA Grad Dip Appl Finance. FCPA, FTIA, MIIA, FAICD

Director since 2009

Skill Area: Financial and Risk Management

Shirley is currently a professional non-executive director with various board directorships and chairs various risk, finance and audit committees. She is also a business owner of varied interests while leading Shirley Liew Probus Advisory Services, a strategic business building consulting and financial management advisory firm she co‐founded in 2011. She has more than 22 years experience in finance, assurance, risk and business advisory, and held practice lead partner roles in major chartered accountancy firms. Shirley is also Chair and Board Director- Outset Group (Ambertiles Australia) Pty Limited.

Dick Persson

Director:

Dick Persson AM

AM BA FAIM FAPI

Director since 2009

Skill Area: Housing policy, Planning and Local Government; Capital Works procurement, Management and Government Administration; Mediation

Member: HR, Nominations and Marketing Committee

Dick is an experienced senior public servant, and is currently administrator for the newly-formed Northern Beaches Council. He has held director general positions in Queensland and NSW (in 1989 and 2003 respectively) including for the Queensland Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning; the Queensland Department of Health; and the NSW Department of Public Works and Services. Dick was Director of the 1997–98 National Housing Policy Review for the Federal Government. Dick has held a number of senior Board positions, including the Chair of Central Sydney Health Service, the Chair of Healthquest and the Chair of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

Carolyn Scobie

Director:

Carolyn Scobie

M.A. (Japanese) B.A./LL.B. Grad Dip CSP GAICD

Director since 2015

Skill Area: Legal

Carolyn is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of QBE Insurance Group. Carolyn has over 25 years of legal experience in corporate and commercial property areas, including prior to Goodman three years within the legal profession and six years as in-house Counsel with the Japanese construction company, Kumagai Australia Group. She is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Director:

Graham Monk

BComm (Hons), FCPA, MAICD

Director since 2016

Skill Area: Finance, Real Estate and Funds Management

Chair: Finance Risk and Audit Committee

Graham has accumulated 40 years of financial and commercial experience, having worked for CSR, Lend Lease, Lion Nathan and Investa Property Group. He has extensive experience in property investment, management and development as well as strategic planning, mergers and acquisition. Until May 2009, he was the Finance Director of Investa Property Group, a diversified property group and one of the largest owners of commercial offices in Australia with assets valued at more than $6 billion. He now works as a non-executive director sitting on the boards of Tenix Group (engineering and technology solutions), 151 Property Core Plus Management (unlisted wholesale investment fund that owned in excess of $0.5 billion commercial assets) and Arcadia Funds Management (institutional investment management and advisory business). Graham also provides consulting services to a range of organisations including Westpac (on property matters) and Avid Property Group (a property developer with estimated project values 0f $3 billion).

Director:

Jill Hannaford

BappSc (AppEcG) (Hons 1), MUrb&RegPlg

Director since 2018

Skill Area: Community and stakeholder engagement, social sustainability

Jill is a social scientist who is passionate about diversity and social equity. Jill leads the Technical Communities of Practice at global professional services firm GHD, where she has worked for the past 25 years.

She is responsible for collaboration and the pursuit of technical excellence across the broad range of infrastructure sectors. Jill is responsible for GHD’s Reconciliation Action Plan. She co-founded IAP2 in Australia in the 1990s and has strong community engagement expertise.

Jill is a founding corporate partner of CareerTrackers; an Indigenous internship program and has worked very closely with CareerSeekers; an organisation that provides internships for refugee and asylum seeker professionals. She is a leader of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and in community organizations. She has guided change at GHD and in the infrastructure sector.

Lynne Ready

Director:

Lynne Ready

AICD Grad, MMan, GDipPA, BSocWk, DipPM, CertIV TAE

Director since 2018

Skill Area: Public policy, Management

Lynne has wide-ranging executive level experience in public policy and service delivery management for disability residential services, child protection, residential and respite services for children, and social housing.

Lynne is currently Child and Family Manager at YMCA NSW, where she develops and manages innovative child and family programs. She was previously a Director of large residential centres and specialist supported living in Ageing and Disability at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. Lynne is also a former Director of the NSW Office of Community Housing and Area Manager for Public Housing.