New COO Simone Parsons

Bridge Housing is delighted to announce that Simone Parsons will assume the new role of Chief Operating Officer starting 29 January 2024.

CEO of Bridge Housing, Rebecca Pinkstone welcomed Simone’s appointment.

‘We are very excited to have Simone joining the Bridge Housing Team. Simone brings to the Chief Operating Officer role strong partnerships, deep housing knowledge and exceptional leadership capability. Together with our Board, Executive Team and staff, Simone will ensure Bridge Housing continues to grow and deliver quality services to our customers and communities.’

Simone brings a wealth of nuanced experience, particularly in domestic violence crisis accommodation, along with robust industry relationships forged over years as the Deputy CEO of Women’s Community Shelters (WCS). Her breadth of expertise spans community engagement to ESG, growth and advocacy.

Also newly appointed as Chair of Shelter NSW, Simone reflects on her new Bridge Housing role:

‘I am excited to work for an organisation that is aligned with my social justice, environmental and feminist values.  This role will allow me to contribute my leadership strengths and ambitions for social housing and the communities Bridge serves.’

Bridge Housing has worked extensively with WCS in expanding transitional and meanwhile use accommodation desperately needed to shelter victims of domestic and family violence.  Recent collaborations include a new core and cluster shelter on Sydney’s northern beaches.

The role will immerse Simone in all facets of Bridge Housing’s extensive housing and support service core business.  She will also be responsible for strategic steering of HomeGround Real Estate Sydney, Bridge Housing’s social enterprise agency that services ethical landlords and families seeking affordable rental accommodation.

Bridge Housing welcomes Simone to the team at a pivotal point in its trajectory.  2024 will progress game-changing projects such as Redfern Place and ESG culturally appropriate developments such as our Glebe project designed for Aboriginal women and children.  Bridge Housing will also build upon strategic collaborations with ethical investors and government bodies, including Housing Australia and the Land and Housing Corporation, to seed sustainable, diverse communities.

Always was and
always will be

Bridge Housing acknowledges that the land we live and work on always was and always will be Aboriginal land.