Southern Cross is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected members of the company. The Board comprises of up to eleven members. The Directors must have a high level of relevant expertise to be elected to the Board. The company’s day-to-day operations are managed by the Chief Executive Officer.
The Board has a Audit and Governance Committee & Development Committee who meet regularly, and other short term committees meet at short notice when required. Additionally, the tenant reference group is being established to advise the Board on policy development.
Nick was previously a Managing Director of STA Travel, directing STA’s international businesses in the US, Asia and Europe. Between 2007 and 2009 he managed a World Bank development project in Tonga, improving the sustainability of their airport infrastructure, before returning to Australia as CEO of Recreational Tourism Group. Nick became CEO of Wunan Foundation, based in the East Kimberley, providing educational employment and housing opportunities to local Indigenous communities.
A Board Member since 2001, Veronica was Treasurer from 2003-2005 and Vice-President/Deputy Chairperson since 2005. She is currently the President of Bay and Basin Financial Services (Sanctuary Point Branch of the Bendigo Bank). Veronica also holds Executive Board positions with other local community organisations including the Sanctuary Point Rural Fire Brigade, Shoalhaven Group of Unions and a number of other community organisations.
Anne has many years’ experience in the life of the local community and was a former Committee Member of Eurobodalla Community Housing. Anne currently provides pro-bono services for a variety of community organisations, including St Vincent de Paul and a not-for-profit organisation called “Muddy Puddles”, supporting children and families, impacted by disability.
Bob has been on the Board of Southern Cross Housing since 2007. He has an entrepreneurial and managerial background in tourism, training, education and human resources. He has previously been a Consultant/Facilitator in Business Development, Personal and Professional Effectiveness and has been involved in a number of community enterprises in the Shoalhaven. Semi-retired, Bob also plays a supporting role in his wife’s business.
Brian is the Manager of Energy and Sustainability, Shoalhaven Starches Pty. Ltd. (Manildra Group). Previously, he was Manager of Shoalhaven Starches. He is a Member of the Southern Children’s Care Advisory Group at the University of Wollongong and is a Board Member of the Australian Occupation Science Centre at the University. Brian is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Chartered Professional Engineer.
John is a Mental Health Advocate for the New South Wales Mental Health Service. He is the former Treasurer of Eurobodalla Community Housing and a previous Board Member for Eurobodalla PRA service.
John has been a Board Member since 2003. He has been the Auditor for many local community organisations such as the Women’s Refuge, Family support, as well as local pre-schools and churches. John has an Economics Degree, is a Chartered Accountant and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
June has been a Board Member since 2002. She is the former Chief Executive Officer of Australian National Lifeline and Lifeline South Coast. She is a Foundation member of the Nowra Neighbourhood Centre and has been a Marriage and Family Therapist for over ten years. June is also a Board member of Kemblawarra Child Care Centre and was the Chair of “Shoalcare” for two years.
Peter is a Councillor with Snowy River Shire Council. He was formerly the Chairperson of the Monaro Tenancy Scheme and is the former Director of Environmental Services of four Councils. He is also the Chairman of the Uniting Church Committee, Cooma. Peter is a qualified Building Surveyor, Town Planner and Health Surveyor.