Alex has over 30 years’ experience in the property, construction and housing industry. He has held numerous Senior Executive and advisory positions in private, public, and not-for-profit organisations. The last 11 years has seen Alex work with Housing NSW and three large Community Housing Providers, prior to becoming CEO of Southern Cross Housing. As well as having a number of tertiary qualifications, Alex holds a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management and a Masters Degree in Property Development. Alex also holds “clerk of works” qualifications, is a licensed Builder and a Registered Certified Practicing Property Valuer. He has extensive knowledge of property portfolio planning, and NRSCH, having overseen the implementation of the accreditation at numerous CHPs.
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the Board of Southern Cross Housing and holds overall responsibility for the services, governance and growth of the organisation.
Hannah is the Executive Manager, Finance with over 8 years of experience in the social housing sector. Having worked her way through various operational and administration roles, she also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a Major in Accounting and a Minor in Business Law. Hannah’s extensive knowledge of the sector coupled with her detailed comprehension of the business at a granular level, makes her an integral member of the Executive team. Hannah’s key skillset is the ability to think strategically, lead the Finance Team, as well as develop detailed financial modelling for business future proofing and growth opportunities. Hannah has demonstrated her financial management expertise with recent large successful tenders and organisational mergers.
The Executive Manager, Finance reports directly to CEO and provides management and the Board with a clear and accurate view of the organisations financial state, current and future, to facilitate informed decision making and responsible use of financial resources. Hannah also serves as Southern Cross Housing’s Company Secretary.
Gary has held the Executive Manager Property Services position at Southern Cross Housing since 2007. Gary has also worked in building, facilities maintenance, assets and is a qualified carpenter. He has been instrumental in managing the maintenance and assets of Southern Cross Housing and ensuring over 1100 properties are maintained and inspected regularly.
He has over 25 years’ experience within the Shoalhaven building sector and holds strong relationships with local contractors. Gary has over 20 years’ of leadership and management experience and has strong project management skills including the successful implementation of many projects.
Eric has worked in operational and management positions for Southern Cross Housing for 13 years. He has experience working with clients from a range of backgrounds with a variety of needs including social housing tenants, crisis assistance, men and women’s refuge, domestic violence, youth, indigenous housing, disability services, mental health.
Eric has strong people management and liaison skills, which is demonstrated by his history with building rapport within the Shoalhaven and the local Indigenous communities.
Eric is passionate about providing services to Indigenous communities and providing safe and secure housing to those in need within the community. He regularly facilitates and attends meetings with local agencies to work in partnership to alleviate issues within the community.