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CEO and Group Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Galloway

Appointment: January 2012 
 

Andrea Galloway has been the CEO of Evolve Housing since September 2011 and in that time has overseen considerable growth of the organisation, professionalised the image and introduced a range of new services to residents and stakeholders. In 2014 Andrea was awarded the NSW State and National winner of the Telstra Business Women's Award for Innovation. She has over 25 years of executive management experience gained in strategic planning, business development and quality customer service delivery in both national and multinational commercial organisations. Andrea has held positions such as Asia-Pacific President of Spherion, Asia-Pacific CEO of Dutch ICT services and education firm Pink Roccade, Vice-President of Lucent Technologies Switching Solutions Group, CEO of AT&T Australia, Managing Director of AT&T’s carrier services and General Manager of AT&T Easylink Services in the South Pacific.

Andrea has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from National University in San Diego and is a graduate of the Executive Program from the University of Michigan. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), a Justice of the Peace and holds a Property Development and Real Estate License.

Andrea is also a member of the Board of Directors of Powerhousing Australia, Vice President of the Board of NSW Business Chamber – Western Sydney First and Member of the Advisory Board for The Salvation Army Australia – NSW, QLD & ACT. Andrea was appointed as a Commercial Member of the Board of Defence Housing Australia in November 2016 for a three year term. 

 

Group Executive Team (GET)

Our Group Executive Team (GET) encompasses a team of highly qualified professionals responsible for strategic leadership, contributing to strategy development, ensuring operational plan execution and the high level management of people and performance.

Chief Strategy Officer, Deputy CEO

Leonie King

Appointment: October 2016

Leonie brings extensive senior management experience across the housing, community care and disability sectors and has a passion and commitment to delivering affordable housing outcomes. 

Leonie’s experience includes service improvement, business strategy and planning, housing strategy, asset strategy, media, communications, stakeholder engagement and change management.

Leonie has held Executive Director positions across a number of roles in Government, managing significant capital programs to deliver social, affordable and specialist disability housing through Government and non Government delivery. Her focus over the past ten years has been on partnerships with the non government sector to deliver on Government priorities.

Leonie has delivered national reform in the community housing industry and has lead on devolution projects, transferring services and assets to the non government sector.

Leonie has a Bachelor of Business from UTS, is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has an Executive Masters in Public Administration from Sydney University (as part of the Australian School of Government).

 

General Manager - Developments Delivery

David Risbey
Appointment: February 2015
 

David Risbey is an extensively experienced and motivated forward thinking construction delivery executive with qualifications including a Bachelor of Building Degree with Honours, Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David has over 20 years professional experience in Sydney NSW, having previously worked for Grocon (15 years), Walker (1½ years) and Coleman & Fairburn (3½ years) in the roles of NSW State Construction Manager, Project Manager and Contracts Administrator and has successfully completed over $800M of construction projects including 110,000sqm NLA of CBD high rise commercial office space, over 700 CBD high rise residential apartments and approximately 35,000sqm of industrial complexes.

David’s skills include general management, project management, planning and programming, procurement management, contracts and cost management, design management, crisis management, and estimating / bid management.

David adds value to his projects and organisation through his strategic and cultural leadership, innovative and pragmatic approach, logistic / operational planning and buildability analysis, as well as his professional approach to stakeholder relationships.

 

General Manager - Governance and Legal

Hannah Myllyoja
Appointment: June 2017
 

Hanna is a highly experienced General Counsel and Company Secretary, having a total of over 25 years of professional experience including as a solicitor in private practice, to in-house counsel and company secretary roles in NFP and ASX listed environments, covering a range of industries across multiple jurisdictions, including risk, compliance and governance consulting services and solutions, electronic publishing and property information.

As a former Group General Counsel of as an ASX listed entity for over 14 years, including over 10 years as the entity’s Company Secretary, Hanna brings with her a wealth of expertise gained from years of regulator and key stakeholder engagement, a broad range of legal matters, commercial transactions as well as corporate governance and compliance management.

Hanna has a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales

 

General Manager - Corporate Services

Phillip Frost 
Appointment: May 2017
 

Phillip brings extensive senior management experience across Accounting, Corporate Governance, PPPs, Investment Banking, NFPs

Philip is qualified as a chartered accountant and has spent more than 25 years in the investment banking and finance industry delivering project and infrastructure finance and public/private partnership solutions. He has extensive experience in the financing of social and affordable housing projects.

Philip is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, with a strong interest in corporate governance principles.

 

General Manager - Resident Services

Mark Lenic
Appointment: November 2013
 
 

Mark brings over 23 years of experience from the NSW housing sector, including a great deal of operational management experience of Housing and Property Services  inclusive of contract management, resident management and asset planning. 

Previously, Mark was the General Manager of the Housing NSW Contact Centre in which he led a team of 230 staff, managing 125,000 properties and 1.5 million interactions through telephone, email and other communication channels, as well as handling over 350,000 work orders per year. In this role, Mark was successful in driving and securing, through a tender process, other projects for the contact centre.

Throughout the years Mark worked with Housing NSW, in the role of Technical Officer, Works Manager, Client Service Team Leader and Area Manager in Western Sydney and Senior Contract Manager in the asset management area.