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Board of Directors

We have a diverse skills-based Board of Directors from corporate, community, development and construction backgrounds. Our Board is actively involved in overseeing, monitoring and assessing the performance of the organisation and contributing to the development of strategic objectives. 

Meet our Board:

Paul Howlett

Board Chair

Paul has an engineering and construction background and over 40 years’ experience in executive management positions, advising governments and the private sector, and not-for-profit organisations. Paul brings a wealth of experience to the Board, particularly in the areas of devel-oping and advising on strategy, procurement and governance.

Rhonda Hawkins

Deputy Board Chair

Rhonda brings to the Board over three decades of experience working to create better academic opportunities for youth in Western Sydney. She is a strong advocate for social justice and gender equity and in 2015 was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to higher education. She held the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Strategy and Services) and University Provost at Western Sydney University from 1991 until her recent retirement.

Alan Zammit AM

Alan has a proven capacity to increase stakeholder value based on an executive career spanning 48 years in urban, regional and community development, with functional expertise in general management, finance, infrastructure delivery, property development, marketing and sales. Alan also has extensive experience as a professional non-executive director, Board Chair and Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committees spanning multiple sectors including property, fund management, education, health, government and not-for profit. 

Dr. Robert Lang

Robert brings to the Board a deep knowledge of and passion for Western Sydney, having previously held the roles of CEO of Parramatta City Council and Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Sydney School of Business. He is a former CEO of Pacific Power and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and holds a number of Board positions in the private industry, not for profits and government authorities. His expertise includes urban planning & placemaking, transformational change, strategic repositioning, restructuring, corporate governance, strategy, finance, technology, 
risk management, operations and human resources.

David Borger

David is director of the Western Sydney Business Chamber and has served as Minister for Western Sydney, Minister for Housing and Minister for Roads, as well as Assistant Minister for Transport in the NSW government. At 30, he became the youngest person to hold the office of Lord Mayor of Parramatta, where he served for three terms. As Housing Minister, he oversaw the construction of approximately 9,000 new social housing dwellings and championed major reforms to expand the
community housing sector in NSW. 

Kay Veitch

Kay brings more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership at Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines, and GWA Group Limited and she is presently principal at VeMo Consulting. Kay is a director
of Keep NSW Beautiful and ASPECT Studios and a former director of CARE Australia. Kay’s key areas of
expertise are organisational transformation, change leadership, commercial distribution and revenue

Natalie Walker

Natalie has more than 15 years’ experience across the government, not for profit, corporate and small business sectors in management and nonexecutive director roles. Natalie brings deep knowledge and expertise in social enterprise governance, leadership and operations, social policy design, impact investment and social impact creation. In 2012, Natalie was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence. Natalie is the director of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre and is on the National Australia Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Board. 

Andrea Galloway

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.