CENTACARE HOUSING BOARD PROFILES:

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Dan McGlade

Chairperson

Dan is a practising principal Lawyer and accredited specialist in Personal Injury Law. He served on the Centacare Catholic Diocese of Ballarat board from 2008 to 2015.

In 2016 the Centacare Housing Incorporated Board was formed and Dan was appointed as Chairperson.

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Tony Godfrey

Director

Tony holds extensive experience in accounting and business management working as a partner in an accounting practice for over ten years, business manager for Catholic Secondary Colleges for over eight years and Business Development Manager for the Catholic Dioceses of Ballarat for seven years.

Tony’s experience extends to Manager of the Catholic Development Fund, Director of Finance and Corporate Services at St John of God Health Care and being involved as an Executive and Board Support for North Ballarat Football & Sports Club.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Business, Masters in Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Catholic Culture. He is also a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

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Hal Bisset

Director

Hal has been a leading figure in the social housing sector for over 30 years including founding Ecumenical Housing in 1985 and being the CEO for over 18 years.

He was Chairperson of the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program and a member of the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee on Housing in the 1990s.

Hal has served as a Director of the Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute and the Australian Institute for Health & Welfare and as Chairperson of the Community Housing Federation of Australia and the National Community Housing Forum.

In 2004 he established Ward Bisset Consulting through which he has provided housing policy and project development advice to all levels of government and numerous community housing organisations.

Over the last 6 years he has been a partner and Executive Director of Affordable Housing Solutions. In 2012-2013 he served as the CEO of the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company.

Hal is a member of the Australasian Housing Institute. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1992 and recognised for his contribution to social housing with a Centenary Medal in 2001 and investiture as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005.

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Kathleen Neale

Director

Kathleen is a practicing Property and Commercial Lawyer at Hardwood Andrews, Ballarat and brings expertise in running property and commercial files to the Centacare Housing Board.

Kathleen is heavily involved in the Ballarat community, actively participating in Commerce Ballarat, The Young Professionals Network, Emerging Professionals, Ballarat Business Women and is a mentor for Runway Ballarat.

Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and Policy Studies, along with a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Practical Training Course).

Kathleen was appointed to the Centacare Housing Service Board in February 2019.