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Sally Kubiak

Chief Executive

Sally Kubiak has almost 20 years’ experience in the human service sector primarily in the development of policy and the implementation of programs across Justice, Health, Housing and the NGO sector.

Sally previously worked at the AHO but left in 2014 to join the NGO sector, developing and implementing two consortium-based mental health services in Western Sydney. The two LikeMind sites were launched in January and October 2015.

Most recently Sally has been responsible for the coordination of the NSW Government engagement in Local Decision Making, a deliverable of OCHRE the NSW plan for Aboriginal Affairs. This work includes the development of policy, good governance principles and stewarding the collaboration between NSW Government agencies and Aboriginal Regional Alliances.

Sally returns to the AHO at an exciting time to lead, support and coordinate the work of the policy team, acknowledging that this work provides a framework for the organisation to achieve its vision and mission.

Simon Newport

Director, Strategic Finance & Asset Management

Simon Newport is a highly talented and experienced senior executive finance professional with significant expertise across the construction, infrastructure and development industries spanning over 20 years.

Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has demonstrated success within the private and public sector with specialist expertise in strategic financial and general leadership, contract and client negotiation, financial analysis and change management, Simon joined FACS in early 2013 as Director of Finance – AHO, working with the Executive Team, FACS and Treasury to provide strategic and operational support to deliver accountability and transparency to the AHO.

Simon is thrilled that he will be continuing the journey with the AHO. He is committed to the vision and reform strategy to further improve the lives of their stakeholders – the Aboriginal Tenants.

Nick Sabel

Director, Housing Client Services

Nick Sabel  is an experienced, respected and highly effective leader, who brings proven expertise at executive level as the CEO of Wentworth Community Housing where he instigated specific targets to house more Aboriginal people (including management of AHO-owned properties).

Having over 23 years’ experience of human services in both community and government sectors, Nick has extensive knowledge of the challenges faced by clients within social and community housing and has focused his career on driving opportunities to meet these challenges through improving levels of service and community engagement.

Nick brings a passionate, ethical and authentic approach to harnessing organisational capability and demonstrates a strong commitment to social justice and truly making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged sectors of the community. His goal is to continue to contribute as a strong player in the human services sector and deliver innovative solutions and opportunities to AHO clients that are aligned with the vision and strategy of the AHO.

Famey Williams

Director Policy, Programs and Design Innovation

Famey Williams is a proud Githabul woman (Mother’s country) and also has links to Gomeroi country through her Father. Raised on Gumbaynggirr country, Famey has been working across the human service sector for 16 years in roles primarily focused on improved service delivery for Aboriginal people and communities.

Famey is passionate about Aboriginal community control of Aboriginal services and understands that can appear as an oxymoron when working in Government. However, she is of the strong belief you need people on both sides to facilitate achievement of that goal.

Famey has been with the AHO for 15 months this September and is grateful to work alongside people committed to delivering strong results with Aboriginal people and communities.

Jacqueline Connelly

Director, Strategic Support

Emma Nicholson

Director, Aboriginal Housing Strategy

Emma is delighted to have joined the AHO, after watching its People Matter survey scores keep getting better and better.

Emma’s joined the AHO to work on implementing Strong Family, Strong Communities because of her experience setting up and leading the PMO, project planning and steering committees for the NDIS changes in FACS.

Emma has experience in policy, problem solving, and working on Cabinet and funding submissions and with Minister’s offices, especially in the areas of disability, housing, women, intergovernmental relations and people’s work and pay.