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Shane Hamilton

Chief Executive

Shane Hamilton is an Aboriginal man whose family are the Waka Waka people of the South Burnett region of Queensland, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the AHO.

Shane is an experienced leader and manager who prior to joining the AHO, was WA and SA State Manager of Community Housing Limited, a sizeable national community housing provider.

Shane has also worked as Social Housing Coordinator and General Manager for the Department of Housing WA, where he was responsible for delivering the National Building Stimulus. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Aboriginal Housing and Infrastructure Directorate in the same department.

Having begun his public service career in corrective services, Shane has held various management positions in correctional institutions across Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

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.

Sally Kubiak

Director – Policy, Programs and Design Innovation

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.

Patricia Oxford

Director - Strategic Support

Patricia Oxford is descendant of the Ngemba people from the north west of NSW, and grew up on the traditional lands of the Darug people in the Blue Mountains of NSW.

Patricia is a highly accomplished senior executive with strategic project manager and program development experience, leader and change maker with over 20 years of public and non-government sector experience. Patricia has a strong track record in achieving organisational results and leading significant human service programs, influencing transformational change.  Patricia has managed large culturally competent and multi-disciplinary teams responsible for; project and program management; business planning, performance monitoring and policy development and implementation.

Committed to the principles of self determination and advancing the socio economic position of Aboriginal people within contemporary Australian society, Patricia is skilled at creating and maintaining strong networks and stakeholder relationships by working collaboratively with community, government and the private sector.