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Jody Broun

Chief Executive & Executive Director

Jody Broun joined FACS as Chief Executive of the Aboriginal Housing Office in November 2018.

Previously Jody held various senior positions in the government and not for profit sector including: Executive Director Aboriginal Housing and Infrastructure WA; Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment WA; Director General Department of Aboriginal Affairs NSW; and, Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First People.

Jody has been responsible for delivery of community and state wide policy and programs, developing and contributing to national policy reforms, and negotiating national and state government agreements.

Before joining FACS Jody was Director of NSW and ACT for Australian Red Cross for four and a half years. During this time Jody implemented strategies and delivered a range of programs to strengthen social participation for vulnerable individuals, families and communities

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.

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.

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 leads, supports and coordinates the work of the policy team, acknowledging that this work provides a framework for the organisation to achieve its vision and mission.

Gregory Davison

Director, Housing Client Services

Gregory Davison is the Director of Housing and Client Services for the Aboriginal Housing Office and is first and foremost a Wiradjuri man who originates from Cowra New South Wales. Throughout his 25 plus year career Greg has dedicated his time to improving Aboriginal community outcomes through the development, implementation of evidence based policies and programs in areas such as education, employment, health, custodial and criminal justice and child protection just to list a few. More recently he was the Director of the Oorala Education Centre at the University of New England where Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander student success in the higher education was his primary focus. Also he held a key role where he contributed to addressing the chronic health care, drug and alcohol as well as mental health needs of Aboriginal people who come in contact with the NSW Custodial system.

“I believe that the quality of housing, education and health outcomes experienced by our people is closely linked to the overall community wellbeing and that we all need to continually work towards creating stronger communities”

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.

Robert Macfarlane

Director, Strategic Support