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South Australian Housing Authority

The newly formed South Australian Housing Authority (the Authority) is a statutory authority that will lead major reform of the housing sector.  The Authority will facilitate a change in the way government works with the sector and social services, to create a modern multi-provider housing system in South Australia.  The Authority manages over $10b in assets, provides housing and support for 60,000 public housing tenants and assists 25,000 people a year in private rental, making a significant difference to lives of South Australians.  A further 20,000 people are assisted through the homelessness support service network of providers.  The Authority also creates new affordable housing support for rental and home purchase and oversees regulation of the community housing sector.

Reporting directly to the Authority Board through the Chair, the CE will be responsible for leading major reform of the housing sector.  This role will also have the additional responsibility to assist the South Australian Minister for Human Services.

This position will implement a new focus, structure and model for the Authority driven from its Board.  The CE will bring a fresh approach and agile reform mindset, to work in partnership with the sector to develop a shared understanding, responsibility and ownership of the complex housing and homelessness challenges facing the State, ultimately resulting in better outcomes for customers.  The CE will develop a performance framework and deliver improved customer services, asset management and drive new supply in social and affordable housing.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified and highly experienced executives who can demonstrate both a successful track record of dynamic leadership in a comparable reform driven domain and an outstanding reputation for developing and fostering effective relationships and partnerships.  Amongst the higher level attributes sought are innovative thinking, diplomacy, credibility, vision, strong influencing and advocacy capabilities, and commercial and political acumen.  An understanding of the housing system will be highly regarded. Most important is a genuine passion for the State, the sector and the diverse portfolio the Authority services.

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.



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