Frank is a highly skilled and experienced leader with specific expertise in governance coupled with an extensive executive management background in information technology and corporate services. His core skills are leadership and governance and these have been clearly demonstrated over many years.
Frank brings a passion for a just and equitable society and has committed himself over the past four decades to a range of NFP organisations in conjunction with a long corporate career at Senior Executive level. His focus has been on social justice issues and he has been deeply involved in areas of social housing, disadvantaged women and girls, community health, indigenous affairs and aged care.
Social Housing is also an area where Frank has a strong background, having Chaired HousingFirst from 2013 to 2020. During that time, HousingFirst has gone on to become one of the largest and most successful Community Housing organisations in Australia with over 2,000 housing units (current stock and existing projects) and additional project proposals for significant numbers of social housing units.
Frank was intimately involved in all governance aspects of the operation from bids to execution of contracts, delivery of stock and subsequent management of operations. He has very valuable insights to provide in this highly challenging area.
From a personal perspective, Frank and his wife also ran Family Group Homes over a number of years in the 1970’s and 1980’s giving him direct insight and experience of the issues facing young people in Out of Home Care. Frank also brings an absolute level of commitment to community as demonstrated by the range and longevity of his association with a diverse range of community organisations.