United Housing is a not-for-profit organisation where members, as the key stakeholders have ultimate control over the governance of the Co-operative. Under the rules of the UHC’s Constitution and the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS)Regulatory Framework, members entrust responsibility for the governance of the co-operative to the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors consists of six Member Directors and two Independent Directors. Member Directors are elected from, and by, the Members at the Annual General Meeting, and two Independent Directors are appointed by the Member Directors. Committees are formed for the purpose of undertaking various specific organisational functions and are accountable to the Board. The rules of the Constitution describe the process for Members to nominate to become Board Members and process for conducting the election of a Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting.
The Board of Directors have responsibility for governance matters and to govern responsibly in accordance with Co-operative’s policies and principles. The Board must represent the interest of members and consult with members on policy changes and significant governance matters. The Board must ensure regular reporting to the members through various communication channels.
The Board of Directors delegate responsibility for the management of operational matters to the Chief Executive Officer who is accountable to the Board. The staff team currently consists of the Property manager, Tenancy & Property Co-ordinator, Finance Co-ordinator and Member Services & Administration Co-ordinator, accountable to the Chief Executive Officer.
Year of entry into the United Housing Co-op: 2010
Previously on the board with the portfolio:
2015-2019 Member Services Director: 4 years
Mission: To provide members with opportunities to:
- Upskill – to create better opportunities for self-improvement through a range of activities.
- Socialise – to nurture or create new relationships and connect with our community.
- Communicate – help members achieve their goals in regards to the direction of the co-op and facilitate avenues for innovative ideas to be bought to the membership for everyone to enjoy.
- Advocate – help to effectively communicate member issues and ideas to the board and/or staff.
My Motto: Kind, generous and thoughtful.
Cameron Bloye joined the United Housing Co-operative Ltd as the ‘Independent Director – Legal’ in 2020.
Cameron holds a Bachelor of Arts, Grad. Dip Legal Practice and a Juris Doctor (post-graduate law).
Mission: To help United Housing deliver high quality and affordable housing to its community.
Background: Cameron has been working as a lawyer in community legal centres since 2016, predominately working with clients with mental health issues and victims of family violence.
My Motto: Act with integrity, honesty and respect.
United Housing Co-operative Board member since 2014. Charted Accountant
- Building a strong team, working collaboratively and delivering results.
- To ensure high level of financial management and transparency.
- To work with the Board and management to grow the number of properties owned and managed by UHC.
- To ensure efficient, effective use of UHC financial resources.
My Motto: Working together to maximise outcomes.
Tracey entered the United Housing Co-op: 2016
Tracey was previously on the board with the portfolios: Member Services Director, Tenancy Director
Ayan entered the United Housing Co-op: 2021
Ayan became a Member of the UHC Board of Directors: 2023
Year of entry into the United Housing Co-op: 2016
Previously on the board with the portfolios: Member Services Director, Tenancy Director
Year of entry into the United Housing Co-op: 1998
Became a Member of the UHC Board of Directors: 2022