Our Management Team

BHC has over 60 members of staff who work in specialised teams including Housing Management and Asset Services, Project Development, Business Development, Financial Services and Administration Services.

Our Management Team leads our larger staff team and is headed up by our CEO, Rebecca Oelkers.

 

Our Management Team

Rebecca Oelkers

Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Oelkers is  Chief Executive Officer  with BHC. Rebecca has worked in the field of community and affordable housing for the past 13 years undertaking a variety of affordable housing projects including the project management and  formation of the Gold Coast Housing Company for which she was the inaugural CEO. Rebecca was also instrumental in the set-up of Catalyst Affordable Housing partnering with LNG proponents to provide affordable housing in regional Queensland.  Rebecca has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts and has presented at National, State and Local housing forums on housing affordability issues.

Gina Pearson

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Prior to her appointment to BHCL in July 2019, Gina was a self employed Business Consultant and Executive Coach. Gina’s experience and expertise is in housing strategy, policy and practice; leadership development; governance and system reform; and business development/turnaround.  As CEO bric housing company between 2008 and 2019, Gina grew the business from 500 to over 1200 properties under management, developed new business opportunities and achieved registration as a Tier 2 provider.  She has also held Senior Executive positions in State and Local Government, established new business organisations including a wholly owned subsidiary and industry representative bodies. She is also an experienced Board Chair and Director having been President Australasian Housing Institute, and Chair of CHPs for Qld. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the Australia New Zealand School of Government.

Peter Garrone

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Peter Garrone is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary and brings 20 years of corporate finance, treasury, accounting, and commercial experience to BHC. Peter has worked both in Australia and overseas across multiple industries with a particular focus on the property development and engineering sectors (civil construction and mining services). In these roles he has successfully negotiated and raised corporate and project specific funding (equity, mezzanine, bank and bond) to facilitate business growth. Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.