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 David Cant.


Our Management Team

David Cant

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to commencing his position as CEO in 2002, David led the team that took the BHC proposal from initial feasibility to incorporation. David came to Queensland in 2000 after a successful career in the housing association sector in the UK of over 20 years. His position prior to coming to Queensland was as CEO of the New Islington and Hackney Housing Association, an organisation with over 6000 homes and 250 staff. David has a degree from Oxford University in Economics and Politics and a Masters degree in Town Planning from University College London.

Rebecca Oelkers

Chief Operations Officer

Rebecca Oelkers is Chief Operations 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.

Tim Lambert

Chief Development Officer

Our Chief Development Officer Tim Lambert has worked in the fields of Property and Asset Management for over 18 years. Tim has a particular focus on developing sustainable housing in the not for profit sector, that provides people with a home that is practical and affordable. Tim has worked with a number of private developers and within the property team at AMP Capital. Tim has a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Laws, majoring in Contract Law.

Peter Garrone

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Garrone is the Chief Financial Officer 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.