ABOUT US
MANAGEMENT

Management

Debbie Georgopoulos
Chief Executive Officer


Debbie@womenshousingcompany.org
Debbie joined the Women's Housing Company in April 2017 and is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the organisation to develop, deliver, expand and continuously improve services. Debbie brings over two decades of public policy and program experience from government and non-government organisations, including senior roles in the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Mission Australia. Whilst at FACS, she held roles responsible for Housing Pathways, Future Directions for Social Housing, and Community Regeneration.

Debbie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an Executive Master of Public Administration, a Master of Arts (Social Policy) and a Bachelor of Arts (English). She is also a Churchill Fellow, having completed a fellowship on international approaches to managing social housing demand in 2015.
Erna Cameron
Chief Financial and Corporate Services Officer / Company Secretary
Erna joined the Women's Housing Company in October 2010 as the Chief Financial and Corporate Services Officer and was appointed to the role of Company Secretary in August 2011. She is responsible for financial management, reporting, company secretarial and other control functions.

Erna has over 20 years experience across a range of industries including community housing, financial services, aged care, construction materials and chartered accounting. She has particular expertise in project management and IT systems implementation and strong capabilities in the areas of risk management, financial modelling and strategic planning. Having held various senior management positions in an organisation that evolved from a medium sized private company into a listed organisation, she is cognisant of the challenges involved in corporate growth and change management.

Erna holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Christina Hough
Head, Community Housing Operations
Christina joined the WHC in November 2021 as Head, Community Housing Operations, responsible for the development and delivery of strategic objectives and service delivery plans relating to all customer service, housing and property management activities.

Christina has over 15 years’ of experience working in social and affordable housing operations in Australia and the UK, including senior roles at City West Housing and Bridge Housing. Most recently, Christina oversaw the transition of over 1,000 public housing tenancies on the Northern Beaches over to Bridge Housing management and established the Bridge Housing Northern Beaches Office, in partnership with the WHC.

Christina holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Human Psychology and a Master of Business Administration and Social Impact from UNSW AGSM.
Debra Venables
Homelessness Support Services Manager
Debra joined the Women's Housing Company in October 2014 to establish the Specialist Homelessness Support Service in South West Sydney. Debra is responsible for the provision of case management services to women accessing crisis and supported transitional accommodation, and the day-to-day management of the residential crisis service. She is instrumental in developing collaborative working relationships with government and non-government agencies to deliver outcomes for homeless clients.

Debra has extensive experience in all aspects of operational management, service delivery and governance in women's specialist homelessness services. For over a decade, Debra has managed the provision of supported housing and outreach services for vulnerable women and children in the community, particularly those with a history of homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness.

Debra holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Master of Policy Studies and a Diploma of Management.
Lindy Ryan
Property Services Manager
Lindy joined the Women's Housing Company in September 2017 and was appointed Property Services Manager in March 2018. She is responsible for managing overall Property Services which includes repairs and maintenance, cyclical and safety programs, portfolio strategy and new developments.

Lindy has over 25 years experience in senior roles with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (Land and Housing Corporation). Her program management experience includes delivery of community renewal programs on large housing estates, the Minto redevelopment program, Ageing Disability and Home Care's statewide group home construction program and the development of community facilities such as Aboriginal Child and Family Centres across NSW.

Lindy is an established Program Manager with a focus on delivering innovative asset programs for the community. She has expertise in developing and delivering complex projects, often life changing, with multiple stakeholders in challenging environments. Lindy is passionate about housing that meets the needs of older people and people with disability, and has experience in federal and state reforms in these areas.

Lindy has a Masters in Social Work from the University of NSW.