Australasian Housing Institute

John Nicolades

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John NicoladesJohn has led Bridge Housing Limited since 2006, growing the organisation from 650 to 1,649 properties and leading the transformation of the company from a property manager to one which has also undertaken property procurement and development and has recently raised $20m in debt to finance its development activities.  As CEO, he provides the strategic focus for the company’s direction.

Prior to joining Bridge Housing, John held senior positions in NSW Government and the community services sector. He led affordable housing policy development in the NSW Department of Housing and Department of Planning, and was Community Services Manager with the Uniting Church Board for Social Responsibility. He has also advised federal and state governments on housing policy.

John has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA). In 2013 John was elected the Chairperson of the NSW Federation of Housing Associations.