Australasian Housing Institute

Michael Lennon

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Michael Lennon

In 2008 Michael established and became the CEO of Housing Choices Australia until 2012. He then returned as Managing Director in 2014.

Michael’s 25-year international career in housing, planning and urban development spans his role as CEO of the Glasgow Housing Association, where he oversaw and lead the largest housing stock transfer in Europe. Prior to then he was the inaugural CEO of Housing New Zealand Corporation, resulting in a period of rapid growth and success. He also led the restructure of the internationally recognised Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

His leadership with Housing Choices has seen the organisation grow to a substantial asset base of over $600m, current operations in three states and a major focus on growing nationally. Michael is committed to making housing affordable, safe and accessible for the most marginalised community members, utilising a mix of commercial and government investment. Collaboration with quality service partners is key to Housing Choices’ business strategy.

Additional experience includes working with government at the highest levels, with industry and with the University sector. He has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation and is an experienced Board Director and University Governor.