Our people

Find out more about the members of our senior leadership team and our board, who are committed to making a real difference in the lives of tenants.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Jennifer Beveridge, CEO

Jennifer has been CEO of Tenants Victoria since June 2019. A collaborative not-for-profit leader, her experience spanning management and service delivery roles in housing, health, youth and community development over 25 years has been centred on the needs and aspirations of people in the community receiving those services. Driven by social justice values, Jennifer’s operational skills are complemented by a grasp of public policy detail and what’s required for stakeholder engagement and successful advocacy. Many of her most satisfying work outcomes, Jennifer says, have been achieved at times when public policy and funding constraints required bold decision-making

Before she joined Tenants Victoria, Jennifer was CEO for seven years at Eating Disorders Victoria. She has also worked at Jesuit Social Services and Merri Health and lectured at La Trobe University. Jennifer’s initial training was as a clinical speech pathologist. She also has two Master’s degrees – a Master of Strategic Foresight and an MBA, both from Swinburne University. In 2016, Jennifer was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and undertook a study program at Harvard University on how innovation and collaboration can improve service outcomes.

 

Kylie Betts, People and Culture Manager

A human resources leader who has worked in Australia and overseas, Kylie’s professional  experience spans the corporate, disability and broader not-for-profit sectors  She has worked in HR for the Energy Savings Trust in the UK, and in Melbourne for Kraft and the welfare agency Good Shepherd. Kylie places a high priority on a partnership approach within Tenants Victoria to develop staff and internal culture and shape organisational capability.

 

Farah Farouque, Director of Community Engagement

Farah leads the Community Engagement Team and her portfolio spans advocacy, policy and research, media and communications and training. Farah was previously Principal Advisor, Public Affairs and Policy, at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Before joining the community sector she was an Age journalist with roles including Law and Justice Editor, Social Affairs Editor and reporter from Federal Parliament’s Press Gallery and the Victorian Parliament Press Gallery. Farah is also the Board Chair of The Social Studio, a social enterprise working with young people from refugee backgrounds. Her professional awards include selection for the International Visitor Leadership Program in the United States and has been a recipient of the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence.

 

Nick Hinneberg, Corporate Services Manager

Nick’s broad remit includes responsibility for technology, business contracts and technical and management services. Nick has over 20 years’ operational management experience, having worked in the finance industry and more recently in senior roles at Tennis Victoria including as General Manager for Operations. In his spare time, Nick is an active community volunteer including for several suburban sporting clubs and as President of the Emerald Hill toy library network.

 

Agata Wierzbowski, Director of Legal Services 

Agata leads our interdisciplinary legal services team comprised of lawyers, outreach workers and intake workers. Her passion for building high-performing legal service teams has been shaped by over 10 years’ practice experience in the community legal sector and beyond. She has worked in roles including as a solicitor at the Consumer Action Law Centre, policy manager at the Women’s Legal Service Victoria, and most recently as Executive Officer and Principal Lawyer at the St Kilda Legal Service. Agata has served on community boards including at Social Security Rights Victoria.  In 2015, she was awarded the Victorian Law Foundation Community Legal Centre Fellowship.

Our Board

Judith Dickson, Chair 

Appointed: 23 January 2017
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, Master of Adult Education (Global)
Experience: Consultant in workplace learning. Lawyer, educator and manager with extensive experience in general legal practice, community legal practice, clinical legal education and practical legal training. Management experience at a senior level including successful change management. Long involvement in community legal centres as board/management committee member and volunteer lawyer.
Special responsibilities: Chairperson, from 24 September 2018

 

Marc Kiven 

Appointed: 19 August 2019
Qualifications: Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration
Experience:Experienced development, project and business manager in the construction and property development sectors; extensive experience in governance of not-for-profit organisations.

 

Jiayue Li 

Appointed: 19 August 2019
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws/Commerce, Master of Laws
Experience:  Is an experienced legal and corporate advisor to senior leaders and boards in major national and international businesses to enable achievement of strategic business objectives while being guided by a strong governance and values framework.
Special responsibilities: Member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee

 

Andrew Ogbourne 

Appointed: 5 March 2018
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Physics and Computing), Australian Institute of Company Directors Member
Experience:  Information technology consultant and leader with extensive experience leading IT in public, private and non-profit sectors, with a particular focus on health and community services.  Expertise in IT strategy, governance, project delivery and operational management. Also experienced in risk management, procurement and organisational change beyond the IT domain. Community organiser: founded Pentridge Community Garden as a hub for urban residents in Melbourne’s north.
Special responsibilities: Chair of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee

 

Colin Prasad 

Appointed: 20 April 2020
Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne). Member, Chartered Accountant, (CAANZ), Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance. Member, Governance Institute of Australia
Experience:  Finance professional with nearly 30 years’ experience in audit, industry and corporate finance roles. Extensive advice provided to not-for-profit boards.
Special responsibilities: Member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee

 

Sarah Young 

Appointed: 19 August 2019
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Australian Institute of Company Directors Member
Experience: Experienced public sector manager with expertise in marketing communications, community and stakeholder engagement, and policy development across Australian and New Zealand local and state government jurisdictions.

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