Following a social housing career in the UK which started in 1994 I came to Australia in 2008 to join the Brisbane Housing Company. I have been the Business Development Manager for Churches of Christ Housing Services Limited since 2013. As a previous member of the Chartered Institute of Housing in the UK I know the benefit of having a professional association of like-minded people for the sector. The AHI is our vehicle for professional recognition and anyone serious about making a difference in the sector should be a member. In Queensland I will work hard to deliver the AHI’s undertaking to enable access to development programs and provide networking opportunities designed to support the Australasian social housing profession now and into the future.