State of the Sector 2020 - Webinar, 7 December 2020

12:00pm Monday, 7 December 2020
1:30pm Monday, 7 December 2020
Webinars / Online Training

From the pandemic to industry innovators — 2020 has been a year of resilience and adaptability within the social housing sector.

This exclusive, must-attend online event is the first of its kind for the industry, offering an in-depth analysis and forecasting of the Australian and New Zealand social, community and affordable housing sector, in a comprehensive, condensed format. 

What you'll get from this year's State of the Sector

  1. COVID-19 insights: the long-term impacts on the affordable housing sector.
  2. Who the fastest growing social housing organsisations are in Australia and New Zealand. 
  3. The public housing agency that has shown the greatest leadership and dynamism in 2020.
  4. Examples of innovation by social housing organisations in 2020. 
  5. Looking forward: The key questions social housing leaders should be asking in 2021. 

If you want 'in' on the latest insights and a detailed analysis of the sector — this is the online event in 2020 you shouldn't miss. 

Main speaker

Tony Gilmour

A social housing expert with a passion for helping public, private and not-for-profit organisations deliver great outcomes for the communities they serve, Tony Gilmour is the founder and President of the Housing Action Network — a leading housing consultancy operating across Australia and New Zealand. He has worked on diverse projects, from helping regional community housing organisations increase capacity, to Australia’s largest stock transfers and transforming social housing in Wellington, New Zealand. He has published internationally on growing the community housing sector, public housing estate renewal and financing affordable housing.

Guest experts 

Kim Sinclair

CEO of SEARMS Aboriginal Corporation Kim Sinclair has decades' of experience in the Community Housing sector at a senior level. She has been directly involved in strategic planning and implementation of initiatives transforming a CHP property management provider to a leading Tier 1 CHP owner provider and developer under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing Providers (NRSCH) as well as restructuring of a supported independent living provider’s business model for sustainability under the requirements of the NDIS framework. As the CEO of an Aboriginal Community Housing Owner Provider, Kim will share her experiences and provide insight into the critical success factors for a sustainable CHP and the unique differences between mainstream and Aboriginal frameworks and service delivery.

Scott Figenshow

Scott Figenshow is CEO of Community Housing Aotearoa, the peak body for New Zealand’s community housing sector. He has advanced degrees in planning and housing finance and more than 25 years of practical experience in affordable housing delivery, policy development and strategy implementation. Working towards a well-functioning housing system, his work brings forward evidence-based solutions delivering community value through combining public investment, non-profit and market housing development approaches. 

Jamie Muchall

Jamie Muchall is the Brisbane Housing Company's COO. He has previously held roles as State Manager for Horizon Housing and Community Housing Limited in Queensland. With more than 12 years experience in community housing, Jamie has held roles in business development and operational and executive management. Jamie is a passionate member of the Ahi Board, Chartered Institute of Housing, Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a volunteer director of the Community Housing Industry Association Queensland. 


  • 1.5 hour webinar: including interactive polling on hot topic issues
  • Q&A with guest panel


  • Non member: $150
  • Senior Professional Member: $105
  • Professional Member: $112
  • Member: $120
  • Affiliate: $135


This webinar will commence at 12 noon AEDT (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra time). If you are joining from another location times may vary.

To make sure the Membership discount is applied, please log in to the website as a member and click Lookup button at the event registration window. If you're experiencing any issues with registration, please email or call +61 2 6494 7566 for assistance. 

$150.00 *
$150.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Additional Information

This webinar will commence at 12 noon AEDT (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra time). If you are joining from another location times may vary.

Attendance of this event will meet the requirements for 10 CPD points under the current AHI Certified Professional program. Click here to read more about the accreditation for housing professionals.