NAHC Board and Management


Board of Directors



The NAHC Board of Directors comprises highly-qualified professionals representing a range of skills, industries and services appropriate and complimentary to the facilitation of affordable housing outcomes.

Karen Smith-Pomeroy

Chair from October 2019, Director since 2011

Karen has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, holding senior executive roles within large financial services organisations. She has significant experience in risk and governance and extensive experience working with a wide range of companies across the property and infrastructure sectors nationally. Karen also currently holds a range of other board roles across different sectors.
Brad Hosking

Director of NAHC since 2009

Brad brings a diverse range of experience and skills to NAHC through a background in leadership, construction and development finance, property and risk management, business development, tertiary education and community housing. Brad is currently Corporate Director for Common Equity Housing Limited, Victoria's largest community housing association by assets.
Stephen Denaro

Director of NAHC since 2010

Stephen has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, accountancy services, and income tax compliance gained from positions as Company Secretary, Director and Chief Financial Officer of various ASX listed and unlisted public companies, and with major chartered accountancy firms in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Heather Watson

Director of NAHC since 2014

As a lawyer with more than 30 years in legal practice, Heather brings legal, commercial and governance skills, particularly in the charitable and not for profit sector. Her industry experience includes health and community services, infrastructure, affordable housing, philanthropy and indigenous communities. She is a non-executive director on a number of government and charitable entities including the Advisory Board for the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission.
Belinda Drew

Director of NAHC since 2020

Belinda has over 20 years’ experience in the community services industry including 10 years as CEO of financial services organisation Foresters. Belinda has extensive experience in the area of social impact investment and has also worked across the fields of disability, homelessness, child protection and housing. Belinda is CEO of the Community Services Industry Alliance and also holds a range of advisory and Board roles across community services and social enterprise.
Mike Myers

Managing Director of NAHC

Mike has 38 years of experience in senior executive roles in social and affordable housing, including direct housing provision, policy development and legal and advisory services in the UK and in Australia from 1996. Mike is the Founder and Managing Director of the National Affordable Housing Consortium, one of Australia's leaders in the provision of affordable housing, with almost 4,000 dwellings built and $1.4 billion in private investment attracted.

With Appreciation

Professor George William Earl

Board Member and Chair at NAHC from 2011-2019

Professor Earl has over 20 years ‘on ground’ experience as a construction economist and property development manager working in the United Kingdom, Australia and the Pacific region. Professor Earl is an Honorary Professor at Bond University and a Professor at Griffith University. We sincerely thank Professor Earl for his leadership as Chair, and for his dedication in helping NAHC achieve its mission of facilitating affordable housing outcomes for Australians.
Jeff Dutton

NAHC Founding Director and NAHC Director 2008 - 2019

Jeff has over 30 years' experience as a consultant and has held senior management roles in private, public and not for profit organisations. He has been associated with community housing for twenty years. With a focus on sustainability, project management, risk and governance, he has designed and delivered strategic and operational planning processes in public, private, and community organisations. We sincerely thank Jeff for his continued commitment to helping NAHC achieve its mission of facilitating affordable housing outcomes for Australians.

NAHC Management

Alan Bailey

Chief Financial Officer

Alan is a UK-qualified accountant and brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and commercial acumen acquired through many years serving in senior financial roles across a range of industries.
Jonathan Dale

Legal Affairs and Quality Assurance Manager

Jonathan is an experienced, legally-trained executive manager and oversees Group governance, legal affairs, compliance and corporate services (including IT and HRM). He also serves as the Group’s Company Secretary and manages the Group’s broad array of contractual arrangements.
Graham Marshall

Business Development Manager

Graham brings a wealth of experience to the business as a property development professional with a delivery record which includes high-rise residential, housing projects, heavy civil and infrastructure and commercial projects, having been responsible for development of several thousand residential dwellings or lots.

BuyAssist Management

Darren Doyle

Buy Assist Program Manager

A senior property industry executive and professional, Darren brings to the business a 15 year track record of accomplishment in leading the development, planning, implementation and successful delivery of business outcomes at the strategic, operational and project levels.