Hunter-based community housing provider, Compass Housing Services, has appointed former University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen as its newest board member.
Compass’ Group Managing Director, Greg Budworth said Caroline brought impressive expertise to the Compass Board.
Caroline is the Chief Scientist for South Australia. She holds a BA (Honours) and PhD from the University of Oxford and completed her medical training, graduating with an MB BChir from the University of Cambridge. She was the University of Newcastle’s Vice Chancellor between 2011 and 2018.
“In addition to her impressive academic career, Caroline has extensive experience as a Company Director, having served on the boards of the Australian Business Higher Education Round Table, Universities Australia, the Universities Admissions Centre and as a Business Events Sydney Ambassador,” Greg said.
“Caroline has also served on international disciplinary bodies, research policy and assessment panels and industry groups, including the Australia Automotive Industry Innovation Council, the South Australian Premier’s Climate Change Council and the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council.”
Caroline said she looked forward to working with an organisation that plays a vital role on the frontline of the housing crisis.
“As both a community housing service provider and housing advocate, Compass sets the standard within the industry,” Caroline said.
“I’m looking forward to working with my fellow directors and rest of the team as Compass pursues its vision for a world in which all people have safe and adequate housing and are engaged in sustainable communities,” she said.
Caroline is also a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and Royal Society of New South Wales and is a Bragg Member of the Royal Institution, Australia. She has served in academic leadership positions at Monash University, the University of Adelaide and at the University of South Australia, where she held the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research And Innovation.
Other members of the Compass Board include:
- Kwesi Addo – Chair
- Susan Williams – Deputy Chair
- Paul Hughes
- Paul Johnson
- Barry Martin
- Michael Page
- Jennifer Roberts
- Greg Budworth – Executive Director
IMAGE | Professor Caroline McMillen has joined Compass Housing as a Director on its Board.
Hunter-based Compass Housing is one of largest providers of social and affordable housing in Australia, managing more than 4200 tenancies in NSW and South East Queensland. It's vision is for all people to have appropriate and affordable shelter and be engaged in sustainable communities. Established in 1984, it has offices in Hamilton, Newcastle, East Maitland, Muswellbrook, Tuggerah, Dubbo, Broken Hill and Brisbane.