About Us

Your charity for homeless youth

The Property Industry Foundation brings together the property and construction industry in a unique collaboration to have a tangible impact on youth homelessness. Powered by the industry, The Foundation builds homes for homeless youth and provides ongoing support for homes where young people can rebuild their lives.

Our Purpose

For Homeless Youth

Our Vision

A safe and secure home for every young Australian

Our Mission

To have a tangible impact on youth homelessness

Our Goal

The Foundation has been building and refurbishing homes for homeless youth since 1996 and aims to build 300 bedrooms for homeless youth by 2025.

Our Values

– Collaboration
– Innovation
– Excellence
– Passionate
– Transparency
– Health & safety

National Board of Directors

Our National Board of Directors; and our Board of advisors in NSW, QLD and VIC are committed individuals, providing a wealth of expertise.
They steer the industry to provide financial and in-kind support so we can make a tangible difference to the lives homeless young people. We thank them for their time, continuous support and generosity.

Penny Ransom

(Chairman)
Lendlease
Group Head of Investments

Steve Gatt

(Chair, Board of Advisors NSW)

Greg Clarke

(Chair, Board of Advisors QLD)
Valuation Practice, Queensland Government
Director

Peter Inge OAM

(Chair, Board of Advisors VIC)
Zig Inge Group
Joint Managing Director
Anthony Boyd

Anthony Boyd

Frasers Property Australia
Chief Executive Officer

Daryl Browning

ISPT
Chief Executive Officer

Virginia Briggs

MinterEllison
CEO & Managing Partner

Jane Fitzgerald

Property Council of Australia
Chief Operating Officer
Malcom Tyson

Malcom Tyson

Colliers Australia
Chief Executive Officer

Peter King

Victorian Funds Management Corporation
Head of Property

Penny Ransom

Penny Ransom (Chairman), Lendlease, Group Head of Investments

Penny Ransom is the Group Head of Investments at Lendlease. Lendlease is a globally integrated real estate and investment group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong connected communities. Lendlease has a strong history spanning over 60 years and has A$42bn of real estate funds under management.

Penny was previously Chief Investment Officer and a Group Executive at Investa.  Prior to this role, Penny led Investa’s Investment Management function, was Fund Manager of the ASX listed Investa Office Fund (IOF), Fund Manager of the diversified Dexus Wholesale Property Fund (DWPF), Head of Capital at Dexus in Sydney and Head of Equity UK/Europe at Lendlease in London.

Penny has 29 years of institutional real estate, transactional and investment management experience, and was previously at Lendlease for over 13 years.

Penny has a Bachelor of Business (Land Economics), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and undertook the Said Business School, University of Oxford Advanced Management and Leadersip Program in 2019.

Along with being Chair of the Property Industry Foundation (PIF), Penny is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) in Australia and is on the Board of the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) in Australia.

“I am honoured to be part of the Property Industry Foundation, bringing together strong, passionate and committed industry participants to leverage the expertise and resources of the property industry, together with financial support, to create real tangible positive impact for our homeless youth.”

Steve Gatt

Steve Gatt (Chair, Board of Advisors NSW)

Steve is a former audit partner at KPMG and led KPMG’s real estate and construction practice for 15 years.  He first joined the Foundation in 1996 and in 2010, created the Tour de PIF, a national fundraising event that sees participants from across the property and construction industry cycle, run or walk to raise funds for homeless youth. He joined the Property Foundation Board in September 2018 and he is also Chair of the NSW Board of Advisors Committee.

“I have been an active contributor to the Property Industry Foundation because I feel the property and construction industry can and has made a meaningful contribution to alleviating youth homelessness. By leveraging our skills, networks, energy and relationships, we can deliver places that homeless youth can call home. These homes provide stability and the opportunity for its occupants to learn, build confidence and have a chance to live out their dreams and make their contribution to society.”

Greg Clarke

Greg Clarke (Chair, Board of Advisors QLD), Director – Valuation Practice, Queensland Government

Greg is a Director – Valuation Practice, for the Queensland Government. He joined the Property Industry Foundation’s National Board in February 2019. Greg is Chair of the QLD Board of Advisors. Greg continues to support the Foundation from 2014 to the present.

“ The property & construction sectors have the necessary knowledge and personal to reduce youth homelessness & enhance career opportunities “

Peter Inge

Peter Inge OAM (Chair, Board of Advisors VIC), Zig Inge Group, Joint Managing Director

Peter is joint CEO of Zig Inge Group, a multi-faceted investment and operational business focusing on the development and acquisition of a diverse portfolio of property assets. Peter joined the National Board in May 2018 and Chairs the VIC Board of Advisors.

“What attracted me to the Property Industry Foundation was the realisation that it was perfectly placed to leverage off its members and networks to deliver actual ‘bricks and mortar’ housing options to our charity partners who in turn create homes for homeless youth. The impact is real and life changing.”

Anthony Boyd

Anthony Boyd, Frasers Property Australia, Chief Executive Officer

Anthony is CEO at Frasers Property Australia. With over 25 years’ experience in the property and finance industries and a strong business acumen, Anthony oversees the development of mixed use, commercial, build-to-rent and retail together with residential land, housing and apartments.

Anthony is also responsible for FPA’s investment property portfolio management as well as the sustainability focused energy retailer, Real Utilities. As a leading Australian property professional, Anthony represents Frasers Property on the Property Council of Australia’s Corporate Leaders Group and Champions of Change Coalition.

“We sometimes take for granted the idea of having a safe place to sleep every night. Unfortunately there are too many young people in Australia who don’t have that security. I am very proud to work with the Property Industry Foundation and great people throughout the industry to help build homes that can provide stability to homeless and at-risk youth and ideally a springboard to a better life.”

Virginia Briggs

Virginia Briggs, MinterEllison, Chief Executive Officer

Virginia is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of MinterEllison and is a market-leading practitioner in the property, development and infrastructure markets acting for both government and private clients.

Virginia is passionate about the property industry and is heavily involved in the Property Council of Australia (PCA) including as a member of the PCA’s National Board. Virginia is also a Board member of Committee for Sydney and chair of its Knowledge Economy Taskforce and a member of our own National Board of Directors. Her passion and knowledge bring strength to our cause, further driving the tangible difference we can make as industry professionals.

“I’m passionate about the power of the property industry to work together to build a more inclusive society. I am delighted to be working with the Property Industry Foundation, its experts and advocates to drive new and innovative solutions to the long-term social challenge of reducing youth homelessness. Through our collaborative efforts we can drive positive outcomes through the built environment, where homeless youth can feel safe, supported and provide the stability that changes young people’s lives.”

Daryl Browning

Daryl Browning, ISPT, Chief Executive Officer

Daryl Browning was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ISPT Super Property in April 2005 and is responsible for the overall management of ISPT’s business. Daryl joined the Property Industry National Board in April 2014 and is an advocate for Workplace Giving. ISPT has supported the Property Industry Foundation since 2010.

Jane Fitzgerald

Jane Fitzgerald, Property Council of Australia, Chief Operating Officer

In 2021, Jane Fitzgerald became the Chief Operating Officer of the Property Council of Australia after five years as NSW Executive Director where she led the advocacy agenda at a time of enormous investment and change in the sector. Prior to her appointment, Jane was a senior executive with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, the Deputy Director-General of the NSW Ministry for Police and chief of staff to two ministers in the NSW Government. Jane has a law degree and an arts degree majoring in politics from the University of NSW.

“As the industry that builds homes – bedrooms – for Australians in every nook and cranny of this bountiful land, we have a unique capacity to shift the dial on reducing youth homelessness. I’m constantly humbled by the generosity of property industry people – from the smallest participants to the biggest players. That’s why I’m proud to be on the Foundation’s board and to be able help Property Council members get involved. My kids have always been able to sleep safely at night. That should be a right and not a privilege for every Australian kid.”

Malcom Tyson

Malcom Tyson, Colliers Australia, Chief Executive Officer

Malcom is the Chief Executive Officer of Colliers in Australia, responsible for leading the company’s enterprising culture and values that includes always doing what is right for Colliers’s clients, people and their communities. Colliers has supported the Property Industry Foundation since 2002 and sponsored the Sydney Sailing Regatta since 2011.

“Colliers has been a proud partner of the Foundation for over 19 years now. Our longstanding partnership is a real reflection of Colliers values – to do what’s right for our clients, people and communities.
The Foundation is a powerful example of how our industry can come together and make real positive change for young Australian’s who need a helping hand.”

Peter King

Peter King, Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Head of Property

Pete joined Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC) in 2008 and has over 30 years’ experience in asset management, consulting and funds management.

His role as Head of Property at VFMC involves the responsibility for strategy, implementation and management of property investments in a $7bn portfolio of core and value add unlisted property funds and club style investments in Australia and the US.

Pete is a member of the Property Council’s Capital Markets Division Council and joined the VIC Board of Advisors in 2021.

Our Committees

Our State Advisory Committees are a cross-section of leaders, decision-makers and community members who provide strategic direction and champion our agenda.
Find out more

State Board of Advisors

New South Wales

  • Steven Gatt, (NSW Chair)
  • Chris Davis, The GPT Group
  • Leah Boyd, CBRE
  • Lorraine Lee, Dexus
  • Sarah Hogan, MPA
  • Simon Gobbo, Parkview
  • Stephanie Partridge, Goodman
  • Richard Horne, Halesmith Property
  • Richard Stacker, Charter Hall
  • Joel Stringer, Lendlease

Queensland

  • Greg Clarke, Exceed Capital Pty Ltd (QLD Chair)
  • Lorraine Dupree, Queensland Youth Housing Coalition Inc
  • Salvatore Guardala, Lancini Group
  • Bruce Harper, AVID Property Group
  • Kathy Mac Dermott
  • Chris McCluskey, ISPT
  • Ineke McMahon, Objective Property Services
  • Susan Mercer
  • Michael Rayner, Blight Rayner
  • David Rutter, Kane
  • Jacob Swan, JLL
  • Caroline Wallace, BBS Communications
  • Jen Wiliams, Property Council of Australia QLD

Victoria

  • Peter Inge OAM, Zig Inge Group (VIC Chair)
  • Bettina Sheeran, Maddocks
  • Barry Aarons, Architectus
  • Wendy Brakey
  • Daryl Browning, ISPT
  • Monica Fontaine, Built
  • Pete King, Victorian Funds Management Corporation
  • Adele Levinge, Dennis Family Office
  • John Marasco, Colliers
  • Brian McGovern
  • Faten Sadik, Mirvac
  • Tim Slattery, Dexus
  • Craig Whatman, Pitcher Partners
  • Stella Rosenthal
  • Kathleen Yeung, Qualitas

Beneficiary Review Committees

The Committees that ensure we work with the right partners, and measure our impact. We’d like to thank our Current Members: 

New South Wales

  • Chris Davis, The GPT Group (Chair) 
  • Jessica Evans, Taylor
  • Rowan Griffin, Home Consortium
  • Monica Loeffler, Charter Hall
  • James Patterson, Knight Frank 
  • Zoe Robinson, Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People 
  • Samuel Grose, KPMG
  • Gillian Donaldson, Conrad Gargett

Victoria

  • Faten Sadik, Mirvac (Chair)
  • Daryl Browning, ISPT 
  • Wendy Brakey 
  • Matthew Cleary, Urbis
  • Simon Manley, Hengyi Pacific
  • Kathleen Yeung, Qualitas
  • Craig Whatman, Pitcher Partners

Queensland

  • Salvatore Guardala, Lancini Group (Chair)
  • Paul Morris, KPMG
  • Sarah Davies, Urbi
  • Bianca Barrett, ISPT
  • Riye Arai-Coupe, Bluebird Property

The Haven Project Committees

The Committees that are instrumental to building projects. We’d like to thank our Current Members: 

New South Wales

  • Simon Gobbo, Parkview Group (Chair) 
  • Robin Chalouhi, Chalouhi
  • Ashesh Dalal, Sekisui House
  • Kirsty Edwards, Lendlease
  • Simon Hensley, WT Partnership
  • Jennifer Lavery, Essence PM
  • Sophy Purton, Urbis 
  • Paul Reidyfitzpatrick + partners 
  • Martin Robinson, Lendlease 
  • Vanessa Scrivener, Holding Redlich
  • Jamie Shelton, Northrop
  • Shane Strong, Eastern Pacific 
  • Adina Toumi-Cussinet, Laing O’Rourke  

Victoria

  • Monica Fontaine, Built (Chair)  
  • Wendy Brakey 
  • Jim Dolkas, Wilbow group
  • Peter IngeZig Inge Group 
  • Steve Lee, Growth Point
  • Oliver Mayger, Architectus
  • Brian McGovernCBUS 
  • Stella Rosenthal
  • Anthea Savidis
  • Matt Walton, Hengyi Pacific

Future Leaders Committees

The place to meet other early-career professionals from across the industry who want to make a difference. We’d like to thank our Current Members: 

New South Wales

  • Cameron Gardiner, McDonalds Real Estate (Co-Chair)
  • Jessica Gould, Construction Assignments (Co-Chair)
  • Clare Coleman, Dexus
  • Eliza Dedman, National Projects and Maintenance
  • Vanessa Hetherington, WT
  • Amy Johnson, EY 
  • Victoria Leach, Rider Levett Bucknall 
  • Elizabeth Mackison, Taylor
  • Jack Newton Core Project Consulting
  • Jacquiline Odessa Cuizon, Lendlease
  • Kelly Pham, Toga
  • Luke Riley, Goodman
  • Greta San-Miguel, Hunter Mason
  • Liz Santomingo, Trinity Interiors
  • Lauren Sharp, 
  • Charlotte Thwaites, Unispace
  • Torgan Snelgrove, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Meisha Stevens, Stantec
  • Ron Wong, GPT
  • Han Zhang, Brookfield

Queensland

  • Maddy Sharp-Doepel, Destination Gold Coast Consortium (Co-Chair)
  • Josh Clarke, Spyre Group (Co-Chair)
  • Chris Crowe, Unispace
  • Avril Pretorius, Cornerstone Group
  • Julia Dixon, Property Council of Australia
  • Sophie Pagliaro, Lancini Property Group
  • Amy Tayt, Kane Constructions
  • Kate Cornwell, Bluebird Property
  • Lyn Matthews

Victoria

  • Vanessa Borg, MPA (Co-Chair)
  • Andrew Borley, Mirvac (Co-Chair)
  • David Braine, Essence Project Management
  • Josephine Campbell, JLL
  • Yvonne Chan, Built
  • Sami Hassoun, Mirvac
  • Calum Macleod, CBRE
  • Lester Powling, Development Victoria
  • Matthew Stevens, Pitcher Partners
  • Sunita Warrior, Maddocks
  • Luke Moran, K2LD
  • Rebecca Saber, Dalton Consulting Engineers
  • Mallory Dunn, Aliro Group

Our Patrons

Our joint Patrons, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), and Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley.
The Governor-General is Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in Australia. In practice, they are Australia’s Head of State and have a range of constitutional and ceremonial duties. The Governor-General is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.
We are grateful to their Excellencies for their support.

Our People

Kate Mills

Chief Executive Officer

Terry Petry

CFO & Company Secretary

Stacey Vice

Operations Manager & EA to the CEO

Claudia Ferrari

National Head of Stakeholder Relations

Kye Gillies

Head of Partnerships

Maureen Collins

National Grants & Foundations Manager

Antoinette Rusby-Perera

Corporate Partnership & Philanthropy Specialist

Priscilla Heathwood

VIC Head of Fundraising

Samantha Best

NSW Events Manager

Georgia Quinn

QLD Events Manager

Jessica Gersun

VIC Events Manager

Christine Campbell

Head of Marketing & Communications

Matthew Michael

National Digital Marketing Manager

Christine Mamone

NSW Events Manager

Annual Reports

We produce financial reports every year

Our latest reports

Annual Financial Report
2021
Annual Report
2021

Past reports

Annual Review
2020
Annual Report
2020
Annual Report
2019
Annual Review
2019
Financial Report
2018
Financial Report
2017
Financial Report
2016
Financial Report
2015