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A warm welcome to Alex Levy – our new member of the Board of Advisors in Queensland.

Mirvac Project Director Alex Levy has been appointed to the Board of Advisors (BOA) in Queensland. We talk to Alex about her decision to volunteer her time and skills to improve the lives of homeless youth.

You’ve built a long career at Mirvac – how will your skills and experience assist the Board?

In my role as Project Director within Mirvac’s Apartment Development business I take projects from inception, through the conceptualisation and market research phase, through design development, planning approval, sales, construction and settlement. Over the many years I have spent in the role, I have developed a deep understanding of the market, the statutory structure in which development takes place and the levers to get development off the ground. I believe that sharing this knowledge with the BOA, together with the skills and experiences of other BOA members, will help us identify new opportunities in the market and plan how we can bring them to fruition.

Why did you want to join the Board of Advisors in QLD?

Housing affordability has never been more important and finding a way to make a difference is something I’m passionate about.

“I am exited to be joining such a motivated and talented Board of Advisors and I’m confident that we’re going to be part of creating real change.

Alex Levy, Mirvac

What do you think is so important about the work the Foundation does to support and house homeless and vulnerable young people?

One organisation or charity alone can’t solve the problem, but the Foundation, working in partnership with the property and construction industry, can be a part of the solution.

I also have a strong passion for the importance of education in transforming people’s lives, especially for young people. But of course, to study you first need a safe and secure place to live.

What are some of your favourite events and fundraisers? ?

I love the Backseat SleepOut event – apart from raising valuable funds for youth homelessness, it provides participants with a small window into the world of sleeping rough and insecure accommodation.

Do you have any personal connection to homelessness?

No, not personally. But working in the city I think we’ve all noticed the growing numbers of people homeless and sleeping rough. We’re all part of the community and a fundamental issue with housing supply and affordability impacts us all. We have to think about what world we want to live in, the impact we want to make through our work and what legacy we are leaving for the next generation.

What are your passions outside work?

Family, food, travel and getting up way too early to take photos at dawn.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I am excited to be joining such a motivated and talented Board of Advisors and I’m confident that we’re going to be part of creating real change.