Victoria Parker is a nationally awarded marketing communication consultant with over 18 years’ experience working in the private and public sectors, with a particular interest in the community, housing, and property development industries.
Most recently, while working as the Director of Brand for the Urban Development Industry of Australia (Queensland) Victoria led the establishment of the residential housing Research Foundation. The Research Foundation initiated a rolling program of research that provides critical insights into what housing solutions are needed so developers and regulators are better able to develop thriving and sustainable communities. Also, in this role Victoria repositioned the organisation to better reflect the critical role that development and housing plays in the lives of Queenslanders.
Also of significance to the Lady Bowen Trust, Victoria has previously worked with the Queensland Department of Housing, focussing on the renewal and release of social and community housing including boarding houses, emergency housing, and housing solutions for older people.
In addition to consulting on behalf of other organisations, Victoria has also led the start-up and sale of two award-winning business (one that sold into 40 countries around the world) and has been awarded multiple national and state awards for her marketing, communication and behaviour changing efforts. Of more personal significance is the bike ride across Cambodia raising funds for War Child Australia, raising over $120 000 for premature babies, establishing a KIVIA micro-finance lending team of more than 1,000 loans, and walking the Kokoda Challenge for marginalised young people.
Victoria holds a Bachelor of Business Communications (QUT).
Graham Billinghurst is Chief Executive officer of Colhurst Consulting Services. He is a Director of Group Companies of the Lewis Land Group and Director of Junior Mining Group Rimfire Pacific NL.
With extensive experience in investment banking, development and the housing sector, Graham has represented governments in off-shore development negotiations with the Overseas Property Group. He has consulted for the Queensland Industry Development Corporation and the Queensland Department of Trade.
During 18 years as Vice President of Citibank Ltd, Graham managed a $750 million real estate portfolio and gained a comprehensive knowledge of compliance, financial structuring and corporate governance.
Graham’s committee membership experience includes terms with the government’s Housing Advisory Committee, President of the Urban Development Institute of Queensland and committee member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.
Graham was an integral member of the board of Brisbane City Mission, a homelessness support initiative which has since integrated with Mission Australia.
Rachel is a highly experienced Commercial Manager, with specific expertise in commercial risk management, project management and corporate strategy. Rachel has worked with a broad range of communities on projects of economic and social significance and has a strong commitment and passion for the development of local communities and ensuring positive outcomes for all- particularly the most vulnerable.
During her time as a solicitor with Clayton Utz, Rachel was an active participant in pro bono programs, and provided many hours of assistance to the Pindari legal clinic. During her time with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Rachel worked with remote communities on projects for economic development based on the unique characteristics of each community, as well as on ensuring fairer and more secure access to fresh food in remote locations. With broad experience across the private and public sectors, Rachel brings a passion for economic empowerment and ensuring equality of access to basic services for all.
Rachel holds Bachelor of Laws (Hons) / Bachelor of Business and Masters of Law degrees from Queensland University of Technology, and recently completed the Advanced Leadership Program with Women & Leadership Australia.
Anne Mitchell has comprehensive experience in working first hand with people experiencing primary homelessness across Brisbane City.
Anne is a past president and life member of the 139 Club Inc, a not-for-profit welfare centre in Fortitude Valley which aims to improve quality of life for homeless, destitute and socially isolated people. She has been a member of the Club’s Management Committee for 25 years.
In 2005, Anne joined the Homeless Taskforce set up by Qld Shelter Inc, a network of agencies committed to supporting people experiencing homelessness and maintaining an ongoing mandate to represent homelessness issues in Brisbane. She is also a member of the Australian Federation of Homelessness Organisations (AFHO), and Qld Shelter Inc.
In 2010, at the CAN Awards, Anne was the recipient of the Ron Muir Award for Outstanding Community Leader.
Previously, Anne worked for almost five years as a Project and Administration Officer with the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS). Her extensive range of community activities includes lifetime service to both Guides Queensland and the Queensland Branch of Scouts Australia.
Professor John McAullife AM
As a Property/Commercial Consultant specialising in Central Business District, sales purchase and development for many years Professor John McAuliffe AM holds extensive knowledge in the property development sector.John is the Independent Chair of Brisbane Housing Company and his service extends to many other avenues including Chair of Multicap, Chair of Catholic Property, Brisbane, former Chair of Mater Health Services, Brisbane, former Chair of the Holy Spirit Private Hospital, Brisbane and former Member of the Mount Olivet Hospital Board.