Philip worked as a lawyer in private practise between 1982 and 2009. He was Principal with Moores in Box Hill for 17 years and a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited specialist in Commercial Litigation for 14 years. He was also an accredited Mediator. Philip commenced his role with Habitat for Humanity in January 2010.
He also serves as Chair of Leadership at Croydon Hills Baptist Church with a strong history of involvement in local community activities. He is a past Director and Board Chair of Baptcare Ltd and Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd. He is a member of the ACID.
Philip is passionate about issues of justice and believes that the cycle of poverty can be broken and families can be given real hope for the future through initiatives such as the Habitat for Humanity affordable housing program.
Family Services Coordinator & Assistant to Executive Director
Jenny has been with Habitat since September 2016. Her previous work experience has been in Administration and as a Residential Liaison Officer with a not for profit organisation overseeing over 400 Independent Living units for people over 55. She has had various roles volunteering within her local community and Church over 25 years. Jenny is currently involved in Women’s Ministry and contributes to the events team at her church.
"Part of my role I really enjoy is assisting our Partner families as they join our home ownership program and the impact it has on changing their lives".
Phil Wright, with Chemistry and Management degrees, worked in sales and management roles within the Chemical Industry, most recently with Dow Chemical. His areas of focus are on developing our volunteering program, growing our corporates partnerships, communications and assisting Habitat for Humanity to develop strategies for growth.
Phil connects most with the Habitat cause because of the very significant contribution we make to families under significant stress due to the current housing affordability crisis. Making a difference is important and in particular he's “passionate about the opportunity presented to the children of our partner families, for generational change, to see dramatic change in the likely outcome for their lives”.
"I believe in a world where everyone has equal opportunity and equal access, and I’m passionate about helping the for-purpose sector make this a reality."
Peter has spent the last decade building a career in management, relations, philanthropy, operations, marketing and communications. He's worked in various roles within the disability sector before transitioning into an INGO leading the Australia and Regional team at The Fred Hollows Foundation. Moving back to Victoria he joined the executive team of one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit healthcare organisations as General Manager at Mercy Health Foundation, taking the team through a period of development and philanthropic growth.
Peter holds a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate-Cert in Business from Griffith University. Peter is the Vice President for JCI Eastern, he sits on several industry committees and enjoys supporting industry through a variety of voluntary initiatives.
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Felicity has a background in Human Resources and has worked across many different industries throughout her career. In the last couple of years, she has worked for several not-for-profit organisations as a Volunteer Coordinator. She currently coordinates Corporate Volunteer Days and helps with Community and ReStore Volunteers.
Felicity is passionate about seeing families raise above their difficult life situations and has previously lived in India for 6 months helping several Community Development Projects. She is connected to the vision of Habitat in helping people build brighter futures, stronger foundations, healthier and more resilient families.
ReStore Warehouse & Logistics Coordinator
Robert’s professional background includes management, business analytics, logistics, and operating a personal business. At Habitat for Humanity Victoria, Robert is the logistics coordinator within our ReStore operations, and provides analytics support within our broader operations.
Robert has previous experience assisting homeless and unstable housing communities and values the opportunity to support Habitat for Humanity’s partner families in developing sustainable, long term, housing security.
Yiqian comes from a background of working with various not-for-profit organisations in different paid and voluntary roles. He is skilled in multi-media content production, design and copywriting. He also assist the team with IT, database management, and other technological needs.
Yiqian is passionate about connecting people with the Habitat cause. He values honouring and celebrating the stories of the many individuals and groups who participate in the Habitat journey.
ReStore Online Sales Assistant
Heather was a supervisor in manufacturing of white goods and heating products for over 20 years. This involved production planning and targets as well as ensuring quality standards. At Habitat for Humanity Victoria ReStore, Heather is part of the Online Sales team.
Heather loves meeting new people and enjoys being part of the ReStore team. She loves seeing the great work we do at Habitat helping families find their forever home.
Originally from Warrnambool in western Victoria, Heather grew up on a farming property. Having to share the daily workload from a very early age with her brothers and sisters, Heather's experience has carried her through life and has made her a great team player!
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Give your time
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