Executive Team

Executive Team

Homes North has over 100 members of staff who work in specialised teams including Tenant Relationship Management, Asset Management, Services and Community Development and Finance. The teams are lead by our Executive Management team reporting to the CEO.
Maree McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer

Maree has over 23 years’ experience in Social Housing  in both government and the not-for-profit community housing sector and brings this wealth of knowledge and expertise to her leadership of Homes North. Maree’s vision for the organisation is exemplified through our strategic goals including Letting our Tenants Guide Us into the Future. Maree believes that Homes North is well placed to lead the social housing sector across the New England North West to support the housing needs of the community.

Andrew Riolo, Chief Financial Officer

Andrew has over 20 years’ of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary experience working across large commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations. Andrew will bring his commercial mind and social heart to Homes North to deliver quality social and affordable housing, which he believes is a basic human right for all and is fundamental in transforming people’s lives for the better. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, a Master of Business Administration, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Nickie Murcell, Service Improvement and Partnerships Manager

Nickie looks after our service improvement, partnerships and community development side of the business. She works with our Resident Engagement Officers and the SIP Project Team to help make a difference for our tenants, working internally across our teams and externally across the service sector to ensure good communications and service excellence. She has 9 years of experience in the Department of Premier and Cabinet working on Regional Coordination throughout the New England North West and three years with the University of New England.

Richard Innis, Operations Manager

Richard oversees all aspects of Homes North Operations.  He has 17 years regional experience in the Not-for-Profit Employment industry, including 11 years in management roles.  Prior to coming to Homes North Community Housing Richard’s role was Executive Regional Manager overseeing 40 sites covering approximately 2/3rds of regional NSW.

Ben Ireland, Asset Manager

Our Asset Manager Ben oversees all maintenance and new developments. Ben has 20 years’ experience in the building and maintenance industry and the past 14 years of this has been directly related to social housing. Ben has spend 2 years working for Housing NSW and has been with Homes North for 7 years.  He is very experienced in construction project management, asset management and strategic planning for long term sustainable housing for our tenants.

Evren Ozan, Innovation & Technology Manager

Evren has over 15 years experience delivering software and technology.  He’s worked in IT consultancy, media and government sectors prior to joining Homes North.  Evren brings extensive business analysis, project management, change management, business improvement and leadership experience to Homes North.  Evren has a passion for helping people using his guiding and facilitation skills.  He believes in collaboration with everything he does and takes pride in inspiring and empowering others to achieve bigger and better things on a daily basis.