Aboriginal Housing Victoria is:

  • a company limited by guarantee and established under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
  • a registered housing agency under the Housing Act 1983 (Vic)
  • a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth); and
  • a public benevolent institution, entitled to tax concessions under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth).
  • endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 01 Jul 2000.

AHV ascribes to modern governance models and pays heed to the Principles and Recommendations of the ASX Corporate Governance Council. To that end, AHV has established a Governance PolicyBoard Charter and Code of Conduct.

View past Annual Reports and Board Communique here.


Board Members

The AHV Board is comprised of non-executive directors that bring a diverse perspective to the Board’s consideration of strategic, risk and performance matters and are best placed to exercise independent judgement and review and constructively challenge the performance of management. 

All directors must live in Victoria and a majority must be Aboriginal. 

Place your cursor over the images below to find out more about AHV's Board members.

  • Daphne Yarram

    Daphne Yarram - Chairperson

    Daphne has championed the cause of the Victorian Aboriginal community in voluntary, government and private sector roles for over 30 years. Daphne was a foundation member and elected to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Board for three terms.

  • Janice Morris

    Janice Morris - Director, Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

    Janice is passionate about creating a capital system where people and nature flourish, resulting in viable economies that deliver financial returns.  She has more than 20 years of global infrastructure and investment management experience. Currently, Janice is the Fund Executive Director at Impact Investment Partners where our goal is to bring the unique ability to combine positive social impact and economic objectives for stronger and more sustainable futures with First Nations Peoples.

    Prior to Impact IP, she was an Executive Director at IFM Investors, a global institutional fund manager and a Partner at Deloitte (financial advisory). Janice has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).  

  • Alan Herrman

    Alan Herrman - Director, Chair of Assets Committee

    Alan has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, infrastructure, and funds management roles in Australia, as well as internationally across the United Kingdom, Europe and South-East Asia. Previous roles include working as a Partner at PwC. He is currently a Partner at Cushman and Wakefield Advisory (Australia and New Zealand). Alan has been an AHV Board member since 2018, and was previously an asset management adviser to the Board.

  • Damein Bell

    Damein Bell - Deputy Chair and Director

    Damein Bell is a Gunditjmara man from southwest Victoria, Australia. Damein is an Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity through the University of Melbourne and a Fellow with the Royal Society of Victoria. Damein worked with his community in achieving the UNESCO World Heritage Listing for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in 2019 and continues to work for the First Nations cultural rights, caring for country and Indigenous nation building.

  • Rob Leslie

    Rob Leslie - Director

    Robert Leslie was appointed to the AHV Board in 2015. Robert was the Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Community Housing for over 15 years and has extensive community housing and development experience. Robert holds a B.VSc. (Hons), and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2012).

  • Duean White

    Duean White - Chair of Governance Committee and Director

  • Bevan Mailman

    Bevan Mailman - Director

    Bevan is a corporate lawyer with expertise in commercial transactions, corporate advisory, corporate structuring and business development having held positions with leading law firms and companies.