AHURI News

New Chair and members announced for AHURI Board

New appointments bring important skills and knowledge to the AHURI Board

8 April 2019

Mr Adrian Harrington

AHURI is very pleased to welcome Mr Adrian Harrington as the new chair of the AHURI Board. Mr Harrington has detailed knowledge of AHURI, having been an Independent Director on the AHURI Board since 2015, and has great experience in the housing and urban environment. He is a non-Executive Director of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) and has more than 25 years of experience in the funds management and real estate industries.

AHURI is also pleased to welcome two new Independent Directors to the AHURI Board.

Ms Helen Glanville has extensive experience covering property, housing and government, including management of property and tenancies in a large public housing portfolio. Ms Glanville is also involved in a social enterprise focused on property management and sales, and a not-for-profit housing company.

Ms Karen Synon is a current member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Ms Synon has worked in a range of community development and education roles and in a senior management role in the Victorian public service, as well as being involved in a not-for-profit.

‘I have worked closely with Adrian on the AHURI Board for a number of years now, and I am delighted that he has been appointed our new Chair. I am also looking forward to working with Helen and Karen who both bring important skills and knowledge to the Board that will help shape the future directions for AHURI and its research,’ says Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director of AHURI.

'On behalf of the Board, management and AHURI’s government and university partners, I thank our outgoing Chair, Mr Tony De Domenico OAM, and Independent Director, Ms Meredith Sussex AM, for their leadership, commitment and skilled guidance over the last few years. Both have played a key role in AHURI’s development, including key leadership in fostering AHURI’s new Strategic Plan, and the growing recognition of AHURI’s outstanding research program amongst all levels of government, the ‘for profit’ and ‘not for profit’ sectors and the broader community. I wish them every success in their future endeavours,’ says Mr Adrian Harrington, Chair of AHURI.