Board of Directors

Eddie Chung
B Com, M Com, M Tax, FCA, CTA, MAICD

Eddie Chung is a Director and Chairperson of the bric housing company Board of Directors. As a Partner of the Tax Advisory, Private Clients division of the accounting and business advisory firm, BDO (QLD) Pty Ltd, Eddie specialises in providing business and taxation advisory services to a wide range of clients. These services include traditional compliance work (such as preparation and lodgement of financial statements and taxation returns) and other specialist taxation and business advice on tax planning, business transactions, business and investment structuring and restructuring, acquisitions and mergers, and succession and estate planning. Eddie also acts for clients in relation to taxation audits, objections, and disputes, including the preparation and lodgement of private ruling applications and objections with the Australian Taxation Office.

With over 20 years of experience in the accounting and tax profession, Eddie has an industry specialisation in the property sector, which includes property development and construction, commercial and residential property investment, real estate agency operations, managed property funds and trusts, and other property support services (eg, architects, surveyors, town planners, consulting enringeers, etc).

Eddie has been involved in the not-for-profit sector for over a decade and has been a director and treasurer on a number of not-for-profit boards.

Petria Forwood
LLB (Hons), BBus (Acc), MAICD

Petria Forwood is a Director and Vice-Chair of the bric housing company Board of Directors. Petria has over 20 years experience in the property development and property services arena.

Petria began her career as a solicitor in the Property and Projects division of Gadens Lawyers. Her practical, commercial legal advice led her then client Multiplex to approach her to become a Property Development Manager with a key focus on managing project acquisitions, planning approvals and project feasibility and finance. Petria was rapidly promoted to the position of Senior Development Manager – Acquisitions, before pursuing an independent contracting career in 2005. Since 2005, Petria has contracted extensively to Ranbury Management Group (Queensland’s largest privately owned project management company) and has pursued a number of personal property development endeavours.

Petria’s legal background combined with her extensive commercial property development and project management experience makes her uniquely qualified to provide commercial advisory services on a wide range of projects. In particular, Petria has a strong understanding of working in a government environment and has extensive experience co-ordinating and resolving inputs from numerous, often conflicting, stakeholders.

In recent years Petria has worked extensively for the State Government to achieve redevelopment outcomes in the social and affordable housing space. She is passionate about the long term sustainable delivery of affordable housing outcomes.

Allison Evans

Allison Evans is a Director and Treasurer of the bric housing company Board of Directors. Allison brings over 15 years of experience in the both for profit and not for profit sectors. She has extensive experience at budgeting and forecasting as well as having worked in tax and advisory positions (preparation and lodgement of financial accounts and taxation returns). Allison has also been responsible for instigating business efficiencies through the implementation of proper accounting policies and procedures across finance departments and organisations.

Allison is currently a Financial Accountant for a not for profit organisation. In this role she is responsible for the preparation of financial accounts, ensuring that all statutory reporting obligations are adhered to. Allison has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia for almost 10 years.

Alice Thompson
BA (Anthropology), Master of Social Planning and Development (Prof), MAICD

Alice has been a Director of the bric housing company since 2008.

Alice values the importance of housing and recognises the significance of housing stability, affordability and access as integral to individual health and well-being. Alice has extensive Board and Committee experience in the not for profit sector that she is privileged to bring to her Directorship with bric.

Currently Alice also sits on the committees of the Queensland Youth Housing Coalition and Vulcana Women’s Circus and she also sits on the Advisory Group of Community Plus’ Annerley Hub.

Alice has had twenty-five years experience working in the community and research sectors. This has included supporting young people experiencing homelessness and related issues, advocating for the needs of those who experience homelessness and housing stress, research into housing and homelessness and managing a consortium of youth and family agencies delivering services to young people who had disengaged from education, their family and community. Her previous position, between 2010-2014 with Brisbane Youth Service, involved managing a consortium of five agencies to deliver the federally funded Youth Connections program – a program for young people aged 14-18 who had been disenfranchised by the education system by supporting them to overcome barriers and ultimately reengage with education or other learning options. She is currently working casually in a community development role for the Community Impact Collaborative’s Safe on the Southside Project.

Graham Billinghurst

Graham Billinghurst is a director of bric housing company Board of Directors. He is Chief Executive Officer of Colhurst Consulting Services and a Director of Rimfire Pacific NL. Graham has extensive experience in investment banking, development, mining and the housing sector.

Graham spent 18 years as Vice President of Citibank and has a comprehensive knowledge of compliance, financial structuring and corporate governance. He has had 16 years of involvement with the Lewis Land Group. Graham currently acts as an advisor to Marsh Group, funds managers and logistic facility developers in Australia and China.

Graham’s committee membership experience includes the Government Housing Advisory Committee and the Urban Development Institutes of Queensland (as President) and Australia. He was a member of the Board of Brisbane City Mission and is a current Board member of the Lady Bowen Trust for the Homeless.

Matthew Bradford
LLB (Hons) BBehSc, MAICD

Matthew is a Director of the bric housing company Board of Directors. He is a Partner at Mullins Lawyers and advises on the acquisition, sale and leasing of commercial property, property developments and businesses, particularly for hotels, clubs and development sites. Matthew has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a range of contracts for the acquisition and disposal of assets, put and call options, joint venture agreements, agreements for lease and leases in a manner that maximises results for his clients.

Matthew has also developed niche expertise in liquor and gaming licensing issues, including applications for new site licences, extended hours, detached bottleshops, management agreements and compliance/disciplinary matters. He has achieved favourable outcomes in obtaining approval for many complex and novel licensing arrangements. His experience in a range of complex matters allows him to continually deliver results to his clients in an efficient manner, helping to ensure that a strong commercial outcome is achieved.

In addition, Matthew also advises licensed clubs, sporting associations and individuals on a range of club and sports law related issues, including mergers, constitutions and governance, membership issues, disciplinary procedures and commercial contracts.

Samantha (Sam) Kennerley

Samantha is a Director of the bric housing company Board of Directors. As Managing Director of Momenta V Consulting, Sam specialises in providing business strategy and planning, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) strategy and implementation, marketing and communications and brand positioning to clients including corporates, investor-backed start-ups, professional services organisations and not for profits.
She has a passion and commitment to supporting people with disability, particularly young people post ABI (Acquired Brain Injury), after her 19 year old son was involved in a motor vehicle accident. As the CEO of not for profit, Youngcare she led a values orientated team in delivering on its mission to prevent or exit young people with high care needs from aged care. This was achieved by delivering on housing projects, grants programs, a support line and action research. Sam is a strong believer that there should and needs to be better opportunities for people with disability.

With a broad-reaching track record of representing and leading a range of organisations in the UK and Australia, Sam founded and led the UK-based Dabbs PR & Marketing and for 14 years advised clients on corporate transactions with strategic external and internal communications at a national and international level.

In Australia Sam led the extensive re-brand and re-positioning of The University of Queensland Business School including a new visual identity, media campaigns, the launch of its innovative business magazine, ‘Momentum’ and ‘NEXT? The Future of Business’ with Sir Richard Branson.

Executive Team

Executive Team

Bernard Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Bernard joined bric housing company as Chief Executive Officer in August 2016.

He is an innovative and entrepreneurial leader and senior manager with a proven track record of service delivery, financial, administrative and organisational achievement in the human service sector. Bernard is skilled at change management, business development and effective and inclusive governance.

Bernard has an outstanding capacity for considered strategic and whole of business planning whilst remaining connected and in touch with key and critical areas of business performance and client and stakeholder relationships.

Primary Qualification: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Memberships and Affiliations: Fellow (FAIM) - Australian Institute of Management Member (FIA) - Fundraising Institute of Australia

Sally Castle
General Manager Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
Bachelor of Business Studies

Sally Castle - General Manager Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer Sally joined bric housing company in July 2013.

Before migrating to Australia in 2003, Sally had a varied management career in the New Zealand public sector. Since arriving in Australia Sally has worked at the State Library of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Q-COMP, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Queensland Health and the Queensland Audit Office in a range of governance and general management roles. She has also worked as an independent management consultant, with her primary client being a large not-for-profit entity in the early childhood sector. Sally's areas of expertise include governance, strategy and planning, finance, human resources, IT management, business process improvement, project management, records management and administration.

Sally has been an adjudicator on the Australasian Reporting Awards Panel for seven years, judging annual reports in the mining, energy and water sector. She is honorary treasurer for a small not-for-profit community group and an honorary auditor for numerous others.

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy (Victoria University of Wellington) Bachelor of Business Studies (Massey University) PRINCE2 Project Management - Registered Practitioner Memberships and Affiliations: Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia CA College member, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

Dan Jenkins
Executive Manager Housing Operations

Dan joined bric housing company in July 2010.

Prior to joining bric housing, Dan worked in the community housing sector in Queensland for over 20 years. He undertook various roles including managing Housing Cooperatives and Housing Associations in regional Queensland. He focussed primarily on Quality Systems and Quality Improvement managing the Community Housing Standards and Accreditation Unit in the Department of Housing for a number of years. Dan has also held a number of positions in both National and State based roles. Dan was a Board member of the Queensland Community Housing Coalition for ten years from 1992 to 2002 and Chair from 1996 to 2002. He was also a founding member of both the National and Queensland Standards and Accreditation Councils representing Community Housing Providers. Dan has also worked for several years with Indigenous Community Housing organisations in Queensland.

Memberships and Affiliations:
Member - bric housing company Indigenous Housing Sub-committee Member - bric housing company Housing Services Advisory Group