Leadership Team

Nicola Hayhoe

Nicola joined The Housing Connection (THC) in September 2015 in a business development role and took on the role of CEO shortly after the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in July 2016. Nicola is responsible for implementing the organisation’s strategic direction – quality support services, sustainability, maintaining a strong and respected brand and organisational culture, maintaining stakeholder engagement, and responding to growth opportunities. Nicola has over 26 years sector in the not-for-gain disability sector in a range of operational and leadership roles. This includes 15 years at THC from 1994. Nicola holds a Master of Public Policy.

Anne Louise Hickey

Client Services Manager

Anne Louise Hickey started at The Housing Connection (THC) in 1990. Anne Louise has seen the organisation grown from supporting 6 people to now over 250 across a variety of service types. For Anne Louise her work is a vocation and she devotes herself tirelessly to ensuring quality of life outcomes for people we support, social justice and equity for participants and staff. Anne Louise is a bastion of THC’s distinct culture and has a strong focus on ensuring THC walks the talk and that its values – integrity, social inclusion, respect, effectiveness, social justice and passion – are demonstrated in the way every team member works.

Anne Louise is originally for Canada and completed extensive training in Social Role Valorisation.

Mubashar Malik

Finance Manager

Malik joined the Housing Connection, in 2017, soon after its transition to the NDIS. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance & Accounting, and has an experience of over 29 years across commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Malik oversights all aspects of financial management. Malik is passionate about working in the NFP sector and specialises in driving financial sustainability through strong operations.

Laura Connarty-Duncan

Operational & Administration Manager

Laura joined The Housing Connection in late 2020 and has over 20 year experience in the not for profit and charity field in UK and the past 10 years in Sydney. Laura has company / general manager, administration management, people management, business development, marketing, fundraising, HR and WH&S background and is passionate about the third sector and using her skills to assist THC reach their goals.

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