The Leadership Team

CEO - Julie Blake

Julie Blake

Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Communications)
Graduate Certificate in Social Science (Housing Management and Policy)
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Experience

Julie has extensive experience as a senior manager in housing, disability and community services.  With 20+ years in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors Julie is passionate about the positive impact that safe and affordable housing can have to reduce social isolation and increase economic participation for vulnerable people in our community.

CEO - Julie Rehn

Peter Clayfield

Corporate Services Manager

Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics and Master of Business Administration, University of Adelaide
Fellow of CPA Australia, Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia

Experience

Peter has had over 20 years’ experience as a Senior Manager across many industries, more recently in the not-for-profit disability sector. His main responsibilities at Westside are Finance, Human Resources, and Information & Communications Technology.

CEO - Julie Rehn

Alison Clare

Office Manager

Qualifications

Diploma in Management and Human Resources – TAFE SA
Cert IV in Paralegal and Conveyancing Studies – TAFE SA
Cert IV in Work Health and Safety

Experience

Alison has spent most of her career in high level policy, program support, reporting and office management roles. Having started her career in the building and construction industry and private real estate, Alison moved to the community housing sector 8 years ago. She worked to help grow a prominent tier 1 association before moving across to Westside. Her current role sees her support the current CEO in aspirations to nurture Westside into a tier 1 housing association, meet regulatory requirements, support staff through the development of policy and procedures and support the Westside Board.

CEO - Julie Rehn

Suzanne Marshall

Manager Housing Services

Qualifications

Diploma in Property Services
Certificate IIV in Accounting
Certificate IIV in Bookkeeping
Certificate IIV in Body Corporate Management

Experience

Suzanne has over 15 years experience in property management across a range of sectors including private rental, corporate, disability housing and community housing. Suzanne is passionate about enabling our customers to increase their skills and capacity to live a successful life and in turn maintain a successful tenancy.

Adam Newband

Development Manager

Qualifications

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

Experience

Adam has had extensive property development experience across the residential, accommodation, aged care and land development sectors within both private and profit for purpose organisations. Throughout Adam’s 20 plus years career he has had the opportunity to carryout projects in Adelaide, Sydney, London and Brisbane. Adam’s is an advocate for infill development and supports the notion of cities going up rather than out.