Our team are highly skilled, creative and compassionate and kind. Our leaders are required to hold themselves and the team accountable for living our company values, keeping people safe and professionally managing our diverse range of business operations.

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

An experienced Executive Manager with 20 years’ experience in social housing and the construction industry, Julie strongly believes that housing is the most effective social inclusion and anti-poverty tool available to society. Alongside her work in the not-for-profit sector Julie is also a trainer for the Real Estate Institute of SA.

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.

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.

Suzanne Marshall

Manager Housing Services

Qualifications

Diploma in Property Services
Certificate IV in Accounting
Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
Certificate IV 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.