CHP management team

Kate Colvin, Manager Policy and Communications

Kate is responsible for CHP’s policy and strategic communications. With over 20 years’ experience in policy and advocacy roles, Kate has led sector campaigns on housing affordability and minimum rental standards, as well as climate change and transport issues. Kate played a key role in the Australians for Affordable Housing campaign, and led the national Vote Home campaign over the 2016 federal election.

Phone: 8415 6204


Ian Gough, Manager Consumer Programs

Ian manages CHP’s consumer programs – the Peer Education Support Program (PESP) and the Homelessness Advocacy Service (HAS). During his 18 years in the sector Ian has worked in areas ranging from case management through to service delivery. Ian believes that consumer participation is integral to the improvement of the homelessness service system.

Phone: 8415 6212


Lynette Deakes, Office Manager

Lynette is responsible for CHP’s administrative systems and provides support to the CEO and Board. Lynette has over 16 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, providing Board, CEO and sector management support.

Phone: 8415 6206


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