Aboriginal Housing Victoria is:

  • a company limited by guarantee and established under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
  • a registered housing agency under the Housing Act 1983 (Vic)
  • a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth); and
  • a public benevolent institution, entitled to tax concessions under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth).
  • endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 01 Jul 2000.

AHV ascribes to modern governance models and pays heed to the Principles and Recommendations of the ASX Corporate Governance Council. To that end, AHV has established a Governance PolicyBoard Charter and Code of Conduct.

View past Annual Reports and Board Communique here.


Board Members

The AHV Board is comprised of non-executive directors that bring a diverse perspective to the Board’s consideration of strategic, risk and performance matters and are best placed to exercise independent judgement and review and constructively challenge the performance of management. 

All directors must live in Victoria and a majority must be Aboriginal. 

Place your cursor over the images below to find out more about AHV's Board members.

  • Tim Chatfield

    Tim Chatfield - Chairperson

    Current Chairperson of Aboriginal Housing Victoria; (7 years)

    Tim has held a wide range of positions within the Aboriginal community, including the Aboriginal Heritage Council, ATSIC, Framlingham Aboriginal Trust and many others. Tim holds a Graduate Diploma of Governance (AICD).

  • Ian Hamm

    Ian Hamm - Deputy Chairperson

    Ian is a career public servant, with experience at both the Commonwealth and State levels of government. He is Chair of Connecting Home Ltd, a service for the stolen generations, a director of the Tiger in Community Foundation and member of the Sustainable Forestry Council for the Victorian Association of Forest Industries.

  • Mark Lipson

    Mark Lipson - Chair, Finance Audit and Risk Committee

    Mark is a Forensic Accountant with over 25 years of expertise in professional accounting practice and family law matters. Mark is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Professional Conduct Tribunal, Member, CPA Australia, and Member, Forensic Accountants Special Interest Group. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators in Australia, and a part time ordinary Member of VCAT in the legal practice list.

  • Rob Leslie

    Rob Leslie

    Robert Leslie was appointed to the AHV Board in 2015. Robert was the Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Community Housing for over 15 years and has extensive community housing and development experience. Robert holds a B.VSc. (Hons), and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2012).

  • Daphne Yarram

    Daphne Yarram

    Daphne has championed the cause of the Victorian Aboriginal community in voluntary, government and private sector roles for over 30 years. Daphne was a foundation member and elected to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Board for three terms.

  • Alan Herrman

    Alan Herrman

    Currently Fund Manager, Social Infrastructure Investments at Australian Unity, Alan brings with him extensive experience in property asset and investment management.

  • Bevan Mailman

    Bevan Mailman

    Bevan is a corporate lawyer with expertise in commercial transactions, corporate advisory, corporate structuring and business development having held positions with leading law firms and companies.