The Leadership Series: Leadership Observations From The Front Line
Interviews with Leaders from the For-Purpose sector with Liska Turner
For-Purpose leaders are as diverse as the organisations that they lead. Every month I sit down with a Leader where they share their experiences and thoughts on leading a for-purpose organisation. This month I had the pleasure of talking to David Fisher, CEO of Housing Plus.
Watch the interview below.
David Fisher, CEO of Housing Plus
David began his housing career in Scotland in the early 1980s and more recently has been CEO of Housing Plus since 2016, where he has been championing the need for additional community services and more affordable housing across the Central and Far West regions of NSW.
His housing career continued in England with The Guinness Partnership, Home Group and latterly as CEO of Equity Housing Group. As Managing Director with Home Group, he led their NW region promoted market renewal programs, stock transfer acquisition and delivered national housing building programmes.
As CEO with Equity Housing Group, one of the largest shared ownership providers in the UK, established subsidiaries for house building programmes of sale/shared ownership/market rent and social enterprises.
David is passionate about community-based organisations, provision of opportunities and choice to tenants and developing the culture and impact of the organisation that he leads.
David is Vice-Chair of the Homelessness NSW and President of NCOSS Boards and seeks to provide a regional perspective to these organisations. Housing Plus is regionally based, both a community housing provider and community services provider.
Housing Plus has expanded its community services and provides homelessness, DFV, disability, initial transition, employment and training services and more recently appointed as the Domestic Family Violence Court Advocacy service provider for Western and Central regions of NSW. The mission remains to provide accommodation, sustain tenancies and improve social outcomes for regional communities.
Housing Plus was selected in 2018 to deliver 220 new social and affordable homes. This $70m program will provide a range of social and affordable homes and jobs across the Central West, NSW in the next 3 years and support the region’s economic growth. The program is one of the largest for the region in many years. It is also embarked on developing a crisis centre for women and children facing domestic violence in Orange, NSW, “The Orchard” which is due to open in September 2020.
Connect with David on LinkedIn here.
Liska Turner is an executive recruiter that specialises in the For-Purpose Sector. She works with Boards and CEO’s to build sustainable organisations through connecting people and ideas. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9279 2777.