Better Homes, Better Futures

Our Team


Access Community Housing Company (ACHC) currently has a team of 21 permanent staff (18 full time and 3 part time) and a number of casual staff. This dedicated team of personnel is committed to providing outstanding customer service, in accordance with the Client Service Charter, to all ACHC clients.

The ACHC leadership team consists of five individuals, ably and professionally fulfilling their roles as Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Operations, Business and Asset Managers.   There are seven Housing Managers, who manage the tenancies and  liaise with tenants and prospective tenants. There are also two Housing Officers and a Tenant Engagement Officer, a Receptionist and two Administration Officers.

ACHC Leadership Team

Donna-Maree O’Connor – Chief Executive Officer
Donna-Maree joined the team in 2014 after holding leadership positions in state and local government, having worked at Cairns TAFE, Cairns City Council and departments including Justice, Education and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy. Donna-Maree’s master’s degree is in women’s studies and she has previously worked in the area of Domestic Violence and Victim support.
Nicole Spencer – Finance and Corporate Service Manager
Nicole joined Access Community Housing Company in March 2013 as Business Manager. Prior to this, Nicole held a long term role as Finance and Administration Manager within the agricultural industry and also spent a significant number of years working within accounting firms. Nicole has extensive experience in financial reporting processes, forecasting and team leadership. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Commerce.
Fiona Aberdeen – Manager Operations
Fiona joined Access Community Housing in October 2018 as Manager, Operations. She completed her Higher School Certificate in New South Wales and worked for Centrelink for some years prior to moving to Queensland in search for a role with additional purpose and one that would fulfil her desire for helping others and initiate change for good.

Fiona has worked for the Department of Housing and Public Works in Cairns for the last 15 years across a number of service areas including remote and regional tenancy management services, RentConnect Program, Capital works, Asset management, Upgrades and Maintenance areas.

Fiona played a significant role in the initial tenancy management services creating strong connections with community councils, elders and members of the community across Cape York and the Torres Strait.

Fiona is committed to fairness for all and strives to foster and build successful teams through increased understanding of diversity in the workplace. Fiona also enjoys travel and spending time with loved ones.
Jim Reeve – Manager Property & Assets
Jim joined ACHC in March 2014. He has a background in facilities and services management and in property maintenance and contract compliance. Following many years in the IT and telecommunications industries, Jim also brings extensive technical knowledge and experience. Outside of his asset management duties with ACHC, Jim works as a volunteer fundraiser for a small not-for-profit organisation.

ACHC  Team

Kylie Kemp
(Tenancy Officer)
Jill West
(Team Leader Tenancy Services)
Litsa Walter
(Executive Assistant)
Sharnii McGahan
(Finance Officer)
Frances Hogan
(Tenancy Support Officer)
Jodi Smith
(Property Support Officer)
Lyn Samuels
(Administration Officer)
Abbie Haddow
(Tenancy Officer)
Megan Sidey
(Tenancy Officer)
Joanne Geary
(Tenancy Officer)
Aidan Lang
(Senior Finance Officer)
Kylie Wilkinson
(Tenancy Officer)
Alicia Rowe
(Property Officer)
Rowena Case
(Property Officer)
Gavin Ah Kee
(Tenant Engagement Officer)
Ricky Cooper
(Property Officer)
Jennifer Sadlier
(Property Officer)
Jasmine Vidafar
(Administration Assistant)
Rory Vella
(Grounds Maintenance)

Organisational Chart

 

For more information regarding the Access Community Housing Company team, please contact us on admin@achc.org.au or phone (07) 4031 6702. Employment opportunities are promoted on this site, as and when available, for your convenience.

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