Introducing our new Board of DirectorsNovember 29, 2020
Strengthening our position as innovators in mixed-income housing, we have formed a Board of Directors, with Angela Emslie appointed as Independent Chairperson.
Five prominent Australian business leaders with diverse experience spanning property, superannuation, responsible investment, banking, finance, aged care and not-for-profits have been appointed including:
- Angela Emslie – State Trustees; Suicide Prevention Australia, Chair; and former HESTA, Independent Chair
- Kris Daff – Assemble Communities Managing Director
- Graham Hodges – Regis Aged Care, Independent Non-Executive Chairman; and Former ANZ Deputy Chief Executive Officer
- Bevan Towning – AustralianSuper Head of Property
- Malcolm Skene – AustralianSuper Investment Director
Our Board will provide strategic advice to our growing business as we focus on championing new pathways to home ownership and mixed-income build to rent, both new and evolving asset classes. We welcome the Victorian Government’s support of investment into build to rent as a new asset class through the recent budget announcement, with the Treasurer committing to a fifty per cent tax concession that will be introduced from 2022.
Assemble Managing Director, Kris Daff said the move is a significant milestone in our history, supporting our ambitions as a leading force in Australia’s affordable build to rent housing industry.
“We welcome our newly appointed board that will provide strategic advice to our growing business as we focus on championing new pathways to home ownership and mixed-income build to rent, both new and evolving asset classes,” said Mr Daff.
Sharing some 20 years of experience, Angela Emslie said she is focused on ensuring Assemble’s future has an ESG approach and is excited to continue this work to promote better housing.
“Though my career, I have seen housing as a key factor that can create a real sense of security for individuals and their families and improve a community’s overall health and wellbeing.”
“Assemble is ahead of the curve in how it addresses housing affordability for all Australians, and we share the belief that a community development model that builds resilience in communities is the way forward,” said Ms Emslie.