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Habitat for Humanity Victoria is an Incorporated Association and a Public Benevolent Institution dedicated to providing decent and affordable shelter and housing for all those in need.


We are committed to working to eliminate inadequate and poverty housing. It is an Income Tax Exempt Charity and a Deductible Gift Recipient. It is also a Charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission.

No fees are paid to those serving as Directors. However, reasonable expenses incurred by Directors during the course of their role on our Board can be reimbursed. Every effort is made to keep all costs within reasonable and modest budgets.

The Executive Director is responsible for the day to day operation and management of the Association as delegated by the Board. The Executive Director meets regularly with staff to develop policies, monitor strategies and issues and the Association’s performance. The Executive Director also has oversight of the home building activities of our Chapters and the selection of our Partner families.

The Board makes decisions that are critical to the ongoing success of Habitat for Humanity, Victoria; including setting the Association’s strategic direction and establishing its policies. The Board is also responsible for:

  • Endorsing the selection of Partner families;

  • Approval of land purchases and budgets for Home Building projects; and

  • Monitoring the performance of the organisation’s activities and overseeing its financial position. 

Annual Reports

Meet the Board

Michael Armnan  MBA, GAICD, B.Urban Planning (Hons)

Current:   Public Sector Consultant, BRM Advisory

Previous:   Director Strategy at LGASA; Disaster Resilience Coordinator, Red Cross

Current:   Habitat for Humanity Australia; West Torrens Council Assessment Panel;

Previous:   Community Centres SA



Professional Experience

Board Experience

Joined Board

Natalie Fuller  MSocWk, BSocAdm, GradDipRec, BSc

Current:   Retired

Previous:   Held leadership positions in the public and private sectors prior to managing her own social planning consultancy for 20 years.

Current:   Board of Westside Housing, Impact100 committee member

2006-2017 & returned 2021

Deputy Chair

Professional Experience

Board Experience

Joined Board

Blair Badcock  MA (Hons); PhD

Current:   Retired. Various senior housing policy advisory roles in Australia and NZ. University academic and housing researcher.

Current:   AHURI Research Panel

Previous:  NZ Building Research Advisory Council; Habitat for Humanity Australia


Board Member

Professional Experience

Joined Board

Board Experience

Gary Williams  BEd; Licensed Builder

Current:   Managing Director Abell Design & Construction Pty Ltd.

Previous:   High School Teacher

Previous:   Our Saviour Lutheran Church; Adelaide Historical Bottle Club


Board Member

Professional Experience

Joined Board

Board Experience

Philip Burns - Director

Phil is the Founder and a Group director of Sinclair Brook, a leading property services company which has been involved with the creation and delivery of some of Melbourne’s most iconic residential and mixed use projects.


Phil’s role includes playing a leadership role with the Sinclair Brook team and working with clients and project partners to identify, create and structure major projects in Australia and offshore.


He has also worked with the charitable and not for profit sector which is an expression of a passion to serve others.

Maurice Benington - Director

After a 20 year career in building services consultancy in both the UK and Australia Maurice transferred to leading the community development expression of Stairway Church Whitehorse (SCW) in 2007. 


He is currently responsible for a wide range of SCW programs working with ministry leaders to realise the culture of SCW.  Maurice also sits on most governance boards/committees of SCW and is the chair of a small philanthropic charity expression of SCW.    

Thera Storie - Director

Over 25 years Thera has crossed a range of sectors from unions at the Australian Services Union to overseas aid at World Vision Australia, residential and community aged care, disability, family services at Baptcare to healthcare at St John of God Healthcare.


More recently Thera has served the community at the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, the Bureau of Meteorology, early childhood education at bestchance and faith based financial services and community housing.

With over 15 years of non-executive board and executive leadership experience, continuous improvement of operations and lifting people, culture and performance are Thera’s focus. With a true love of lifelong learning, Thera has exemplary qualifications, was ranked first in her Master of Human Resource Management, has an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Business (Honours), a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma in Project Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and an Executive Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching. Thera is also a member and Graduate of the Company Directors Course (GAICD) and a Fellow with the Australian Human Resources Institute. Thera has been actively involved with Crossway Baptist Church for over 20 years.

4 ways to give

Give your time

whatever your experience, stage of life, skill-set or passion, there is a place for you within Habitat Victoria

Donate goods to ReStore

donate your gently used or new items to ReStore – from a home, to a home, for a home!

Donate online

Help us provide strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter and donate to our life-changing cause today

Leave a legacy

include a gift to Habitat Victoria in your will and help us continue to build homes for families in need

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