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[Pacific Link Chairman, David Bacon & new CEO Craig Brennan]

Social and affordable housing provider Pacific Link Housing (PLH) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. It has been announced that Craig Brennan will be joining the organisation, officially taking over from interim CEO, Daphne Wayland on Monday 4 June 2018.

Mr Brennan joins PLH with a wealth of experience in the community housing sector. His previous roles have included eight years as CEO of Community Housing Canberra (CHC), a Tier One community housing provider in the ACT. Prior to CHC, Craig spent three years in development roles with Defence Housing Australia and four years with Business ACT, an agency of the ACT Government. He also holds an MBA and has a degree in communications.

“The Board undertook an extensive recruitment process to carefully select the best candidate for this role,” said David Bacon, Chairman of Pacific Link Housing.

“Craig’s in-depth experience in the delivery of large-scale housing developments, particularly within the community housing sector, will ensure we continue to successfully deliver our pipeline of development projects,” said Mr Bacon

Ms Wayland now returns to her role in governance and compliance, staying within the organisation to allow for continuity and a smooth transition as Mr Brennan settles into his new role.

“I am excited to be joining Pacific Link Housing to further improve the supply of affordable housing to the Central Coast and Hunter communities,” says Mr Brennan.

“Pacific Link’s mission to provide the best possible outcomes and support programs for their tenants is inspiring, and I look forward to taking an innovative approach to continuing this work to make a difference in the sector,” continued Mr Brennan.

PLH’s strong tenant focus has assisted more than 600 residents through the organisation’s self-funded tenant support programs, which provide opportunities for tenants to improve their situation and, where possible, transition back to private housing.

“We are looking forward to this next phase in the organisation’s growth and continuing to deliver on Pacific Link’s track record of high rates of tenant satisfaction for our 2,000 residents,” said Mr Bacon.

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