CEHL is a registered housing association and not-for-profit organisation, limited by shares.  It acts as the manager of the Co-operative Housing Program within the constraints of Corporations Law, its funding agreement with the Office of Housing and the Housing Act 1983 (the Act), the Program Principles and the policy directions of its Board of Directors. 

Each member co-operative holds a single share in CEHL and has a single vote at any shareholder meetings, including the Annual General Meeting of the company.

The Board of Directors are responsible for the strategic management and financial performance of the organisation.

The Board is made up of:

  • Five co-op elected directors, elected by the CEHL shareholder housing co-operatives at the Annual General Meeting (elected for a two-year term)
  • Five appointed directors are appointed by the Board based on their expertise in one of the following areas; Law, Finance, Real Estate, Social Housing or other like disciplines. Technical Directors are appointed for two-years
  • The Managing Director, who is appointed by the Board

Committees, made up of Board members and independent consultants, meet regularly to progress strategic initiatives in:

  • Property
  • Finance and Risk
  • People Culture and Governance
  • Policy (includes nine co-op members, endorsed by Program participants as their regional representatives)
  • CEHL Co-op Program

From time to time, the Board instructs CEHL to appoint an Advisory Group to consult with members on issues of Program significance. Advisory Groups are made up of co-op members, an independent Chair, and technical experts (if required).

The Board generally meets monthly at the Richmond office.

The CEHL Board approves a Shareholder Report of board meetings to be made available to member co-ops. These are being progressively uploaded into the member portal.

CEHL Annual Report Click on the button to read CEHL’s latest and past Annual Reports

CEHL Strategic Plan Click on the button to read the Towards 2025 Strategic Plan

CEHL Shareholder Reports Click on the button to read CEHL Shareholder Reports

Prospective Directors

For more information click here to view the Prospective Directors Guide, position description and details about becoming a co-op elected director.

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Compliance and regulation

CEHL complies with the Victorian Housing Registrar's Performance Standards and legislative requirements as prescribed in the Housing Act 1983 (the Act).

Board members

Find out more about our board members by clicking on their photo

Note: The Chair position is currently vacant due to recent AGM. The position will be decided by the Board at their meeting on 14 December, 2021.

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