The Co-op Program Committee (CPC) consults with co-ops and advises the CEHL Board about ways to develop the CEHL co-operative housing program and address emerging issues.
Established in July 2020 by the CEHL Board, the Co-op Program Committee (CPC) acts in the best interest of co-ops, the Program and CEHL centred on co-op and Program Principles.
The Co-op Program Committee:
- Provides advice to the CEHL Board on increasing member voice and its impact
- Take actions that lead to the CEHL Co-operative Housing Program being co-op led
- Build the capacity of co-ops and their members in engagement and governance
The committee Structure and rules are outlines in the Co-op Program committee Governance Charter. The committee have established principles in which the will work together and framework to evaluate their work.
If you want to keep up to date on the activities of the CPC the minutes are available in the Shareholder Reports.
To contact CPC members with queries or suggestions you can send an email to all members firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-op Program Committee members
The committee is made up of four (4) co-op members, two (2) CEHL Board members, and independent chair and independent co-op advisor.
All members are appointed by the CEHL Board through an application process based on relevant skills, experience and knowledge for a two-year period.
Elizabeth us an original member CPC. In her interactions as co-op member and office holder she adheres to the International Co-op Principles and Program Principles.
With her interest in workplace training, Elizabeth has been on the CEHL Training Advisory Committee, and has a background in aged care.
CEHL co-op elected Board Director
Gordon is one of the two CEHL Board Directors on CPC.
A Member for the CEHL Program for 18 years, Gordon has been an active member of his co-op and in the Geelong region. Gordon served as a police officer and also worked in the insurance industry for many years. As a proud Indigenous man, Gordon regularly conducts a welcome to country as part of CPC meetings.
Karren is an original member of the CPC and has been part of the co-operative housing program for many years with a wealth of experience as a co-op member, as a worker in the sector, and as a CEHL committee and Board member. Karren was the Chair of CEHL for several years and takes her commitment to international co-operative principles very seriously. As she says, 'By choosing to be a member of a co-operative we are all choosing to be part of something much bigger than our individual housing needs.'
Appointed CEHL Board Director
Brodie is one of two CEHL Board Directors on CPC.
A lawyer and governance adviser, Brodie has worked extensively in State government. She holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) (Hons) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Anne is an original member of the CPC.
She brings a wide range of skills and experience in community care and advocacy to the committee.
Current Chairperson of Herbert Street CMC, Anne promotes active participation in her co-op. Anne is a Psychotherapist and hypnotherapist and has worked in local government and in community health centers.
Ben Neil is the Independent Chair of CPC. Ben has a wide experience as a chair and facilitator including community and stakeholder reference groups for many large public projects such as: Level Crossing Removal Projects, the Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group, as well as the Rent Model Advisory Group and Company Rent and Affordability Benchmark Advisory Group for CEHL.
|Position Vacant||Gillian McFee|
Independent co-op advisor
Gillian is the independent co-op adviser of CPC. She has experience as a CEO of not-for-profit organisations such as Uniting Care Ageing and as a senior officer for the NSW Government. She has worked with co-operative or mutual enterprises (CME) including helping to establish Australia's first employee-owned public service mutual in South Australia.