Bridge Housing has a senior management team with the skills and experience to manage the diverse range of business operations associated with the provision of social and affordable housing.

Executive Chair

Stephen Bull

Stephen Bull will assume an interim role as Executive Chair, while a full search and recruitment process is undertaken for the role of CEO.

Chief Financial Officer

David Miller

David was appointed General Manager, Finance and Corporate Services in October 2012.

He is responsible for Bridge Housing’s financial management, reporting and compliance, as well as developing and managing IT systems, best practice HR management, and risk and compliance frameworks.

David is a Certified Practising Accountant and has extensive senior financial, IT and general management experience. He has worked in the property industry for the past 25 years, for large private and public companies including Jones Lang LaSalle, Investa Property Group and Clarendon Homes. These roles have provided David with experience across commercial real estate, property management, property development and residential construction. David has had financial responsibility for budgets of more than $100 million and has extensive experience in developing and managing best practice corporate services. David has a Bachelor of Business and Master of Business Administration and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).

Executive Director, Homes

Christopher Dib

Christopher is a registered property valuer and an Associate of the Australian Property Institute with considerable property development experience.

He previously worked for AV Jennings where he undertook various developments over $100 million. More recently Christopher worked for LAHC acquiring and developing 130 social housing properties ($25 million value). Christopher was also responsible for delivering ADHC’s Boarding House program, as well as delivery of 40 group homes and currently sits on the LAHC PCG meetings for the Canterbury Bankstown New Supply Program. He has a B.Comm (Land Economics) and is a Registered Valuer, AAPI.

Simone Parsons

Chief Operating Officer

Simone Parsons joined Bridge Housing in the role of COO in January 2024.  Simone brings a wealth of nuanced experience, particularly in domestic violence crisis accommodation, along with robust industry relationships forged over years as the Deputy CEO of Women's Community Shelters (WCS). Her breadth of expertise spans community engagement to ESG, growth and advocacy.

Also newly appointed as Chair of Shelter NSW, Simone reflects on her new Bridge Housing role:
‘I am excited to work for an organisation that is aligned with my social justice, environmental and feminist values. This role will allow me to contribute my leadership strengths and ambitions for social housing and the communities Bridge serves.’

Bridge Housing has worked extensively with WCS in expanding transitional and meanwhile use accommodation desperately needed to shelter victims of domestic and family violence. Recent collaborations include a new core and cluster shelter on Sydney's northern beaches.

The role will immerse Simone in all facets of Bridge Housing's extensive housing and support service core business. She will also be responsible for strategic steering of HomeGround Real Estate Sydney, Bridge Housing's social enterprise agency that services ethical landlords and families seeking affordable rental accommodation.

Executive Director, Customers & Communities

Helen Tighe

Helen brings over 20 years’ experience working in senior roles within the social and affordable housing sector. She has successfully designed, developed, implemented and reviewed a range of programs and initiatives to deliver client centred outcomes for people seeking housing assistance.

Her deep knowledge of the housing system is informed from a diverse range of experiences including responsibility for direct service delivery as a manager of a supported accommodation program for young women with children, manager of public housing services in high need estate areas (e.g. Mt Druitt, Redfern) and more recently as the manager of a team delivering programs to support a community housing or outsourced model of social housing service delivery.

Helen has worked throughout her career in both the Government and community housing sectors including for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (Housing NSW), North Coast Community Housing, and in a supported accommodation role with the Red Cross.

Executive Director, People, Culture & Brand

Lee Geary

Lee has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources, training and business development.

She joined Bridge Housing in 2022 from WSP/Elton Consulting where she led operations including commercial leadership, strategy development and delivery, change management and partnering with the People and Culture team to support high-quality service delivery. Lee also has extensive experience working in local government.

Lee has a Bachelor of Communication, Marketing and Public Relations; a Graduate Certificate from the Australian Institute of Management and a Masters in Science (Coaching Psychology).

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Laura Duesbury

Laura joined Bridge Housing in 2022 in the newly-formed role of General Counsel and Company Secretary. She is responsible for a broad remit of legal, contractual and compliance matters.

Laura is a senior commercial lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience across the private a public sector, for organisations including the Sydney Opera House, Accor and Clayton Utz.

She has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts and is a member of the Supreme Court and High Court of Australia.