Mark Turner

Mark Turner



Director since 2014

Skill Area: Property Development, Finance, Real Estate

Mark has more than 30 years experience in real estate funds management in Australia, the UK and Asia. During this time, Mark has held senior executive roles including the Head of Funds Management at DEXUS Property Group, fund and asset management roles at Lend Lease and GPT as well as Chairman of an Asian property investment company. Mark is currently an Executive Director at EG Funds Management, based in Sydney. He graduated from the university of Portsmouth UK with a Bachelor of Science in Urban Land Administration, is a member of the RICS and a licensed real estate agent in NSW.

Carolyn Scobie

Carolyn Scobie

Deputy Chair, and Chair Human Resources, Nominations, Remuneration and Marketing Committee

M.A. (Japanese) B.A./LL.B. Grad Dip CSP GAICD

Director since 2015

Skill Area: Legal

Carolyn is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of QBE Insurance Group. Carolyn has over 30 years of legal experience in corporate and commercial property areas, including prior to QBE and Goodman, three years within the legal profession and six years as in-house Counsel with the Japanese construction company, Kumagai Australia Group. She is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Karen Cooper

Karen Cooper

Director, and Member Human Resources, Nominations, Remuneration and Marketing Committee

Dip Bus, Dip Training & Assessment, MBA, AICD, AHRI, ACM

Director since 2021

Skill Area: Strategic planning, Business transformation, People and culture, Professional services consulting 

Karen has over 25 years  experience across financial services, human services, government, Indigenous and community sectors. She has held Executive Leadership roles in listed and not-for-profit companies, most recently as CEO for RISE Ventures. She is currently the Principal of Cooper Consulting focussed on business transformation, change management and building community capacity. She is non-executive director and deputy chair of Yilabara Solutions and non-executive director of Tamworth Community College. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Governance Institute of Australia.

Graham Monk

Director, and Chair Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

BComm (Hons), FCPA, MAICD

Director since 2016

Skill Area: Finance, Real Estate and Funds Management

Graham has accumulated 40 years of financial and commercial experience, having worked for CSR, Lend Lease, Lion Nathan and Investa Property Group. He has extensive experience in property investment, management and development as well as strategic planning, mergers and acquisition. Until May 2009, he was the Finance Director of Investa Property Group, a diversified property group and one of the largest owners of commercial offices in Australia with assets valued at more than $6 billion. He now works as a non-executive director sitting on the boards of Tenix Group (engineering and technology solutions), 151 Property Core Plus Management (unlisted wholesale investment fund that owned in excess of $0.5 billion commercial assets) and Arcadia Funds Management (institutional investment management and advisory business). Graham also provides consulting services to a range of organisations including Westpac (on property matters) and Avid Property Group (a property developer with estimated project values of $3 billion).

Jill Hannaford

Director, and Member Human Resources, Nominations, Remuneration and Marketing Committee

BappSc (AppEcG) (Hons 1), MUrb&RegPlg

Director since 2018

Skill Area: Community and stakeholder engagement, social sustainability

Jill is a social scientist who is passionate about diversity and social equity. Jill leads the Technical Communities of Practice at global professional services firm GHD, where she has worked for the past 25 years. She is responsible for collaboration and the pursuit of technical excellence across the broad range of infrastructure sectors. Jill is responsible for GHD’s Reconciliation Action Plan. She co-founded IAP2 in Australia in the 1990s and has strong community engagement expertise. Jill is a founding corporate partner of CareerTrackers: an Indigenous internship program and has worked very closely with CareerSeekers: an organisation that provides internships for refugee and asylum seeker professionals. She is a leader of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and in community organisations. She has guided change at GHD and in the infrastructure sector.

Stephen Bull

Director and Chair, Housing, Assets and Development Committee

BCom, BPsyc(Hons)

Director since 2020

Skill Area: Real estate development and management, Finance, Community development, People and culture 

Stephen has over 25 years experience in real estate, community creation and finance roles. He has worked at Westfield, AMP and Stockland. The last five years of his executive career were as Group Executive and CEO of Stockland’s retirement village business. Prior to his real estate career in Australia, Stephen spent several years working in investment banking in London. Stephen is a member of Chartered Accountants (Australia and New Zealand). He currently sits on the Investment Committees for the MaxCap Industrial Opportunities Fund, the Wingate Direct Property business, the Investment and Assurance Committee of the Transport Asset Holding Entity of NSW (TAHE) and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Moits Group. 

Liz Forsyth

Director, and Member Housing, Assets and Development Committee

BSW, Member of IPAA

Director since 2020

Skill Area: Housing and human service policy; Strategic planning, Service delivery and implementation, Government administration, Professional services consulting 

Liz is currently CEO, Disability and Aged Care for APM Human Services International Ltd. Until recently, Liz was KPMG’s Global Industry Lead for Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare along with being their Global Sector Head for Government and Global Lead for Human and Social Services. Liz has had a 30 plus year career in the human services sector working in a range of areas focussed on improving outcomes for citizens, improving their lives and the communities within which they live.  Prior to KPMG, Liz held senior and executive positions in the Commonwealth and NSW Governments. She started her career as a social worker working in rehabilitation for the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service.

Vivienne Yu

Director, and Member Finance Risk & Audit Committee


Director since 2022

Skill Area: Finance, Risk, Investment, Real Estate

Vivienne has more than 25 years’ experience in banking, finance and investment in Australia and Asia. During this time, Vivienne held senior executive roles in Commonwealth Bank including Executive General Manager, International Financial Services and before that Chief Executive retail and business banking in Asia. She currently sits on the boards of AIMS APAC REIT (SGX:O5RU), National Foundation for Australian Women and Australia China Business Council NSW. She holds a Master of Real Estate from UNSW and Master of Business Administration from AGSM. She is a Fellow CPA and a Graduate member of AICD. 

Rebecca Pinkstone

The Board of Bridge Housing is pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Executive Officer, Rebecca Pinkstone, as a board director effective from 17, March 2023.

Rebecca’s career with Bridge Housing spans 8 years; in the roles of General Manager, Chief Operating Officer and, for the past year and a half, as Chief Executive Officer.