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Media Release: New Board appointee

Summer Housing announced the appointment of Tobias O’Hehir to the Board of Directors. 

Tobias comes to Summer Housing with more than a decade’s experience in the professional services and legal sector. 

Tobias’ experience in guiding the growth of professional services organisations while also improving operational efficiencies, will be invaluable as Summer Housing continues to grow and improve its services for current and future tenants. 

As Summer Housing evolves, the organisation is committed to ensuring people with disability have access to housing and services that supports independence, inclusion, choice, and control. A staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion with lived experience of disability, Tobias will also chair the Board’s newly established Tenant Advisory Committee, to ensure the voice of Summer Housing tenants is strongly represented at the Board table. 

Tobias joins Chairman Chris Leptos AO and existing Summer Housing Board members Wendy Brooks, Professor Rosemary Calder AM, Adrian Harrington, John McLeod, Robert Pradolin, and Dr Di Winkler AM. 

In welcoming Tobias to the Summer Housing board, Chris Leptos said, “we are very pleased to welcome Tobias to our team. His extensive experience navigating complex systems and organisations 

will be invaluable as Summer Housing evolves to deliver high-quality services to our current and future tenants ”. 

Tobias will support Summer Housing to remain at the forefront of providing housing that enables independent living for people living with a disability. Summer Housing has developed 374 new apartments throughout Australia with a further 70 dwellings in the pipeline to accommodate more than 450 people living with disability. 

Summer Housing has contributed to ensuring Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a sustainable asset class and is the largest sponsor of new-build SDA dwellings in Australia. To do this, Summer Housing has been at the forefront of partnering with investors to develop quality, independent living accommodation. 

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