Wendy Hayhurst

Wendy was appointed in March 2019 as CEO at the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) the peak body representing not for profit community housing organisations across Australia. Previously she led CHIA NSW – the state peak – for four years.

Wendy has spent almost her entire career in social and affordable housing – working her way from the front line in a London Borough through to Head of Housing in a Scottish Local Authority and chair of a Scottish housing association. After a spell working for the UK’s Housing Quality Network and then the Scottish Housing Regulator she emigrated to Sydney, Australia to work for the NSW housing regulator before transitioning to representing the community housing industry.