Our Leadership.

Our Board

Uniting Housing board.

Uniting Housing is a subsidiary of Uniting Vic.Tas. We have a single board of governance. You can find details here.

Our Staff

Executive team.

General Manager, Housing and Property

Kristie Looney

Kristie is an experienced leader within the not-for-profit, social enterprise and social service sectors working at the forefront of cross-sectoral collaboration to drive positive change.

Kristie has a depth of experience creating partnerships across business, philanthropy, government and the social sectors. She leads strategic decision making and brings together diverse teams to develop practical solutions to end homelessness.
Kristie was the co-founder of a social-enterprise real estate business that generates profit to build homes for women and children at risk of homelessness. She applies her leadership and governance skills as a not-for-profit board member with Tenants Victoria.
Kristie has a passion for social justice and a strong commitment to redressing inequality in the housing sector. 

Head of Housing Strategy & Asset Planning

Jan Berriman

Jan has extensive experience in executive positions within not-for-profit organisations in urban, regional, rural, and remote contexts within Australia.

She brings a wealth of experience to her role, most recently as the Director National Housing for YWCA Australia group and previously Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Victoria and CEO and Company Secretary of the YWCA Housing group. In December 2020, Jan was awarded the Sector Leader by PowerHousing Australia, in recognition of her long-term dedication and commitment to delivery of community housing for people experiencing homelessness or housing stress.

Jan is leading the preparation of Uniting Housing’s bid in response to the  Victorian Government’s Big Housing Build program and development of our asset management strategy for the housing portfolio as part of implementing the joint Making Housing a Priority strategy.

Senior Manager Housing Services

Louise Daniel

Louise is a values-driven housing and property professional with significant experience gained across a broad range of housing and property organisations in the private, government and not for profit sectors. 

She has extensive experience in the delivery of housing programs focused on improving the lives of vulnerable people. 

Louise brings a wealth of knowledge in residential and commercial property management, asset management and planning, housing compliance and regulation and community development.

Senior Manager Property Development

Lynne Jarman

Lynne leads our development team which is working on a range of exciting new social and affordable housing projects around Victoria.

With more than 25 years’ experience working on property, projects and town planning in both the public and private sectors, Lynne is a wealth of knowledge.
Prior to joining Uniting Housing, Lynne worked with Homes Victoria to deliver public housing estate renewals and source new development sites as part of the Big Housing Build.

Senior Manager Commercial Properties

Mark Karutz

Mark has 26 years of experience in real estate and has worked across the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.

His early career was in commercial property valuation and for the last 14 years he has applied the skills learned in that field to portfolio management.

Mark has extensive experience in developing, project managing and successfully completing building projects.

Senior Manager Asset Management

John Stewart

John has 20 years of facilities management experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit sector.

John’s career started as a Shopfitter working on major construction sites including Chadstone, Highpoint and Doncaster shopping centres.

He specialises in all areas of proactive scheduling of maintenance for life cycle efficiencies with a strong background in HVAC, plumbing, electrical & essential services across a property portfolio including, residential, commercial, retail & warehouses.

John has extensive experience managing a team of inhouse maintenance staff and specialised contractors. John has a background in merging organisations’ property departments within the community sector.

Development Analyst

Sheng Lin

Sheng is an experienced development manager with proven success managing residential and commercial property developments of various scales and purposes.

He has managed complex development projects from initial due diligence stages, the creation and updating of feasibility models, and site acquisition/purchase, execution of development agreement, through to design development and consultant engagement for development delivery.