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During 2018-19 there were the following changes to the agency’s structure and objectives as a result of internal reviews or machinery of government changes.

  • The SA Housing Authority commenced operations on 1 July 2018, consolidating the housing-related functions formerly performed by Renewal SA and Housing SA (including strategy, service delivery and asset management).
  • The Authority plays a key role in enabling and supporting a modern, multi-provider housing system and in establishing an environment that promotes shared responsibility and ownership, across the housing sector.

Our Minister

The Hon Michelle Lensink MLC is the Minister for Human Services.
The Minister oversees the responsibilities for social housing, disability, communities and social inclusion, women, youth and volunteers.

Our Executive team

Michael Buchan was appointed the Chief Executive of the SA Housing Authority. He is responsible for the Authority playing a key role in enabling and supporting a modern, multi-provider housing system and in establishing an environment that promotes shared responsibility and ownership.

Belinda Hallsworth was the General Manager of Strategy and Performance. Supports the success of the multi-provider service and housing system. The division supports the development of strategy, business and asset plans, program reforms and corresponding policy and procedural changes.

Warwick Stuart was the General Manager of Homes and Partnerships. Focused on the maintenance and redevelopment of the housing systems assets in both government and non-government programs and projects.

Suraya Naidoo was the General Manager of Customers and Services. Responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations (programs and functions) in meeting the needs of our consumers.

Deborah Dickson was the Executive Director of People and Safety. Supports the development of our people through the development of the cultural, human resources and occupational health, safety and welfare programs.