The Bethanie Housing Limited (BHL) board provide strategic direction for the organisation, which reflects and supports our Mission.
Chair, Peter Gibbons
Peter has a 30-year career in property investment banking, specialising in property development, structured finance and portfolio management. He worked for some of the largest investment banks, including Macquarie, Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank, in Australia and throughout Asia.
Peter has extensive Board experience, as an Executive Director, Non-Executive Director and Chairperson. His previous Board roles have been in public and private organisations, and in commercial and not-for-profit organisations, including Silverchain, Landcorp, West Australian Football Commission and Swift Media. He was previously on the Bethanie Board for eight years (three as Chair) and has chaired some of Bethanie’s Committees.
Peter is founding Managing Director of Openn Negotiation Ltd, a property technology platform he has guided from idea through to ASX listing, which operates in five countries. He holds an Associate Diploma in Property Valuation, a Graduate Diploma in Property Finance and a Master of Business Administration from Murdoch University and the University of South Carolina.
(LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Div)
David Kilpatrick was a former lawyer for 18 years and the Managing Partner of a commercial law firm, with offices in West Perth and Geraldton. David specialised in Supreme and Federal Court corporate and commercial litigation and corporate advice on regulatory and governance matters.
David acted for international large public and private companies and not-for-profit entities. David was also Chair of the Board of Carey Baptist Church and a member of the Carey Baptist College Governors’ Council from their commencement and for 16 years, until he took up an executive position as the CEO of the Carey Group.
Kathleen Gregory AM
Kathleen was the inaugural CEO of Foundation Housing Ltd, formed in 2006 to provide affordable housing in WA. Under her leadership, the organisation grew its portfolio from 350 to 2,000 accommodation units and is now the largest affordable housing provider in WA.
In 2011, Kathleen received the Australasian Outstanding Achievement Award for professional excellence in housing by the Australian Housing Institute and was listed on the 2015 Impact 25 list of the most influential people in Australia's social economy.
In 2016 she received an Order of Australia for “significant service to the not-for-profit sector, particularly in the area of community housing, to social welfare organisations and to young people .”
Kathleen has worked on various projects to increase the supply of affordable housing. In 2020 she was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her work.
Kathleen was a founding member of Powerhousing Australia and the WA Alliance to End Homelessness. She was also the Chair for both the West Australian Council on Homelessness and Shelter WA. She is a qualified planner with BA Urban and Regional Planning from Curtin University.
(B.Com, MBA, GAICD)
Diana Forsyth is a Management Consultant who specialises in organisational strategy, structure and transformation. She has a career interest in organisational forms, inspiring cultures and leadership that removes barriers to improvement.
Diana has served as a Board Member and Non-Executive Director since 1994, on the Boards of Health Support Services, Lions Eye Institute, NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust, NHS Cambridgeshire Community Services, WA Primary Health Alliance and State Training Board of WA, among others. She has chaired Quality, Safety & Governance, Finance & Performance, Remuneration and Organisational Transformation Committees.
Diana has consulted to organisations, primarily in the Health and Resources sectors, in Australia, UK, US, Asia Pacific and Europe. She lived and worked in Cambridge, UK from 2006 to 2016. Prior to this, Diana held senior roles with St John of God Health Care Group when it was formed, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Rio Tinto Iron Ore.
(B.Com, MProp, GAICD)
Paige Walker is a leading Australian Property industry executive and has recently joined Fiveight as the Chief Executive Officer. She is responsible for the ambitious Fiveight business strategy, leading a multi-disciplinary team towards the development and delivery of their landmark projects across some of Australia’s most iconic locations. With almost 20 years’ experience in the Property sector in both Victoria and Western Australia, Paige has worked extensively across areas including development, construction and marketing. Before Fiveight, Paige led Mirvac’s residential business in WA as General Manager Residential and, from acquisition through to delivery, was responsible for the $0.8 billion development pipeline of apartments and master‐planned communities.
Paige has been involved in several Property Boards and Committees. She was the President of the Property Council’s Western Australia Division from 2021 to 2023 and Director of The Bethanie Group Inc from 2022 to 2023. She is currently a Director of My Home and was appointed as a Director of Bethanie Housing Limited in December 2022. Paige holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University, a Master of Property from RMIT University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Frank retired as the CEO of DevelopmentWA in 2023 and prior to that was CEO and CFO of LandCorp, the Western Australian Government’s land and infrastructure development corporation. He has been involved in the governance of several Boards for more than 15 years and is currently the Advisory Board Chair of TRCB Architects, Non-Executive Director of My Home Australasia Limited and an Investment Committee member of the Noongar Boodja Trust. Frank is also a Special Advisor to Lavan in property and government matters. With significant experience in senior Executive and Board roles, Frank is a strategic leader who strives for positive impact through innovative organisational performance.
Frank has a strong background in property and infrastructure development, including urban renewal, commercial & tourism developments, strategic industrial land projects and masterplanned communities. He has international experience, is an accomplished conference presenter and has an intimate knowledge of the machinery of Government. His experience extends to company mergers, ESG, sustainability & net zero, audit & risk management, corporate IT implementations, stakeholder relations, environment & planning and affordable housing.
Frank has a world class education, including completing the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Bachelor of Economics from UWA and Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from ECU. These are complemented with recognition as a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He joined the Bethanie Housing Limited Board in August 2023.
(EMBA, GCertAppFin, BCom, GAICD)
For 25 years Lindsay has led the transformation of organisations to meet the changing needs of communities, customers, owners, regulators and employees. His focus has been on creating purpose, empowering culture, robust governance, technology change, contemporary ways of working and deep engagement with customers and stakeholders.
Lindsay is currently Chief Operating Officer with Keystart Home Loans. He previously held leadership roles with Chamber of Commerce and Industry in WA, Bankwest, Herbert Smith Freehills and NAB, in Australia and the UK. Lindsay has expertise in strategy development, finance, property, technology, marketing, stakeholder management and business development.
He has served as a Non-Executive Director for 15 years in consulting, education, training and arts organisations, in WA and nationally.
Lindsay has an Executive MBA (Dux) from the UWA, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment from FINSIA and a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University. He is a Graduate of Leadership WA’s Signature Leadership Program (2011) and the AICD Course (2021).