Completing her Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning through University of New England, Kayla has previously worked in two regional cities in NSW as both a statutory and strategic land use planner for local government. Kayla pivoted to the Not-For-Profit sector in a research capacity in 2019 and continues to live in and advocate for regional and rural communities.
Annabel joined Shelter NSW in 2020 as a Project Officer. With a background in both project and event management in the arts and entertainment industry, she saw her transition to the Not-for-Profit sector as an opportunity to apply these skills to meaningful and impactful work.
James Sherriff joined Shelter NSW at the beginning of 2020 with a keen interest in community organising and social justice after completing the Sydney Alliance internship program, and graduating with a Bachelor of International and Global Studies from the University of Sydney. James is currently responsible for engaging with Shelter NSW’s members and supporters, coordinating our student placement program, and supporting grassroots campaigns for housing justice.
Cathryn joined Shelter NSW in April 2020 with most recent experience as a Chief of Staff to a NSW MP & Shadow Minister located in the multicultural heart of south western Sydney. Over a career spanning thirty years, Cathryn has held senior private sector executive HR and change management roles. Cathryn holds a Bachelor of Economics degree as well as a Master of Commerce (Organisational Behaviour) with personal interests in community and political engagement, local government and sound public policy.
Stacey has worked at the interface between town planning, social, environmental, and cultural impacts over many decades. Her work has often revolved around broad-based interdisciplinary projects that explore complex societal issues through planning frameworks. Stacey has undertaken research and written numerous publications on the NSW Planning system, housing supply policies, social impact assessment, and NSW Aboriginal Land Councils. Combined with her research and policy work, Stacey has devised various short films including one called ‘Habitat to Home’, which aims to take the viewer on a visual journey exploring the concept of home and homelessness.
John joined Shelter NSW as CEO in early 2020, having been involved in the formation, development and operation of Social, Affordable & Specialist housing for most of his professional life. He has a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and has undertaken post-graduate legal studies. Having spent a number of years in the private, public and community sectors, he especially enjoys the opportunity to contribute to innovative housing responses, delivering solutions to those for whom the market falls short.