Ms Leonie King appointed new CWH CEO

City West Housing has today (20 September 2017) announced the appointment of Ms Leonie King as its new CEO, effective 13 November 2017. 

City West Housing, a not-for-profit organisation, is one of Australia’s leading affordable rental housing providers and currently celebrating its 22nd year of offering high-quality and affordable rental properties to key city infrastructure workers in the Ultimo, Pyrmont, Green Square, Eveleigh and Harold Park areas of Sydney.

Ms King’s executive career, in both government and non-government organisations, has had a significant focus on social and affordable housing and she brings strong strategic and commercial acumen and a well-developed social policy background to the role.

Prior to joining City West, Ms King was Deputy CEO at Evolve Housing and led strategy and social investment, marketing and communications and Information Technology.  Before joining the not for profit sector, Ms King held Executive Director roles in Government in the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) where she was responsible for the devolution of community care, specialist disability services and social housing to the non-government sectors.

Mike Rollo, Chair of City West Housing said: “Leonie’s skills and background, including having delivered on major reform in Government, will ensure that City West Housing is well positioned to continue its strong performance and deliver on its vision of building inner-city diversity through the ability to help people to live and work locally.”

Ms King said: “I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to lead City West Housing through its next stage of growth. I am passionately committed to working with Government, the local community and the wider housing sector to deliver quality affordable rental housing.  Getting this right improves lives, contributes to economic viability and helps create more livable cities”.

Interviews with Leonie King and Mike Rollo are available on request, please contact:
René McKenzie-Low