Michele Adair is the CEO of Housing Trust, a large Community Housing Provider of social and affordable rental housing on the NSW South Coast, and in December 2022 she was appointed the inaugural Chair of Homes Tasmania, a new statutory body tasked with making the state’s housing system more effective and sustainable.
Her previous roles include Chair of the Community Housing Industry Association of NSW and executive leadership roles in health, aged care and education.
Michele is a respected, passionate and pragmatic voice in public policy. She has been instrumental in achieving significant reforms in housing, health services and gender equity.
In 2021, Michele received the Illawarra’s Outstanding Business Leader of the Year award and in 2023 she was honoured with the UDIA National Women in Leadership Award for Excellence. Most recently the Australian Financial Review acknowledged Michele as one of the most powerful figures in the Australian property industry for 2023.