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Past Event

Redesigning the Housing System

Presented by Assemble Papers


Thu 25 May 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Free, no booking required


399 Macaulay Rd, Kensington VIC 3031, Australia


Accessible bathroom Assistance animals welcome Low sensory / relaxed Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Assemble Papers brings together leaders in the field of housing in a conversation to ask them: How can we redesign a more equitable housing system? What capital shifts need to happen to ensure well-designed, financially sustainable, and climate-crisis ready homes for all? Join Assemble Papers as they interrogate how to redesign our housing system towards fairer, stable and more equitable homes.

The panel discussion begins at 6:30, with drinks and nibbles available.


Jeanette Large

Jeanette Large is CEO and Company Director of Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI), a not-for-profit community housing provider that creates new beginnings for women facing homelessness by providing affordable, permanent homes. Through constant advocacy and innovative partnerships, Jeanette has increased the size, visibility and impact of WPI in delivering more affordable, long-term housing solutions for women and children in need. From running refuges and local housing groups to management roles in government, Jeanette has 25 years of experience in the housing and development sectors and currently sits on the Board of the CHIA Vic and is the Chair of the Victorian Women’s Housing Alliance.

Mary Delahunty

Mary Delahunty is the Head of Impact at Super Housing Partnerships, a specialist housing fund manager focused on creating capital flows into affordable housing through institutional investment partnerships. Mary is the founder of ESG impact consultancy firm Seven Advisory and has held senior roles in financial services organisations over the past 15 years. A former Mayor of an inner-city municipality, a 2015 Churchill Fellow recipient and a mother of six, Mary is passionate about authentic progressive capital and the potential for institutional investments to deliver better housing outcomes at scale.

Charlotte Dillon

Charlotte Dillon is the General Manager of Housing at the YWCA, one of the largest medium to long term housing providers for women in Australia. Through various leadership positions across Victoria and regional Northern Territory, Charlotte’s experience spans the community sector and homelessness sector, in both government and not-for-profit roles. Her expertise lies in the development and governance of programs to deliver government and organisational priorities and her work is underscored by a passion for social justice, driven by the belief that housing is a human right.

Stephen Woodlands

Stephen Woodlands is the Founder and Managing Director of Head Start Homes, an innovative community services organisation that supports First Nations people, single mums and other families with fair and practical pathways to home ownership. Stephen is a leading social entrepreneur, with over 15 years of experience in banking, risk, law, governance, product development, marketing, project delivery and government. Having grown up in social housing himself, Stephen knows first-hand that a secure and safe home leads to better education, health and empowered communities.

Sophie Rzepecky

Sophie Rzepecky is Head of Brand at Assemble. With a diverse background and 8 years of experience in cultural and arts strategies, Sophie also holds a Master of Social Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Passionate about using design to strategically shift embedded systems, Sophie works across the organisation and portfolio to drive positive change in the development sector. She also edits Assemble Papers, broadcasting ideas for systemic change.

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