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Exec Director, Land & Housing Corporation

Hugh Phemister

Hugh is a recognised leader in the property development sector, including expertise in social and affordable housing, and has held senior executive roles in the private, not-for-profit and government sectors. Hugh has been with the Projects Division of the Land & Housing Corporation since 2014, commencing as Director within the Programs Management Office & is now the Executive Director.

Hugh had held positions such as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer in private property development companies, as well being the General Manager of Development at Bridge Housing.

Hugh has also worked at Macquarie Bank, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Hugh is also a Chartered Accountant.

Whilst at Bridge Housing, Hugh undertook the first transaction by a Community Housing Provider in NSW which developed housing and undertook market sales to cross subsidise social and affordable housing.

Hugh has a strong background in property development, project finance, transaction origination and is passionate about effective and meaningful leadership.

Hugh has worked on property projects ranging from the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, large commercial and retail projects, as well as many significant residential land subdivision projects producing thousands of new homes.


See Hugh speak at Better Housing Now: Session 2 - Work in Progress.