Directors' Profiles

SouthEast Housing Cooperative is a not-for-profit organisation where members, as the key stakeholders have ultimate control over the governance of the Cooperative. Under the rules of the SouthEast’s Constitution, members entrust responsibility fo the governance of the cooperative to the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors have responsibility for governance matters and to govern responsibly in accordance with Cooperative’s policies and principles. The Board must represent the interest of members and consult with members on policy changes and significant governance matters. The Board must also ensure regular reporting to the members through various communication channels.

The Board of Directors delegate responsibility for the management of operational matters to the CEO who is accountable to the Board.

Andrea Lee
Andrea Lee
Member Director and member of the Risk, Audit and Finance Committee.

Cooperative member since 8/7/2001. Board member 2005/6 and since 2010. Bachelor of Business Accounting and Management. Accountant. Seven years in Business Services.

Debbie Dioguardi
Debbie Dioguardi
Member Director and member of the Governance Committee.

Previous member Ringwood/Croydon coop for three years and participated in the policy committee.

Previous banking experience for total of six years. Certificate in bookkeeping to trial balance.

Cooperative member since December 2004. Managed a team for a party planning company. Active member of SouthEast Housing for over ten years. Home Schooling Supervisor

Greg Nolan
Greg Nolan
Member Director.

SouthEast cooperative member since 2004, and previously a Moorabbin Rental Housing (RHC) Cooperative tenant-member since October 1989. Had two previous terms on Moorabbin RHC Steering Committee (Board) in late 1990’s and early 2000’s including once as a Vice-Chair. In the mid-90’s, Greg was on a founding committee which had the task of setting up the constitutional foundations of the Joint Housing Collective (JHC), which was the initial state-wide peak body for RHC’s in Victoria. Served for several years as Moorabbin delegate on the former JHC. The equivalent and expanded forum today is the Community Housing Industry Association (Vic), formerly the Community Housing Federation of Victoria (CHFV). Life and work experiences have been in music education, public transport, horticulture and aged and disability care as both a part-time worker and volunteer.

Shirley Faram
Shirley Faram
Member Director and member of the Governance Committee.

Over 14 years on Board. Over twelve years as SouthEast Chairperson. Four years Secretary of Frankston Council’s Good Neighbour program. Four years volunteering with the Bayside Shared Accommodation Register. Four years as Board member and worker with the Bayside Youth Housing Project. Six years as a Director for the then Cooperative Federation of Victoria (now the Community Housing Industry Association (Vic).

Elizabeth OConnor
Kerrie Robins
Member Director and member of the Risk, Audit and Finance Committee

Member Director and Member of the Governance and Financial Committee since February 2018. Active SouthEast cooperative member since 2007. Undertook Advance Diploma of Legal Studies in 2016. I have an active interest in family violence, women fleeing DV in need of a home and family court proceedings.

Recently applied for the Women’s Board Leadership Program scholarship to assist and help grow with my new role as a Member Director.

I am a single mum of two children, a German shepherd and a guinea pig. I love watching a good game of hockey and enjoy spending time and getting away with the family.

Kerrie Robins
Elizabeth O’Connor
Member Director and Member of the Risk, Audit and Finance Committee.

While being a mother to three sons I was an active member of the Moorabbin Housing Cooperative from 1988 and moved into my current home in 1989. Over the years prior to the Moorabbin Coop merging with SouthEast Housing Cooperative I was an active member attending fortnightly meetings having at different times served on the Maintenance, Finance and Participation (attendance) committees.

In 2000 I gained full time employment with the Australian Taxation Office and then with the Department of Health and Human Services. Having been involved in decision making with the Moorabbin Cooperative, and as a Commonwealth employee for 17 years I have had extensive experience in understanding and complying with varying legislation, policies and procedures.

Rochelle Bateman
Member Director and Secretary and Member of the Governance Committee.

Cooperative member since 2012. Board member since 2018.

Diploma of Community Services. Currently employed in Operations, in the finance and mercantile sector.

Steve Kropf
Steve Kropf
Non Member Director and Convenor of the Risk, Audit and Finance Committee.

MBA, BBus BA, FCPA, over twenty years’ experience in senior commercial management roles including CFO, GM Finance and planning roles through a range of companies covering transport and logistics, tourism, government privatisations and pharmaceuticals. Currently owner and manager of two companies both in the service sector.

Steven Grange
Steven Grange
Non Member Director and Board Chairperson and Chairperson of the Governance Committee.

Steven worked for, First Option Credit Union, a $160M credit union
with 10,000 members across Australia and his role was a Business
Development Manager.

Steven has spent thirty-five years in working for industry based credit unions. Other roles Steven has filled include: Director: Kyneton Community Cooperative from 1983 to 1987, Director/Chairman: Reservoir Fawkner Credit Cooperative from 1990 to 1997.

Industry Training: Director training via the Australian Institute Credit
Union Directors. Qualifications: Diploma in Marketing: Hawthorn Institute of Technology, 1990.

Ankur Pandit
Ankur Pandit
Non Member Director

Experienced Project Management Office (PMO) and IT leader with demonstrated management experience in delivering key business outcomes.

Skilled in Project Management Portfolio, IT Strategy, IT Service Management, Governance, Reporting, Budget and Stakeholder Management. Strong IT and PMO professional with a Master of Business Management focused on Operations and Service Delivery.

  • BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management, Australian Education & Learning Institute (2017) )
  • Prince2 (Foundation), New Horizons Learning Centres (2015)
  • Master of Business Management, Monash University (2011 -2013).
  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University (1999 – 2003)