• I am over 50
  • I am struggling to make ends meet
  • I want a quality affordable home
  • I want help when I need it
  • I Want A Good Life

Senior Executive

Bryan Lipmann AM
Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Lipmann

Bryan Lipmann is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Wintringham. He is an economics and social work graduate who has vast experience working with socially and financially disadvantaged older people.

Under Bryan’s leadership, Wintringham has obtained substantial funding and support to enable the establishment of a range of housing and services to many aged people who were living in poor and insecure conditions. His ability to develop and implement high quality services that are financially viable, has influenced Government policy and welfare agencies towards a more co-ordinated response to a group of people who are some of the most disadvantaged within Australian society.

Bryan is a regular contributor to a range of local and international aged care and housing forums, and is the author of a book "The Elderly Homeless", which looks at the international provision of services to frail homeless men and women. He is a past President of the Community Housing Federation of Victoria.

In 1999, Bryan received the Order of Australia (AM) for his work with the elderly homeless. He was acknowledged as a Distinguished Alumni of La Trobe University in 2009.



Helen Small
General Manager Operations

Helen Small, General Manager Operations

Helen has worked in the aged care sector for over 30 years; she has extensive experience in management of residential aged care services, community aged care packages and Home and Community Care (HACC) Day Programs. 

Helen has participated in Quality Reviews of both residential care services and community services as an external contractor for the Residential Aged Care Standards Agency and as a Review Manager with the Quality Improvement and Community Services Accreditation Agency.

Helen has a Masters in Management of Aged Care Services, Charles Sturt University and has completed a Graduate Diploma in OHS at La Trobe University. She has also completed nursing studies.



Michael Deschepper
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Michael is a Chartered Accountant and joined the organisation in 2008 having accumulated a wealth of experience during 18 years in public practice and industry. Prior to joining Wintringham Michael's was Chief Financial Officer and joint Company Secretary of a listed financial services provider and ASX Participant. Prior to this, he spent several years in London as a senior finance executive for a leading world-wide professional services organisation. Michael is Wintringham's Company Secretary. He is on the Boards of the Council for Homeless Persons and the Community Housing Industry Association Victoria.

Michael qualified with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.


How Can We Help You?
If you are over 50, struggling to make ends meet, want a quality affordable home and help when you need it. If you want a good life then contact us on 03 9034 4824.
Who We Are

Wintringham is a not-for-profit welfare organisation created to address the scourge of elderly homelessness. Wintringham Housing is registered in the state of Victoria as a Housing Association.

How Can You Help Us?
Wintringham values the critical roles of staff and volunteers. We also welcome donations and the generosity of philanthropic partners.
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