• 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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Phillip Goulding
General Manager Aged Care

With a passion for social justice and quality service delivery, Phill is focused on improving health outcomes for everyone, particularly those who are vulnerable. His interests and expertise are in Aged Care Clinical Governance; Care and support options for ageing prisoners; and Behaviour support and management for behavioural and psychological systems of dementia (particularly ARBI).

Phill is a Registered Nurse who trained and worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital for many years in various roles. He joined Wintringham in 2006 and has since completed a travelling scholarship for Best Practice Options of Care for Older Prisoners.

Phill is an ACSA Victorian Divisional Councillor; a Member/Representative of ACSA VIC Residential Services Advisory Committee; and the Victorian State Representative of the National Residential Care Advisory Committee.

 

 

Jane Barnes
Chief of Staff

Jane Barnes joined Wintringham in 2019 and took up the post of Chief of Staff in January 2020.

Jane has worked in the homelessness sector for more than 30 years in both government and non-government roles. Prior to joining us, she worked with The Salvation Army where she was the General Manager of a large network of support and related services for people experiencing homelessness. Jane was heavily involved in the redevelopment of Melbourne’s night-shelters in the late 1980’s, and counts the closing of The Salvation Army’s night shelter ‘The Gill’, and the opening of the purpose built Flagstaff Crisis Accommodation in its place, as one of her career highlights.

Jane has been a member of Ministerial Advisory Committees on Homelessness and Mental Health at both Commonwealth and State levels and is a current member of the Victorian Homelessness Ministerial Advisory Committee. She is also a current Director of Homelessness Australia and is a past Chair and current Director of The Council to Homeless Persons Victoria.

 

 

Les Butler
General Manager People, Culture
and Engagement

Les is a highly experienced and qualified Industrial Relations and Human Resources practitioner and has held a number of senior positions in the Public and Private Health Sector.

He joined Wintringham in 2003 as the Industrial Relations Manager in a part-time capacity and has been in that position until accepting the position of General Manager People, Culture and Engagement in December 2019.

Les first worked in the homelessness sector 30 years ago at Ozanam House in Parkville. Prior to accepting the General Managers role, he provided HR and IR advice as a Consultant for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and a number of small public and private health care providers.

 

 

 

Dee Healey
General Manager – Housing and
Homelessness Support

Dee has extensive experience working within the social housing, homelessness and family violence sectors both here in Australia and the UK.

With a Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, she has expertise in public policy, service design and practice development having worked across both government, a peak body and the community sector.

Dee is a passionate advocate for people experiencing homelessness and believes that access to appropriate, safe and affordable housing is a basic human right. As a manager of crisis accommodation for many years, Dee has seen first-hand the impact homelessness has on a person’s social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

As the newest addition to the Executive, Dee is excited to be working with the Wintringham team to collectively provide social housing, quality services and enable elderly people who have experienced homelessness to live dignified lives.

 

 

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.
Legends of Wintringham
 
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