Faith Housing Alliance is not a housing provider or a direct support service. If you are seeking emergency accommodation, visit Link2Home.

Our People

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Rose Thomson

Chief Executive Officer

AD Arts (Org. Training & Devpt)

MLead (Change Leadership)

Harvard Leadership Program

Rose worked in the higher education sector for 16 years which culminated in a global role as Director of External Relations at the University of Newcastle (UON).

After ten years at UON, she helped establish the Institute of Civil Infrastructure as Director of Professional Programs for the peak body, the Civil Contractors Federation. 

She has considerable senior leadership experience and a proven capacity to work and deliver outcomes in complex and challenging environments. Rose also has an impressive track record of high-level stakeholder engagement and advocacy on a state, national and international level.

Rose commenced as CEO at Churches Housing Incorporated, and in the first year undertook change leadership which delivered a new Constitution, and a rebranding of the organisation to the Faith Housing Alliance. The new brand is more aligned to its work with organisations and community housing providers across all faiths. 

Dr Liesel Henn

Policy & Planning Lead

B Com Economics (Cum Laude)

M Com Economics

PhD, Public Economics

Seasoned global management consultant in both the public and private sector, specialising in strategy & policy formulation, best practice research, stakeholder engagement and driving measurable project results.

Liesel has close to 30 years professional experience in Australia, Africa and the USA – managing strategic projects at big four global consulting firm, Deloitte, and holding senior policy influence and advocacy roles in peak membership organisations. She also holds a PhD in Economics.

More recently, Liesel has been teaching at Western Sydney University and the Australian Institute of Management, on subjects including; Managing  in the Global Environment; Managing Change and Innovation, Strategic Management (Harvard Business School simulations). Liesel works part-time at FHA.

Raf Rayos

Administration Officer

B Sc (Legal Management)

Master of Strategic Public Relations (Commenced 2019 – current study)

Raf is a graduate of the Sydney Alliance Internship Program (2020). His internship saw him work as part of the team who established the Oz International Students’ Hub. The Hub is the only grassroots-based international students’ hub in New South Wales developed for and by international students.

Since his legal management degree, he has pursued work roles and volunteered his services to community services and causes focused on social justice and equality.

His advocacy based, not-for-profit work commenced in 2021 at Parramatta Young Christian Workers Inc. as their Youth Engagement Officer. He now assists the CEO and the executive leads across all portfolios at Faith Housing Alliance as the Administration Officer.

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Kathy Goodfellow

Finance Officer

Assoc Dip Accounting

Grad Cert Commerce

Kathy is a fellow of the Institute of Professional Accountants and is the longest serving member of the team, with ten years’ service. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector throughout her career.

Kathy brings significant experience to her work in financial management at the Faith Housing Alliance.

Kathy works at FHA on Tuesdays.

Community services, Faith Housing Alliance

Bavleen Kaur Rai

Junior Administrative Assistant

Bavleen is in her first year of study at WSU for a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. She joined FHA in July 2022 to support our team.

Bavleen works at FHA on Fridays.

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Faith Housing Alliance is not a housing provider or a direct support service.

If you are seeking emergency accommodation, visit Link2Home.