Board and Executive

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who have a skills matrix that provides us with an essential range of business expertise. Our Executive provides effective senior leadership to the business across operations, finance and development.

Board of Directors

David Ligovich

David Ligovich

Chair of Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, member of Governance Committee

David Ligovich is the Chief Financial Officer of the Silver Chain Group and has over 25 years’ experience in finance and business management in leading private and not-for-profit businesses both within Australia and internationally. He is also a board member of Visibility (formerly Association for the Blind WA) since 2010. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, David is highly skilled in operational and strategic leadership, governance and risk management with technical, financial and commercial capability.

Jo Buontempo

Josephine Buontempo

Chair of the Tenancy Management and Enrichment Committee, Member of the Governance Committee

Graduate Certificate in Migration Law & Practice, Advanced Diploma in Leadership & Management

Josephine Buontempo has over 20 years’ senior and executive management experience in the social services, legal, government and training sectors. She is currently the Managing Director of an international migration consultancy practice.

Peter Lee

Peter Lee

Chair of the Development Committee

Peter Lee is a Principal and Board Member of Hassell, a leading international design practice with studios in Australia, China, South East Asia and the United Kingdom. A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects, he has extensive experience in the design and project management of major residential, commercial and retail projects.


Elena Macrides

Chair of the Governance Committee, Member of Finance and Audit Committee

Elena has over 20 years’ experience as a management consultant and solicitor in Perth and Sydney, specialising in strategy development and implementation. She is currently consulting to the mining industry in the area of employee accommodation and regional community infrastructure development. 


Darren Cooper

Deputy Chair, Member of the Development & Assets Committee

Darren Cooper has over 25 years senior and executive management experience within the banking and property industries. He is currently Managing Director of a private consulting business, Board Chair of The Go2 People Limited and a Board Member of Nature Play WA Inc.
He is also a Life Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division) and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Executive Profiles


Kathleen Gregory AM

Chief Executive Officer

BA - UrPlan, GradDipBus

Kathleen Gregory has been CEO since 2005 when Foundation Housing was formed via a merger of three smaller associations. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 30 years and is an active representative on a number of social services peak bodies including the WA Alliance to End Homelessness and has been a Board member of both WACOSS and Shelter WA. Kathleen was a founding Board member of the national housing body PowerHousing; has sat on the Property Council of Australia’s affordable housing round-table and has been a Board member of the Australian Institute of Housing. She was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2016 for her work in the not-for-profit housing sector and was named one of Australia’s top 25 most influential people working in and around the social services sector in Pro Bono Australia’s 2016 Impact 25 list.

Board and Executive

Jeremy Jacobs

Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary


Jeremy has responsibility for Foundation Housing’s finance, treasury, governance, company secretarial, and ICT functions. He has extensive experience in the provision of commercial management and corporate strategy across a diverse range of industries including not-for-profit, aged care, consulting, banking, and finance. Jeremy has also served as a Board Member within the not-for-profit sector.


Chris Smith

General Manager Business Development


Chris Smith has responsibility for Foundation Housing’s development and acquisition activities, joint-venture projects, commercial management, external client management services and marketing and communications. He has over 20 years’ experience in commercial management, including 12 years in executive-level roles in funds and asset management. Prior to joining Foundation Housing, Chris worked at Indigenous Business Australia in Canberra as General Manager of Investments.

Contact Us Office Locations

Office Hours:
8:30am to 4:30pm

297 Vincent Street
Leederville WA 6007

PO Box 214, Leederville, WA 6902

T: (08) 9422 0700
F: (08) 6311 7314

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

Unit 6/17 – 19 Foundry Road
Midland WA 6056

T: (08) 6274 3900

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays

100 Hampton Road
Fremantle WA 6160

T: (08) 9239 0700

Office Hours:
By appointment only

Sanori House, Suite 3, 126 Grand Boulevard
Joondalup WA 6027

T: (08) 9422 0700

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

34 Frederick Street
Broome WA 6725

T: (08) 9193 7641

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

3B/3 Hunt Street
South Hedland WA 6722

T: (08) 9172 9700