Haleh Homaei is a long-time supporter of the ASRC who migrated to Australia from Iran and has spent most of her career in the public and community housing sector.

Ms Homaei is Housing First’s chief executive officer, and has had senior leadership roles at several other housing providers. She has also advised the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (DRTL) and successfully promoted the agenda of the DRTL and a group of conflict affected and fragile states at the United Nations.

Ms Homaei looks forward to deepening her understanding of the issues facing people seeking asylum, and providing the board with her experience in social advocacy, policy development, strategic and business planning, risk management, leadership and stakeholder relationship management.