Board Members

Chairperson
Rachel Thomas

Rachel comes from a background in IT and property management and is a Licensed Estate Agent. She has set up and run her own property management business since 2012 and soon after commencing in real estate, developed an interest and passion in affordable, safe housing for members of the community. She commenced her involvement with Prahran Malvern Community Housing as a Board Member in 2013 and has held a variety of board roles, becoming Chairperson in 2019. Rachel is a long time resident of the City of Glen Eira.

Secretary/Public Officer
Kate Incerti

Kate is a social worker of nearly 40 years in health, residential care and housing support -for the past 23 years in a local government housing role. Her work has included supporting over 1000 people aged 50+ into a secure, stable and affordable homes

Kate has also been involved in developing and implementing the Council’s two homelessness strategies since 2008. Kate is committed to the principle that housing is a human right, it is a key requirement of health and wellbeing and community cohesion.

Kate also works to have people with lived experience involved in all aspects of policy and program delivery as well as enjoying facilitating social work & community student placements.

Treasurer
Josephine Busari

  • Studied commerce at MIBT and Deakin University and spent 7 years working in the superannuation industry.
  • Keen interest in finance and numbers overall.
  • Experience in operational management within financial services and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Recent career move to social services, strong believe in basic rights for all which starts with a basic secure and affordable housing hence my interest in PMCH.
  • Genuinely enjoy helping people carry on with life and its challenges.
  • Grew up in Casey and Monash council but has lived in many different LGA the last 10 years.
  • Active interest in social justice; first volunteering role mentoring disadvantage children with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • A strong believer in equal opportunities for distribution of basic necessities such as secure and affordable housing, education and access to services is the pillar to reducing crimes, thriving economies and countries around the world.

General member
Katrina Brigham

  • Has worked as a lawyer for over 15 years in a diverse range of industries, including her current position as General Counsel and Company Secretary of a technology consultancy
  • Is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Certificate in Governance Practice and Graduate Certificate of Creative Media
  • Has been as resident of Stonnington since 2009
  • Has previously been involved in pro bono legal services for Fitzroy Legal Services and the International Humanitarian Division of the Victorian Red Cross
  • Joined PMCH as a way to be involved in the local community and help improve social justice outcomes for vulnerable people