Our Team

The YWCA National Housing team is led by Jan Berriman.

Jan Berriman

Jan Berriman, Director of National Housing and Property Development

GAICD, Grad Dip Social Science (Housing Management and Policy)

Jan has more than 20 years’ experience at executive level within not-for-profit organisations. She has worked in the housing and homelessness sector in remote, rural and inner urban contexts delivering housing and support programs. Jan is an accomplished property development manager and innovative thinker in organisational development and growth and has a strong commitment to transparency and accountability.

Jan is supported by Louise Daniel, National Housing Operations Manager, Danielle Haley, National Housing Team Leader, and a team of Community Housing Officers in Victoria, Queensland and Northern Territory.

Kate O’Donohue

Kate O’Donohue, Company Secretary


Kate has over 15 years’ experience in corporate governance and as a Company Secretary in not for profit, corporate and listed entities.

She was previously a contracted Company Secretary and Governance Professional and she provided secretarial and governance services to a range of entities, including a dual listed bank, listed mining company, unlisted public financial services company and various not for profit companies.  Kate has also been Company Secretary of an ASX listed Financial Services company and, in the UK, worked for the Financial Services Authority and LogicaCMG a global IT company dual listed on the FTSE and Euronext.

Kate is a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course, holds a Masters of Corporate Governance and a Bachelor of Arts, and is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK)

YWCA National Housing activities are supported by YWCA Australia infrastructure including finance, communications, human resources and governance support. Find out more about YWCA Australia’s executive team.