Frasers Property Australia CEO Anthony Boyd joins the Property Industry Foundation Board
Foundation focused on a tangible solution for homeless youth
Frasers Property Australia CEO Anthony Boyd has been appointed to the Board of the Property Industry Foundation for a three-year term.
The Foundation, which brings together the property and construction industry in a unique collaboration to have a tangible impact on youth homelessness, builds homes for homeless youth and provides ongoing support to help young people rebuild their lives.
The Property Industry Foundation has been building and refurbishing homes for homeless youth for over 25 years aims to build 300 bedrooms for homeless youth by 2025.
Mr Boyd says the opportunity to join the Foundation Board is a privilege.
“The numbers are alarming and must be addressed, and that’s what the Foundation is about. Every night, for a variety of reasons, an estimated 44,000 young Australians do not have a safe and secure place to call home. The Property Industry Foundation is focused on making a tangible difference to this issue and the passion to do so among the Board, and in the industry more broadly, is evident,” Mr Boyd says.
“The Property Industry Foundation represents the best of what our industry has to offer in terms of capability and collaboration, and as part of the Board I look forward to building on the legacy of the great people which have guided the Foundation into the position it is in today.”
“Anthony and Frasers Property Australia have been long term supporters of the Foundation and, to date, have been our partners to build three homes for homeless youth. We are grateful and excited to have Anthony join the board and bring his unique talent, expertise and perspective to the work of the Property Industry Foundation,” says Kate Mills, CEO, Property Industry Foundation.
Frasers Property recently sponsored and delivered a new home for four disadvantaged youths and two live-in carers in Melbourne’s south-east. Clayton House was a three-way partnership between Frasers Property Australia, the Property Industry Foundation and the Lighthouse Foundation. It’s the third home Frasers Property has delivered as part of the national Haven Project, the others including Bonbeach House in Victoria, and Blacktown House in NSW.
As part of the Board, Mr Boyd will work with the other Foundation Directors to enhance the strategy and business outcomes for the Foundation, using his knowledge, networks and insights to increase its impact, while contributing to the composition and diversity of the Foundation.
Every night there are 44,000 young Australians without a safe and secure place to sleep. Not every young person is able to live with their family and for many, foster families are not available. They need a safe and secure place to rebuild their lives. The Property Industry Foundation exists to solve this issue.
The Foundation’s flagship home building program is the Haven Project. Each $1 raised through the Foundation’s fundraising initiative is matched with in-kind donations of skills, labour and goods from the property and construction industry, to double the value of every $1 donated.