Michael PeruscoChief Executive Officer
Michael Perusco is the CEO of Unison Housing, one of the largest community housing providers in Victoria. Unison was formed in 2017 as the result of a merger between Yarra Community Housing and Urban Communities Limited. Unison provides a diverse range of housing services across Victoria and in Adelaide, including social and affordable housing, commercial real estate activities and homelessness services.
Prior to joining Unison Housing, Michael was CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, one of NSW’s largest and most diverse community organisations. His experience also includes nine years as CEO of Sacred Heart Mission, a Victorian organisation that works with people experiencing homelessness.
Michael has also been Chairperson of the Council to Homeless Persons and Australians for Affordable Housing, a member of the NSW Premiers Council on Homelessness and the Board of the NSW Council of Social Services. Michael is currently on the Board of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and, the Community Housing Federation of Victoria. He is also a member of the Victorian Governments Family Violence Housing Assistance Taskforce.
Michael also has experience in the commercial sector including KPMG and Arthur Andersen, and has worked at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet where he had responsibility for a range of social policy areas including the social inclusion and not-for-profit reform agendas.