Our Executive

Ed Holmes

Chief Executive Officer

Ed is an experienced finance executive with extensive experience in the corporate and NFP sector having worked in senior roles across disability, aged care and justice before joining Unison.  Prior to entering the community sector Ed was in senior management roles in the corporate sector in mining and manufacturing.  

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (CPA) and his financial experience covers many areas, including analysis of major capital projects and manufacturing accounting, external and internal financial reporting and company secretarial requirements. In addition, Ed has experience in  Information Technology, Communications, Fundraising and Human Resources in the corporate and NFP sectors.


Sue Grigg

Director Housing and Homelessness

Sue Grigg has been working in housing and homelessness for over twenty years and has extensive experience working in the not for profit sector, for government and in research and consulting roles.

Sue has postgraduate qualifications in Social Planning and also brings to the Director’s role a passion for learning and practice development.


Celine Savage

Director Corporate Services

Celine is a quality and risk specialist who brings expertise across a range of business administration functions, including governance, compliance, project management, internal audit, reporting, business continuity planning and risk.

Her career spans roles in commercial real estate and the building regulatory space, as well as extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector.

Celine has a successful track record of initiating and managing change to strengthen service delivery, improve efficiencies, mitigate risks and optimise performance.

She holds a Masters in Business and Management and a Diploma in Quality Auditing.

Prior to being appointed Director Corporate Services, Celine was Manager Risk and Compliance at Unison.


James King

Director Property Development

James is an experienced Project/Construction Management professional with strong leadership
and interpersonal skills. He has a proven track record in achieving successful outcomes, leading
project teams from inception to delivery.

James started his career in New Zealand delivering Government Housing and more recently in
Melbourne working in consultancy as a client-side Project Manager/Superintendent. He has
extensive experience in both commercial refurbishments/new builds and residential development
covering bulking housing, greenfield land sub-divisions and high-end apartments.

James has a Bachelor of Business Studies (BSS) and a Diploma in Construction Management; and is also a Registered Builder.

Michael McIntosh

Head of People

Michael is an experienced human resources practitioner having spent the last 15 years working in the NFP sector, namely in justice, aged care and disability.

Michael’s expertise ranges from Performance Management, Recruitment, Change Management, Employee and Industrial Relations, Learning and Development and WHS, just to name a few.

He holds a Master of Business (Human Resource Management).