Our Executive

Our Executive brings a rich blend of skills and experience to Unison. They all share a passion for our vision and a strong alignment with our values.

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James King


James is highly experienced in construction management and property development.  Showcasing his strong leadership skills, he moved into the role of CEO at Unison and led project teams, from inception to delivery of key Unison developments, including the recent UDIA Award-winning project in Footscray.

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 new builds and residential developments, and is transforming Unison into the most sought-after purveyor of social and affordable housing in Melbourne.

James is a non-executive director on the board of Community Housing Industry Association, Victoria.

James holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (BSS) and a Diploma in Construction Management; and is also a Registered Builder in both Victoria and New Zealand.

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Sheri Johnston

Deputy CEO

Sheri has more than 25 years of finance experience in both Canada and Australia. Her career includes positions at a Big 4 audit firm, the banking sector, as well as a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to young people.

She has managed offshore teams, risk and compliance, legal and finance, acted as company secretary, implemented process improvement and change initiatives, and delivered an organisation-wide software project. Her passions include the development and mentoring of engaged, high-performing teams and working within the not-for-profit sector.

Sheri is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. Sheri volunteers as a non-executive director on the boards of both a not-for-profit organisation and a school.

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Danni Nash

Director Property

Danni has worked in a range of roles across not-for-profit, local and state government as well as private practice over the last 15 years. She brings extensive experience in social housing, combined with a passion to create opportunities for meaningful engagement to inform strategy and decision-making, to Unison. 

Danni’s career has centered on community infrastructure, particularly the development, asset management and program delivery of social housing programs, public infrastructure and local community facilities. This whole of asset life cycle understanding is complemented by hands-on experience working on large building sites in architectural design and delivery of placemaking community engagement initiatives. A theme in her work has been the improvement of organisational systems to create social impact.

Danni has completed post graduate qualifications in housing management, social sciences, environment and planning. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and has undertaken further study in public participation, project management and organisational change theory.

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Dahna Bond

Director Housing & Homelessness

Dahna has over 20 years leadership experience across public administration and regulatory environments in New Zealand and Australia. She is committed to making a positive social impact for people and communities.

Dahna has extensive experience in public housing in New Zealand. Her leadership career has spanned different regulatory environments such as public housing, tenancy services, consumer affairs, education, building, employment, justice, and supporting Victoria’s electoral activities.

Dahna has significant experience leading multi-disciplinary teams including community engagement, compliance and enforcement, service delivery, policy and corporate service functions, and is accomplished in the design and implementation of service reform programs.

Dahna moved to Victoria from New Zealand in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (BSS) majoring in Management and also holds a Master of Public Administration.