Our Executive

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

Portrait of Unison CEO - Ed Holmes

Ed Holmes

Chief Executive Officer (on extended leave)

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.


Portrait of James King

James King

Acting CEO / 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.

Portrait of Unison Director for Housing and Homelessness - Sue Grigg

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.


Portrait of Celine Savage

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.


Portrait of Michael Evans

Michael Evans

Senior Facilities Manager

Michael is a very experienced Facilities and Security Manager having spent the last 14 years leading the Facilities Team at a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Melbourne.

Michael’s brings to Unison extensive experience in Physical and Electronic Security, Facilities Management, Asset Life Cycle Replacement Programs in demanding and complex build environments. Having been across all aspects of these business areas from "On The Tools", Project Management, Management and Senior Management he has a wealth of practical experience to bring to the organisation.