With experience across government, academic, non-profit and startup sectors, Chantal has been a passionate advocate in the housing and sustainable planning space for over a decade.
Chantal spent eight years between Perth and Canberra working for a federal Senator with responsibility for the Housing and Sustainable Cities portfolios, and over this time established a senate inquiry into housing affordability and homeless, in which people with lived experience contributed to for the first time.
Most recently, Chantal was the Director of Policy and Research at Clean State and as lead author of the Clean State Jobs Plan ’26 Big Ideas for 200,000 Jobs’, solutions to housing and homelessness were at the forefront.
Chantal is a self-confessed urban design nerd and has completed a Masters of Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning at Murdoch University, writing her thesis on measuring housing need in the inner city, and more recently completed an urban design and planning immersive at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Chantal is a published researcher in the area of green buildings, and a volunteer for the Beaufort Street Network.
Chantal very much would like Shelter WA to have an office dog.