Reece is passionate about people’s right to safe, secure and affordable housing. She comes to Shelter WA after 10 years in the NSW social housing sector, holding policy and strategy positions in the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office and Housing NSW before moving to the community housing sector as Manager, Service Innovation at Bridge Housing Limited.
In her public service roles, Reece was heavily involved in the NSW rollout of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing and led development of the NSW Community Housing Industry Development Strategy. At Bridge Housing, Reece was part of the team that designed the award-winning Hand Up arrears reduction program and lead the launch of HomeGround Sydney, Bridge Housing’s not-for profit real estate agency.
Through her experience across the social housing spectrum, Reece understands the need for policy and service design to be based on genuine collaboration and is committed to having the right people at the table.
Prior to her career in social housing, Reece was a social science and humanities lecturer in several WA universities. She holds a PhD from Murdoch University, specialising in language and social change.