Our Board

Jason Loakes

Co-founder, Chair of the Board and General Manager

Jason has a passion for helping those less fortunate to whom life has dealt a harsh blow. He is passionate about giving people a hand up not a hand out, and is excited to be working with a great Board and volunteer group to spread his vision and see it come to fruition.

Rod Hyatt

Board Member

Rod has a wealth of experience and knowledge across a wide range of fields.  He has been an Advertising Executive, Marketing and Management Consultant, Business Strategist, Property Developer and House Builder. Since retiring from full time business, Rod decided to get involved more deeply in addressing the plight of people who do not sleep securely at night.

Rod is the Treasurer of Sheltered By Grace and the Chief Operating Officer of Fuller Center for Housing, Queensland, which focuses on getting back to a more grassroots approach to tackling the problem of substandard housing.

Lisa

Co-founder

Lisa is a passionate advocate for change. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies, Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resources and has completed a Graduate Certificate in Business and a Graduate Certificate in Philanthropy and Not for Profit Studies. She is passionate about seeing people transform their lives and live a life they love.

Jim Bills

Board Member

Jim holds GAICD, MBA and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute Of Management. He brings professional governance and management skills to the board table. His strategic vision, “hands on” IT skills and business experience across all sectors and types of business provides insight to assist Sheltered by Grace to deliver transformational homelessness solutions and make Sheltered by Grace a financially strong and resilient organisation. An experienced musician, he also participates and sponsors the music program for shelter residents and is often seen strumming ukulele with the residents. He says, “ It’s wonderful to be able to help make a difference”