Sirovilla Operational Team

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Executive Officer, Tim Liston, leads the team responsible for the daily operations of our two villages. He is supported by Hayden Smith, Finance and Operations Manager, and Christine Bubb, Resident Services Coordinator.

Our skilled and professional contractors maintain gardens, respond to village living needs and undertake planned maintenance and improvement upgrades to keep units and village grounds in pristine order.

Tim Liston

Exectuve Officer

Tim joined Sirovilla as Executive Officer in December 2011.

Tim has considerable experience across the social housing and affordable housing sector since graduating from Town Planning at RMIT in 1998:

  • Ecumenical Housing – social housing research and project development with Victorian Churches
  • Macedon Ranges Shire Council – managing Council owned and managed community housing program for low income households
  • Affordable Housing Solutions – development of affordable housing projects under various state and commonwealth funding programs.

In 2013 Tim took responsibility for managing the transition of Lions Village Anglesea into Sirovilla, which involved the transfer of ownership the property including all assets and liabilities of 18 retirement village units.

This represented a significant opportunity for Sirovilla to ensure the long term future of an important community asset in Anglesea and to provide further choice to Sirovilla applicants.

Tim’s focus continues to be the implementation of the strategic plan and identification of future growth opportunities.

Tim Liston

Hayden Smith

Manager Finance and Operations

Hayden first joined Sirovilla in 1974 and was the Honorary Treasurer from 1982-2009.

He was involved in the building of our first 8 units and has played an important role in developing Sirovilla.

Hayden completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Deakin University and was the Finance Manager at CSIRO Division of Textile and Fibre Technology prior to joining the staff at Sirovilla.

In 2009 Hayden became our Finance and Operations Manager, working closely with the Executive Officer and Client Services Manager.

Hayden is responsible for managing Sirovilla’s finances to ensure the long term financial viability of the organisation and ensure that both villages are able to provide long term affordable accommodation.

Hayden’s focus is to balance the cost of maintaining assets and grounds with the need to keep housing affordable for Sirovilla residents; a challenging and rewarding task.

Christine Bubb

Resident Services Coordinator

Chris Bubb was appointed as Resident Services Coordinator in November 2014. Chris has a strong administration background having worked at YMCA: Deakin Sport and Recreation, Telstra and The Dept of Justice.

Chris’s role as Resident Services Coordinator includes responsibility for resident’s services at both Sirovilla Highton and Lions Village Anglesea. Chris manages day to day requests, managing the wait list and responds to enquiries from prospective applicants.

Chris also provides informal support to residents and where appropriate refers residents to external support providers.

Chris has a strong interest in health and wellness and the desire to assist others to maintain a sustainable form of exercise. Chris is a trained Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor, taking regular classes at Sirovilla, Deakin Sport and Recreation, Geelong Lawn Tennis Club and COGG.

This interest and dedication to lifelong learning also lead Chris to undertake further study in Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University. This study has then provided an opportunity for Chris to fulfil her ambition for living a creative lifestyle by teaching art classes at Sirovilla and Queenscliff Neighbourhood House.

Chris understands how important it is to be engaged in community participation and to further develop relationships to enhance our community living. Chris enjoys making a positive contribution to residents lives.

Chris’s other passion is her family and especially her three daughters and one grandson.

Christine Bubb