It is with a mix of sadness and good wishes that we say goodbye to Mark O’Brien as he departs as CEO of the Tenants Victoria. It has been a pleasure working with him.
He has been a tireless advocate of the cause of Victorian tenants over the last 30 years. In debating tenancy law reform, he has always been very reasonable in his approach to community housing. He was experienced enough to be able to see things from the perspective of housing workers dealing with difficult communities, as well as from that of the tenant.
He realised the need for balance, while always advocating strongly on behalf of tenants. A number of the reforms included in last year’s Residential Tenancies Amendment Act are measures that he been promoting for many years. On behalf of the community housing sector we’d like to wish him all the best for the future.