Adam Bennett-Smith brings over 20 years cross disciplinary experience working in the private and community sectors. Starting out his professional life as a foreign exchange trader in Sydney and London Adam later chose to leave the cut throat world of banking to pursue a long held passion for design and social enterprise. After working on a number of successful IT start-up ventures in the late 1990’s Adam founded Koho with the single aim to create extraordinary housing for people of all abilities and financial means. These values remain true today and Adam continues to push the boundaries of social innovation and entrepreneurship.
Duncan Band is the Development Manager of Koho and brings to the team over ten years of commercial property development experience. Following a successful career in advertising, Duncan turned his attention to addressing the chronic shortage of affordable housing for single people in the Sydney CBD and Regional NSW. In addition to his own developments, Duncan has project managed large-scale residential developments as well as small boutique projects . After travelling extensively through out India and Africa in 2011/12 Duncan retuned with a passion to develop social housing applying private sector expertise and efficiency. Duncan is passionate about delivering innovative, thoughtful projects that deliver genuine value for money and positive sustainable tenancies.
Philip Agnew is the Construction Manager of Koho. Since commencing in the construction industry in 2000, Phil has worked across a broad range of projects ranging from small fitouts to large scale commercial and unit developments and several Government and institutional projects including Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Universities. Phil brings to the team over ten years of construction and development experience and a highly motivated attitude aimed at positive outcomes. Since commencing with Koho it has been and remains a rewarding experience being involved with and successfully completing several innovative residential Koho projects to accommodate people of all abilities.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them”