Leadership & Governance

As the City of Edmonton’s non-profit housing corporation, HomeEd plays an important role in the lives of thousands of Edmontonians. A committed team and strong governance processes are in place to ensure HomeEd delivers on its mandate while remaining sustainable into the future.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Nick Lilley - Chief Executive Officer

Nick is a growth-minded City-builder with diverse leadership experience across sectors such as real estate, education, infrastructure, and community development. Nick has a strong track record leading strategic change, implementing new approaches and partnerships to enhance organizational and community impact. Since joining HomeEd in 2021, Nick has led the transformation of HomeEd’s strategy and operations, positioning the organization to grow and strengthen its portfolio of affordable housing in Edmonton.

Mark Nixdorf - Vice President, Operations

Mark is a seasoned executive with over a decade of experience in the management of condominiums, rental properties, and affordable housing. Mark brings a passion for developing and leading teams to his role overseeing the leasing, maintenance, and renewal of HomeEd’s existing housing portfolio. In joining HomeEd in May 2021, Mark is returning home to Edmonton after an accomplished tenure as the Senior Vice President – Operations for Avenue Living in Calgary.

Jonathan Lay - Vice President, Projects

Real estate development and infrastructure projects have taken Jonathan across western Canada and around the world. In 15 years working as a consulting engineer, senior development manager, and vice president for various firms, Jonathan has completed more than $150 million in real estate transactions, including more than $100 million in earned development revenue. In 2019, he was named one of Edmonton’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue Magazine, and is a past board member of the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council.


HomeEd is a non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors appointed by our Shareholder. Our sole shareholder is the City of Edmonton as represented by the Mayor and Council as the City’s governing body. The current Board of Directors includes:

  • Dave Rumbold (Chair)
  • Sinéad O’Meara (Vice-Chair)
  • Deana Morton
  • Adam Sanderman
  • Amy Power
  • Colin Brenneis
  • Kenna Houncaren
  • Antoine Gruson
  • Carlin Gurjar
  • Bindu Bonneau
  • Greg Dewling
  • Shelby Corley

The Board exists to:

  • Ensure an unbroken chain of accountability from the Shareholder to corporate performance
  • Define corporate expectations and ensure that HomeEd’s business plan reflects the City of Edmonton’s housing priorities
  • Assure organizational performance through its Chief Executive Officer

Code of Conduct

HomeEd maintains robust governance policies to guide the organization. Our Code of Conduct outlines the expectations for ethical behavior by all those that act on behalf of HomeEd. Please see our Code of Conduct to learn more.

Should you have any concerns that the Code of Conduct is not being followed, we ask that you let us know. Please review our Code of Conduct: Complaint Procedure for directions on when and how to provide this feedback.

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