Leading a sustainable built environment
19 - 20 March, 2019 Roundhouse, UNSW, Sydney Join the Green Building Council of Australia at TRANSFORM in 2019 to be inspired and challenged and together move the industry forward. Join in the conversation and let’s lead innovation in sustainability.




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  • 18 March

Adam Beck

Executive Director
Smart Cities Council ANZ

20 March


Andrew Whitson

Group Executive and CEO Communities

19 March

Anna Skarbek


19 March

Bruce Precious

Principal Consultant
Six Capitals Consulting
Bruce is Principal Consultant with Six Capitals Consulting focused on accelerating the transformation to zero emission buildings: efficient buildings powered by renewable energy.
Bruce is a past member of the Property Council of Australia Sustainability Roundtable, and the founding chair of the City of Sydney - Better Building Partnership, a collaboration that aims amongst other things to see emissions from the city reduced by 70% by 2030.

20 March

Caroline Pidcock

Pidcock pty ltd

20 March

Chels Marshall

Director, Cultural Ecologist
Flying Fish Blue Pty Ltd
Chels is a leading Indigenous ecologist with extensive experience in cultural landscape management and design. She has over 27 years of professional experience in cultural ecology & environmental planning, design and management within government agencies, research institutes, Indigenous communities, and consulting firms.
Flying Fish Blue is an indigenous-owned company that specialises in socio-cultural and ecological assessment and advisory services. We design, develop and implement solutions that incoporate indigenous knowledge systems and principles into business and project planning for greater ecological, social, economic and spiritual outcomes. Our aim is to support our clients in achieving bio-cultural resilience within their communities through appreciation of icustodianship and caring for the earth.

19 March

Chris Nunn

Head of Sustainability, Real Estate
AMP Capital
Chris is a sustainability expert with 18 years' experience. He is currently the Head of Sustainability at AMP Capital Real Estate. AMP Capital has a Real Estate portfolio valued at approximately $28 billion, mainly in Australia and NZ, consisting of approximately 90 shopping centre, office and industrial assets.
Chris has experience in: corporate social responsibility; green buildings; renewable energy; operational performance improvement; environmental management systems; environmental law; sustainability reporting; sustainability communication, education and training.
Chris worked for 5 years as an Environmental Lawyer for MinterEllison, followed by the Environmental Defender’s Office in Sydney, then received a Chevening Scholarship to study a Masters of Sustainability at the London School of Economics. Chris then spent 5 years working in London as Associate Director of Sustainability for Atkins. In 2011, he moved back to Sydney as Sustainability Leader at Norman Disney & Young, then worked as Sustainability Director for JLL, joining AMP Capital in September 2015.

David McNeil

Customer Service & Fulfillment Manager
Liberty Steel
Starting as a metallurgy trainee in 1979 with Australian Wire Industries (then part of BHP Steel, now Liberty Steel) David has over thirty-five years experience in the manufacture, sale and distribution of steel products in the Australasian market.
Over his career David has developed a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges in serving customers across the geographically dispersed Australian and New Zealand markets culminating in his recent appointment to the role of Customer Experience Manager for Liberty Steel.
The essence of David’s role is about combining people, data and systems to provide clear and accurate information for customers to make it easier to do business.
David’s work in this area has covered several initiatives, from customer self-service platforms through to full B2B integrations. This work has included the rollout of standard product identification tags for Liberty Steel utilising GS1-128 and GS1 DataMatrix symbology standards to further unlock supply chain efficiencies and improved product traceability.
In achieving these outcomes, David’s ongoing collaboration with both trading partners and industry groups has been a critical component in ensuring successful and sustainable outcomes.

19 March


David Palin

Sustainability Manager
Mirvac Asset Management

20 March

Davina Rooney

National Sustainability Manager
Davina Rooney is General Manager, Sustainability and Corporate Procurement at Stockland. Her role is to develop strategy and ensure sustainable practices and policies are adopted across Stockland, and implement corporate purchasing strategies. Davina is an engineer and has extensive experience in sustainability and building consulting. Davina has a variety of sustainability experience, from environmental projects, not-for profit boards and overseas community development work, spending 8 months working in the Indian Himalayas on the construction of a school which won multiple international awards. Davina has been recognised by industry awards including NAWIC NSW Sustainability 2016, PCA 2014 Future Leaders Award and Sydney University Engineering Young Alumni Award. She is currently Chair of the Property Council’s National Sustainability Roundtable and on the Green Star Steering Committee.

20 March

Dr. Dominique Hes

Senior Lecturer and Director of Thrive Hub
The University of Melbourne
Dominique has degrees in science, engineering and architecture. Her most successful publication is the ESD Design Guide for Australian Government Buildings, which is in its third edition. She has recently published the award-winning book Designing for Hope: Pathways to Regenerative sustainability and Enabling Eco-Cities: Defining, Planning, and Creating a Thriving Future. She won the 2015 Deni Greene Bob Brown award for a professional who has shown outstanding courage in their work for sustainability, and 6 other national and university awards for research and teaching.
Dominique is a passionate about both social and ecological sustainability. Her key research questions are: ‘why, when we have been ‘doing’ sustainability for so long, are we having an ever-increasing impact?’ People create such beauty with music, food, art, buildings and community why is it so difficult to be a thriving part of the earth’s systems? and How can the built environment be part of this thriving? As such she has looked at biomimicry, biophilia, regenerative design, permaculture and development and positive development.

19 March

Dr Barbara Nebel

Thinkstep Australasia
Barbara’s passion is to enable organisations to succeed sustainably. As CEO of Thinkstep Australasia, a locally owned business, she often describes her job as a translator. Translating sustainability into traditional business language. Together with her team she delivers a full range of sustainability services from strategy and materiality assessments through to detailed Life Cycle Assessments and Cradle to Cradle® projects.
As the convenor for the carbon m rror committee for ISO standards for New Zealand she contributed significantly to the development of international standard for carbon footprinting, ISO 14067:2018. In her role as President of the Life Cycle Association New Zealand (LCANZ), Barbara initiated the Australasian EPD Programme. She serves on several Technical Advisory Groups, including the Australasian EPD Programme and the International EPD System. Barbara is a LCA Certified Practitioner and the regional editor for the International Journal of LCA.

18 March

Elizabeth Proust AO

Non-Executive Director
Elizabeth Proust has held leadership roles in the private and public sectors in Australia for over 30 years.She has worked in local, State and Federal Government, the oil industry and in banking.She has held senior positions in the ANZ Banking Group, the Victorian Government and was CEO of the City Of Melbourne.

Elizabeth is Chairman of Nestle (Australia), and Chairman of Bank of Melbourne, and a director of Lend Lease Corporation. She is the immediate Past Chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Elizabeth has a Law degree (University of Melbourne) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from La Trobe University.

She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to public administration and to business, through leadership roles in government and private enterprise, as a mentor to women, and to the community through contributions to arts, charitable and educational bodies.

20 March


Emma Bombonato

Manager, Environmental Sustainability
Sydney Opera House

20 March

Emma Herd

Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)

19 March

Esther Bailey

Manager and CitySwitch National Project Leader Better Building Partnership
City of Sydney

20 March

Francesca Muskovic

National Policy Manager - Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs
Property Council of Australia
Francesca is the National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia. She works with representatives from Australia’s leading property companies, such as members of the Property Council’s National Roundtable on sustainability, to develop policy and advocate to federal, state and local governments. Francesca has over 10 years’ experience in the built environment sector with previous roles as an engineering consultant at AECOM, the Green Building Council of Australia and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

19 March

Gabriel D. Taylor P.E.

California Energy Commission
Mr. Taylor is a Licensed Professional Engineer at the California Energy Commission. He is currently the staff lead for demand optimization and healthcare efficiency in the Building Standards Development Office. Mr. Taylor is also the Energy Commission representative to the Governor’s Sustainability Working Group, a role he has held for nearly a decade. Prior to this assignment, he served as an Advisor to Energy Commissioner David D. Hochschild, focused on renewable energy integration, energy efficiency, and state property sustainability. He also previously served as an Advisor to Energy Commissioner Jeffrey D. Byron between 2006 and 2008. Mr. Taylor has been with the Energy Commission since 1999, working on a variety of energy policy areas including demand side management, lighting efficiency, industrial efficiency, appliance standards development, and power plant air quality impact analysis.

Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering, with an undergraduate emphasis in energy technology and policy. 

19 March

Greg Johnson

National Sustainability Manager, Commercial Property

19 March

Guy Williams

Senior Principal Consultant
The Biodiversity Consultancy
Guy works as a Senior Principal Consultant with The Biodiversity Consultancy in biodiversity related aspects of environmental impact assessment and corporate sustainability.
Guy’s projects have taken him throughout Australia and Asia-Pacific, including Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Lao, Thailand, Philippines, and Papua New Guinea. He has led and been involved in reviewing projects and program against IFC Performance Standards, the Equator Principles, and various climate change and product stewardship standards. His sector experience includes infrastructure (transport, power, and property), mining, oil and gas, and agro-forestry (oil palm, coffee, timber).
In addition to TBC projects, Guy maintains an ongoing research interest in community lead forest conservation, and the use of film, storytelling and digital media to support effective conservation strategies.

18 March

Iain Stewart

Business Analyst
ClimateWorks Australia
Iain Stewart is a business analyst at ClimateWorks Australia, working in the Whole of Economy team. In this role he conducts energy and emissions modelling, particularly in the buildings and industry sectors, evaluating sector specific opportunities for decarbonisation. For the Decarbonisation Futures project, Iain lead the modelling, working closely with CSIRO to produce scenarios analysis which analyse possible futures for Australia in a world approaching net zero. Previously to ClimateWorks, Iain worked as an Energy Engineer in the buildings sector, performing energy audits and Energy Performance Contracts for a range of clients.

19 March


Ian Dixon

Associate Director – Sustainability

19 March

James Braham

Sustainability & Environment Manager NSW/ACT
John Holland
James is a practiced project, environmental and sustainability manager with experience across a range of industries including infrastructure, building and rail construction, conservation surveying and contaminated land, having worked for both leading contractors in Australia and consultants in the UK and Africa.

Leading the Regional Environment and Sustainability Team for John Holland, James guides projects from tender phase through to commissioning with a high level of support associated with detailed development planning, approvals, environmental compliance and sustainability management in delivery.

As Chairman of the Responsible Construction Leadership Group, James believes true sustainable outcomes require organisational shifts, born from an appreciation and understanding at the executive level, followed by management led implementation propagating company and project wide ownership of sustainable operation. James is focused on catalysing industry level collaboration and knowledge sharing between public and private clients, proponents and the supply chain to expedite the uptake of sustainable development.

20 March

Jane Flemming

Director, Live Life Get Active
Managing Director, Flemming Promotions Pty Limited

20 March

Jason Twill

Urban Apostles
With a career spanning over 20 years in urban development, Jason has been at the forefront of built environment transformation. His career experience includes delivery of sustainable mixedincome housing projects throughout New York City, delivery of Vulcan Inc.'s South Lake Union Innovation District in Seattle, Washington and serving as Head of Sustainability and Innovation for Lendlease Property, Australia.
Jason is founder and Director of Urban Apostles, a start-up real estate development and consulting services business specialising in regenerative development and deliberative housing models for cities. Its work focuses on the intersection of the sharing economy and art of city making.
In 2016, Jason was appointed as an Innovation Fellow and Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney and leads research into regenerative urbanism, housing affordability, and property economics.
He is a co-founder of both the International Living Future Institute and Green Sports Alliance and originator of the Economics of Change project. In 2017, Jason founded and launched the City Makers’ Guild, an education, advocacy and research group promoting more equitable and inclusive cities.
Jason was designated a LEED Fellow by the United States Green Building Council in 2014, was named a 2015 and 2017 Next City Global Urban Vanguard and is an appointed Champion and advisor to Nightingale Housing in Australia.

19 March

Jeremy Mansfield

Green Cross Australia
Jeremy has held the Sustainability Manager role in Lendlease for 10 years and has over 25 years' experience in the construction industry with significant knowledge and experience in sustainability as well as project and construction management roles in the design, planning, and delivery of major building and infrastructure projects. Jeremy has been a Green Star Accredited Professional since 2007 and represented Lendlease on Green Building Council of Australia's (GBCA) Qld State Industry Group GBCA, supported the development of sector rating tools and guides, and the creation of the Green Star Communities (Adaptation and Resilience credit, which includes Green Cross Australia's Community Resilience Guideline and Checklist for Developers).
Jeremy is passionate about climate adaptation and natural disaster resilience, innovation and positive change. With a vast depth of experience in sustainability through design, construction and project management disciplines, he has contributed greatly to the development of Green Cross Australia. As a Green Cross Australia volunteer, Jeremy supported the online GCA programs to advance sustainable development of Australia's built environment and promote natural disaster resilience. In 2013 Jeremy also led a panel on a 7 city tour of Australia & NZ sponsored by CIBSE called 'Adapt and Survive - from hindsight to foresight.
An alumni of Social Leadership Australia, Queensland Leadership Program 2011/2012, Jeremy is a well-respected sustainability professional with a vast network across government, business and civil society.

19 March

John Brogden AM

John was appointed to the Board in January 2012 as Chairman before accepting the permanent role of Chief Executive Officer in May 2018, having acted in the role of Managing Director & CEO for six months. From 2015 to 2017, John was the Managing Director & CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Prior to this, he was CEO of the Financial Services Council from 2009 to 2015, and CEO of Manchester Unity from 2006 to 2008.
He is currently Chairman of Lifeline Australia and Furlough House Retirement Village. John is also the patron of Sailability Pittwater, Bilgola Surf Lifesaving Club, Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and Kookaburra Kids.
John’s previous non-executive directorships include Abacus Australian Mutuals (Chairman), BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education (Chairman), NIA Pty Limited (health.com.au), Sydney Ports Corporation, Australian Private Health Insurance Association and the Australian Friendly Societies Association.
From 1996 to 2005, John was the Member for Pittwater in the NSW Parliament. In 2002, John was elected Leader of the Opposition – the youngest person ever to hold the role and lead a major political party in Australia.
In January 2014, John was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through representational roles with social welfare organisations, particularly Lifeline, to the business and financial sectors and to the Parliament of New South Wales.
John holds a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

19 March

John Burton OBE

Managing Director, Urban Regeneration
John joined Lendlease as Managing Director, Urban Regeneration in July 2018 with over 30 years of industry experience in Australian and global real estate. In this role, he oversees Australia’s Urban Regeneration business. Renowned for its major mixed-used urbanisation projects, Lendlease has more than $13 billion worth of major urbanisation projects in four targeted gateway cities across Australia.
Prior to joining Lendlease, John was Head of Development for Westfield in the UK and Europe. He has strong negotiation and delivery capability skills having managed primarily retail led mixed use regeneration of urban precincts in and adjacent to core areas of economic activity. This includes leading the development of Westfield Stratford City, the company’s largest single development as well as its first major development in continental Europe in Milan.
During his 24 years at Westfield, John held various leadership roles overseas and in Australia. He was instrumental in acquiring new business opportunities and leading transactional negotiations. Prior to this, John held numerous roles in the private and public sector, including establishment of the Federal Airports Corporation with time as General Manager of Sydney International Airport and a variety of positions within the Departments of Defence, Aviation and Transport, principally in the areas of research, economic policy and investment planning.
In 2013, John was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to urban regeneration and the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was previously a director of the Australian/UK Chamber of Commerce in London.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) from the University of Canberra and a Masters of Business in Finance from the University of Technology Sydney.

19 March

Jonas Bengtsson

CEO and Cofounder
Edge Environment
Jonas is a founding director of Edge Environment. He is a sustainability consultant, systems engineer and business leader with professional experience spanning Europe, USA, South America and Australasia. Alongside his role at Edge, Jonas is the President of the Australian LCA Society and a member of the Technical Advisory Groups for the Australasian EPD Programme and Green Star. His recent work includes delivering Australia’s first science based target (for Optus) and a number of ongoing carbon target projects for high-profile property clients, as well as technical oversight for whole building life cycle assessments for properties across Australia.

19 March

Jon Dee

Founder and MD

19 March

20 March

Julieanne Alroe

Infrastructure Australia
Julieanne Alroe is the Chair of Infrastructure Australia. In addition to this role, Julieanne is a member of the University of Queensland Senate and was recently appointed to the Board of ERM Power and the Board of the
Queensland Ballet. She is also a Member of the Council of Governors of the American
Chamber of Commerce QLD (AMCHAM) and is the Inaugural President of the Queensland Futures Institute (QFI).
Julieanne Alroe retired in June 2018 from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) where she held the position of CEO and Managing Director since 1 July 2009. With more than 40 years’ in the aviation industry, she was one of only a handful of women in the world to run a privatised airport. Julieanne has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and was granted the Doctor of the Griffith University (honoris causa) in December 2016. She also is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Chief Executive Woman (CEW).

19 March

Kate Harris

Chief Executive Officer

19 March

Ken Morrison

Property Council of Australia
Ken Morrison was appointed Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia in July 2014. He is a director of the Green Building Council of Australia, Deputy Chair of the Business Coalition for Tax Reform, sits on the executive committee of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, and is a Property Male Champion of Change promoting women in leadership roles.

19 March

19 March


Kim Pilosio

Project Manager & GoGreen Lead
DHL Supply Chain

19 March


Leanne Bloch-Jorgensen

Head of Thought Leadership and Insights
National Australia Bank

19 March

Lisa McLean

Chief Executive Officer
Open Cities
Lisa has been successfully influencing government and changing the policy framework and regulations to enable the zero carbon economy for the past 14 years. Lisa was a founding member of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) working with 40 global city partners, and local and transnational businesses to facilitate large scale economic programs.
In Australia, Lisa initiated and established the Australian Solar Thermal Association (AUSTELA), advised electric mobility providers, and worked with Flow Systems from its start-up as a sustainable water utility to its major role in shaping a new sustainable water and now multi-utility market. She is an initiator of Open Cities and CEO.

19 March


Lucinda Hartley

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

19 March

Mans Carlsson-Sweeny

Head of ESG Research
Ausbil Investment Management Limited
Måns is Head of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Research at Ausbil Investment Management Limited since September 2015. Prior to that, he was Senior ESG Research Analyst at AMP Capital for almost five years, following positions at Carnegie Investment Bank, Macquarie Bank and Accenture. With more than a decade of experience in the investment industry, including ten years in various responsible investment / ESG roles, Måns is well known for producing and presenting consistent, high-quality ESG research covering the Australian market and he has also published numerous, highly regarded insight papers on a wide range of ESG issues, including human rights and modern slavery. Måns is a member of the PRI Australia Network Advisory Committee and chairs a subcommittee of the Human Rights Working Group of RIAA (Responsible Investment Association Australasia). He holds an MBA International with Distinction from Griffith University and a Master of Financial Management from Gothenburg School of Business.

19 March

Margaret Stuart

Head of Corporate and External Relations
Nestlé Oceania
Margaret heads Corporate and External Relations at Nestlé Oceania, where she is responsible for communications and public affairs across the region. In this role, Margaret manages issues shaping Nestlé’s operating environment in areas as diverse as nutrition, human rights, environmental sustainability, water and rural development, working across a broad portfolio of iconic food and beverage brands. She has a broad corporate affairs background, particularly in the healthcare, food and agribusiness sectors, including senior leadership roles in Novartis, Syngenta and Schering-Plough. In 2017 Margaret was a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

19 March

Megan Houghton

Executive General Manager
Energy Solutions
Megan is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in consulting, government, energy and water utilities leading business strategy, growth and transformation.
Prior to joining ERM Power, Megan was Director-General for the Queensland Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games. She has previously held senior executive positions in strategy and finance with Energex, United Energy and PricewaterhouseCoopers and non-executive director roles on the boards of GOLDOC (the 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee), Tourism and Events Queensland, Unity Water and Urbis. As the CEO of CitySmart, Brisbane’s sustainability agency, Megan built the start-up business and lead it for six years. Megan is a member of Chief Executive Women and a former Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year and named as an AFR 100 Women of Influence.
As ERM’s Executive General Manager, Energy Solutions, Megan is responsible for the leading the company’s Energy Solutions business, incorporating digital solutions and the change management journey for a growing team to make energy management simpler and smarter for customers.

19 March

Melissa Schulz

General Manager Sustainability
Vicinity Centres
Melissa heads up the Sustainability function at Vicinity Centres (Vicinity) and has almost 20years of experience working in senior corporate sustainability roles across the oil and gas, major infrastructure, banking and property sectors. In her role of General Manager Sustainability at Vicinity, Melissa has established a new corporate sustainability strategy for the company, integrated into Vicinity’s business strategy and focused on creating shared value. Melissa holds a Master of Corporate Sustainability Management from Monash University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne.

20 March

Michelle Moore

Groundswell, USA
Michelle Moore is CEO of Groundswell, a nonprofit that builds community power by connecting solar energy and efficiency with economic development, affordability, and quality of life. A social entrepreneur and former White House official with roots in rural Georgia, Michelle is a relentless agent for change. Her accomplishments range from delivering programs as the Obama Administration’s Federal Chief Sustainability Officer that cut energy use by $11 billion and led to the deployment of 3.2 Gigawatts of new renewable energy production to support the US military; to developing LEED into a globally recognized program that supports more than one million US jobs as Senior Vice President of USGBC. Michelle got her start in sustainability at Interface Inc., where she learned about “doing well by doing good” from the company’s Founder and Chair, Ray Anderson. Michelle currently serves as a Board Advisor to the Smithsonian Science Education Center, on the Advisory Board for the American Flood Coalition, and on the Sustainability Council for PG&E. Michelle’s work is rooted in her faith, and the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

20 March

Ming Long

AMP Capital Funds Management
Ming Long is the Independent Chair of AMP Capital Funds Management, Deputy Chair Diversity Council of Australia and is on the board of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She was previously a non-executive Director at Property Council of Australia, including as President of the International Capital Markets Division Council. She has held a number of senior executive and leadership positions including CEO and CFO roles and is the first Asian woman to have led an ASX-100 or 200 listed entity in Australia. Ming led the establishment of the Property Male Champions of Change is a convener of the 2017 National Group, was named one of 100 Women of Influence and was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

20 March

Nicole Bradford

Portfolio Head, Responsible Investment
Cbus Super Fund

20 March

Nicole Sullivan

Senior Manager - Green Star Solutions
Green Building Council
Leading the Green Star Solutions team, Nicole is responsible for Green Star certification and technical development of the rating system. With a combination of technical expertise and marketing experience, Nicole is able to communicate the complexities of sustainable design and construction in accessible language that resonates with customers. She is focused on maintaining the integrity of Green Star ratings while providing a flexible customer experience.

19 March

Nina James

General Manager Corporate Sustainability
Investa Property Group
Nina’s career maps a journey from Landscape Architecture, a segue into sustainability in land development and then commercial real estate, to launching Australia’s first certified property kanga green bonds.
As General Manager of Corporate Sustainability at Investa Property Group, Nina is responsible for the strategic direction of the Net Zero target for Investa, encompassing people, environment and responsible investment objectives. Nina is currently facilitating Investa’s comprehensive response to the TCFD recommendations and is a member of the UN Environmental Programme Finance Initiative Real Estate Working Group on the TCFD.
Nina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in landscape architecture, and a Masters in Environmental Management at the UNSW.

20 March

Olivia Tyler

Director Sustainable Business Services
Westpac Group
Olivia is the Director, Sustainable Business Services within the Westpac Group, recently joining the financial services sector after a career in manufacturing and retail.
In her current role, she is responsible for:
•Leading the Responsible Sourcing program, focussed on managing the environmental, social and ethical risks within the Westpac supply chain
•Leading the Supplier Inclusion & Diversity program, which seeks to utilise Westpac's supply chain to increase the economic participation of groups currently underrepresented in the economy particularly indigenous businesses, social enterprises, businesses owned by women and B-Corps.
•Overseeing the delivery of Westpac’s environmental sustainability targets
Prior to joining Westpac, Olivia was the Head of Sustainability & Responsibility for Woolworths Supermarkets, and has held senior corporate responsibility and sustainability positions across several consumer product companies including Treasury Wine Estates, Foster’s Group, Coca-Cola Amatil and Goodman Fielder.
She is a TED speaker, holds Bachelors of Science (USyd) and Environmental Engineering (UNSW), and completed her MBA at Melbourne Business School in 2014.

19 March

Paolo Bevilacqua

General Manager, Sustainability
Frasers Property Australia
Paolo is the General Manager, Sustainability and Real Utilities at Frasers Property Australia. Real Utilities is a recently established authorised energy retailer and utilities business wholly owned by Frasers Property.
Prior to his role at Frasers Property, Paolo held a range of sustainability positions at Lendlease.
Paolo is the Chair of the Living Future Institute of Australia, and a member of the Property Council National Sustainability Roundtable.

19 March

Paul Wall

Head of Group Sustainability and Energy
Paul is responsible for Sustainability performance and corporate reporting as well as technical operations projects.
Paul has over 14 years’ experience specifically in the Australian commercial property industry and joined Dexus in Feb 2010. Paul’s responsibilities have been across sustainability, engineering and capital works. Previous to this Paul has held national sustainability and operations roles with Jones Lang LaSalle and Colliers International.
Paul has a Masters’ degree in Management from the University of Technology Sydney and is Chair of the City of Sydney’s Better Buildings Partnership and a member of the Property Council of Australia National Sustainability Roundtable.

19 March

Philip Davies

Partner, Infrastructure Advisory
Philip is an Infrastructure Advisory Partner with Deloitte and has successfully led global organisations delivering policy reform, strategy development and implementation, infrastructure projects from problem definition to operation, and the transformation of service delivery outcomes.
He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Philip was until recently, the CEO of Infrastructure Australia, and led the development of the national Australian Infrastructure Audit, the 15 year Australian Infrastructure Plan, a series of planning and market reform recommendations, and the development of the national list of priority investments, the Infrastructure Priority List.
He re-established Infrastructure Australia as an independent statutory body and worked closely with all States and Territories, as well as the Commonwealth, to develop a consensus list of priorities.
He was the champion for the establishment of the inquiry to inform the development of a National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy which is currently being developed by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.
Philip also chairs the Australian Logistics Council and the SMART Infrastructure facility advisory council at the University of Wollongong.

19 March

Professor Deo Prasad

Chief Executive Officer
CRC for Low Carbon Living
Scientia Professor Deo Prasad is an international authority on sustainable buildings and cities and among the leading advocates for sustainable buildings and cities in Australia. Deo won the 2006 Royal Australian Institute of Architect’s National Education Award for contribution to ‘sustainability education, research and design’. In 2004 he won the NSW State Government’s individual GreenGlobe Award for ‘showing leadership and commitment to the supply of renewable energy’. He has also won the Federal Government’s national award for ‘outstanding contribution to energy related research’. He also is one of the Sydney Ambassadors (Business Events NSW) with special focus on promoting Sydney as a destination for high end environmental-scientific events. In 2014 Deo has been awarded the Order of Australia by the Governor General of Australia for services to sustainability and renewable energy through his research and for extensive international community work. Deo has been the Chief Investigator and CEO of CRC for Low Carbon Living. This was the largest ever industry-government-professions-research collaboration (45 participants at commencement and well in excess of that towards completion) in Australia in built environment sector and has led to transformative impacts in this sector.

19 March

Professor John Thwaites

ClimateWorks, Australia and the Monash Sustainability Institute
John Thwaites is a Professorial Fellow, Monash University, and Chair of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and ClimateWorks Australia.
John is also Chair of Melbourne Water and the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust. He has been Chair of the Australian Building Codes Board, President of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and a director of the Australian Green Building Council.
John is the Chair of the National Sustainable Development Council, which has developed the Transforming Australia: SDGs Progress Report 2018. He was previously Chair of the National Sustainability Council an independent Council appointed by the Australian Government, which produced the Sustainable Australia Report in 2013.
He is a Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (“SDSN”) launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations to provide expert advice and support to the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2013, John was named as one of the 100 Global Sustainability Leaders by ABC Carbon Express.
John Thwaites was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1999 until his retirement in 2007. During this period he held various Ministerial portfolios including Health, Planning, Environment, Water and was Victoria’s first Minister for Climate Change. 

19 March

Professor Veena Sahajwalla

Professor of Materials Science
University of New South Wales
Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla is revolutionising recycling science to unlock the wealth of resources embedded in the many complex wastes currently destined for landfill. As a materials scientist and engineer and founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for green manufacturing, she is producing a new generation of green materials and products made entirely, or primarily, from waste. Her internationally commercialised EAF ‘green’ steelmaking process, for example, is transforming millions of waste tyres as a partial replacement for coke. She has also pioneered a cost-effective microfactory technology to transform waste, such as e-waste, glass and plastics. By collaborating actively with industry, Professor Sahajwalla ensures research success is translated into real world environmental and economic benefits.
Prof Veena Sahajwalla became one of Australia’s best-known scientists and inventors through her regular appearances as a judge on the long-running ABC TV series ‘The New Inventors’and recent guest on the ‘War on Waste’. She continues her community engagement through regular public talks, her mentoring program for girls in science (Science 50:50) and regular media commentary. In 2018 Professor Sahajwalla was elected as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. In 2017, she received the 2017 PLuS Alliance Prize for Research Innovation and the prestigious Jubilee Professorship by the Indian Academy of Sciences. In 2016, she was named one of Australia’s most innovative engineers. In 2015 she was listed as one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers and selected as an Honorary Fellow by Engineers Australia. In 2014, Professor Sahajwalla was awarded an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship. In 2013, Veena received the ‘Howe Memorial Lecture Award’, Pittsburgh, USA. In 2012, she won the Australian Innovation Challenge (Overall Winner) for her innovation for her “ Green Steel”.

20 March

Rachael McGinley

Senior Manager - Strategy and Development
Green Building Council
Rachael is responsible for our engagement with our industry stakeholders, driving the transformation of the built environment through membership and GBCA sustainability services.
Rachael joined GBCA as a Green Star Technical Manager, and helped produce our rating tool Green Star – Design & as Built. She has over 10 years’ experience as a chartered structural engineer, and has a keen interest in sustainability and heritage buildings. She holds a Master's in Engineering (Engineering Science) degree from Oxford University and is actively involved with Engineers Australia and is the Deputy Chair of the Sustainable Engineering Society.

20 March

Richard Griffiths

Head of Industry Engagement
Edge Environment
Richard is Head of Industry Engagement at Edge Environment, a role in which he oversees all property-related projects. Alongside his role at Edge, Richard is on the Advisory Board of the Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School, and a regular contributor to cross-industry initiatives. Prior to moving to Australia, Richard worked for the UK Green Building Council where he was, at various points, responsible for residential and commercial buildings policy, and previously worked in roles spanning energy efficiency consultancy, Government policy and marketing at a leading conservation charity.

Robin Mellon

Chief Executive Officer
Supply Chain Sustainability School
Robin has combined his passion for the environment, qualifications in property and finance, and understanding of construction and heritage to become one of Australia’s acknowledged experts on built environment sustainability. After nine years with the GBCA working on the Green Star rating tools, government relations and international advocacy, Robin is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and Chair of the NSW Green Globe Awards.

19 March

Rob Johnson

Customer & Market Relationship Manager
Liberty Steel
Rob has held a variety of senior Sales & Marketing roles at Liberty since joining the business in 2006, currently as Customer & Market Relationship Manager. Rob’s networking and influencing skill set impacts across a broad range of business and industry initiatives, underpinning better communication and understanding amongst key stakeholders….and delivering great outcomes.
Rob recently took a lead role in developing and implementing a strategy to deliver 5 EPD’s covering the bulk of Liberty’s manufacturing range.
Rob is a board member of the Bureau of Steel Manufacturers of Australia [BOSMA] and the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels [ACRS] and is a member of the Greenstar Material & Supply Chain ERP and the ISCA Materials Working Group.

19 March

Rodd Staples

Transport for NSW

19 March

Rod Fehring

Frasers Property Australia
Rod Fehring is Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Property Australia. He is also Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia. Rod has over 30 years’ experience in the property industry around Australia including terms as CEO of Lend Lease Primelife Ltd and CEO of Delfin Lend Lease. Rod also served 8 years as Chair of the Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute Ltd.

19 March

Romilly Madew

Green Building Council of Australia
Since 2006, Romilly has led the Green Building Council of Australia andbuilt a global reputation as an influential advocate and change agent.

A vocal advocate of diversity, Indigenous issues, flexibility in the workplace, and women in sport.

Romilly’s collaborative style has led to many board and committee appointments. She is a
  • Member, federal government’s Cities Reference Group
  • Independent Chair, Currawong State Park Advisory Board
  • Member, Sydney Olympic Park Authority Board
  • Members, Chief Executive Women Board
  • President Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club
  • Founder, Minerva Network (supporting Australia’s elite sportswomen)
  • Member, National Sustainable Development Council
  • Member, Surf Life Saving Foundation

Romilly was
  • named one of AFR BOSS Magazine’s ‘True Leaders 2018 
  • named one of Vogue Australia’s ‘100 Game Changers in 2018’
  • awarded 2017 World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award
  • awarded 2015 International Leadership Award by the US Green Building Council
  • named Pittwater’s Citizen of the Year, 2016
  • made an Honorary Fellow by the Planning Institute of Australia 2015
  • named one of the ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac
  • National and NSW winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards (2009).
Romilly is going into her 6th season as President Bilgola Beach Surf Life Saving Club, where she is also a Patrol Captain. She also competes in Ocean swims, charity walks and runs.

19 March

Ruben Langbroek

Head of Asia Pacific
Ruben Langbroek is Head of Asia Pacific for GRESB, an investor-driven organization committed to assessing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of real assets globally. He is responsible for the strategic development of GRESB in the region, by enhancing GRESB’s relationship with institutional real estate investors, property companies, fund managers and key industry stakeholders. Ruben has over 15 years of experience in (institutional) real estate investments. He holds Master degrees both in Building Engineering and in Real Estate, Investments.

20 March

Sam Hurley

Policy Director
Centre for Policy Development
Sam Hurley is the Policy Director in CPD’s Sustainable Economy Program. He leads CPD’s work on the implications of climate change for company directors, regulators and investors. He has also CPD research on tax reform, sustainable agriculture and public sector capability. Prior to CPD, Sam worked for six years as an economist and policy analyst at the Commonwealth Treasury, with shorter stints at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. His work in Canberra focused on understanding economic trends and conditions in major economies like the United States and China, and the impacts of macroeconomic policy settings on Australia’s economy. Sam holds degrees in commerce and law and completed a Masters of International Affairs at the Australian National University.

19 March

Sam Mostyn

Non-executive Director & Sustainability Advisor
Sam chairs Citibank Australia, and is a non executive director of Virgin Australia, Transurban and Mirvac. She is the Chair of Carriageworks, and serves on the boards of the Sydney Swans, the Centre for Policy Development, the Foundation for Young Australians, and the GO Foundation. Sam also Chairs ANROWS, the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety.
Sam has significant experience in the Australian corporate sector both in executive and non-executive capacities, in particular in the areas of human resources, strategy, corporate and government affairs, sustainability and diversity. She has held senior executive positions including Group Executive Culture and Reputation, IAG, and Global Head HR and Culture, Cable & Wireless in London. Sam was the first woman appointed to the AFL Commission in 2005, where she served for 11 years.
Since 2011, Sam has been a member of the Australian faculty of the Cambridge University Business & Sustainability Leadership Program, and is on the boards of ClimateWorks Australia and the Climate Council, and sits on the advisory council of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. She has previously served as a Director of the Sydney Theatre Company, the Australia Council for the Arts, the National Sustainability Council, and the National Mental Health Commission. She was President of ACFID from 2013-2017, and Deputy Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia from 2012-2018.

19 March

Sarah Barker

Special Counsel
Minter Ellison

19 March


Sarah Clarke

General Manager Sustainability

19 March

Simon Carter

Simon Carter is director of Morphosis, a corporate sustainability strategy practice working with property groups, fund managers, other corporations and governments in Australia and internationally.
Spanning almost 20 years, Simon's career with sustainability previously included leading sustainable design as an architect and heading sustainability across Asia Pacific for a global property services group.
In recent years, his attention has turned to the sustainability of digitalisation – which he finds both exciting and alarming. He authored Crossing the Threshold – a primer for sustainable digitalisation in real estate and cities, published by RICS.

20 March

Stephen Choi

Executive Director
Living Future Institute of Australia
Stephen is a UK-registered architect and Australian-educated Project Manager with an MA in Sustainability & Design. He has been in the building industry for 17 years, working across multiple sectors and scales to advance towards a better environment.
Stephen co-founded not-for-profit environmental building and research organisation Architecture for Change in 2011, has taught at various levels from Master’s Degree level to unemployed people looking to enter the industry. He is the current Executive Director of the not-for-profit Living Future Institute of Australia, and the Living Building Challenge Manager for Frasers Property Australia on the Burwood Brickworks retail centre.

20 March

Stephen Scheeler

The Digital CEO
Stephen Scheeler is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start up to media and technology titan. Working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders, his tenure at Facebook saw the Australia and New Zealand business – including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus – grow to become one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world. Today – as founder of global advisory The Digital CEO – he partners with some of the region’s leading companies to help them build world-beating strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership, including Qantas, nab, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, ANZ Bank, Wesfarmers, Seven West Media, Google, the Australian Commonwealth Government, and a host of others. As a speaker, Stephen is an inspiring personality on the highest-profile stages – including TEDx, the Australian Governance Summit and AMP Amplify – and is a member of the Australian Prime Minister’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.

19 March

Steve Ford

Head of Sustainability & Energy
The GPT Group
Steve Ford is the Head of Sustainability and Energy at The GPT Group. He has worked for over a decade in driving improved environmental and social sustainability outcomes in the property industry. His current focuses are delivering the GPT zero emissions plan and embedding high integrity waste and resource management practices and reporting.
A physicist himself, prior to joining the property industry, Steve worked with scientists, engineers and educators at the Australia Museum and the University of New South Wales on programs to disseminate their research to a broad range of audiences. He has carried his passion for a sustainable future throughout his career.

19 March


Steven Luxford

HVAC Manager
Crown Melbourne Limited

20 March

Susan Mizrahi

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Australia Post

20 March

Tim Gartrell

Collins | Gartrell

20 March

Tim Nelson

Executive General Manager Economic Analysis

19 March

Tricia Lorenzo

Senior Business Development Manager
Flow Power
Tricia is responsible for Flow Power’s NSW Operations, working with businesses to unlock the value streams available in the wholesale power market while improving their interface with their energy consumption. Key to her role is opening up access to renewable energy directly from the generators for a larger range of businesses using innovative purchasing models. Trish has over 12 years working in, government, mining, health, construction, property and manufacturing sectors. Having worked in the energy and sustainability industry both in Australia and overseas, she is passionate about finding solutions for businesses to stay ahead of the curve and take advantage of the emerging opportunities as the Australian power market shifts. Trish is a masters graduate of Macquarie University and is currently studying an MBA majoring in Sustainable Business.

19 March

Partner with us

If you are interested in getting involved as a partner or showcasing your organisation, products or services in the activation zone please contact Lucy Harris at lucy.harris@gbca.org.au

Contact us
If you have any other questions please email info@gbca.org.au or call us on (02) 8239 6200

Green Star CPD Points

The Green Building Council of Australia awards the following CPD points for your attendance at TRANSFORM:

The 2-day TRANSFORM conference: 10 Green Star points
Site Tours: 1 Green Star point per tour
Masterclass: TBC

Why get involved in the GBCA's CPD program?

Recognition: Receive recognition for being a sustainability specialist with knowledge of green building principles and the Green Star rating system.
Support: Gain access to a dedicated support network designed to help you advance your sustainability career.
Training: Attend ongoing sustainability training programs specifically designed for both Green Star Associates and GSAPs.

How to get there

Driving and parking
Roundhouse is located in the North-West corner of UNSW Kensington Campus.
Download the parking map for directions on where to park.

Public transport
Less than 15 minutes from Sydney’s CBD, Roundhouse is easily accessible with nearly 1,700 UNSW express bus services per week from Central station. Guests can also access
Roundhouse from Coogee, the Inner West, Botany and Circular Quay.
  • 891 - Express service to and from UNSW from Central station.
  • 890, 892 (peak hour), 392, 394, L94, 396, 397 and 399 operate along Elizabeth St in the city.
  • 370 from Leichardt, Glebe, Newtown Green Square and Coogee.
  • 400 from Bondi Junction, Airport, Rockdale and Burwood.
  • Other services include routes 302, 303, 348, 357, 359 and 410. 

Roundhouse at UNSW is accessible for cyclists with bike racks available
across campus.


About the GBCA

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is committed to developing buildings, cities and communities that are healthy, livable, productive, resilient and sustainable.

Established in 2002, the Green Building Council of Australia is the nation’s authority on sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Our vision is to create healthy, resilient and positive places for people and the natural environment. Our purpose is to lead the sustainable transformation of Australia’s built environment.

  1. We Certify - We rate the sustainability of buildings and communities through Australia’s only national, voluntary, holistic rating system – Green Star.
  2. We Educate - We educate industry and government practitioners and decision-makers, and promote green building programs, technologies, design practices and operations.
  3. We Advocate - We advocate policies and programs that support our vision and purpose.

Event Sustainability

Sustainability at the event:
  • No single-use items, all ceramic etc. including coffee cups
  • Food menu to be seasonal and catering company will source locally where possible
  • Organic waste bins at event
  • Leftover food to be donated to Oz Harvest by catering company at the end of the event
  • Minimal printing 
  • No plastic holders - printing on FSC grade sustainably sourced paper for lanyards
  • Going digital by replacing a printed program with a mobile app

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Workshop 1: Embodied Carbon 101

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

Is embodied carbon the new hotspot when designing buildings for a low carbon economy? As the use of our buildings becomes more energy and carbon efficient, the role of materials increases. Future rating systems will therefore require a reduction of embodied carbon. In this interactive workshop we will use a mix of case studies and hands on activities to get a better understanding of embodied carbon.

We will explore the following questions:
How to identify reliable emission factors?
How to interpret embodied carbon information?
Which standards are relevant?
What is the relationship between EPDs, LCA and embodied carbon?

Workshop leader: Dr Barbara Nebel, Chief Executive Officer, Thinkstep
Barbara’s passion is to enable organisations to succeed sustainably. As CEO of Thinkstep Australasia, a locally owned business, she often describes her job as a translator. Translating sustainability into traditional business language. Together with her team she delivers a full range of sustainability services from strategy and materiality assessments through to detailed Life Cycle Assessments and Cradle to Cradle® projects.
As the convenor for the carbon m rror committee for ISO standards for New Zealand she contributed significantly to the development of international standard for carbon footprinting, ISO 14067:2018. In her role as President of the Life Cycle Association New Zealand (LCANZ), Barbara initiated the Australasian EPD Programme. She serves on several Technical Advisory Groups, including the Australasian EPD Programme and the International EPD System. Barbara is a LCA Certified Practitioner and the regional editor for the International Journal of LCA.

Workshop separately bookable - see registration page


Workshop 2: Making the case for biodiversity

01:00 PM 04:00 PM

Building on the recent GBCA paper “Building with Nature: Prioritising ecology and biodiversity for better buildings and cities” this workshop will examine the importance of biodiversity and healthy ecosystems as part of the built environment. Focusing on both product and place, the session will be used to explore current methods and tools for supporting the re-introduction of biodiversity into healthy urban environments.

Key learning points:
  • Consider how to measure the biodiversity impact of your project through effective science-based targets.
  • Gain an overview of key environmental stewardship standards as they apply to built products.
  • Explore possible changes to Green Star to better accommodate the role of biodiversity and ecological value in the built environment.
  • Understand how you can contribute to changing emerging urban landscapes to serve as connected healthy ecosystems.
  • Explore new technologies, design and construction practices that value biodiversity throughout life of project.
  • Join breakout groups to develop an ecosystem risk profile and biodiversity offset strategy for a common building products and a theoretical 2020 precinct project.

Workshop leader: Guy Williams,
Senior Principal Consultant,
The Biodiversity Consultancy
Guy works as a Senior Principal Consultant with The Biodiversity Consultancy in biodiversity related aspects of environmental impact assessment and corporate sustainability.

Founded in 2006, The Biodiversity Consultancy has become the key player in the world of business and biodiversity through its practical and rigorous approach. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with a growing global presence, the consultancy links and works across the academic, NGO, private and public sectors. From this unique perspective, The Biodiversity Consultancy offers a resource for problem solving and a platform for cross-sector engagement. As a Senior Principal Consultant with The Biodiversity Consultancy Guy Williams supports projects in Australia and across Asia-Pacific.

Workshop separately bookable - see registration page


Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Garden Terrace

Join us in the Garden Terrace for coffee and kick start your event with connections and some fresh air. Ready for the day of learning, sharing and joining the conversation.

Welcome to Country

09:30 AM 09:40 AM

Session 1 - How can business respond to the Sustainable Development Goals at a corporate level?

09:40 AM 10:05 AM


Session 2 - Climate change and resilience – what needs to be done?

10:05 AM 10:30 AM


Session 3 - International Keynote: The California Energy Commission and achieving a carbon positive future

10:30 AM 10:55 AM

Gabriel D. Taylor, P.E, Energy Efficiency Division, California Energy Commission, USA
Gabriel is the Energy Commission’s representative to the Governor’s Sustainability Working Group, a role he has held for nearly a decade. Prior to this assignment, he served as an Advisor to Energy Commissioner David D. Hochschild, focused on renewable energy integration, energy efficiency, and state property sustainability. Gabriel will explore the carbon reduction work in California and around the world.


Networking Morning Tea

10:55 AM 11:25 AM

Session 4 - Keynote Address: The revolution of trust, identity and privacy in a connected world

11:25 AM 11:45 AM

Stephen Sheeler, Founder, The Digital CEO and former MD for Facebook Australia and New Zealand
Stephen shares his insider’s view of how trust and identity are being redefined in a data-drive, digital-first world. He offers both a Silicon Valley view on the current revolution in trust and practical advice on how organisations can manage trust in this hyper-connected world.


Session 5 - Leaders Panel: Urban planning - collaboration as the key for liveable, resilient, affordable cities

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

Join our leaders to explore how industry, government and the community must work together to deliver better cities.
Facilitator: Ken Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Property Council of Australia
Rod Fehring, Chief Executive Officer, Frasers Proper Australia
Julienne Alroe, Chair, Infrastructure Australia
John Brogden, Chief Executive Officer, Landcom
John Burton OBE, Managing Director, Urban Regeneration, Lendlease


Session 6 - Liveable Sydney

12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Session 7 - GBCA's Strategy for the Built Environment

12:45 PM 01:05 PM

Join us as we discuss the GBCA’s strategy and how we plan to continue to lead the sustainable transformation of the built environment. From future homes to carbon positive buildings and Green Star Future Focus, we will share how we see our work developing with industry and government.
Facilitator: Romilly Madew, CEO, Green Building Council of Australia
Ken Morrison, CEO, Property Council of Australia
Anna Skarbek, CEO, ClimateWorks
Andrew Whitson,
Group Executive & CEO Communities, Stockland


Building Connections - Networking Lunch

01:05 PM 02:00 PM


Session 8a - Innovation Hub: Focus on technologies

02:00 PM 03:30 PM

Showcasing the latest technologies that will bring sustainable improvements to the built environment.

Hear a series of short presentations that will examine the impact of several new technologies. From analytics, drones and 3D printing to many more, join us to explore what future technologies may bring.

Facilitator: Jon Dee, Founder and MD, DoSomething, and Consultant, Arup



Session 8b - Understanding the energy market and what it means for the built environment

02:00 PM 03:30 PM

Key energy market reform issues and their implications for the energy landscape
Tim Nelson,
Executive General Manager Economic Analysis, Australian Energy Market Commission

How can the property sector make the most of new energy opportunities?
Facilitator: Tim Nelson, Executive General Manager Economic Analysis, Australian Energy Market Commission
Steve Ford, Head of Sustainability & Energy, GPT
Megan Houghton, General Manager, Energy Solutions, ERM Power
Tricia Lorenzo, Senior Business Development Manager, Flow Power

New energy, new opportunities: The pathway to zero emissions and smart, sustainable workplaces
Paul Wall, Head of Group Sustainability and Energy, Dexus



Session 8c - Sustainable Infrastructure: The future without the status quo

02:00 PM 03:30 PM

Explore the solutions to advance sustainable infrastructure. The audience will workshop across three groups to understand:
  • How precinct scale infrastructure can help resolve local and regional needs
  • How does this look from the financing and ownership perspective?
  • The future of mobility 

Each group will collectively address the issues that will be introduced by the theme leaders. The objective is to create plausible scenarios and pathways the industry could follow to take the lead on sustainable infrastructure.

Facilitator: Philip Davies, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, Deloitte
Lisa McLean, Chief Executive Officer, Open Cities Alliance
Rodd Staples, Deputy Secretary of Infrastructure & Place, Transport for NSW
Leanne Bloch-Jorgensen, Head of Thought Leadership and Insights, National Australia Bank



Session 8d - Transforming the supply chain

02:00 PM 03:30 PM

We need to dramatically improve our supply chain transparencies and procurement practices. What are the problems, what are the solutions and how do we bring about substantial change to transform our industry supply chains? This session will work through these areas:

What can we learn from different supply chains? What are the opportunities and outcomes for the built environment?
Facilitator: Robin Mellon, Chief Executive Officer, Supply Chain Sustainability School
Kate Harris, Chief Executive Officer, GECA 
Margaret Stuart, Head of Corporate and External Relations, Nestlé Oceania 
Rob Johnson, Customer and Market Relationship Manager, Liberty

What are the best practices, tools and technologies that will help? What would a full solution look like?
Facilitator: Francesca Muskovic, National Policy Manager - Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Property Council of Australia 
David McNeil, Technology Committee, Australian Logistics Council
Olivia Tyler, Director Sustainable Business Services, Westpac Group
Mans Carlsson-Sweeny, Head of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Research, Ausbil Investment Management Limited

Activity: What are the signals we should be sending to our supply chains?
Audience and panelists will be invited to contribute one clear signal that property and construction companies should send to their suppliers / supply chains about how they'd like to see change over the next few years. We will consider all the signals, vote on the top five, issue the final list, and revisit them at next year’s TRANSFORM Conference.


Networking Afternoon Break

03:30 PM 04:00 PM


Session 9a - Innovation Hub: Focus on Products

04:00 PM 05:30 PM

Discover the latest products and materials that will make a difference to the built environment through a series of short, sharp presentations.

Examine future product choices and how they might impact upon your projects.
Facilitator: Nicole Sullivan, Senior Manager – Green Star Solutions, Green Building Council of Australia



Session 9b - Making the transition to carbon positive

04:00 PM 05:30 PM

Futures of decarbonisation - An insight into the potential for disruptive technological innovation and social changes across the Australian economy and built environment. 
Iain Stewart, Business Analyst, ClimateWorks Australia 

Carbon readiness workshop: Preparing the transition to net zero 
Ian Dixon, Associate Director – Sustainability, AECOM 
Professor Deo Prasad, Chief Executive Officer, CRC for Low Carbon Living

From target to delivery, the role of collaboration to achieve companies’ scope 3 targets
Facilitator: Jonas Bengtsson, CEO and Cofounder, Edge Environment 
Paolo Bevilacqua, General Manager, Sustainability and Real Utilities, Frasers Property Australia
Kim Pilosio, Project Manager & GoGreen Lead, DHL Supply Chain



Session 9c - How do we create sustainable places and measure outcomes?

04:00 PM 05:30 PM

Learn from the latest research and experience in building
sustainable communities, encompassing social, ecological and
health aspects.
An open discussion will pick up on the key themes
and next steps.
Facilitator: Lucinda Hartley, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Neighbourlytics

The role of placemaking
Dr Dominique Hes, Senior Lecturer, The University of Melbourne

Understanding our social return on investment
Sarah Clarke, General Manager Sustainability, Mirvac

Indigenous-led urbanism and placemaking
Jason Twill, Director, Urban Apostles
Chels Marshall, Cultural Ecologist, Flying Fish Blue Pty Ltd



Session 9d - Tackling climate related risk and building resilience

04:00 PM 05:30 PM

A hypothetical scenario will set the scene to discuss the key barriers we need to overcome and actually change the way we manage climate change risks.

How do we ensure our buildings and communities will be resilient
to climate change risks? What are the main barriers and
challenges? What would a tool box of solutions look like?

Our industry, government and finance experts will share with you the solutions we can explore and implement to best manage risk and resilience.
Facilitator: Sam Hurley, Policy Director, Centre for Policy 
Greg Johnson, National Sustainability Manager, Commercial Property, Stockland 
Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison
Jeremy Mansfield, Director, Green Cross Australia


After Dark | Networking Drinks

06:00 PM 09:00 PM Ravesis, Bondi Beach

Join us at Ravesis Hotel in the heart of Bondi to unwind, network and mingle with likeminded industry professionals.

Buses will be provided from the conference venue, the Roundhouse, to Ravesis hotel in Bondi for our After Dark networking drinks.

Your ticket to After Dark is included in the cost of your registration.

Welcome Coffee

08:45 AM 09:15 AM

Session 1 - International Keynote: Sharing power - using solar to build community and economic power

09:15 AM 09:40 AM

Michelle Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Groundswell, USA
Michelle will share the innovative work she has undertaken with her US based organisation Groundswell. As a former White House official during the Obama administration, Michelle is uniquely placed to examine sustainability and how industry can work with communities.


Session 2 - Panel Discussion: Sustainable investment as a tool to drive change

09:40 AM 10:10 AM

Hear from our experts as we examine the challenges for sustainability investment and how it can be used as a tool to drive innovation and strategy.
Facilitator: Jon Dee, Founder and MD, DoSomething and Consultant, Arup
Nina James, General Manager Corporate Sustainability, Investa Property Group
Nicole Bradford, Portfolio Head, Responsible Investment, Cbus Super Fund


Session 3 - Examining the long term impact of the TCFD

10:10 AM 10:35 AM

Davina Rooney, National Sustainability Manager, Stockland


Networking Morning Tea

10:35 AM 11:00 AM


Session 4a - Energy Efficiency:Transforming information into action

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Problem solving labs: From basics to analytics, how do we turn information into action?

Explore the challenges of energy efficiency including: behaviour changes, monitoring, technologies, data management, network infrastructure, innovation and more. Working in small groups examine how to bring about the greatest change in energy efficiency. We will reflect on the current gaps in data analysis and how to address bottlenecks in the management of technologies to achieve better outcomes.
What will make a difference in energy efficiency for new and existing buildings? How are technologies enabling change? How can we make the most of analytics?

Facilitator: Bruce Precious, Principal Consultant, Six Capitals Consulting
David Palin,
Sustainability Manager, Mirvac Asset Management
Emma Bombonato, Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Sydney Opera House
Steven Luxford, HVAC Manager, Crown Melbourne Limited



Session 4b - GRESB findings and the implications for Australia

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Join in small group discussions and share your thoughts on the
implications for Australia as our experts consider the GRESB
findings across:
  • The Sustainable Developments Goals: how are investors and asset managers using this as a framework to measure positive impact
  • Carbon: what are barriers and enablers to accelerate the transition to a net zero carbon built environment?
  • Resilience: how can investors and asset managers prepare for and adopt to disruptive events?
Facilitator: Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB
Melissa Schulz, General Manager Sustainability, Vicinity Centres
Daniela Jaramillo,
Senior Investment Analyst – ESG, HESTA



Session 4c - Looking ahead to Future Homes

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

What will our homes look like in 2030 and how can we increase consumer demand for sustainable homes?

This session will provide an opportunity to engage with GBCA’s Future Homes program and get involved in finding solutions to address current barriers. We will explore with our experts how we will be living in the future and how our homes should reflect this. To conclude we will work through a collaborative activity examining solutions that can increase the consumer demand for sustainable homes and how we bring about a shift in the market.

Rachael McGinley, Senior Manager - Strategy and Development, Green Building Council of Australia

Panel: How will we be living in 30 years and how our homes should reflect that?
Activity: How do we increase the demand for sustainable homes in the mass market?
Facilitator: Tim Gartrell, Partner, Collins | Gartrell



Session 4d - Smart integration of technology and services in the built environment

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

This case study driven session will question our abilities to leverage innovation, digitalisation and technologies in the built environment.

How can we make the most of these new opportunities and what are the barriers we need to address? This discussion will build on the learnings of an industry project to reflect on the solutions being considered and explore various options.

Facilitator: Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council ANZ



Session 5a - Taking an evidence-based approach to wellness and human experience

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Come and explore the latest thinking on wellness. An interactive afternoon will cover themes including tenant experience, productivity, and making buildings healthier for all.
Facilitator: Jack Noonan, Senior Director, Australia and New Zealand, Market Solutions, International WELL Building Institute

High Performance Workspaces
Christhina Candido, PhD, Senior Lecturer/Leader – BOSSA, Program Director – Bachelor of Architecture and Environments, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney

Building healthy connected communities
Jane Flemming OAM, Director, Live Life Get Active

Perspective on the future of mental and physical wellness
Jeff Robinson, Global Sustainable Design Expertise Leader, Aurecon



Session 5b - What's new in design?

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

What are the new trends in design and what makes it different? What can we learn from different methods and how could you apply it to your project?

This session will feature a range of inspiring projects highlighting different approaches to design. Hear from our experts and take away ideas and learnings for your projects.

Presentations from:
Caroline Pidcock, Director, Pidcock Pty Ltd
Stephen Choi, Executive Director, Living Future Institute of Australia



Session 5c - Rethinking Waste: Reducing, Reusing, Recycling

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Creating the market conditions for the circular economy: valuing waste and recycling

Subject matter experts will bounce the big issues and discuss current industry initiatives and platforms offering long term solutions to effectively sort, transform and reuse our waste. Share your challenges on the barriers you are facing in your environment and how you could join a platform for better collaborations. Topics to be covered include:
  • How can we incentivise better practices?
  • How do we best match supply and demand for recycled products?
  • How do we scale and collaborate?
  • How best to specify material for reuse? How do we build demand?
  • Why do we need more data and how can we capture it?

Esther Bailey, Manager and CitySwitch National Project Leader, Better Building Partnership, City of Sydney
Anna Davis, Senior Engineer, ARUP
James Braham, Sustainability & Environment Manager NSW/ACT, John Holland



Session 5d: Digitalisation for sustainability leaders

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

We are deploying digital technologies at an accelerating rate, transforming our world. How can we make digitalisation in real estate and cities responsible, ethical and sustainable, making the most of opportunities while managing the risks?

Join our thought leaders to unpack the issues and have a rich discussion about the future of building, data and even reality. After four punchy presentations there will be plenty of time to question, share your thoughts, and examine the implications for you and your organisation.

Facilitator:Simon Carter, Director, Morphosis
Samuel Redmond, Chief Innovation Officer, Vivid Technology Ltd


Building Connections - Networking Lunch

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Session 6 - Bringing ethics into the centre of decision making

02:00 PM 02:25 PM

Post Royal Commission, what does ethics mean to business? Our thought leaders will examine how ethics can inform choices and lead responsible, sustainable businesses.
Elizabeth Proust AO, Non-Executive Director, Lendlease
Ming Long, Chair, AMP Capital Funds Management
Narelle Hooper,
Non Executive Director, The Ethics Centre


Session 7 - Circular economy as a trigger for innovation

02:25 PM 02:50 PM

Suzan Mizrahi, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Australia Post


Session 8 - Transforming materials for future products and sustainability

02:50 PM 03:15 PM

Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Professor of Materials Science, University of New South Wales


Session 9 - Insights from our Future Green Leaders

03:15 PM 03:35 PM

Session 10 - Learning from reconciliation and wisdom. Followed by a shared commitment from industry

03:35 PM 04:00 PM