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. Member $1699 | Non-member $2099 | FGL $1189 | Prices exclude GST




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Side events

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Angie Abdilla

Founder & CEO
Old Ways, New

19 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

Maisie Auld

Environmental Economist
Edge Environment
Maisie is an Environmental Economist who has applied her core skill of environmental economics across multiple sectors, including transport infrastructure, policy advice, coastal adaptation planning and biodiversity. She has developed models and used statistical analysis to quantify environmental and social impacts across a wide range of projects, the development of science based carbon targets for a number of property and infrastructure clients, as well as a host of cost-benefit analyses.

18 March

Esther Bailey

Chair of GBCA Supply Chain and Materials Expert Reference Panel
Esther is the Chair of the Green Star materials and supply chain reference group. Passionate about the opportunities emerging from the circular economy, she has been working with the BBP to prove recovery models in existing buildings' refurbishment.

20 March

Sarah Barker

Special Counsel
Minter Ellison
Sarah Barker is a Special Counsel at MinterEllison and a director of one of Australia's largest superannuation funds, the Victorian state government's $26 billion Emergency Services & State Super. She has two decades' experience as a commercial lawyer, and is regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on climate change corporate governance and finance.
Sarah's leadership in the field of climate change-related risk and liability is internationally recognised, and has been called upon by governments and institutions from the Bank of England to the OECD and United Nations PRI. In 2017, she was commissioned by the European Union as the legal risk partner in a global consortium advising on Financial System Risks Arising from the Energy Transition, which involved advising the European Commission on climate-related litigation risks exposures for both government and private-sector entities. In 2017, she was nominated as Australia's representative on the expert committee of the International Standards Organisation in the development of ISO 14097 Green Finance & Accounting.
Sarah sits on the Technical Working Group of the London-based Climate Disclosure Standards Board, the teaches as part of the Cambridge University's Institute for Sustainability Leadership (convened by EY), and is an academic visitor at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.
In Australia, Sarah works extensively with the boards and senior executives of ASX50 companies (from the banking sector to insurance, resources and construction materials) on their governance and disclosure obligations in relation to climate-related financial risks, and as a trusted advisor to a number of Commonwealth and State government agencies. She was the instructing solicitor on a brief to Mr Noel Hutley SC that is widely cited as the authoritative statement on directors' duties with regard to climate change risk in Australia (including by regulators APRA and ASIC).
Sarah brings an overtly practical, governance-focused perspective to her advice from her own experience as a director on the board of government- and private-sector boards. In addition to her role as a non-executive director of Emergency Services & State Super, she sits on the board of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia. She has been actively involved as an examiner, lecturer and course materials author for the Australian Institute of Company Directors for more than a decade, and regularly facilitates the Institute's public sector workshops.
Sarah works extensively across the policy, investment, academic and scientific communities – including with CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. She is known for her ability to communicate complex legal and economic concepts in a pragmatic way, to both lawyers and non-lawyers.

19 March

Adam Beck

Executive Director
Smart Cities Council ANZ
Adam is Founding Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, an organisation dedicated to accelerating sustainability outcomes in cities and towns through the adoption of technology, data and intelligent design.

Adam is also an Ambassador with Portland-based thinktank EcoDistricts, where he was previously Director of Innovation. Prior to this Adam was Executive Director at the Green Building Council of Australia, and lecturer and studio lead in social impact assessment and community engagement at the University of Queensland. Before entering the mission-driven sector, Adam spent 15 years with global consulting firms, including almost a decade at Arup.

20 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

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


Leanne Bloch-Jorgensen

Head of Thought Leadership and Insights
National Australia Bank

19 March

Emma Bombonato

Manager, Environmental Sustainability
Sydney Opera House

20 March

Nicole Bradford

Portfolio Head, Responsible Investment
Cbus Super Fund

20 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

Rowan Braham

Senior Innovation Engineer & Data Team Lead
Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group
After completing his PhD in designing solar powered chemical reactors, Rowan was invited to join the Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group as a founding member. Designed as a specialist innovation team, the Engineering Excellence Group’s purpose is to drive fundamental and disruptive change in what has traditionally been considered a conservative industry.
Through his tenure in the Engineering Excellence Group, Rowan has designed, developed and delivered award winning initiatives that have utilized technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality and massive data analytics, and contributed towards other initiatives utilizing 3D printing, robotics and reality capture methods. While this has given Rowan both a broad and deep understanding of many emerging technologies, he passionately believes that the most impactful areas of innovation are those that impact the cultures we create, and how we perceive ourselves and our relationships to others and the wider world.
Rowan regularly gives guest lectures on innovation and culture at local universities, and is a contributor to several educational outreach programs.

20 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


Alice Cahill

Manager Strategic Delivery Sustainability Programs Regional Operations
Office of Environment and Heritage

James Cahill


20 March

Christhina Candido

Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Design and Planning
University of Sydney
Dr Candido is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Architecture Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. She is an architect by training and she holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and in Environmental Science from Macquarie University (Australia). She leads the SHE (Sustainable and Healthy Environments) platform and co-leads the BOSSA (Building Occupants Survey System Australia) tool. Her research expertise and interest relate to Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE), Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), workspace design and climate responsive design.

20 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

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

Rodrigo Castro

Senior LCA Expert
Bionova Ltd
Rodrigo Castro is Senior LCA Expert at Bionova Ltd, where he works as a Business Developer, EPD verifier, and Building LCA expert for One Click LCA. Rodrigo is an architect who worked in the field of sustainable construction and completed a PhD in Life Cycle Assessment at the University of Florida. He is a community coordinator for the Circular Economy Club and has authored dozens of scientific articles and conference presentations on Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing and BIM/BEM integration for sustainable building practices.

19 March

Amanda Chadwick

Executive General Manager Policy & Research

19 March

Jorge Chapa

Head of Market Transformation
Green Building Council
Jorge ensures that the GBCA’s product and service offerings continue to improve Australia’s built environment – delivering more sustainable and liveable places and communities.
He also continues to drive the evolution of our Green Star tool and draws upon a wealth of industry experience, an architecture degree from the University of Monterrey in Mexico and a Masters in Design Science from the University of Sydney.

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


Sarah Clarke

General Manager Sustainability

19 March

Anne Clisby

Senior Associate
Denton Corker Marshall
Anne Clisby is a Senior Associate at Denton Corker Marshall with over 20 years’ experience in leading design firms throughout Australia and internationally in Helsinki, where she studied at the UNESCO Aspro School for Art and Design and the Helsinki University of Technology.
Anne is a Green Star accredited professional and a key member of the Denton Corker Marshall Sustainability Team, a group which provides support to project teams throughout the design and construction process. The Sustainability Team, under Anne’s leadership, has contributed to several award-winning projects including, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, winner of 28 industry awards including Britain’s high-profile RIBA English Partnerships Sustainability Award.
Most recently, Anne was involved in the One Melbourne Quarter project, a commercial and mixed-use office development. One Melbourne Quarter includes a publicly accessible, elevated Sky Park which sits 10 metres above and projects 1.5 metres into Collins Street, creating a 90-metre green frontage in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.
Anne has lectured at several universities and sits on various advisory boards including the Victorian Liveability Think Tank, a group from the Victorian design and built environment sector selected to promote services and expertise in liveable and sustainable design.

20 March

Gareth Connell

National Specialty Products Manager
Gareth has been working in the Australian paint industry for nearly 30 years.
From product development, testing and manufacture to architectural specification and business development.

More specifically, he has been involved in environmental architectural finishing solutions since the early 2000's and in his current role as National Specialty Product Manager, he manage a range of innovative ecological range of finishing systems for Nutech Paint Australia and New Zealand.

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

Anna Davis

Senior Engineer
Anna has worked in building physics and sustainability consulting for 10 years. She has worked on a number of high profile projects internationally across a number of climate zones including the UK, the Middle East, the Americas and Australia.
Her particular passions are helping create spaces which occupants can engage and interact with, that stimulate a feeling of community and encourage occupant health and wellbeing. Through her work as a building physicist she focused on occupant internal and external comfort (daylight, glare, wind, thermal and indoor air quality) using complex analytics such as computational fluid dynamics and dynamic thermal modelling to assess passive design methods.
Since moving to Australia 5 years ago her focus has shifted towards sustainable, holistic design and most recently a passionate interest in the circular economy and how we can better design to minimize waste thanks to working on Arup’s new office a 6 star Green Star Interiors design project and the refurbishment of 388 George Street.

20 March

Jon Dee

Founder and MD

19 March

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Ian Dixon

Technical Director

19 March

Hazel Easthope

Associate Professor
The City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Hazel Easthope is an Associate Professor at the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. She holds a prestigious UNSW Scientia Research Fellowship and is the UNSW Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Centre Director. Hazel has qualifications in sociology and human geography and researches in the areas of urban studies and housing. For the past ten years, her research has focused on urban consolidation and the development, management, governance and planning implications of apartment buildings and estates and the lived experiences of their residents. Her interests in this area span property title and ownership structures, estate governance and management, urban renewal and housing redevelopment, resident participation, building retrofits and upgrades, and resident relationships. She is a leading researcher in this field, and is regularly consulted by industry, government and peak body organisations in Australia and internationally.

20 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

Jane Flemming

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

20 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

Tim Gartrell

Collins | Gartrell

20 March

Josh Gilbert

PwC Indigenous Consulting
Josh is a Worimi man who uses Indigenous wisdom and values, alongside his environmental and agricultural knowledge to shape modern society. Professionally, Josh works as a Manager with PwC’s Indigenous Consulting. Outside of this formal work, Josh is a tireless advocate, creating change in the Indigenous, agricultural and environmental fields.

Personally, Josh is committed to environmental outcomes and maintaining his family’s agricultural legacy. For his advocacy, he has recently been recognised as the Australian Geographic Young Conservationist of the Year, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s Young Sustainability Champion and the Foundation for Young Australians’ Local Legend Award.

Josh’s unique value in advocacy is his ability to bring people together on a journey of change, rather than alienating them through agitation. Josh is previously the Chair of the NSW Young Farmers and led the NSW Young Farmers’ Council in moving one of the first international agricultural climate change motions at the NSW Farmers Annual Conference in 2015.

The motion gained the attraction of Al Gore, who asked Josh to be a part of his Climate Reality Project. Josh’s Climate Reality Project video, entitled ‘Australia’s Young Green Farmers’, was viewed in over 75 countries and by over 100 million people. In recognition of his work, Josh was named in Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 as one of the top 25 most influential people in Australia, recognised as one of Australia’s prominent social entrepreneurs in the food and climate change space and was part of the Foundation of Young Australian’s Young Social Pioneer Program.

Through his work, Josh is emerging as a new voice for the future of Australia. He is creating change by breaking the stereotypes that currently exist and using Indigenous storylines, song lines and a strength-based narrative to bring people to new understandings of the value of the environment and agriculture, and therefore create meaningful change. 

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.

18 March

Kate Harris

Chief Executive Officer

19 March

Mark Harris

Divisional Building Technology Director
Kingspan Insulated Panels (UK)

19 March

Lucinda Hartley

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Lucinda is an urban designer, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Neighbourlytics, a social analytics platform for neighbourhoods, pioneering the use of social data in cities. Named as one of Melbourne’s Top 100 most influential people [The Age], Lucinda is redefining how we measure city performance with data-driven metrics to understand the social life of places.

With over a decade of experience in urban innovation, Lucinda was previously co-founder and CEO of leading placemaking consultancy CoDesign Studio where she spearheaded The Neighbourhood Project, Australia’s largest community-led placemaking program. Her portfolio career includes positions with UN-Habitat, advising the Victorian Planning Minister for Fishermans Bend (Australia’s largest urban renewal precinct) and being appointed an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Lucinda was recently awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship and Myer Innovation Fellowship to establish a data-driven social impact measurement tool for cities.

19 March

20 March

Emma Herd

Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)

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

Narelle Hooper

Non- Executive Director
The Ethics Centre
Narelle grew up in country NSW, where her family ran a dairy farm and a pub and her mum worked nightshift as a maternity sister. She was the first in her family to go to university and has been an enthusiastic learner in the world of ideas ever since.During more than 20 years as a business journalist and editor she has worked for Australia’s leading media groups including the ABC, Fairfax Media and SBS TV and has interviewed everyone from Prime Ministers to the heads of the Reserve Bank and Treasury and global business leaders. She is a highly regarded facilitator and keynote speaker, Narelle has had a long commitment to sustainable business leadership models and gender equality. She is Editor in Chief of the award winning Company Director magazine, published by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a non executive director at The Ethics Centre and the Documentary Australia Foundation.
Among previous roles, she was Editor of the Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine and founding co-chair of the Financial Review’s Women of Influence Awards and director of the women's global entrepreneurship accelerator SBE Australia.

In 2015 she co-authored the agenda-setting book New Women New Men New Economy (Federation Press) which shows how inclusive cultures drive innovation and sustainable growth. It was reprinted in 2016.
Narelle studied journalism at Canberra University, has a Masters in Management (Financial Management) from MGSM. She was on the steering committee that brought the Global Summit of Women to Sydney in 2018 and a member of the International Women’s Forum.

20 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

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

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

Daniela Jaramillo

Senior Investment Analyst - ESG
Daniela joined HESTA in 2016 and plays a key role in the development and implementation of HESTA’s Responsible Investment strategy.
Her areas of focus are integrating ESG (environment, social and governance) risks and opportunities across different asset classes, leading HESTA’s gender diversity engagement and advising on the incorporation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within investment and stewardship activities of the fund.
Daniela’s past ESG experience includes Chicago-based Wespath Investment Management and London-based Legal and General. She has also worked as a consultant and analyst in the energy and cleantech investment industry. Originally from Ecuador, she spent two years working in social development projects within the not-for-profit sector in Latin America. Daniela holds an MSc. from the London School of Economics in Environment and Development and aB.A. degree in Journalism from Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

20 March

Greg Johnson

National Sustainability Manager, Commercial Property

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

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

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

CEO & Managing Director
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz was appointed Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director in August 2012 and a Director of Mirvac Board in November 2012.
Prior to this appointment, Susan was Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management. Susan has also held senior executive positions at MGPA, Macquarie Group and Lend Lease Corporation, working in Australia, the US and Europe.
Susan has been involved in the real estate industry for over 28 years, with extensive experience in investment management in both the direct and indirect markets, development, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, research and business strategy.
Susan is National President of the Property Council of Australia, a Director of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, Deputy Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia, a member of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board, President of INSEAD Australasian Council and a member of the INSEAD Global Board.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an MBA (Distinction) from INSEAD (France).

19 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

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


Donna Luckman


20 March

Steven Luxford

HVAC Manager
Crown Melbourne Limited
Steven Luxford is the HVAC Manager at Crown Casino Melbourne. He graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business.
The past four years have seen Steven manage the deployment, integration and development of data analytics at Crown Melbourne across several different operational technologies. By utilizing the data available, Crown has been able to reduce energy usage, increase customer comfort, change maintenance strategies and better understand their assets and buildings health. Steven has also spoken at several industry events about Crown Melbourne’s journey with operational technology data analytics.

20 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

20 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

Andy Marlow

Andy is a Director at Envirotecture, holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture, is a certified Passive House Designer and has extensive experience in sustainable design at a variety of scales.
Andy is driven by a desire for all people to live, work and play in buildings that make them happier. He believes that good design should be accessible to and benefit all, not just those who commission it.
He has led master planing projects, been involved in several successful competitions including the Bathurst Sustainable Lifestyle House, and led the materials research for Australia’s first (almost) certified Living Building under the arduous Living Building Challenge – the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at the University of Wollongong.
Andy is currently a Board Member of the Australian Passive House Association has previously been Co-Chair of the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Sustainability Committee and sat on the Property Council of Australia NSW Sustainability Committee and the Green Building Council of Australia NSW Industry Group.

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

Lisa McLean

Chief Executive Officer
Open Cities Alliance
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.

20 March

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

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

Gabriel Metcalf

Committee for Sydney
Gabriel Metcalf commenced as CEO of the Committee of Sydney in January 2019. He is the former President and CEO of SPUR, one of the preeminent urban planning organizations in the United States.

Gabriel has authored or co-authored such notable articles as “The Northern California Megaregion,” “Democracy and Planning,” “The San Francisco Exodus” and “The Great Dithering.” He is also the author of Democratic by Design(St. Martin’s Press, 2015).

A co-founder of City CarShare and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, Gabriel has served on numerous boards and commissions. A frequent writer and speaker on planning and policy topics, he earned a Master's degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
Gabriel joined SPUR in 1997, later becoming Deputy Director and then assuming leadership of SPUR in 2005. He was responsible for defining the overall vision and strategy for the organization and led SPUR through a major expansion of its work, bringing on line key hires to run SPUR’s transportation, sustainability, regional planning, and housing policy.

19 March

Jess Miller

Program Manager
Republic of Everyone
For ten years Jess has worked across a range of projects with leading sustainability and brand agency, Republic of Everyone. Since 2013, she has played a lead role in the award-winning 202020 Vision. An ambitions project to support 20% more and better urban green space.

20 March

Susan Mizrahi

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Australia Post

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

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

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

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

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

Tim Nelson

Executive General Manager Economic Analysis

19 March

Jack Noonan

Senior Director, Australia and New Zealand
International WELL Building Institute
Jack Noonan is the Senior Director, Australia and New Zealand, for the International WELL Building Institute. Based in Melbourne, Jack's role involves leading the technical support, market development and operations across Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to his time at IWBI, Jack was the Manager of Climate Change Programs at Sustainability Victoria, a government agency, where he developed and led the TAKE2 Climate Change Program and informed state climate policy. This followed six years working at a building science consultancy, where he held a number of leadership roles including the National Relationship and Marketing Manager, State Manager and Senior Consultant.
Jack holds Bachelor degrees in Science and Psychology, both from Monash University, as well as a Master of Business focused on the commercialization of science and emerging technology. In 2009, he was a winner of the National Australia Bank Science in Business award.
His areas of expertise include air and water quality, green buildings, sustainability rating tools, science commercialization and climate policy. He is a WELL Accredited Professional and a member of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and the Green Building Council’s Future Green Leaders program. He is passionate about environmental justice and equity, as well as the health and education of communities. He also serves on the board of a local community organization focused on adult education and social inclusion.

20 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.

Paul Orton

Global Head of Project, Export & Sustainable Finance
Paul leads ANZ’s team working across Project, Export & Sustainable Finance.These teams provide a range of debt origination, structuring and execution capabilities to ANZ customers primarily in the infrastructure, energy and resources sectors. The focus on sustainable finance was initiated in 2014 with ANZ being a long term leader in renewable energy and now a leader in the rapidly emerging green finance market.

Prior to joining ANZ in September 2010, Paul was Head of Institutional Banking, Australia & Asia, nabCapital (National Australia Bank), responsible for all institutional customer relationship management teams in Australia and Asia. Paul’s time at NAB followed 12 years at Deutsche Bank, culminating in the position of Head of Project & Leveraged Finance Australia.

During his many years in banking, Paul has led advisory and debt financing teams on project, acquisition and leveraged financings across a wide range of industries including natural resources, infrastructure, power and utilities and industrial processing in Australia and Asia.

Outside ANZ, Paul was Chair of the Board of a leading independent school in Melbourne from 2010 to 2016.

19 March

David Palin

Sustainability Manager
Mirvac Office and Industrial
David is Sustainability Manager for Mirvac’s Office & Industrial and Retail portfolios. He leads an in-house team of Engineers and Data Management Specialists focused on the Environmental performance of the portfolio including Energy, Water and Waste Management and delivering on Mirvac’s This Changes Everything sustainability strategy.
David is a Chartered Engineer with 15 years of extensive experience in the Sustainability field including prior roles with Lend Lease on the Barangaroo project, JLL working on the GPT & APPF Office portfolios and leading the Technical Services division of Energetics.

20 March

Ben Peacock

Republic of Everyone
Ben Peacock is Founder of the Republic of Everyone, an award-winning and world-leading brand, sustainability, and innovation company.

He is chief architect of the multi award winning 202020 Vision, and co-founder of Australia’s biggest community day, the Garage Sale Trail.

His book, ‘Lessons from My Left Testicle’, is about beating cancer and learning to live. He is a spokesperson for the Cancer Council and a director of the Future Business Council.

20 March

Caroline Pidcock

Pidcock pty ltd

20 March

Kim Pilosio

Project Manager & Sustainability Lead
DHL Supply Chain
Kim is the Senior Project Manager & Sustainability Lead at DHL and has over 12 years’ experience as a project manager involved with construction/Build-to-suit projects of industrial properties.

As the Sustainability Lead, she is passionate about reducing our Carbon footprint in existing industrial sites through retrofit projects and working on ensuring new industrial properties are as efficient as possible.

Previous positions have been based in North America and Asia as well as Australia.

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

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

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

Samuel Redmond

Chief Innovation Officer
Vivid Technology
Samuel is an innovator and trusted advisor in the techno-commercial sphere where his unique skills and experience are applied to unearth uncommon connections, insights and opportunities. From ideation to commercialization, Samuel is a champion and pioneer of new technologies focused on value creation, social benefit and resource efficiency. Samuel is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Vivid Technology, a multi-award winning, innovative Australian clean technology company delivering world leading IoT and Industry 4.0 technologies.

20 March

Fiona Reynolds

Principals for Responsible Investment (PRI), UK
Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and has responsibility for its global operations. The PRI is a U.N. supported organisation, with more than 2,000 signatories who collectively represent over US $80 trillion in Assets Under Management.

The PRI is the major global organisation for responsible investment practices and leadership and the integration of environmental, social and governance issues across the investment chain. The PRI’s mission is to create a sustainable global financial system and the organisation aims to bring responsible investors together to work towards creating sustainable financial markets that contribute to a more prosperous world for all.

Appointed in 2013, Fiona has 25 years' experience in the financial services and pension sector,
Fiona joined the PRI from Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), where she spent 7 years as the CEO, working within the Australian superannuation sector and played an active role in advocating pension fund policy and participated in a number of government committees and working groups on superannuation and retirement incomes policy.

Fiona also serves on the Board of the U.N. Global Compact, she is the Chair of the Financial Services Commission into Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (The Liechtenstein initiative), which has been developed by the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) and supported by the Government of Liechtenstein and. Fiona is also a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, the UN Business for Peace Steering Committee, the Global Steering Committee for the investor agenda on climate action and the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+ which is the largest ever investor engagement with listed companies. Fiona has been a member of the UK Government Green Finance Taskforce. In 2018 Fiona was named by Barron’s magazine of one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability globally and by the Australian Financial Review of one of Australia’s one hundred women of influence for her work in responsible investment globally.

Fiona has formerly been a pension fund director/trustee of AUSfund and been on the boards of Industry Funds Credit Control, Australia for UNHCR, the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors and the National Women in Super Network. In September 2012, she was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s top 100 women of influence for her work in public policy.

20 March

Jeff Robinson

Global Sustainable Buildings Leader
Jeff is Aurecon’s Global Sustainable Buildings Leader.

Jeff has worked as a consulting engineer for over 32 years working in London, Ireland and for the last 21 years in Melbourne and overseas.

He has been involved in the design of a wide variety of leading edge sustainable building types including offices, residential, industrial, academic and institutional buildings and has worked on projects in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, Europe and America.

He is a passionate advocate for the design of sustainable and healthy buildings, and communities.
He is an experienced Green Star Accredited Professional, LEED AP, and Infrastructure Sustainability Professional and a member of the WELL Building Faculty

He is a Technical Specialist on the Office of the Victorian Governments Design Review Panel, a Member of the South Australian Design Review panel, an Alternate Member of the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Chair of the Property Council of Australia’s Victorian Sustainable Development Committee.

20 March

Davina Rooney

General Manager, Sustainability and Corporate Procurement
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

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

Renae Sambrooks

General Manager Energy & Commercial Management
Vicinity Centres

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

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

Ainsley Simpson

Chief Executive Officer

19 March

Anna Skarbek

Anna has led ClimateWorks since its inception in 2009, guiding ClimateWorks’ independent research and advisory work analysing emissions reduction opportunities and partnering with government and business to unblock barriers to implementation.
Anna brings considerable private and public sector knowledge to the role as an experienced investment banker, policy advisor and qualified lawyer. Prior to ClimateWorks, Anna was based in London where she applied her skills as an advisor dedicated to raising and deploying capital for low carbon activities as Vice President, Advisory, at Climate Change Capital. She has also worked as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Victorian Deputy Premier, an investment banker for Macquarie Bank and as a solicitor with Malleson Stephen Jacques.
Anna was an inaugural Director of Australia's green investment bank, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and is a Director of Green Buildings Council Australia, a Trustee of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund, a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a member of the Grattan Institute’s Energy Program Reference Panel and a member of the Leadership Forum for Energy Transition for Australia. She has also served on the South Australian Government’s Low Carbon Economy Expert Panel, the Victorian Climate Change Act Independent Review Committee, the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper Reference Panel and the former Australian Government Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board, as well as with the NGO Roundtable on Climate Change.
Anna holds First Class Honours Degrees in Commerce and Law from Monash University. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed leadership studies at the Oxford University Said Business School and the Melbourne Business School. Anna was a double Finalist in the 2014 Victorian Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the Business Innovation and Community & Government categories.

19 March

Gayle Sloan

Chief Executive Officer
Waste Management Association of Australia

20 March

Merrick Spain

Smart Cities Lead
Merrick Spain is an emerging technologies expert, currently leading strategy and market engagement in Australia for Telstra in the Smart Cities and Communities space.
Merrick leverages diverse experience and deep insight in building corporate insight into the evolving market, and helps governments and their citizens understand the possibilities presented by the convergence of the informational and physical worlds for the way cities and communities function and the changing ways people aspire to live in them.
Merrick has over 24 years’ experience in a variety of roles including senior management and consultancy, and a wide range of technology-oriented markets, enabling the diverse skills required to build a practise for this market with deep domain insight and capability.
Merrick has led the strategy and engagement for a number of organisations in emerging technology markets throughout his career, including Wireless and Mobility, RFID, Robotics, and various vertical-industry software technologies.
Merrick’s knowledge and experience across multiple industry segments provides the foundation for building a practise that is focussed on the macroeconomic outcomes for cities and their numerous stakeholders.

20 March

Rodd Staples

Transport for NSW

19 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max Van Biene

Principal Consultant
Edge Environment
Max is a sustainability strategist with over 8 years consulting experience across the local Government, not-for-profit and corporate sectors, specialising in ESG compliance, strategic sustainability communications, environmental impact mitigation, stakeholder engagement and partnerships. In recent years, Max’s work has focussed extensively on social sustainability working with various organisations to develop a more strategic approach to delivering and measuring social impact aligned with their business objectives.

18 March

Kristin Vaughan

Director, Clean Energy Innovation Fund
Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Kristin Vaughan is Director of the Clean Energy Innovation Fund at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Kristin is responsible for originating and managing investments in early stage clean energy companies. Prior to joining the CEFC, Kristin was an Investment Director at leading private equity firm CHAMP Ventures, where she managed investments across a range of industries including education, manufacturing, logistics, services and retail. Kristin began her career managing a production line at Arnott’s Biscuits and also worked as a management consultant at AT Kearney before moving into private equity. Kristin has a chemical engineering degree from the University of Sydney.

19 March

Paul Wall

Wall Project Consulting
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

Andrew Whitson

Group Executive and CEO, Communities
Andrew Whitson is the Group Executive and CEO of Stockland’s Communities business, Australia’s largest community creator covering whole-of-life housing solutions. He oversees our 60 Residential communities with a portfolio of 82,000 lots and an approximate end value of $22.2 billion, and our 65 Retirement Living villages with a development pipeline of over 3,000 units.*
Andrew joined Stockland in early 2008 as Regional Manager for Greater Brisbane and Far North Queensland. He was appointed General Manager Residential, Victoria in July 2009 and in November 2012, his role expanded to include New South Wales. Andrew became Group Executive and CEO of the Residential business in June 2013 before expanding his role to lead both our Residential and Retirement Living businesses as the combined Communities function in August 2018.
Andrew has an extensive background in residential property development and investment both in Australia and overseas. He began his career in the construction industry before joining Springfield Land Corporation in Queensland. He was promoted to the role of General Manager Residential in 2005 where he led the company’s residential development business.
Andrew is the Chair of the Residential Development Council of Australia and a Director of the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide.

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

Dr Ian Woods

Co-Head Sustainable Investments
AMP Capital Investors
Dr Woods has managed AMP Capital’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Research since October 2011 and was previously the Senior Research Analyst for the AMP Capital Investors Sustainable Alpha Fund. Ian has been instrumental in the establishment and continual development of AMP Capital’s approach to the integration of ESG issues into the investment processes of AMP Capital’s Australian and international equity and fixed interest funds.He also oversees the corporate governance and proxy voting of AMP Capital and its engagement with companies on ESG issues.In this role, Ian assesses the management of intangible assets and sustainable drivers of companies on the Australian Stock Exchange and engaging with these companies in these areas. In addition, Ian undertakes the assessment of greenhouse gas risk issues for the wider AMP Capital Investment teams and has undertaken a number of studies in this area.
Ian is also the founding Deputy Chair of the Investors Group on Climate Change, which has for over ten years been engaging with companies, the government and fellow investors on climate change including renewable energy policy.
Ian's background is in environmental and risk consulting both in Asia/Pacific region and Europe, working with most of the large companies Australia and the UK. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, a Master of Environmental Law, a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

20 March

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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.

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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: The business case for sustainability

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

There’s no denying that building a strong business case is fundamental to driving buy-in for sustainability across any organisation. However, sometimes it can be difficult to demonstrate a causal link between a specific initiative and the business bottom line. This highly interactive session will explore various methods to demonstrate your business case that doesn’t always just come down to dollars and cents.

Drawing from various case studies from outside the property sector, the workshop will identify the full range of benefits used by attendees to make the case for sustainability initiatives and programmes; the evidence that can be used to support these; and the opportunities for industry to work together to fill gaps in the data.

The latter part of the workshop will see experts from the Edge team take attendees through a range of financial and non-financial methodologies to build your business case, including elements of storytelling, stakeholder perception mapping, social impact frameworks and qualitative and quantitative cost-benefit analysis.

Workshop leaders:
Richard Griffiths, Head of Industry Engagement, Edge Environment
Richard 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.

Max Van Biene, Principal Consultant, Edge Environment
Max is a sustainability strategist with over 8 years consulting experience across the local Government, not-for-profit and corporate sectors, specialising in ESG compliance, strategic sustainability communications, environmental impact mitigation, stakeholder engagement and partnerships. In recent years, Max’s work has focussed extensively on social sustainability working with various organisations to develop a more strategic approach to delivering and measuring social impact aligned with their business objectives.

Maisie Auld, Environmental Economist, Edge Environment
Maisie is an Environmental Economist who has applied her core skill of environmental economics across multiple sectors, including transport infrastructure, policy advice, coastal adaptation planning and biodiversity. She has developed models and used statistical analysis to quantify environmental and social impacts across a wide range of projects, the development of science based carbon targets for a number of property and infrastructure clients, as well as a host of cost-benefit analyses.

Workshop separately bookable - see registration page


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

10:05 AM 10:30 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.


Session 3 - Keynote Address: The revolution of trust, identity and privacy in a connected world

10:30 AM 11:05 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.


Networking Morning Tea

11:05 AM 11:35 AM

Session 4 - Liveable Sydney

11:35 AM 11:50 AM


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

11:50 AM 12:35 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
Amanda Chadwick, Executive General Manager Policy & Research, Landcom
John Burton OBE, Managing Director, Urban Regeneration, Lendlease
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz,
CEO & Managing Director, Mirvac


Session 6 - GBCA's Strategy for the Built Environment

12:35 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 7a - 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
Kristin Vaughan,
Director - Innovation fund, Clean Energy Finance Corporation



Session 7b - 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, Executive 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, Director, Wall Project Consulting



Session 7c - 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
Ainsley Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, ISCA
Rodd Staples, Deputy Secretary of Infrastructure & Place, Transport for NSW
Leanne Bloch-Jorgensen, Head of Thought Leadership and Insights, National Australia Bank



Session 7d - 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 tea

03:30 PM 04:00 PM


Session 8a - 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
Rodrigo Castro, Senior LCA Expert, Bionova Ltd
Gareth Connell,
National Specialty Product Manager, Nutech



Session 8b - 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, Technical Director, GHD
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
Mark Harris,
Divisional Building Technology Director, Kingspan Insulated Panels (UK)



Session 8c - 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
Angie Abdilla,
Founder & CEO, Old Ways, New



Session 8d - Tackling climate related risk and building resilience

04:00 PM 05:30 PM

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.

Opening remarks
Sam Hurley, Policy Director, Centre for Policy 


Hypothetical scenario of an apartment block development
Can a property owner successfully navigate climate change?
Jeremy Mansfield, Director, Green Cross Australia

Analysing the Hypothetical results: what are the critical financial, policy and regulatory challenges and what are the solutions?
Our experts will discuss in details the current key issues we need to address in the built environment and infrastructure sector to act and change the way we are managing this issue. They will explore latest industry research, initiatives and solutions to be considered.

Greg Johnson, National Sustainability Manager, Commercial Property, Stockland 
Jeremy Mansfield, Director, Green Cross Australia
Facilitator: Sam Hurley, Policy Director, Centre for Policy


How Australia can capture development in Europe financial market to lower the cost of capital in our construction sector?
Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison

Panel discussion: Looking over the horizon: what are the financing options to address climate change risks?

Alice Cahill, Manager
Strategic Delivery Sustainability Programs, Regional Operations, NSW Office of Environment & Heritage
Paul Orton,
Global Head of Project, Export and Sustainable Finance, ANZ
Facilitator: Sam Hurley, Policy Director, Centre for Policy


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.

Breakfast workshop: New stories for liveable cities - ensuring living infrastructure

08:30 AM 09:15 AM

Jess Miller, Program Advisor for 202020 Vision
“Green walls are too expensive”, “Developers don’t care”, “It’s not a priority for customers” - these are some of the reasons we hear that prevent plants and trees becoming an intrinsic part of developments.

So how do you win the battle of the story to ensure that living infrastructure is as high a priority as traditional infrastructure?

Hosted by the 202020 Vision Team & collaborators, this interactive session provides participants with practical tools to win common arguments and realise the full economic, environmental, wellbeing and marketing potential for including urban green space across a broad range of developments.

Be prepared for a fast-paced session where you’ll work as a team to pitch your argument against real-life experts. All participants will be provided with a brand new take-home narrative kit.

  • Small groups are given a scenario (in line with that in the narrative pack and reflecting a development type)
  • Working together, they have to use the tools to develop a strong argument/narrative for including green space according to the development type i.e. shopping centre, retrofit, community, apartment building etc
  • We have a ‘board of real influencers’ - a real Property manager, a real investor, an architect, a council planner, the editor of domain etc. who are briefed with the common arguments as to why not to include green space
  • Each team is given a scenario and work together to build an argument drawing on a range of tools to as to why green space should be included in their type of development
  • Each team live pitches their argument to the ‘board of influencer’ drawing on the tools, cases studies, examples and language recommended in the narrative guides
  • The room votes by applause for the strongest argument
  • All participants receive a take-home narrative pack


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

09:15 AM 09:35 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

09:35 AM 09:55 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
Fiona Reynolds,
Chief Executive Officer, Principals for Responsible Investment (PRI), UK
Dr Ian Woods,
Co-Head Sustainable Investments, AMP Capital Investors


Session 3 - Climate change and resilience – what needs to be done?

10:05 AM 10:25 AM


Session 4 - Examining the long term impact of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

10:25 AM 10:45 AM

Davina Rooney, National Sustainability Manager, Stockland


Networking morning tea

10:45 AM 11:15 AM


Session 5a - Energy Efficiency – Transforming information into action

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Problem solving labs: from basics to analytics, how will future buildings optimise skills and technology for best performance?

Industry leaders will share their expertise on their building’s energy efficiency map and the relationships between analytics, human skills and supply chain.
A workshop activity will discuss key themes related to energy efficiency:

•The interface of human skills and automation; what do we want to see on our dashboard?
•Future tech: Smart Buildings 2030: what will they deliver?
•Future people: what roles and responsibilities? Skills 2030
•Supply chain: what are the roles of contractors?

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
Renae Sambrooks, General Manager Energy and Commercial Management, Vicinity Centres



Session 5b - GRESB findings and the implications for Australia

11:15 AM 12:15 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