John is a Director at Best Hooper law firm and has practiced as a local government, planning and environmental lawyer for 37 years. His knowledge of the planning system gained over that time places him in an outstanding position to be able to understand the issues that confront the development industry and contribute towards a resolution of those issues in the best interests of the UDIA and its members. John is an active and hands-on President, regularly speaking at UDIA functions.
David is the Executive Chairman of Intrapac Projects, which, for over 25 years has been involved in many residential, industrial and commercial projects. It is one of Victoria’s leading privately owned development companies, with numerous projects across Australia. Intrapac has won four UDIA excellence awards for residential subdivisions in Victoria. Before establishing Intrapac, David was a practising barrister and also a consultant in taxation and trust law. He has held a number of academic appointments in Melbourne and Monash Universities in Law and Economics.
Bettina Sheeran moved to Maddocks in 2012, following time at PwC and Gadens and is a Special Counsel in the Development team. Through her career of 13 years to date, Bettina has been involved in the development industry from both a legal and commercial aspect and has experience in many asset classes of property including residential, commercial and retail. Since being elected to the UDIA board, Bettina has been instrumental in driving new initiatives on the Taxation, Communications and Membership committees.
Peter is the Executive General Manager at AVJennings. Peter's enthusiasm for UDIA and the development industry can be gauged by the large amount of work he has been doing behind the scenes especially since he joined the board in 2002. Peter has been particularly active in monitoring land supply. He has facilitated discussion on infrastructure planning and the need for population growth for both Victoria and Australia. He has been Secretary, Vice President and President and is one of the UDIA's (Vic) longest serving board members.
Steve was elected President of UDIA Victoria in 2006, has sat on UDIA National Council and was the recipient of the esteemed Distinguished Service Award. Qualified in planning, Steve has the skills and interests to underscore an innate knowledge of the land development process. His long association with the industry has meant he has been integrally involved with development projects. Steve is the General Manager of National Pacific Properties, and plays a key role in acquisition, project planning and implementation and business development.
Director and Co-Founder of Villawood Properties, Rory's enthusiasm and commitment to the UDIA is undeniable - as can be seen from his efforts to boost the institute's profile and through that its standing in the industry and with all levels of government. Since joining the board in 2002, he actively encourages Villawood's participation with the UDIA and as a result is represented in the Infrastructure, Outlook, Women in Property and Membership Committees. Regionally Rory represents the Board on the Geelong and Bendigo Committees.
Stephen is the Regional General Manager for the Lend Lease Communities business in Victoria (formerly known as Delfin Lend Lease) and is responsible for the overall strategic direction, growth and daily operations of the Victorian business. Stephen has 20 years’ experience in the real estate and financing/investment banking industry. He recently rejoined Lend Lease after spending 9 years at Macquarie Bank working in the Real Estate Investment Banking Division. During this period, Stephen was responsible for the funding and delivery of more than 40 projects throughout Australia.
Anthony moved to Victoria a decade ago to establish Peet’s operations in that State and has overseen significant expansion since that time. Before joining the Company, Anthony worked in the United Kingdom, where he completed his post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration while on a graduate management training scheme with major international construction and development company, John Laing PLC. Anthony is Peet Limited’s National Business Development Director.
Andrew has accumulated over 15 years’ experience in property research across a range of market segments, during which he has held senior research positions, working closely with public and private sector bodies both nationally and internationally. Andrew was responsible for the inception, ongoing management and strategic direction of Oliver Hume Research nationally. More recently, he has maintained annual consultancies with the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD), Growth Areas Authority (GAA) and the Department of Infrastructure (DOI).
Founder and Director of the Hallmarc Group, Marc has an extensive background in the real estate and property development industry which has assisted in driving the growth of the Hallmarc Group. Marc founded Hallmarc (Formerly Adamco) in 1993 after establishing a successful career in real estate which spans over 30 years. Marc has expanded and diversified the Hallmarc interests to what they are today. Through Marc's extensive network he has built a team at Hallmarc which is representative of his vision within the property industry.
Damien is the Managing Director of Birchgrove Property, a privately owned business specialising in residential development which delivers seamlessly from site purchase through to retail sales. After establishing his property career as a valuer in Melbourne for 10 years, Damien has been delivering developments in Melbourne and Regional Victoria for the past 15 years. Damien is also Chair of the UDIA’s Northern Victoria Chapter.
Tania Quick is the Discipline Leader - Planning at Meinhardt, and was the Chair of the UDIA Planning Committee for 2011 & 2012, having been a committee member since 2009. Tania is a highly experienced urban planner with skills in statutory and strategic town planning, urban design, development facilitation and policy development. As a planning consultant, she has a wide range of developer clients and an excellent appreciation of drivers of development and planning outcomes as well as the practical realities of the Victorian planning system.