Danni Hunter 

Chief Executive Officer



Danni Hunter is the Victorian CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) – the nation’s key representative body for the urban development industry.

An accomplished and reputable property expert, Danni uses her influence to protect and promote the industry’s best interests. She is known for her informed, pragmatic and solutions-based approach, as she continues to lead public agenda on behalf of UDIA’s large, engaged membership.

Danni is passionate about enabling affordability and accessibility for all home buyers, reducing unnecessary regulatory burden on the housing sector, and achieving an efficient planning system that delivers positive outcomes for Victoria’s future.

She is also a keen advocate for gender diversity in the property and development industry, making considerable effort to profile and grow the influence of women making a difference in the sector.

Danni has an impressive track record in advocacy, policy, political engagement and stakeholder management, with previous roles as Senior Advisor to the State Government, and Policy Advisor and Public Affairs Manager at the Property Council of Australia.

Additionally, she is a dynamic and nationally recognised spokesperson, regularly sharing her property knowledge and industry acumen through media, events and keynote presentations. 




Angela Gaedke

General Manager


Angela oversees the UDIA activities and works closely with the CEO to drive growth and overall strategic direction of the organisation.




Jenn Leddin

Membership Services Manager
& Executive Assistant to the CEO 


Jenn manages the membership base, ensuring members are fully utilising their UDIA benefits. Jenn is also the Executive Assistant to the CEO and oversees office



Elizabeth Chackola 

Finance Manager

Elizabeth manages our finance department which is responsible for all accounting and financial matters across the organisation. In this role, Elizabeth also works closely with the CEO and General Manager to develop and execute a sustainable financial strategy for the organisation.


Hyatt Nidam

Advocacy and Communications Manager


Hyatt manages the UDIA advocacy team, which is responsible for driving the organisation’s advocacy agenda through strategic policy, research and communication activities.




   Olivia O'Connor 

   Policy Advisor


   Olivia is a key part of the UDIA advocacy team, managing day-to-day

   policy issues, overseeing the policy committees, and providing detailed
   policy briefings and advice to the team across all departments.



Georgia Turner

Commercial Director



Georgia leads the Commercial team within UDIA with a focus on creating valuable partnerships with our members to support the UDIA’s member activities. Taking care of sponsorships, partnerships, new business opportunities & the development of new event and professional development formats that continue to support the growing needs of our members & the urban development industry.