The WPI Advisory Panel are a high profile group of experts from the fields of business, construction, property development, finance, law, and planning who provide invaluable advice, expertise and links to pro bono services for Women’s Property Initiatives.

Meet the Panel

David Allt-Graham

General Manager of Residential Development - MAB Corporation

David Allt-Graham

General Manager of Residential Development - MAB Corporation

Professional Background:

Registered Architect and Business Management

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Extensive experience in affordable and high density housing. Sound overview of govenment policy and economic factors affecting the housing market.

Simone Holding

Partner, Construction & Projects - Maddocks

Simone Holding

Partner, Construction & Projects - Maddocks

Professional Background

Lawyer: Construction and Development

Skills and Expertise

Extensive transactional expertise in the area of property and construction projects. Drafting and negotiation of development agreements, construction contracts and consultant agreements.

Natalie King

Director and General Manager Operations - JG King Building Group

Natalie King

Director and General Manager Operations - JG King Building Group

Professional Background:

Business Management and Registered Builder

Skills and Experience:

Channel strategy, e-commerce and corporate strategy as a business analyst.  Strategic direction setting and implementing growth in the building industry.

 

Miriam McDonald

Lawyer - Maddocks

Miriam McDonald

Lawyer - Maddocks

Professional Background:

Lawyer - Corporate and Commercial

Relevant skills and Experience:

Corporate structure; governance; not-for-profit law; commercial contracts

Roslyn Odgers

Director - Westpac Private Bank, BT Financial Group

Roslyn Odgers

Director - Westpac Private Bank, BT Financial Group

Professional Background:

Financial Management

Skills and Experience:

Financial Strategy, Business Management, Marketing and Communication

Bernie O’Sullivan

Principal - Bernie O'Sullivan Lawyers

Bernie O’Sullivan

Principal - Bernie O'Sullivan Lawyers

Professional Background:
Lawyer: Estate planning, trusts and litigation.

Skills and Experience:
Extensive experience in wealth succession for family trusts, superannuation funds and solutions for complex family arrangements and charitable gifting.

Shelley Penn

Architect - Shelley Penn Architect

Shelley Penn

Architect - Shelley Penn Architect

Professional Background:

Architect LFRAIA, Hon NZIA, Hon AIA, Hon RAIC

Skills and Experience:

Contributing to advancing quality outcomes in the built environment. Holding various roles including Associate Government Architect,  National President Australian Institute of Architects and Chair National Capital Authority.

James Pullar

Rotary Club Melbourne

James Pullar

Rotary Club Melbourne

Professional Background:

Executive Management

Skills and Experience:

Contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, business development, project management and strategic planning.  Work with not-for-profit organisations providing services to the homeless and disadvantaged.

Ellie Schwab

Regional General Manager Office & Industrial Investment - Dexus Property Group

Ellie Schwab

Regional General Manager Office & Industrial Investment - Dexus Property Group

Professional Background:

Project and Operations Management in the Property Development Sector

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Delivering industry leading projects.  Developing businesses,  including communities, commercial, retirement, apartments and urban regeneration
 

Carolyn Viney

Executive General Manager – Development, Vicinity Centres

Carolyn Viney

Executive General Manager – Development, Vicinity Centres

Professional Background:

Senior executive roles in property development sector including as CEO and Deputy CEO of Grocon.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Property development, strategic direction setting and driving cultural and operational change.  

Karen Woo

Community Development Manager - Frasers Property

Karen Woo

Community Development Manager - Frasers Property

Professional Background:
Community planning, development and infrastructure.

Skills and Experience:
Strategic direction, planning, coordination and delivery of community infrastructure, programs and services including economic and social sustainability initiatives and delivery of best place outcomes.