100 Women in Property
Participant Biographies 

Rebecca Lawson-Cooke, Senior Project Manager: Major Projects - University of South Australia

SPONSOR: Ralph Belperio, Built Environment Leader VIC/SA -Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd

Rebecca Lawson-Cooke

In a 25-year career spanning the education, retail, property and construction sectors, Rebecca Lawson-Cooke has built a strong portfolio of skills in project management, team development and asset management. A two-time Telstra Business Women’s Award South Australian finalist, Rebecca is currently a Senior Project Manager: Major Projects with the University of South Australia. She led the delivery of UniSA’s multi-award winning, $82m Jeffrey Smart Building and her talents are now focussed on constructing the $50m Pridham Hall at the City West Campus. Having applied the same strategic outlook to her career that she brings to her projects, Rebecca has assembled a diverse work history, building and broadening her experience with organisations such as Mott MacDonald, Mortimer Project Management, Westfield Limited and David Jones, before joining UniSA in 2014.