Committees

The Property Council's agenda in the ACT is guided by 8 member committees comprising more than 80 industry volunteers.

Our commitment to diversity

Being a member of a Property Council Committee helps you make an important contribution to the industry as well as build your professional network, market knowledge and profile. In 2017 we reached our target of 40 per cent female committee representation across the Property Council.

Click here to find out more about our 40:40:20 campaign.


Division Council

The role of Division Council is to represent the collective interests of ACT members and the industry in accord with decisions of the Board. Council determines the overall policy of the Division and ensures the Division maintains a solid financial position.

Property Council Contact: 
Arabella Rohde (Division President)Senior Development ManagerLendlease
Andrew Balzanelli (Division Vice President)Managing DirectorJLL
Phil O'Brien (Division Vice President)General ManagerAmalgamated Property Group
Chris Wheeler (Treasurer)PartnerKing & Wood Mallesons
Fiona DohertyDirectorRider Levett Bucknall
Mia DragilaDevelopment ManagerHindmarsh Development Australia Pty Ltd
Martin ElliottValuations PartnerKnight Frank Australia Pty Ltd
Medy HassanManaging DirectorHaus Holdings
Janukshi JamontsDirectorElevated Legal Advisory
George KatheklakisManaging DirectorKDN Group
Greg LyonsPrincipal & Managing DirectorLJ Hooker Commercial Canberra
Alastair MacCallumFounding DirectorAMC Architecture
Guy RandellManaging DirectorBurgess Rawson
James ServiceChairman - Googong TownshipPEET Limited
Andrew SingerLeasing ManagerCanberra Airport
Pieter Van Der WaltDirectorCanberra Town Planning
Eleni NotarasPrincipalNotaras Commercial
Mary O'NeillSenior ManagerEY

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Builds diversity and inclusion across the property industry. The committee champions specific networking, learning, and sponsorship opportunities.

Property Council Contact: Cathy Sirel
Mary O'Neill (Chair)General ManagerBond Projects
Alisa Moss (Deputy Chair)PartnerDaryl Jackson Alastair Swayn
Anita BorellaSenior DirectorJLL
Maddie BrownProject CoordinatorSHAPE Australia
Nikki ButlinArchitect + Interior DesignerMather Architecture
Sarah CarmichaelSenior ManagerEY
Dearne ClearyProperty Investment ManagerISPT
Martin ElliottValuations PartnerKnight Frank Australia Pty Ltd
Jess FitzpatrickGraduateMorris Legal Group
Aaron GreenDirector LeasingJLL
Andrea JamiesonAssociateMaddocks
Leesa JonesAssociate DirectorCushman & Wakefield
Leesa JonesAssociate DirectorCushman & Wakefield
Paul Middleton
Tess NortonRetail Design ManagerQIC
Nicholas PurdueDirectorCBRE
Rebecca ScottSHAPE Australia - CANBERRA, ACT
Madeleine SearlInnovation ManagerCushman & Wakefield
Bibiana UzabeagaMaintenance ManagerUniversity of Canberra
Tracy WilcoxGeneral Manager, Building & PropertyRPS
Liam WilsonPrincipal ConsultantSpring Professional

Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee

Ensures long term infrastructure planning and ensure our city and our region is an attractive place to do business and invest in. The committee focuses on engaging with government about infrastructure spending and attracting private sector investment and development where we need it, including in key transport corridors. It also focuses on making sure we have a fair and efficient tax system which enables, not penalises the property sector.

Property Council Contact: 
Mark Bauer (Chair)General ManagerManteena Commercial Pty Ltd
Jane CassidyAsst. Director ArchitectureGHD
Chris CollinsGeneral Manager (Canberra)RPS
Andrew ConnorManager - Senior PlannerCanberra Town Planning
Lara De MassonExecutive Advisor – Business Case (Advisory)GHD
Fiona DohertyDirectorRider Levett Bucknall
Caroline FaehAssociateMoulis Legal
Zoe FerrariManaging Director, ACTCBRE
Jorgie GormanLegal CounselKnight Frank Australia Pty Ltd
Edward Le QuesnePartnerEY
Zoe LewisSenior Design ManagerUniversity of Canberra
Nicholas MeatheringhamDirectorPwC
Tim MuttonSenior Director, Head of Sales & Investments ACTJLL
Pria O'SullivanPartnerMaddocks
Stephen OxfordManaging DirectorAustralian Strategic Property Advisers
John ParkerACT State Manager - Project and Development ServicesJLL
Krishan ParmarUK Tax ManagerNexia Australia
Adam PeppinckPartnerMills Oakley
Mark PerryProject Director, PrincipalCardno (ACT) Pty Ltd
Kirsten RodgersProject DirectorDowse Projects
James TonkinSenior Property AdvisorCallida Consulting
Susannah TriggSenior AssociateKing & Wood Mallesons
Matthew WinterDirector - Capital Markets & Investment ServicesColliers

Future Directions Committee

The Future Directions Committee is for aspiring future leaders in the property industry. A key focus for this committee is to develop an industry networking and professional development platform for young property professionals (under 35 years).

Property Council Contact: Adina Cirson
Georgia AntosLawyerMills Oakley
James BakerSales & Leasing ExecutiveBurgess Rawson
Jack BatesSales RepresentativeHarvey Norman Commercial
Aaron BruceExecutive - Investment Services & Office LeasingColliers
Bronte CarlinSolicitorKing & Wood Mallesons
Sarah CarrollSafety, Security & Emergency Management SpecialistThe University of Canberra
Giselle ChorvatCommercial ManagerVentia
Alastair CossartSenior Structural EngineerArup
Mitchell HaleyProject ManagerSHAPE Australia
Adan JonesHays Construction & Property
Natasha KousvosSenior Project ManagerTSA Management ACT Pty Limited
Troy MarkosDirector, Office LeasingCBRE
Edyn MilosSenior ConsultantEY
Edyn MilosSenior ConsultantEY
Alexandra PepperellClient Service ManagerNexia Australia
Gavin SaldanhaElectrical EngineerNorthrop Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd
Gauthram SundaramGraduate Project ManagerGHD

Industrial Committee

Focuses on which planning and policy frameworks are needed to support industrial activity and logistics planning to help grow Canberra as the economic heart of the region. It also focuses on getting the zoning right to best utlise land for industrial purposes in the right places and encourage investment in related activities.

Property Council Contact: Adina Cirson
Frank Giorgi (Chair)Head of Industrial Sales and LeasingRay White Commercial Canberra
Andrew BalzanelliManaging DirectorJLL
Steve BurkeSenior Sales & Leasing ExecutiveBurgess Rawson
Taylor JonesChief Operating OfficerNexia Australia
Dania KhalilSales and Leasing AgentCivium (ACT) Pty Ltd - Civium Property Group
Eleni NotarasPrincipalNotaras Commercial
Calvin RogersDirectorOpteon Property Group

Planning and Residential Committee

Champions reforms to improve the efficiency of the ACT planning framework together with reviewing strategic planning documents including variations to the Territory Plan. Its focus is to make sure that planning is outcomes focused for both residential and commercial property development. Priorities include land supply, achieving high quality building and design at a time of urban renewal of the nation’s capital.

Property Council Contact: 
Maree Harman (Chair)Development AnalystVillage Building Co
Dean McPherson (Chair)DirectorAMC Architecture
Benita AinsworthSenior AssociateKing & Wood Mallesons
Narelle ByrnePrincipalCapital Valuers Pty Ltd
Craig CalderProject ManagerKDN Group
Mia DragilaDevelopment ManagerHindmarsh Development Australia Pty Ltd
Rebecca GallacherDirectorWSP Australia Pty Limited
Katie GoodallDirector - Asset ManagementBurgess Rawson
Robert HitchcockGeneral Manager, DevelopmentBisa Property Pty Ltd
Marcus HonManager Residential ValuationsJLL
Peter HoolihanAssociateMaddocks
Bradley KargeState Property Manager - NSW/ACTWoolworths Group
Peter LewisUrban Development LeaderCalibre
Chris MaleganDevelopment ManagerEVRI Group
Danielle MildrenPartnerClayton Utz
Ronan MossDirectorCox Architecture Pty Ltd
Grae MunroDirectorDetlevs Electrical Pty Ltd
Craig PerrottProject ArchitectAMC Architecture
Renee PollakResidential Valuations ManagerCBRE
Arabella RohdeSenior Development ManagerLendlease
Nathan RossGeneral Manager - DevelopmentZapari Property Developements Pty Ltd
David ShearerSpacelab Studio Pty Ltd
Michael SmithACT Regional ManagerNorthrop Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd
Kip TannerManaging DirectorPlanit Strategic Pty Ltd
Sarah WattsAssociate Land Use PlannerWSP Australia Pty Limited

Retirement Living Committee

The committee represents the interests of the retirement villages sector, including advising on policy development and advocacy in the ACT, and working to support the Retirement Living Council on national or cross-border policy issues. Other key roles of the committee are to generate networking and professional development forums for the industry.

Property Council Contact: 
Veena BedekarSpecial CounselMaddocks
Erik BoddeusExecutive Manager Retirement LivingGoodwin Aged Care Services Limited
Edward CampbellPartnerMinterEllison
Amanda GalvinJLL
Glenn IrvineRetirement Village Manager - Kangara Waters, Lifestyle ServicesIRT Group
Greg LyonsPrincipal & Managing DirectorLJ Hooker Commercial Canberra
Paul MastonOperations Manager, Retirement LivingSouthern Cross Care (NSW & ACT)
Adam SomervilleManaging DirectorMBark Pty Ltd
John VilskerstsGeneral Manager Retirement VillagesAnglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

Social Sustainability Committee

Focuses on leading the way on sustainable development practices, which includes social sustainability. Key priorities include advocating to ensure our buildings are energy efficient, and meet the needs of a growing population, including a diverse and affordable housing supply, and that our planning system is people focused.

Property Council Contact: Adina Cirson
Alastair MacCallum (Chair)Founding DirectorAMC Architecture
Emma CampbellCEOACT Council of Social Services
Courtenay DouglasProject ManagerGHD
Grace FooPrincipal ConsultantDeltaQ
Andrew HannanCEOCHC
Nichelle JacksonTown PlannerCanberra Town Planning
Vlasta JefticProject LeaderMather Architecture
George KatheklakisManaging DirectorKDN Group
Tim LeskeConsultantDeltaQ
Chris McMilanManager - Facilities ServicesCromwell Property Group
Paolo NicolasSenior Sustainability ConsultantWSP Australia Pty Limited
Jeremy SussexSenior Director, Property ManagementCBRE