John is recognised as a property industry leader. He has previously served as the National President of the Property Council of Australia, Chairman of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and Chairman Co-operative Research Centre for Construction Innovation.
John currently holds various corporate board positions including Chairman of the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre and formerly Adjunct Professor at QUT School of Urban Development Faculty of the Built Environment and Engineering.
In May 2010 John was elected World President of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, and in 2009 was awarded the Order of Australia for services to the property and construction industries. John works out of Sydney as Non-Executive Chairman, AEH Property.
Sigrid has been involved in the aged care and retirement industry for well over two decades, beginning her career as a carer in a West Leederville aged care facility. After a move into the retirement industry as a village manager, Sigrid quickly identified a need in the market for third-party management and consultation expertise, founding Village Support in 2009.
Sigrid has cultivated a very positive and productive network in the retirement village industry and is currently serving as a member of the Property Council’s Western Australian Retirement Living Board.
Bob Bunney, Senior Development Manager – Aged Care, OP Properties
Over the past 20 years, Bob Bunney has held the positions of CEO of the RAAF Association (WA) Inc, General Manager of the St Ives Group, Executive Manager Strategic Development for Baptistcare, Coordinator of the Seniors’ Housing Centre within the Department of Commerce, and is currently Senior Development Manager – Aged Care at OP Properties.
These positions have provided him with a diverse range of experience and knowledge about the retirement and aged care sectors within WA and nationally.
During this time, he successfully negotiated with governments at both the State and Commonwealth levels, achieving positive decisions in respect of the GST treatment of serviced apartments and the provision of rates rebates for seniors in retirement villages in WA.
Bob held the position of National President of Retirement Villages Australia Ltd from 2004 to 2006.
Julie O’Keefe, General Manager, Client and Corporate Services, Grindley Construction
Julie has been directly involved in the aged care and retirement living sectors since 2003 with a variety of roles focussed on business development, client and corporate support and service delivery.
As General Manager, Client and Corporate Services at Grindley Construction, Julie is responsible for Grindley’s marketing strategy, corporate communications, all new business development opportunities, team engagement and the development and implementation of the Company’s Strategic Roadmap.
With unwavering attention to quality and a passionate commitment to further strengthening a client-centric culture, Julie ensures that the client’s needs and expectations are at the centre of the company’s business practices.
Her interest in organisational development, change management and leadership review was fostered with the completion of a Masters of Management from MGSM in 2013.
Christine Osgood, National Operations Manager, Living Choice Australia
Christine is the National Operations Manager of the Living Choice Australia group of retirement villages. She is a highly experienced innovative and entrepreneurial manager with broad expertise, including demonstrating an ability to achieve business plans and exceed targets by developing, implementing and managing efficient operations and internal procedures.
Christine has good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and motivate staff to set new standards in resident relations. She oversees the Financial, Human Resource, Work Health & Safety and Village Management teams, ensuring villages operate efficiently and all employees understand and apply the philosophy of the industry’s accreditation standards.
Michael Rabey, General Manager – Seniors and Lifestyle Living
Michael has 25 years’ experience in management consulting, business analytics and property development with a focus on residential and seniors living. He has extensive experience in development planning and execution, senior’s living design and operations and sector strategy.
Michael leads the Retirement and Lifestyle Living Division of BHL, which includes responsibility for the development and operation of the Broadlands Gardens portfolio located throughout New South Wales.
Michael is the chair of the Retirement Living Committee for the Property Council of Australia and also member of the Property Council’s NSW Division Council.
Noral Wild, Executive Director – Head of Alternative Investments Australia, Jones Lang LaSalle
Noral is an Executive Director and Head of the Jones Lang LaSalle Alternative Investments team for Australia which specialises in the provision of transactions, valuations, strategic advice, consulting feasibility studies, acquisition and divestment advice to clients across alternative asset classes including the Seniors Living sector.
Noral has worked in the property sector for over 25 years and has specialised in Seniors Living for the past 20 years.