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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 is a Project Director at OP Properties, specialising in the retirement and aged care sectors. Over the past 22 years, Bob has held senior positions, as a developer and operator within both sectors, as well as a range of board positions for various industry bodies. These positions have provided him with a diverse range of experience and knowledge about the retirement and aged care sectors both within WA and nationally.

During this time he held the position of National President of Retirement Villages Australia Ltd from 2004 to 2006 and successfully negotiated with Commonwealth and State governments, achieving positive outcomes in respect of the GST FREE treatment of serviced apartments and the provision of rates rebates for seniors in retirement villages in WA.


Wayne is a sales management professional with twenty years' experience in varied industries, having also worked in the recruitment and liquor industries.  He has a track record of developing new business and motivating teams to consistently exceed targets. Programmed provides integrated maintenance solutions to business around Australia and New Zealand. With a workforce of over 1,500 skilled staff, tradespeople and apprentices, we offer maintenance services that cater to different customer requirements in a wide variety of industry sectors. The key to our ability to take care of your property lies in the diverse range of services we can provide. With expertise in painting, landscaping, turf management, interior fit-out and corporate image signage, Programmed provides a single point of contact for all your maintenance needs.

Jim Gibbons
President Retirement Village Residents Association

Jim is a retirement village resident of five years. He is president of the Retirement Village Residents Association (NSW). In his working life, Jim was an assistant commissioner for consumer affairs and CEO of a major industry association.

Derek McMillan
Managing Director, Centennial Living

Derek McMillan is an experienced corporate executive with a track record of business growth. Derek was CEO of Australian Unity Independent and Assisted Living from 2005 to 2017.  In that time, the business grew from 250 to 6,000 staff and revenue grew ten-fold to $400m

Derek led a number of successful retirement living developments in Victoria include The Grace, South Melbourne; Rathdowne Place, Carlton; Peninsula Grange, Mornington; Campbell Place, Glen Waverley and Victoria Grange, Vermont South.

Derek is now Managing Director of retirement village operator Centennial Living.

Derek brings notable sector and industry leadership experience, being awarded Retirement Living Honorary Life Membership of the Property Council of Australia.

Industry Leadership:

  • Director and Vice President, National Ageing Research Institute 2013 - ongoing
  • Director, Property Council of Australia 2012-2016
  • Chairman, Retirement Living Council, 2012- 2016
  • Vice President, Retirement Villages Association 2007-2012
  • Director, Leading Age Services Australia - Victoria 2012-2016

Corrie Milne
General Manager Village Operations at Ingenia Communities

Corrie oversees the day to day operational management of Ingenia Communities encompassing 70 communities across five states. Corrie joined Ingenia in October 2008 as the Regional Manager (Queensland) and in 2009 moved into the role of Senior Regional Manager across the Australian portfolio encompassing the Garden Villages and Settlers retirement communities. 

As Ingenia grew with the move into Lifestyle and Holiday Communities (Ingenia Lifestyle/Holidays) in 2013, Corrie progressed into the Role of General Manager Village Operations. 

Prior to starting with Ingenia, Corrie worked with SCV Group for two years in regional management roles. Before working in retirement living, Corrie spent over 10 years in the hospitality industry with Mirvac Hotels and the Stamford Group, mainly in senior management roles. 

Corrie holds a Diploma in Business and a Graduate Certificate in Asset Management

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.

Justin O’Neill
Principal, O'Neill Architecture

Justin O’Neill formed O’Neill Architecture in 2009 following 17 years as a Founding Director of Arkhefield. He has completed over $1.5B worth of projects in public, institutional, commercial and private sectors over the last 27 years. O’Neill Architecture has extensive experience in design and delivery of Aged Care and Retirement Village projects throughout Queensland and New South Wales. Justin is currently a member of the Property Council’s Retirement Living Committee – Queensland Division.

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.

Jodie Prosser
Principal, Optimum Retirement Services

Jodie is a second generation retirement living professional and has deep passion for all things retirement living and community development.  Having held both hands on and senior management positions in the Retirement Sector for over 20 years she has a vast experience base to draw on. Jodie was formerly the Business Manager for a national retirement village management company and was responsible for the well being and satisfaction of both 160 staff members and over 6000 residents and has led a national team of 50+ village managers, plus led ‘village recovery’ projects, collaborated with state regulators and designed Village Management training courses in Australia and internationally. Jodie now leads a popular Industry specific professional development program for Retirement community professionals through the DCM Institute.

She has been a regular contributor and collaborator alongside industry peak bodies such as Property Council Australia, Leading Age Services Australia, and Aged and Community Services Australia – Retirement Living Committees.   She is tertiary educated in the Social Sciences field, majoring in Community Development and holds several business management certificates.  She brings values such as contribution, authenticity, community, curiosity, optimism and responsibility to any team or collaboration she works with.

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.

Kim Teudt
Life Member, Retirement Living Council, Property Council of Australia

Kim has held senior management and leadership positions in the retirement and aged care industry over the last 24 years in both private (listed and unlisted) and not for profit organisations.  Kim has led a multitude of teams delivering major seniors projects, strategic business, property, advisory, acquisitions, change leadership and operational management of care and accommodation services.  Kim is passionate about creating communities where people want to live and where exceptional customer experiences are the norm. Kim is a Life Member of the Retirement Living Council, Property Council of Australia, Chair of the Qld Retirement Living Committee, former Director of Leading Age Services Australia Limited, LASA (Qld) and the Retirement Villages Association.

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.