Urban Infrastructure: Strategies to Shape Our State
With Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, Lendlease, MinterEllison and PwC
As our population grows and our cities become more congested, the need for infrastructure and services to deliver smart, efficient and liveable cities is more critical than ever before.
Sir Rod Eddington AO, Chair of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, will lead a heavy-hitting panel of industry experts from Lendlease, MinterEllison and PwC to discuss the growing complexity of demands upon urban infrastructure, and how major project developers are utilising data, technology and shared space effectively to create economically functional and liveable cities.
About the Panellists
Sir Rod Eddington AO, Chair, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
Rod Eddington is Chairman of J P Morgan’s Asia Pacific Advisory Council and non-executive Chairman of Lion. Educated as an engineer at the UWA and then Oxford University as WA’s 1974 Rhodes Scholar, Sir Rod’s career began in transport and aviation and he went on to become CEO of CathayPacific, Ansett Airlines and British Airways, before retiring in late 2005 and returning to Australia. In 2005, Sir Rod was awarded a Knighthood by the British Government for service to civil aviation, in 2012 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to business and commerce and in 2015 was honoured by the Japanese Government with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun for his contribution to strengthening the economic relations between Australia and Japan.
Sir Rod serves as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and is Chairman of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and President of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation
Committee. He also sits as a non-executive director on a number of Boards. He served as the inaugural Chair of Infrastructure Australia from 2008-2014.
John Burton, Managing Director, Urban Regeneration, Lendlease
John Burton joined Lendlease as Managing Director, Urban Regeneration in July 2018. Holding more than 30 years of industry experience in Australian and global real estate, John currently oversees Australia’s Urban Regeneration business valued in excess of $13 billion worth of major urbanisation projects in four targeted gateway cities across Australia.
Nicole Green, Partner, National Government Leader, MinterEllison
Nicole currently leads MinterEllison's Government Practice nationally, and is also a Partner in the Infrastructure, Construction & Property team at MinterEllison.
Nicole has over 22 years’ experience in legal aspects of infrastructure, construction, engineering and project development. She focuses on both high profile infrastructure developments (both economic and social) and large scale commercial and residential developments, including urban renewal.
She has expertise working with public private partnerships, infrastructure procurement and delivery, and major property development, providing strategic and commercial advice, together with a focus on risk management and stakeholder engagement.
Nicole has been involved in numerous significant infrastructure and development projects that have changed and enhanced our cities.
James Sherrard, National Managing Partner, Infrastructure Urban Renewal, PwC
James Sherrard manages the 250 strong Infrastructure and Urban Renewal team at PwC. James has 25 years' experience in leading teams across the globe to deliver complex infrastructure projects, delivering financial, procurement, property and project management advisory services, PMO establishment, business case preparation, commercial settlements and major project governance. James has a particular passion for risk mitigation and procurement planning. James has formal qualifications in building, business and law.
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