Congress 2022 Speaker Line-Up

Ticky Fullerton



Dr. Parag Khanna


Luci Ellis




We are thrilled to have joining us as the UDIA 2022 National Congress MC, journalist and TV presenter Ticky Fullerton.

Ticky is the Business Editor at Large for The Australian Business Review. She is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. She was previously Sky News Business Editor and co-anchor of Business Weekend on Sky News Australia. She has worked as an investigative reporter with Four Corners, as a political reporter in Canberra and also as presenter for the national farming program, Landline. Ticky is an award-winning journalist and a household name in Australian business circles, with over twenty years at News Corp and the ABC. Prior to journalism, Ticky spent ten years as a banker with CS First Boston in Britain and Australia.  Ticky is the author of Watershed, the first comprehensive book on Australia’s water challenges.  She has a law degree from Oxford where she was also Treasurer of the Oxford Union.


Dr Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveller, and international best-selling author. He is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. Parag’s newest book is MOVE: The Forces Uprooting Us (2021), which was preceded by The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019).

He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 2008, Dr Khanna was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He has traveled to nearly 150 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.


Luci Ellis is the Assistant Governor (Economic) at the Reserve Bank of Australia, a position she has held since December 2016. She is responsible for the Bank’s Economic Analysis and Economic Research departments and is the chief economic advisor to the Governor and the Board. She is also the executive sponsor of the Bank’s LGBTI+ allies employee resource group. Luci has been a member of the Australian Statistics Advisory Council since November 2015. Prior to holding this role, Luci was Head of Financial Stability Department for eight years. She has also served as a Deputy Head of Economic Analysis Department and spent almost two years on secondment at the Bank for International Settlements. 

Luci holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales, a Masters in Economics degree from the Australian National University and a first-class Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne.

Professor Greg Clark


Sophie Renton


Todd Sampson



Greg Clark is Group Advisor, Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC Group based in the UK where he advises the bank’s work on cities, mobility, and new economy with its global client base in 63 countries and 300 cities. For HSBC, he is a member of the World Economic Forum Future Council on Cities & Urbanisation, and the Cities Council of Bloomberg New Economy Forum. He is chair of the Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place-leadership. In this role he is also Chair of the UK Cities Climate Investment Commission that brings together London’s 33 Councils and the 11 UK Core Cities in partnership with CPC to drive investment into decarbonisation of UK cities. Greg is also chair of the UK Gov Connected Places Advisory Group, and a member of the UK Gov Urban Centres Recovery Task Force.

He is a NED on the Board of Transport for London, Chairman of TfL’s Investment and Programmes Committee, and a member of the TfL Finance Committee and Crossrail/Elizabeth Line Committee. He is also a Board member of the London LEP, where he leads on London’s future Economy and Industrial Strategy and he is Hon Prof of Urban Innovation and Policy at UCL and at Strathclyde University.

Greg has worked with more than 300 cities on 5 continents. He is author of 10 books and 100 reports on cities, mobility, innovation, investment and place-leadership. His monthly column: The Planet of Cities, is hosted by RICS. He is Global Cities expert on the BBC World Service Series, My Perfect City.  He hosts the Connected Places Podcast.


Sophie Renton is a social researcher, trends analyst and Managing Director at the internationally recognised McCrindle Research. As an experienced researcher, Sophie understands how evidence-based insights can inform strategy and help organisations to thrive amidst change.

Sophie’s passion for discovery springs from her background in education. She leads and guides our team of researchers in search of clear, strategic insights. Using a wide range of methodologies, she manages projects from end-to-end and brings strong organisational, communication and leadership skills to the challenge of finding the unknown.


Todd Sampson is a global thought leader, adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter and businessman. The Financial Review and News Limited ranked him as one of the most influential executives in Australia. He is the former national CEO of Leo Burnett, the most awarded agency in Australia, whose clients include AAPT, Amstel, Australia Post, Caltex, Canon, Colgate Palmolive, Colonial First State, Diago, Energy Australia, Fairfax, Heineken, Macquarie Bank, Nestle, NRMA, Procter & Gamble (Herbal Essence & Max Factor), Samsung, and WWF.

He currently sits on the Board of Directors of both Fairfax and Qantas. He is also the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, one of the largest environmental movements in history reaching over 1 billion people in 5500 cities worldwide. Todd started his television career on the critically acclaimed ABC series GRUEN which is still one of the most popular shows on television today. He is now the writer, producer and host of a number of international documentaries including Discovery Channel’s REDESIGN MY BRAIN which won Documentary of the Year, BODYHACK which has been nominated for Best Factual Series and Most Outstanding Documentary of the Year and more recently LIFE ON THE LINE. Todd has also climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.

Alison Mirams



Dale Connor


Anthony Boyd



Alison Mirams is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Roberts Co. Alison is deeply passionate about addressing the systemic issues that exist in the construction industry and attracting and retaining more women in the industry.

Alison has worked in the construction industry for 25 years. Prior to establishing Roberts Co, Alison led the NSW /ACT regional business unit for Lendlease’s Building business. Alison also enjoyed a successful 16-year career at Multiplex, rising from contracts administrator to regional director.


Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lendlease Australia in July 2021, Dale is responsible for overseeing the Australian business which encompasses the integrated business model of Development, Construction and Investments. Dale joined Lendlease in 1988 and has worked in senior roles across Australia, China and the United States. He has extensive experience in project management and construction, as well as design, development and privatisation. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer, Building which is recognised for market leading project management, design and construction services. In addition, he was overseeing the operations of Lendlease’s Engineering business from December 2018 until it’s separation in 2020. 

Prior to this, Dale held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Construction & Infrastructure in Australia. He has also held executive positions in the America’s operations. Dale has previously held an industry board position at the Australian Constructors Association and in July 2021 was appointed as a Director of the Property Council of Australia. Dale holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from University of Queensland.


Anthony is the CEO of Frasers Property Australia. With over 25 years’ experience in the property and finance industries and a strong business acumen, Anthony overseas the development of mixed use, commercial and retail together with residential land, housing and apartments. Anthony is also responsible for Frasers Property’s investment property portfolio management, as well as the sustainability focused energy retailer, Real Utilities.

Anthony joined Frasers Property Australia in 2005 and has held various roles including Executive General Manager Residential and Chief Financial Officer. He previously held senior roles at PwC as well as at John Swire & Sons and Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, Anthony completed the Executive Development Programme at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Andrew Hoyne



Eliza Owen


Professor David Levinson



Andrew Hoyne is the Principal of Place Visioning®, Place Branding and Property Marketing agency Hoyne. He consults to major Australian, New Zealand and international asset owners, developers and government agencies to create recognisable landmarks and destinations across Australasia. Andrew is a proponent of the categorical link between good placemaking and significantly higher profits (both economic and social). This passion that has led him to produce The Place Economy; a series of resource books which look at best practice placemaking around the world. Hoyne have been pivotal in bringing a commercial lens to placemaking through their Hoyne Place Visioning® service, as well as creating new services such as Placebook® reports, High Street CPRTM program and Traderhood® initiative, WellVal® tool and Instaplace® service.



Eliza has a wealth of experience in property data analysis and reporting. She worked as an economist at Residex, a research analyst at Domain Group and previously as the commercial real estate and construction analyst at CoreLogic. She specialises in descriptive and inferential data analysis, data visualisation and framing data trends with broader economic concepts.

Alongside her career in property data and research, Eliza is passionate about explaining economic concepts to broader audiences. She unpacked housing affordability on the TEDX stage and has been a regular commentator for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and commercial radio and television.


Prof. David Levison teaches at the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney, where he leads Transport Lab and the Transport Engineering research group and directs the Master of Transport. He is an honorary affiliate of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, where he is also a member of the Board of Advice. His research interests span transport, from engineering and design, through policy and planning, to geography and economics. His most recent research emphasises transport-land use interactions, accessibility, and transport system evolution.

He was at the University of Minnesota from 1999 to 2016, where he held the Richard P. Braun/CTS Chair in Transportation (2006-2016). He was Managing Director of the Accessibility Observatory, and directed the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group. He served on the graduate faculty of the Applied Economics and Urban and Regional Planning programs at the University of Minnesota, in addition to Civil Engineering.

He earned a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley in 1998 AND has authored or edited several books, including: A Political Economy of Access, Elements of Access, Spontaneous Access, The End of Traffic and the Future of Access, The Transportation Experience, and Metropolitan Transport and Land Use: Planning for Place and Plexus. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use and Transport Findings. He has served as an advisor to Coord, a unit of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs.

Lisa Hinton



Robert Papaleo


Angela Buckley



Lisa is a Board Member at the Urban Development Institute New Zealand and founding director of Context Architects, an 80-strong architectural practice working nationwide on master planning, residential developments and social housing projects.  Context’s purpose is to lift people’s lives through the power of design, and to make good design accessible to the many, with her team having designed over 1600 homes in the last two years.

Lisa is also a director of businesses working in textile technologies and early childhood education. She worked in export marketing and advertising and PR agencies. She has a business degree, a post graduate degree in public relations and a Masters of International Relations.



Robert is regarded as a leading real estate analyst and trusted advisor having created industry-first research programs to analyse Australia’s new residential development activity and deliver industry-leading insights across the spectrum of housing submarkets.

Robert’s recent appointment to lead Colliers’ holistic approach to the emerging Build to Rent asset class will draw from a deep understanding of market forces, planning policy, demographic factors and evolution of housing markets across Australia.


Angela leads Mirvac’s Build to Rent BTR (Multi-Family) function, generating strategic direction and responsible for continuing growth of the business towards a medium term target of 5,000 apartments. She oversees the Australian Build to Rent Club (ABTRC) and future third party capital relationships for Mirvac in this sector, being accountable for the financial performance of each project.

Mirvac is positioned as an Australian market leader and first mover in BTR through end-to-end acquisition, development and long term investment of quality designed properties, specifically with renters in mind. This includes managing properties through Mirvac’s operating platform, LIV, which seeks to generate ongoing, sustainable sources of income through a unique rental experience which is resident and community focused, facilitating significant services and amenities.

Angela is an accomplished real estate professional and leader with strategic, executional and operational experience across retail, office, industrial and mixed-use asset classes. Angela has led cross-functional teams through a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and new business projects, alongside establishment of investment strategies and business transformation projects.

Iwan Sunito




Iwan Sunito is the CEO and co-founder of Australian property development company Crown Group. He is also a regular media commentator, offering expert insight into global property and real estate markets. Iwan completed a Bachelor of Architecture – Honours and a Masters of Construction Management at UNSW and was awarded the UNSW Eric Daniels Prize for Residential Design in 1992.

Iwan started his own architecture firm in 1994 before forming Crown Group in 1996 and today has an office in Singapore, Indonesia and a head office in Sydney’s CBD. Crown Group has been awarded some of the industry’s top accolades including the 2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s award, UDIA High Density development award and awards from the Master Builders Association, Housing Industry Australia and International Property Awards. Today, Crown Group has emerged as one of Sydney’s most prolific development companies with a massive portfolio of projects under construction and in the pipeline.

Iwan was named winner of the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Eastern Region Industry Category Award, Indonesia’s Property & Bank Magazine Golden Leadership Award 2013 and The 2013 Congress of Indonesian Diaspora Entrepreneur award. Iwan was appointed to the Global Indonesian Diaspora Board in 2013.