• 29-30 August 2019
  • Barangaroo | Sydney

Ambassadors

Amanda Stanaway

Principal, Woods Bagot

Amanda Stanaway sits at the forefront of workplace design and has been instrumental in creating some of the world’s most cutting-edge workplaces – workplaces that have delivered clients real business advantage and positive organisational change. As both a principal and Wood’s Bagot’s global workplace design leader, Amanda’s role encompasses strategy and design across the commercial, lifestyle and public sectors. She skilfully advises on projects and guides multidisciplinary design teams with a communicative approach that is clear, organised and collaborative.

Andrew Pettifer

NSW Buildings Group Leader, Arup

Andrew’s role at Arup is NSW Buildings Group Leader. He is a building services engineer with extensive international experience in the UK, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.

As well as being actively involved in projects, Andrew works with the Sydney office leadership team to support Arup’s unique culture and to showcase the impressive range of services Arup provide.

Andrew believes in achieving sustainable outcomes through clear strategic thinking, delivering pragmatic and practical solutions for clients. He is passionate about the power of effective leadership, great design and how the two combined can create great places.

Fiona Young

Sydney Studio Director, Hayball

Fiona is an architect and researcher in the field of learning environments. She has extensive experience in education and cultural sectors across Australia, Ireland and New Zealand spanning over 20 years. As Studio Director at Hayball Sydney, Fiona’s focus is on education and the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums). Core to her role is enhancing learning opportunities through design, and interpreting and bridging understanding between educators and architectural teams. Fiona is a PhD candidate at the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) at the University of Melbourne where she is part of the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project.

Jason Varker-Miles

Managing Director, Aston Consulting

Jason is a forward-thinking and entrepreneurial engineer who has spent the last 20 years founding and building businesses in the professional services and property arenas. His wide range of experience includes multiple successful start-up businesses, senior management roles in a global ASX listed organisation and managing national private enterprises.

Liam Timms

Fund Manager, International Towers

Liam Timms has been an influential player in Australia’s property investment landscape for more than two decades. He is currently the Fund Manager of International Towers Sydney, a $4.3billion wholesale property fund, a portfolio of award-winning commercial properties including 2019 Australian Development of the Year ‘International House’ and International Towers, Tower Two and Tower Three within Sydney’s most dynamic urban regeneration precinct – Barangaroo.

Liam is the driving force behind a unique curated tenancy model focused on diversity, community and sustainability with the Fund recognised by The Australian Financial Review as the 21st Most Innovative Company in Australia and New Zealand in 2018.

Neill Johanson

Director, Davenport Campbell

Neill loves helping people reach their full potential every day when they come to work. He does this by helping organisations create workplaces that unlock creativity and innovation.

As the co-owner of Davenport Campbell, Neill has spent the last 30 years working with organisations and exploring ways in which the work environment, technology and workplace culture can transform an organisation.

Neill’s approach has positively impacted around 250,000 people within some of Australia’s leading organisations and globally recognised brands including The Commonwealth Bank, Amazon, Telstra, NRMA, Woolworths, IBM, Merck Sharp and Dohme and the Australian Government.

Neill regularly appears on TV and ABC Radio to talk about the initiatives Davenport Campbell is undertaking in Nepal – rebuilding schools destroyed in the 2015 earthquake and the studio’s program to educate and empower young women in the region.

Sandra Furtado

Director, Furtado Sullivan

Sandra is a co-founder of Furtado Sullivan, an architecture studio based in Sydney. The practice enjoys the challenge of translating a project’s complexity into a design that works with its environment, combining large-scale efficiency and sophistication with a bespoke design approach.

In the past, she has been intrinsically involved in notable large-scale projects including 8 Chifley, Barangaroo Masterplan and International Towers, and One Circular Quay hotel in Circular Quay.

Sandra has an extraordinary ability to understand urban complexity. Through holistic design thinking, she seeks synergies with multidisciplinary practices, harnessing collective knowledge in order to achieve goals creatively and drive the sustainability agenda.

Simone Oliver

Principal, Architectus

With a career spanning 25 years, Simone has led creative teams to develop award winning workplace, hospitality and learning communities for some of the world’s foremost companies and institutions. Working closely with clients, Simone creates smart and beautiful signature environments that are characterised by an approach that celebrate the human condition, and support transformational change in the way people think, feel and act. The tangible benefits to her clients often lie in increased engagement by users in learning, knowledge sharing, in health, wellbeing and workplace happiness. Clients include Westpac Group, QANTAS and The Reserve Bank of Australia. At Architectus, Simone is responsible for driving the overall strategy, business development and project delivery of workplace and interior architecture projects.