Property and Infrastructure Specialists

500 Women in Property program to drive career development

We are proud to announce that seven up-and-coming APP professionals are participating in the Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) 500 Women in Property program.
500 Women in Property

The 500 Women in Property program aims to increase diversity and promote professional development opportunities for women working in the property industry. The program is driven by sponsors, who act as workplace advocates for the participants, championing their skills and help them build a strong professional network. Participants will have the opportunity to attend at least two Property Council Events, hosted by their sponsor, in addition to expanding their industry knowledge by observing the Property Council committee meetings.

The success of the Program, and increasing demand within the industry, has seen it grow from 100 participants a year to 500. The PCA is confident that, with the commitment of professionals from across the industry, the program will succeed in expanding Australia’s pipeline of talented women, maximize career growth and ultimately deliver stronger outcomes for the property industry.

We wish all seven APP professionals the very best of luck on the program and look forward to seeing their careers progress.

Tracy Buchanan – Project Manager (SA)
Sponsor – Tony Mackay, Business Unit Leader
Tracy joined APP in 2012 and has honed her project management skills working across a wide range of projects from environmental, civil and construction to generating Critical Infrastructure Recovery Plans for the Department of Defence. With a background in Environmental Management, Tracy has the expertise to assist others in understanding the regulatory requirements and importance of building sustainability into all projects.

Emma Challands – Senior Project Manager (VIC)
Sponsor – Megan Macdonald, Project Director
With a wealth of expertise in the health, education and aged care sectors, Emma is an experienced project manager who has previously worked on major projects such as a state of the art research facility at Monash University. She is currently working on a number of health and aged care projects, including the construction of a new 15 floor tower to extend the existing Epworth Eastern hospital.

Rebecca Cobb-Clark – Senior Project Manager (VIC)
Sponsor – Chris Freeman, Victorian Manager
Since joining APP in 2013 Rebecca has been involved in a wide range of projects across different sectors, with a particular emphasis on health, education and retail. With a background in architecture, she has an affinity for front-end project planning and design as well as solid experience across all key aspects of project management. Rebecca is currently managing the design and delivery of a Medically Supervised Injecting Room in North Richmond.

Christina Hammond – Senior Project Manager (NSW)
Sponsor – Paul Jones, Regional General Manager NSW
With experience in the construction, project management and property industry, Christina has worked on a broad range of projects spanning the commercial, residential, retail and industrial sectors. She thrives on the dynamic nature of development and construction and enjoys building strong relationships with a range of diverse stakeholders throughout the construction process.

Noreen O’Shea – Senior Project Manager (WA)
Sponsor – Anthony DiGiacomo, Project Director
Since joining APP in 2011, Noreen has been a key member of the Perth Airport Project Management delivery team where she has used her expertise in stakeholder engagement and problem solving to great effect. She is currently working on a number of Capital Works Projects at Perth Airport and has recently commenced a role on a PC2 Laboratory Project at Curtin University

Eliza Shaw – Project Coordinator (QLD)
Sponsor – Crystal Gray, Senior Project Manager
Eliza has a background in office and project administration within the legal and construction industries and joined the APP team in 2017 whilst studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Development (Construction Management). She has gained experience in a wide range of projects across the education, commercial and retail sectors.

Eunice Zhu – Project Coordinator (QLD)
Sponsor – Crystal Gray, Senior Project Manager
With a background in finance and business analysis, Eunice made the transition from the banking industry to construction in 2016. After completing her Master’s degree in Construction Practice, Eunice joined the APP Queensland team as a Project Coordinator, gaining experience in client-side project management and working on projects across the commercial and education sectors.

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