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Sydney Master Class – 17 August 2022 hosted by Perpetual

Our Master Classes are a great way to learn some new information while networking with fellow industry peers. We have a great line up of speakers presenting on topical issues.

Date: Wednesday 17 August
Time: 3:15pm – 5.30pm (registration from 3:00pm)
Venue: Perpetual, The Assembly – Mezzanine Level, Angel Place, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney.

The Master Class will be followed by drinks and networking – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This event is complimentary for PFA Members.

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Non-PFA Members – $100 + GST

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Event Details

17th August, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Speakers

Grant King

Climate Change Authority


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Grant King retired after 16 years in his role as Managing Director, Origin Energy Limited, in October 2016. Grant has extensive experience in the Australian energy industry. He was formerly the Managing Director of Boral Energy and prior to that role, the General Manager, AGL Gas Companies where he held a number of management positions.

He is Chairman of HSBC Australia, CWP Renewables, GreenCollar and is Chairman of Sydney Water. He also Chairs the Climate Change Authority. He chaired the Expert Panel advising the Commonwealth Minister for Energy examining additional sources of low cost abatement and is currently a member of the Advisory Council for the Commonwealth Government’s Technology Roadmap. He is also the Chairman of Arventa and runs his own advisory business specialising in energy markets, climate and technology. He also holds a position as Professor of Energy Engineering and is Chairman of the Energy Institute at the University of NSW.

Grant's presentation will cover

The journey to a carbon neutral 2050

Jenine Cranston

Knight Frank

Partner, Head of ESG

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Jenine has gained a deep knowledge of the commercial real estate sector in Asia Pacific region with over three decades in the industry. She has experience in technical, leadership and client-facing roles, gaining a deep knowledge of the broad real estate landscape, including owners, developers, occupiers, asset managers, agents, architects and designers, and knowledge of occupier needs.

Covid was the catalyst for a career break during which Jenine spent a bit of time in the garden 😉, completed a University of Cambridge course – Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies and gave deep consideration to her next career move.

Committed to not coming back to ‘business as usual’, Jenine has joined Knight Frank Australia to drive change and make real impact. In her role as Partner, Head of ESG, Jenine is committed to contribute her knowledge, network and experience, to satisfy her passion for sustainability and create great outcomes for organisations.

Jenine's presentation will cover

ESG – sustainable strategies to create corporate success

Natasha Devlin

Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC)

Head of Residential

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With more than 20 years' experience in both the construction and property industries, delivering complex, end-to-end, large-scale mixed-use developments, Natasha is responsible for formulating and delivering residential development strategies across QIC's real estate portfolio.

Natasha's presentation will cover

Build to Rent and Build to Sell – exploring business strategies and affordability issues

Dimity Marshall

Preston Rowe Paterson

Associate Director

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Dimity joined Preston Rowe Paterson Sydney in early 2011 as an Assistant Valuer after almost a year in a similar capacity at Herron Todd White Valuers on the Gold Coast in QLD, after having graduated from Bond University. Following being accepted as a Certified Practicing Valuer in Sydney shortly thereafter, she progressed into practising as a Commercial Valuer.

After approximately 10 years of service at Preston Rowe Paterson Sydney, Dimity was appointed to an Associate Director in February 2021, where she continues to provide advice on specialised assets classes, in addition to commercial, retail, industrial and residential development projects. In addition to this, Dimity has worked extensively in the area of childcare centre valuation, land tax reviews and objections and unit entitlement reallocations or assessments. Dimity has also served Evidence as an Expert Witness in a valuation and advisory capacity at the Land and Environment Court of NSW and the Supreme Court of NSW.

For over ten years, Dimity has acted for various Council's and State Government Departments providing valuation advice for the acquisition of residential, commercial and industrial property for various infrastructure projects around metropolitan Sydney.

Dimity's presentation will cover

Navigating rising inflation, increasing interest rates and the weight of money – a valuer’s perspective

The transitory nature of the current inflationary business cycle has caused further disruption post COVID for property investment. Whilst we are still in the early stages of this cycle and the full effect is yet to play out, Dimity will pinpoint factors which have led markets in the low interest rate environment together with economic and market forces which are driving pre-emptive change. Whether or not the weight of capital will see the cycle as a short inflationary blip will only be revealed by market activity? What is the market activity telling us in the early onset of inflation?

Ryan Neary

GSA Insurance Brokers

Head of Professional & Financial Lines Division

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Ryan began his insurance career in 2001 at a major international brokerage before joining the Professional Risks division at GSA in 2005. He holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking) through the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) and is a committee member of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG). Using his years of industry experience and knowledge Ryan has become a highly respected insurance broker in both the Australian and London markets As a Shareholder of GSA, Ryan is committed to ensuring every client has the right advice and market leading solutions in place to meet legislative and commercial requirements.

Ryan's presentation will cover

Insurance Landscape: negotiating the changing market with updates on core sectors

With some uncertainty still prevailing around who and what can or cannot be insured, premiums still rising and Insurers leaving and joining the market, there is a lot to be discussed in this sector which, far from being a must have add on, is now a driver of change in the property funds sector. Hear from the industry experts at GSA on how to negotiate the way forward and provide an update on each of the core areas that are affected.

Glen Dogan

Perpetual Corporate Trust

General Manager Sales, Marketing & Product

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Glen will be our moderator for the Master Class

Glen is the General Manager of Sales, Marketing and Product at Perpetual Corporate Trust (PCT) with responsibility for establishing and driving the sales, marketing and new product strategies across PCT’s Funds Management, Debt Markets and Digital Service offerings. Glen has spent the last seven years managing PCT sales and marketing team and growing PCT’s client base in Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. His strength lies in developing client relationships, executing against business development and marketing strategies - skills he has honed over 20 years in the financial services industry.

Prior to Glen’s current role, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in Perpetual’s Singapore business, where he was instrumental in growing the company’s Asian trustee business. He was primarily responsible for helping clients listing fund vehicles on the Singapore Stock Exchange as well as assisting them with their cross-border transactions into Australia.

Glen holds a Bachelor of Accounting and currently sits on the Perpetual Corporate Trust Investment Committee.