Andrew Winter

News Corp Columnist, host of Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia.

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Andrew Winter is a residential property expert, News Ltd columnist and multiple award-winning host of Selling Houses Australia, on The LifeStyle Channel exclusively for FOXTEL. A Brit who now calls Australia home, he is described by the media as ‘straight talking’ – he cuts to the chase and says what everyone else avoids. He may be known as a TV property guru but with more than 25 years experience in the global property market he really is an expert in his field. As a champion of consumer issues, he delves into the issues faced by property owners, buyers, sellers across Australia. His News Ltd articles feature in national, regional and local newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegrah in Sydney and the Herald Sun in Melbourne. As part of his role with News Ltd Andrew has presented a seires of Property Masterclasses, Real Estate Gyms and vendor presentations.

Chris Gray

Leading Investment Property Expert and host of Your Property Empire.

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Chris Gray is the CEO of Your Empire, which builds property portfolio’s for time-poor professionals, searching, negotiating and renovating on their behalf. He is the host of ‘Your Property Empire’ on Sky News Business A1:F16 and was the Real Estate Judge on ‘The Renovators’ on Channel Ten. As a qualified accountant, mortgage broker and buyers agent, Chris is the independent authority in educating buyers, sellers and investors about residential property in Australia. Chris started buying property at the age of 22, semi-retired at the age of 31 and currently holds over $15m of property in his personal portfolio.

Clint Jellis

National Executive Director, Charter Keck Cramer

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Clint Jellis joined Charter Keck Cramer in February 1998 and has since gained extensive experience across a broad range of property sectors. Clint’s technical background is in valuations, having previously been a member of the firm’s Industrial Practice Group before joining Charter’s Advisory business unit in 2002 and then being made a Director of the firm in 2007. Now as a National Executive Director, Clint co-runs the Advisory Business Unit, providing property solutions to a diverse range of clients, specialising in the areas of divestments, acquisitions, lease negotiations, development and strategic planning.

Damien Cooley

Managing Director, Cooley Auctions

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Damien Cooley is the founder and Managing Director of Cooley Auctions. Established in 2003, Cooley Auctions has an impressive team of Auctioneers who auction for Australia’s most respected real estate agencies. Damien’s reputation as one of the best Auctioneers in the country has been reinforced by conducting over 2,000 auctions annually and a number of prestigious accolades including sitting on the Board of the REINSW, wining the 2015 & 2013 Auctioneer of the Year at the Real Estate Business Awards and being multiple winner of the REINSW Award for Excellence in Auctioneering. Damien’s experience extends to reality television where he has performed the winning auction on The Block five times and is the most booked auctioneer on the show. He has also performed auctions on other reality TV series, including The Renovators, Under the Hammer, Hot Auctions and Selling Houses Australia. Damien’s unwavering commitment to giving back to the community and helping those in need has rewarded him with a position on the Development Committee for Youth Off The Streets and this year Cooley Auctions launched the Real Estate Sleep Out, being held on Bondi Beach this August.

Danni Addison

Chief Executive Officer, Urban Development Institute of Australia VIC.

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Danni Addison is the Victorian Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Institute of Australia–the nation’s key representative body for the urban development industry. An accomplished and reputable property expert, Danni uses her influence to protect and promote the urban development industry’s best interests. She is known for her informed, pragmatic and solutions-based approach, as she continues to lead public agenda on behalf of the Institute’s 350 member companies. Danni is passionate about enabling affordability and accessibility for all home buyers, reducing unnecessary regulatory burden on the housing sector, and achieving an efficient planning system that delivers positive outcomes for Victoria’s future. She is also a keen advocate for gender diversity in the property and development industry, making considerable effort to profile and grow the influence of women making a difference in the sector. Danni has an impressive track record in advocacy, policy, political engagement and stakeholder management, with previous roles as Senior Advisor to the State Government, and Policy Advisor and Public Affairs Manager at the Property Council of Australia. Additionally, she is an engaging and nationally recognised spokesperson, regularly sharing her property knowledge and industry acumen through media, events and keynote presentations.

David Spriggs

CEO, Infoxchange.

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David Spriggs is the CEO of Infoxchange, a not-for-profit social enterprise with the vision of ‘technology for social justice’. He is passionate about creating a more digitally inclusive society and the role technology can play in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the not-for-profit sector. David has over 20 years’ experience in senior management positions in the not-for-profit and technology sectors. Before joining Infoxchange in 2009, he worked for Kronos Incorporated where he led business partner operations across Asia Pacific and Europe.

Dick Karlsson

Co-Founder/Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at DIAKRIT International Ltd.

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Dick Karlsson is the Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of DIAKRIT. With over 16 years of experience in the real estate industry, Dick is today responsible for global sales, strategic development, new client partnerships and is the visionary of many of DIAKRIT’s innovative solutions. He transmits key concepts in Business Innovation supported by smart adoption of technology — with emphasis on revenue opportunities & impact, efficiency, enhanced end user experience and new business opportunities. 

Greg Dickason

EGM Real Estate and Partnerships – Australia at CoreLogic RP Data.

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Greg Dickason is the EGM for Real Estate and Partners at CoreLogic RP Data. He has had a varied career from creating artificial diamonds, to architecting the launch of Virgin Mobile in South Africa, to building a biometric facial recognition system for Transport QLD. Greg has a background in product, IT and engineering and has a passion for digital innovation and data.

Greg Troughton

CEO at Real Estate Institute of South Australia.

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Greg is a solicitor with over 20 years experience in both the public and private sectors.  Prior to joining REISA in 2007, he was Head of Strategy and Board Secretary at TIO and General Counsel and General Manager Corporate Affairs of a large public sector insurance organisation.  Greg has a broad range of experience in accounting, policy, planning and management.  Greg has been the CEO of REISA for over 8 years.

Heather Holst

Deputy CEO, Director of Services and Housing at Launch Housing.

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Dr Heather Holst is the Deputy CEO of Launch Housing (formerly CEO of HomeGround Services). She has worked in the housing sector since 1989 and before that in the publishing industry. She holds a PhD in History. Heather joined HomeGround in 2009. Heather’s housing experience spans tenancy advocacy, homelessness policy, program development, research, rural homelessness service coordination in both the non-profit sector and government since 1989. She has contributed to key Victorian housing and homelessness innovations including the coordination of all services, transitional housing, standards, data, rights-based approaches and sector training. Prior to working in the housing sector, Heather worked in the publishing industry for Penguin Books as a sales representative and then as reader and copy editor and for the Australian Women’s Book Review as business manager.Heather initiated the idea of developing a not for profit real estate social enterprise while CEO at HomeGround Services. HomeGround Real Estate launched in March 2014 and now manages hundreds of rental properties. Heather has a PhD in History from the University of Melbourne. She has published several scholarly articles and book chapters and has taught history at Australian Catholic University. Her first book Making a Home: A History of Castlemaine was published in 2014.

Jim Hall

Head of Mortgages, Real Estate & Accounting, Momentum Media

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Jim Hall has over ten years of publishing experience in the mortgage and real estate sector. As head of mortgages and real estate at Momentum Media he’s responsible for a number of Australia’s leading real estate titles, including Real Estate Business, Residential Property Manager, Smart Property Investments and Which Property Investment. His position gives him a unique oversight of the entire real estate industry – an industry that he has a deep passion for.

Paul Fisher

CEO, Unltd.

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Paul Fisher is a senior executive who has held numerous executive roles in both commercial and not-for-profit sectors. He is currently CEO of The UnLtd Foundation, the media, marketing and advertising industry foundation focused on undoing youth disadvantage in Australia. Paul was recently Managing Director of Nielsen’s Media business for the South East Asia, North Asia and Pacific (SEANAP) region, and was formerly the CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Australia. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian media industry, in radio, television, digital and cross-platform advertising sales, sales management, and executive roles with some of Australia’s largest media organisations including Austereo, WIN Television, ninemsn and NewsCorp. Paul has also coordinated emergency humanitarian operations in Rwanda and Kosovo for CARE Australia assisting unaccompanied children, internally displaced people and refugees.

Shane Goodwin

Managing Director, Housing Industry Association

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Shane Goodwin is the Managing Director of the Housing Industry Association. HIA is one of the largest industry associations in Australia and is the only national industry association for Australian building professionals representing their interests at regional and national levels. HIA’s extensive membership program supports residential builders, trade contractors, developers, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers. HIA has been supporting the Australian home building industry for more than 70 years and through its national code of ethics promotes the highest standards of work and conduct by building practitioners within the community. HIA has been promoting excellence in building through the Australian Housing Awards program for nearly 40 years.

Steven Persson

CEO, The Big Issue/Homes for Homes.

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Steven, a social entrepreneur, has been CEO of The Big Issue since 2005. The Big Issue is Australia’s longest standing and most significant social enterprise. It is an independent, not for profit organisation that develops solutions to help homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people positively change their lives. Steven is also the CEO of Homes for Homes, an initiative developed by The Big Issue to raise funds to increase the supply of social and affordable housing. Previously Steven held the position of CEO for a number of medium to large not for profit organisations providing services such as employment, personal care, housing and case management across a wide range of social needs over a period of 30 years. Steven is also on the Board of Directors of INSP (International Network of Street Papers).

Tim Burrowes

Founder and Content Director at Mumbrella and Focal Attractions.

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Tim Burrowes is the founder and content director of Mumbrella, which launched in December 2008. He is also the creator and curator of the annual Mumbrella360 conference. As well as publishing the Mumbrella website and daily email, Mumbrella organises a series of conferences, training events and awards including CommsCon for the PR industry; the Publish conference and awards; the MSiX marketing science event; and the BEfest Festival of Branded Entertainment. Mumbrella was named website of the year at the Publishers Australia Awards in 2011 and 2012. Mumbrella360 was named conference of the year at the Australian Event Awards in 2012 and shortlisted again in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Tim was named Publishers Australia’s B2B Journalist of the year in 2013 and shortlisted for Kennedy Awards columnist of the year in 2014. Prior to Mumbrella, Tim was group editor of Reed Business Information’s Media Group, including editor of B&T magazine.

Tim McKibbin

Chief Executive Officer at The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.

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Tim McKibbin was appointed REINSW Chief Executive Officer in 2008, after having acted as REINSW Legal Counsel from 2004. Prior to joining REINSW, Tim was a Partner of a multi-disciplinary accounting and law firm, where he specialised in property and taxation matters. As a solicitor, accountant and a former registered tax agent, Tim brings a unique and refreshing perspective to his role and to the industry as a whole. Tim is passionate about REINSW and the real estate industry. He is committed to ensuring that REINSW provides the solutions all agents’ need, so they can deliver a high quality real estate service to their clients and to operate a profitable business. REINSW is the major provider of education and training to real estate agents throughout New South Wales.