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UDIA National Board

The Urban Development Institute of Australia is the leading development industry body, representing more than 2,500 member companies and agencies across the public and private sector.

It is governed by the National Board, made up of representatives from each UDIA State Board.

Col Dutton

Col Dutton is General Manager, Master Planned Communities,  Stockland Western Australia.  He served as National Vice President over the past four years before taking on the role of UDIA National President in September 2023. Col has more than 20 years’ experience working in the property industry around the country. With more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry, Col leads Stockland in Western Australia, the largest residential developer in Australia. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of more than 60 with responsibility for delivering a pipeline of more than 12,000 diverse, affordable new homes across Perth’s key growth corridors. In addition, Col is driving Stockland’s focus on mixed use town centres and medium density developments in greenfield and infill locations across Perth. Col was appointed to his current role in 2011, and prior to this held senior roles with Stockland in Queensland and in Local Government. He is currently President of UDIA WA and was previously President of the UDIA Gold Coast branch from 2007 to 2010. Col holds an Associate Diploma and Bachelor of Civil Engineering(Hons).

Oscar Stanley

Oscar joined ABN Group in 2015 as General Manager of Development following a career spanning over a decade acquiring and managing some of Victoria’s most notable projects. Whilst a Senior Development Manager at Stockland he oversaw one of Australia’s best-known master planned communities, Highlands, which was awarded UDIA’s ‘National Master Planned Development’ in 2012. Following his time with Stockland he joined ID Land where he was introduced to the private property sector. As Development Director he managed six active projects across both greenfield and infill suburbs including The Barkly townhouse project in Brunswick. This project was awarded the Medium Density category at the 2016 UDIA National Awards for Excellence. With ABN Group Oscar works across Homebuyers Centre, Boutique Homes and Resolve Finance, he is driven by the delivery of quality affordable housing through innovative finance solutions and mutually beneficial builder/developer relationships.

Max Shifman

Max Shifman is Chief Executive Officer of Intrapac Property, one of Australia’s largest private developers. Max’s focus is on the continued, successful delivery of Intrapac’s project portfolio and the pursuit of new opportunities and growth. After studying Civil Engineering and Law at Monash University, Max’s experience covers broad aspects of residential development from large-scale subdivisions, integrated townhouse developments and apartments. Max has spent six years on UDIA Victoria committees; four on Outlook, and two on Infrastructure & Urbanisation, before joining the Victorian board in 2018. He is the industry representative on the South-East Water Customer Engagement Council and successfully lobbied for the formation of a SEW Industry Reference Group in early 2018. Max’s proudest achievements include receiving the UDIA Victoria Young Professional Award in 2013 and being part of the team responsible for Intrapac’s multiple UDIA Excellence Award winning Somerfield project, Whiterock Ripley, and Kinley, the former Lilydale quarry redevelopment.

Annoushka Sharnberg

Annoushka is a partner at Finlaysons Lawyers. Annoushka’s major project work includes acting for major South Australian developers in developments at St Clair, Lightsview, Seaford Meadows and Golden Grove and a Chinese developer in relation to a 16 storey commercial/retail development. She also acted for a publicly listed company during acquisition of another major retail company, undertaking extensive due diligence in an extremely tight timeframe. Annoushka also drafted and negotiated lease documentation for a substantial bulky goods development in Gepps Cross, South Australia and for numerous bulky goods developments interstate.

Richard Pappas

Richard Pappas is the Managing Director of Celsius Property Group operating in Western Australia,  a vertically integrated property business including Property Development, Property Sales, Facilities Management, Property Management and Finance.

Richard is currently the President of UDIA WA having served on Council since 2020.

Richard possesses a Diploma of Property (REIWA) in addition to a Diploma of Financial Services and a current Real Estate licence.

Recent award winning projects of Celsius include the mixed use Vic Quarter development in Victoria Park on behalf of the Fowler Group, Lucent Claremont and Park Terraces in Shenton Park.

Andrew Giles

Andrew Giles is a Special Counsel with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers who’s core areas of practice are all aspects of property law (including EOI for acquisition of freehold and leasehold sites), large scale construction, infrastructure and development projects (including procurement), banking and finance, commercial contracting (including supply and services agreements), mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and compliance work for businesses. Possessing complementary tertiary qualifications in commerce (finance major) and business experience, Andrew retains a strong commercial and practical approach to issues. Andrew currently acts for a wide variety of participants in the development industry from private developers, service authorities and all levels of government. Andrew took over the role of President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Northern Territory) Limited in February of 2022 and currently sits on the Law Council of Australia’s National Electronic Conveyancing System Committee and the Law Society Northern Territory’s Commercial Law Committee.

Cameron Holt

Cameron Holt has over 30 years of experience in property in both Private Sector and Government roles. He has a proven record in leading and managing businesses and is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of AVID Property Group. In that role Cameron is responsible for driving value and returns from a national portfolio of development projects, including significant Joint Ventures. Cameron’s experience extends to the full oversight, capital management and governance of large scale development businesses. He was previously the CEO & MD of Investa Land, a National Residential and Industrial Land Development business stretching across five states of Australia. Cameron has worked in private and publicly listed businesses including Mirvac and Clarendon Homes. He has also worked in senior roles in Local Government and has successfully pursued his own property development interests. Cameron continues to be highly involved in shaping policy through active participation in professional bodies and is the recipient of several awards from industry associations.