The Urban Development Institute’s Board of Directors represent a cross section of experienced leaders in the urban development industry. We thank them for volunteering their time and expertise for the benefit of both the industry and the community.

The Board is elected by the UDIA's membership and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Half board elections are held annually. 


Damien Tangey

Birchgrove Property


As the Managing Director of Birchgrove Property, Damien operates a privately owned residential development business which delivers seamless service from site purchase through to retail sales. Since establishing his property career as a valuer, Damien went on to spend the next 20 years delivering developments in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Damien was previously the Vice President of the UDIA in Victoria and also Vice President of the UDIA National Council. At a regional level he represents the Board on the UDIA Northern Victorian Chapter Committee.
Over several years Damien has enjoyed playing an instrumental part in creating positive change at UDIA Vic working with the Executive Committee and Board. This includes the recruitment of Danni Addison as CEO and the significant amount of work undertaken in the process of revitalising the organisation to meet the modern requirements of its members and to best represent members on significant changes in the marketplace. These direct representations in relation to planning and fiscal policy change include ongoing meetings with the Minister for Planning, Victorian Treasurer, APRA and a range of other government departments.
Damien is passionate about growth and development in Victoria and embraces opportunity to help lead a strong industry voice and better services for UDIA members in challenging times.


VICe President

Jason Shaw

Balcon Group


Jason is the General Manager at Balcon Group joining in 2017. Prior to this, Jason had been with Stockland since 2007 for 10 years holding the position of Regional Manager in the Victorian Residential business. Prior to joining Stockland, Jason was an Associate Director at Urbis where he worked on a wide variety of development projects across all property asset classes.

Jason has also had experience in public sector roles in Australia and the UK including Director of Structure Planning at the MPA in 2009 and town planning at the City of Whittlesea in the 1990’s.





Ashley Williams

Evolve Development

Ashley Williams is Managing Director at Evolve Development – a privately owned, multidisciplinary property development and investment business based in Melbourne. Evolve Development has an impressive track record of completed projects and a substantial pipeline of future developments with a combined value in excess of $1 billion.
Since 2009, Evolve Development has delivered in excess of 1,000 apartments and 2,500 home sites across 11 different projects. Evolve Development plans to release 800 apartments and 1,500 home sites to the market within the next two to three years.
Ashley Williams has excellent insight into the Melbourne residential market through the development of medium and high density residential buildings within inner city locations and new communities across a number of Melbourne’s growth corridors.
Ashley was appointed to the UDIA Board in 2015.



Bettina Sheeran



Bettina has more than 18 years’ experience in providing advisory and transactional services relating to real estate transactions nationwide. Before joining Maddocks, Bettina worked at the Gadens Melbourne office. She subsequently headed the real estate legal team at PwC where she was involved in a variety of transactions providing property and legal subject matter expertise.

Bettina provides property development legal advice to a variety of public and private, listed and unlisted clients. Her practice consists of
providing advice in relation to development work and advising high net worth individuals and companies in their property matters.

Since being elected to the UDIA board, Bettina has been instrumental in driving new initiatives on the Taxation, Communications and Membership committees


immediate past PRESIDENT         

David Payes

Intrapac Property


David was President of UDIA 2014-16, steering the organisation successfully through a generational transition with the appointment of Danni Addison as CEO to reinforce the UDIA’s positon as the peak industry body.
David is the Managing Director of Intrapac Property. Established by David 30 years ago, Intrapac has since built up a reputation as one of Australia’s leading privately owned property development companies with involvement in numerous residential projects across the country.
Before founding Intrapac, David was a practicing lawyer and held a number of academic appointments at Melbourne and Monash universities in both law and economics. He was also a consultant specialising in taxation and trust law to several of Australia’s leading accounting and legal firms including Arnold Bloch Leibler, KPMG, Phillips Fox and Blake Dawson Waldron.
David has held directorships in a number of public and private companies and has been on the boards of several charitable and non-profit organisations including the Melbourne Art Fair, ACCA, Bialik College, Monash Property Management and the Skin and Cancer Foundation.



Jill Lim
Frasers Property Australia

Jill has more than 23 years' experience in property development and land subdivision, working for market leading development companies such as AVJennings, Urban and Regional Land Corporation, Delfin, Lend Lease and now Frasers Property Australia (formerly Australand). 

Jill has the distinction of being the first woman to obtain a Masters of Building Degree at Melbourne University in 1991 and has since held a range of senior development roles working on major projects across medium density, urban renewal and master planned communities. In 2003 Jill was runner up in the Property Council of Australia's Younger Achiever Awards.


Neil O'Connor



Neil brings more than 25 years of experience across masterplanned residential developments, along with in the commercial/office and retail segments. 

Before joining Villawood, Neil held senior leadership roles with Dennis Family, Mirvac and, most recently, Lendlease, with a strong emphasis on mentoring employees and aligning the business to the market.
Neil enjoys working in leadership positions and is able to set strategic objectives and then ensure projects are delivered to achieve these objectives.


Frank Nagle

Biggin & Scott Land


Frank is the Managing Director of Biggin & Scott Land, a division of the Biggin & Scott Group. 

As a fully licensed agent with over 25 years of industry experience, he excels at providing clients with a highly specialised one-on-one service. 

Since joining Biggin & Scott and becoming a partner in the Melbourne office, Frank has been the driving force behind a number of multi-million dollar land sales – always achieving the highest possible level of customer satisfaction.

Elysa Anderson



Elysa is the General Manager for Masterplanned Communities and has a day-to-day responsibility for coordinating the delivery of Mirvac’s Masterplanned Communities projects nationally. Prior to her national role, Elysa was the State Development Director for Victoria’s Masterplanned Communities business.
She has been with Mirvac for over 19 years and has specific experience in the delivery of significant large scale and complex projects with state and industry partners. She leads a fully integrated in-house team responsible for all aspects of property development on a wide range of infill and greenfield residential communities, including the redevelopment of the Eastern Golf Club, Harcrest in Wantirna South and Woodlea in VIC, Alex Avenue, Brighton Lakes and Googong in NSW, Gainsborough Greens and Everton Park in QLD, and Osprey Waters and Meadow Springs in WA.
Elysa is also a member of Mirvac’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.


Michael Argyrou


Michael Argyrou and his brother George founded Hickory in Melbourne in 1991. They are the fourth generation of their family to enter the construction industry, and today are the senior directors of an award-winning company noted in the BRW as Australia's most innovative construction firm and consistently named by the HIA as one of the largest multi-unit builders in Australia.

Michael’s innate approach is to embrace and lead industry change and continually strive to meet new challenges. His capacity to understand and integrate broader strategic objectives with a commitment to attention to detail is a key to the success of Hickory.

Through the development of several prefabricated building systems Hickory has also become a leader in modular construction, using patented technology to deliver high profile developments around Australia and setting new standards worldwide in accelerated project delivery and construction sustainably.


Jack Hoffmann


Jack Hoffmann is a property professional with 15 years of experience in the residential development industry. Jack joined Satterley Property Group, Australia’s largest privately owned residential land developer, in late 2010 and as the General Manager of Victoria and Queensland, oversees the east coast portfolio which includes a landbank of over 11,000 residential lots and townhouses with an end value in excess of $2.75 billion.
Since commencing with Satterley, Jack has managed the business during a period of significant growth where it has grown from being a new entrant to Victoria to now being one of the state’s largest residential land developers.
Prior to joining Satterley, Jack spent seven years with listed property group Stockland. During his time at Stockland, Jack managed multiple master planned residential communities across Victoria from project acquisition to completion.