finance and administration


Elizabeth Chackola | Business Services Manager

Elizabeth is responsible for operational and accounting matters and executes sustainable financial strategy for the organisation.



Nikita Bourbos | Accountant

Nikita is responsible for providing support to the Finance Manager in the capacity of UDIA Accountant.



Georgia Moore | Membership & Admin Coordinator

Georgia manages administration and co-ordination of member services and is the Executive Assistant to the CEO.



Danni Hunter 

Chief Executive Officer



Danni Hunter is the Victorian CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) – 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 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 UDIA’s large, engaged membership.

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 a dynamic and nationally recognised spokesperson, regularly sharing her property knowledge and industry acumen through media, events and keynote presentations. 


Angela Gaedke | Director Strategic Projects

Angela takes on the leadership and responsibility for UDIA business activities and works closely with the CEO to drive the overall strategic direction of the organisation.


Dr Caroline Speed | Policy and Research Director

Caroline has extensive experience developing cabinet-level planning policies relating to the delivery of housing.


Hyatt Nidam | Engagement and Communications Manager

Hyatt manages UDIA Victoria communications, with a focus on stakeholder engagement activities that boost the relevance, credibility and impact of our policy, advocacy and research work. 



Kate Weatherley | Senior Policy Advisor

An urban planner with leadership experience in local government, Kate provides sound strategic and technical advice.
Events and Programs


Luke Green | Professional Development & Marketing Manager

Luke delivers a strategic program including educational professional development programs and events.



Catherine de Vries | Events & Marketing Manager

Catherine delivers our annual portfolio of gala events. Managing event and UDIA marketing, digital, and social media.


Blair Liew | Events & Marketing Assistant

Blair supports the UDIA events team across all industry events and professional development.