UDIA Victoria has an incredibly dedicated Board and Team, supported by a strong Committee structure, all working together to best represent Victoria’s urban development industry.
Matthew Kandelaars | Chief Executive Officer
Angela Gaedke | Victorian General Manager
Dr Caroline Speed | Policy and Research Director
Toby Adams | Policy and Research Lead
Hyatt Nidam | Engagement and Communications Manager
Luke Green | Professional Development and Marketing Manager
Meg O’Halloran | Executive Assistant to the CEO and Administration Manager
Nikita Bourbos | Accountant
Board of Directors
Founder and Managing Director, Evolve Development
Ashley founded Evolve Development, a Melbourne focused property development company in 2003. Evolve has completed projects in excess of $1 billion. The company has vast experience delivering medium and high density projects within the inner city, as well as land subdivisions in the north and south east growth corridors.
Ashley was previously the Vice President and Treasurer of UDIA Victoria and has been a Director since 2015.
Development Director, Land, Frasers Property
Jill has more than 23 years’ experience in property development and land subdivision. She was 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.
Head of Development Residential and Urban Regeneration Victoria, Lendlease
Tom has over 17 years’ experience in the development industry across Australia. He currently leads the Development Business for Lendlease in Victoria and South Australia and sits on the Lendlease Developments executive leadership team.
Joining Stockland in 2007, Ed is currently Project Director of Cloverton, Victoria’s largest masterplan community that will be progressively developed over the next 25 years. Ed has led numerous projects within Victoria and New South Wales including Highlands which was awarded UDIA’s ‘National Master Planned Development’ in 2012.
Managing Director, Birchgrove Property
Immediate Past President
As the Managing Director of Birchgrove Property, Damien operates an award winning residential development business. Since establishing his property career as a valuer, Damien has led private development businesses for over 20 years, delivering developments in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
General Manager – Metro, YourLand Developments
Dean is General Manager of YourLand Developments, and has more than 20 years’ experience across infrastructure, urban renewal and land subdivision. Dean holds a Bachelor of Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Law and a MBA from Melbourne Business School. Dean is passionate about green fields development and urban renewal with a focus on leaving a positive and enduring legacy.
Chief Operating Officer, Intrapac Property
Max is Chief Operating 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. Max’s experience covers broad aspects of residential development from large-scale subdivisions, integrated townhouse developments and apartments.
Managing Director, PDS Group
Andrew Fortey has over 22 years’ experience in the project and construction industry and is a founding Director of PDS Group. As a leader in his field, Andrew has a vast knowledge of delivery strategy including management of construction projects, contracts, methods of delivery, OH&S and administration. He has a Bachelor of Construction Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Property and is a registered Commercial and Domestic builder.
General Manager – Development, ABN Group
Oscar joined ABN Group following a decade acquiring and managing some of Victoria’s most notable and complex projects including masterplan greenfield communities and infill built form projects. He works across Homebuyers Centre, Boutique Homes and Resolve Finance and in this role is driven to deliver quality affordable housing supported by innovative finance and mutually beneficial developer relationships.
Partner and Head of the Property Development, Maddocks
Nick is a Partner and Head of the Property Development team at Maddocks. He has been actively involved in the property development industry for over 20 years, advising on many varied real estate transactions, including in both the greenfield and apartment markets.
General Manager – VIC & QLD, Satterley Property Group
Jack Hoffmann is a property professional with close to 20 years of experience. Jack is the General Manager of Victoria and Queensland at Satterley Property Group which is Australia’s largest privately owned residential land developer.
Chief Operating Officer, Salta Properties
Emma Woodhouse is the Chief Operating Officer for Salta Properties with over 25 years of experience in the development and construction industry. She is responsible for leading Salta Properties’ Development Management, Project Management, Asset Management, and Marketing divisions.
The UDIA is administered by an elected Board of Directors representing the interests of its members.
The Board defines policy and sets the strategy to be implemented by its staff and committees.
Members of the Board and staff are represented by government and industry allied organisations.
The Board oversees the preparation of submissions to all tiers of government with the aim of keeping the government aware of industry problems and needs.
Industry briefings and events are organised for members, their guests and friends at regular intervals through each year.
UDIA communicates industry information through email communications and educational forums.
UDIA has a number of internal committees relating to all matters of interest to the industry.
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