Our Team

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.

Internal Team

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 (Maternity Leave)

Luke Green | Professional Development and Marketing Manager

Nikita Bourbos | Finance and Business Manager

Board of Directors

Ashley Williams

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.

Jill Lim

Development Director, Land, Frasers Property

Vice President

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.

Tom Trevaskis

General Manager, National Pacific Properties


Tom Trevaskis joined National Pacific Properties in 2021 as General Manager, after spending more than 18 years at Lendlease most recently as Head of Development Victoria and South Australia. Tom has a breadth of experience through multiple property asset classes and has direct hands on experience through all phases of development process from acquisition, deal structuring, planning, sales, marketing and delivery. Tom is a passionate industry advocate and has been actively involved with the UDIA Victoria in various Committee and Board roles.

Ed Krushka

Ed Krushka

Project Director,

Company Secretary

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.

Emma Woodhouse

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.

Dean Gold

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.

Maxwell Shifman

Chief Operating Officer, Intrapac Property

National Councilor

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.

Andrew Fortey

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. 

Oscar Stanley

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.

Nick Holuigue

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.

Jack Hoffmann

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.

Corporate Governance

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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