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1st - 3rd September 2014

Adelaide South Australia

Keynotes 2014

Confirmed Keynotes

Mr Ludo Campbell-Reid, Design Champion, Manager Environmental Strategy & Policy, Auckland Council, New Zealand

Ludo Campbell-ReidAuckland Council is the largest Unitary Authority in Australasia with assets of over $32B and an operating budget of over $3B.

Ludo Campbell-Reid is Auckland Council’s first ever Design Champion and Manager of the Environmental Strategy & Policy Department (Auckland Council’s Centre of Environmental Excellence). He has over 20 years senior public and private sector experience on high profile, contentious and complex city transformation projects in South Africa, UK and NZ. 

As Design Champion he is accountable for ensuring design excellence in council’s plans and projects working with the private sector to achieve exemplary urban design outcomes and promoting a design-led city agenda at all levels with the council and community.

In 2009 he commissioned Gehl Architects to undertake a first ever Auckland Public Life Survey and in 2012 Ludo oversaw the development of a City Centre Masterplan (CCMP). The plan won the prestigious NZIA Supreme Urban Design Award and has since received significant 10 year funding from council to deliver it. Ludo has been leading its implementation. 

Internationally recognised as an urban design and urban planning specialist, Ludo has previously worked on the transformation of the now world-famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town’s dockland area and was also involved in Cape Town’s bid to host the 2004 Olympic Games.  As Senior Urban Designer at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets he worked on the ongoing regeneration of Canary Wharf, London’s second financial district. 

Mr Robert Caulfield, Architect, Caulfield Krivanek Architects Pty Ltd, VIC

Robert CaulfieldRobert Caulfield is an internationally renowned and award winning architect, entrepreneur and business man, his companies having designed significant buildings throughout Australia, the Middle East, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Iran, Azerbaijan and the United States. He was the founder and for 31 years, the managing director of Archicentre, Australia's largest building advisory group with offices in every state and territory. He appears frequently on T.V., radio and in the print media discussing all aspects of buying, developing and renovating buildings. He is a past national president of the Australian Institute of Architects, president of Kidsafe Victoria, past commodore of Albert Sailing Club and director of several companies, sporting bodies and not for profit organizations.

His architectural companies commenced as Caulfield and Krivanek Pty. Ltd., CK Designworks, CK Designworks International and most recently Caulfield Krivanek Architects Pty. Ltd.

Robert is also a successful business entrepreneur and company director with extensive local and international experience. Under his direction, Archicentre achieved the remarkable result of 30 consecutive years of profits and dividends and provided advice to over 500,000 Australian clients. He established and managed profitable international offices for Archicentre in Kuala Lumpur and for CK Designworks in Dubai and Shanghai.

During his career, Robert has won many awards, including the prestigious Victorian Architecture Medal, numerous architecture awards, Federal Government Centenary Award and awards from Master Builders Association, Housing Industry Association, Consumer Affairs, Yachting Victoria and The Urban Development Institute of Australia.

Professor Rachel Davey, Professor of Health Research, University of Canberra

Ms Molly Harris Olson, International Chair, Fairtrade International and Director, EcoFutures, ACT

Professor Graeme Hugo, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, University of Adelaide, SA

Graeme HugoGraeme Hugo is ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, Professor of the Discipline of Geography, Environment and Population and Director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at the University of Adelaide.  His research interests are in population issues in Australia and South East Asia, especially migration. He is the author of over three hundred books, articles in scholarly journals and chapters in books, as well as a large number of conference papers and reports.  In 2002 he secured an ARC Federation Fellowship over five years for his research project, "The new paradigm of international migration to and from Australia: dimensions, causes and implications".  His recent research has focused on migration and development, environment and migration and migration policy. In 2009 he was awarded an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship over five years for his research project “Circular migration in Asia, the Pacific and Australia: Empirical, theoretical and policy dimensions”. He is chair of the Demographic Change and Liveability Panel of the Ministry of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and was appointed to National Housing Supply Council in 2011.  In 2012 he was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to population research, particularly the study of international migration, population geography and mobility, and through leadership roles with national and international organisations.

Dr Christine Satchell, Senior Research Fellow, Urban Informatics Research Lab, Queensland University of Technology, QLD

Mr Malcolm Snow, Chief Executive, National Capital Authority, VIC

Malcolm SnowOn 13 January 2014, Malcolm Snow commenced his five year term as the Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority (NCA).

Malcolm joins the NCA following a diverse career working with and being a member of statutory and commercial boards and has extensive senior executive experience. This includes a decade as Head of Urban Design with the City of Melbourne, as a Director of international consulting firm Urbis and as CEO of South Bank Corporation in Brisbane.

Malcolm is one of Australia’s leading place makers and managers. He was the inaugural Chairman of the Place Leaders Association and is acknowledged for the breadth of his place design and development experience and his advocacy for creating better cities.  With qualifications in urban planning and landscape architecture and a career spanning nearly four decades, he has led major city revitalisation programs throughout Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom both as an urban planning consultant and advisor to all spheres of government.

Mr Marcus Spiller, Economist and Planner, SGS Economics & Planning, VIC

Marcus SpillerDr Marcus Spiller is a Principal, Partner and Director of SGS Economics & Planning Pty Ltd. His consulting experience spans land economics, regional development, housing policy, infrastructure funding and policy co-ordination systems. He has taken up secondments as lecturer in urban economics at Melbourne University, adviser to the Minister for Planning and Housing in Victoria and senior executive in the Queensland Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning. He is an Adjunct Professor in Urban Management at the University of Canberra, a former member of the National Housing Supply Council and a former National President of the Planning Institute of Australia.

The Committee would like to thank our 2013 keynotes.

Mrs Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO - Businesswoman and Company Director, Turnbull & Partners Limited, NSW - LLB (Sydney University), MBA (University of NSW).

Mr Henry Ergas - Senior Economic Adviser, Deloitte Australia & Professor of Infrastructure Economics, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong

Mr Ben Hewett - South Australian Government Architect and leads the Office for Design and Architecture SA (ODASA)

Mr Kobus Mentz – Director, Urbanismplus and adjunct professor, masters of urban design University of Auckland.

Sara Stace - Director of National Urban Policy in the Commonwealth government’s Major Cities Unit

Ms Michelle Tabet - Strategic designer leading Arup's Urban Informatics and Strategic Design Team in Sydney, NSW

Mr Tim Williams - Tim Williams Architects, NSW

Megan Motto, CEO,  Consult Australia

Richard Dinham B.Arch.,M.Arch.,LFRAIA.,FAICD - Director of AURA, an Urban and Regional Design practice, and Chair of the Urban Reform Project a the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, University of Sydney, NSW.

A/Prof Roderick Simpson Director, Urban Design Program, University of Sydney