Fraser has served the education sector in both a Project Management and Quantity Surveying capacity for over 20 years. Since 2004 he has been a Board member and Chairman of Property at Haileybury one of the leading independent schools in the Asia-Pacific region with campuses in Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick, Melbourne (City), Darwin and Beijing.
Haileybury opened Melbourne’s first vertical school in 2016 and in late 2018 announced the acquisition of a second site to accommodate expansion of that campus. In recent years they have also established a school in Darwin and are working in collaboration with the Northern Territory Government on expansion of the campus to accommodate international students. This will complement the growth of the tertiary sector into Darwin’s CBD. Fraser also represents Haileybury as a Board member of its international operations that educate students from Asia with a VCE pathway into the Australian tertiary sector.
Collaborative Learning Network (USA)
Nick Salmon is the founder and president of the Collaborative Learning Network. He is a ninth-generation educator focused on educational facility planning, professional development of educators and design support for future-flexible learning environments that cost less to design, build, own, operate and maintain.
His global practice (6 continents, 12 countries, 34 US states) includes facilitating (with Dr. Frank Locker) Harvard’s annual Learning Environments For Tomorrow Institute. In addition to working with more than 200 schools on more than 40 master plans, Nick is a co-founder (with Dr. Frank Locker & Gabriel Diego) of the bi-annual Revolution in Education Congress in Bogota, Colombia where he leads handson project-based learning experiences built upon personal, local, cultural or global passions. Nick shares insights into the development of exceptional learning environments at the University of Melbourne’s Innovative LearningnEnvironments and Teacher Change (ILETC) Transitions 18, Australian Independent Schools Tomorrows Environments for Learning, South By Southwest EDU (SXSWEDU), Montana Conference of Educational Leadership, regional and global conferences of the Association For Learning Environments, and webinars and workshops for the Ohio School Facilities Commission, Association for Learning Environments, University of Montana, Montana State University and in the podcast 9 Questions.
Sunshine Coast Council, QLD
Councillor Rick Baberowski was elected to the Sunshine Coast Council in 2012 after winning the seat of Division 1. The Sunshine Coast is a diverse, progressive and very welcoming part of South East Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council’s vision, now and for the future is to be Australia’s most sustainable region: Healthy. Smart. Creative. The Division 1 electorate is made up of large rural areas, national parks and townships and reaches right across to the beaches and the stunning Pumicestone Passage, including major emerging greenfield developments of Palmview and Caloundra South (Baringa / Aura), which is literally bursting out of the ground.
Prior to politics, Councillor Baberowski worked in the IT sector and then the arts. He was a creative industries consultant working in a partnership for over seven years. The company delivered a wide range of arts and cultural development projects across Queensland including Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Noosa, Mitchell, Logan, Caboolture, Narangba, Tingalpa and Redlands. Succeeding that he was a senior planner and coordinator of cultural development in local government for 10 years.
In addition to his Divisional role, Councillor Baberowski has held the Transport portfolio for Sunshine Coast Council for over 7 years, working on various council led transport projects as well as with various groups and council committees in the advocacy of transport policy, levies and strategy. Councillor Baberowski’s portfolio duties also include the Arts and Heritage.
St Columba Anglican School
Terry Muldoon has been Principal of St Columba Anglican School for the past 12 years.
Prior to his appointment at St Columba he taught and worked in leadership positions in a variety of Independent Anglican, Independent Catholic and Catholic schools in regional and urban areas of New South Wales.
Terry has also acted as an educational consultant in Classroom Management throughout Queensland and New South Wales and as a tutor in Education at Southern Cross University.
In the ten years of his tenure at St Columba Anglican School the school has doubled in size and developed a state-wide reputation for high level academic achievement, excellence in the performing arts and is emerging as a base for a high performance sporting academy.
St Columba continues to develop with the aim of remaining the most successful regional school in New South Wales. The school has adopted the guiding principles of Excellence, Effectiveness and Enterprise and will continue to use these as it pursues further success.
Terry is married to Susanna Christie, a respected educator, academic and Executive Director of Columba Cottage Early Learning Centre. His non school interests include reading, music and a passion for watching rugby and good quality movies/television.
Caulfield Grammar School
Anna is an accomplished executive with multi-disciplinary business experience and more than 20 years’ involvement in the Property and Construction Industry. In relation to her contribution to the Education sector, Anna is currently the Head of Strategic Infrastructure at Caulfield Grammar School (CGS), one of Australia’s largest multi-campus independent schools.
Anna has also extensive experience in the tertiary sector as the former Deputy Director for Monash University’s Capital Works, Manager of Feasibilities and Project Performance and a Member of the Executive Property Management Group. During her time at Monash University Anna was also appointed as a member and/or chair of a number of committees, sub-committees and advisory boards. In addition to her education sector experience Anna has worked in the private sector as an executive and senior advisor for a large number of cross-sector organisations delivering commercial, residential and mixed use developments.
Anna is passionate about making a contribution and is currently a member of Property Council Australia’s Education Precincts Committee, a sponsor and mentor of the 500 women in property programme and serving on Uniting Agewell Property and Development Committee and the Victorian Health & Humans Services Building Authority Committee.
Andrew is a founding director of PMDL Architecture + Design, a leading Australian education design practice with studios in Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong. He brings to all his work a clear focus on briefing and client communication, and has a longstanding interest in the interaction of architecture and pedagogy. Andrew’s work in education covers a wide range of projects, predominantly in the K-12 sector, representing varying scales and scopes, from masterplanning and developing new greenfield facilities to the adaptive re-use and restoration of heritage facilities. He enjoys longstanding relationships with a number of premier Australian schools, and is currently working for a number of independent, catholic and community school clients.
Andrew was the founding Chair of the Council of Education Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Australasia NSW Chapter 2008-2009 and was Chair of the Australasian Region 2011-2012. Andrew is a member of the Executive of Learning Environments Australasia, and is its representative on the Association for Learning Environments International Board of Directors. Learning Environments Australasia is a diverse professional organisation whose mission is to improve the places where people learn. Its membership of over 900 (and over 4,500 world wide) comprises Educators, Architects, and Government and non-Government school administrators.
Andrew’s focus on clients’ needs, their briefs and on communication has also contributed to successful bespoke solutions for clients and rewarding long term relationships.
Knut Menden is an experienced Project Leader who came to Australia to join BVN in November 2008. Having spent the previous ﬁve years working in Austria, Luxemburg and New Zealand, he excels across all project phases but is particularly adept at the translation of concept designs into realised construction. Knut was Project Leader for the Sulman Medal winning Mabel Fidler Building at Ravenswood School, and has since been involved in several signiﬁcant learning and teaching projects for ACU and the Catholic Education Oﬃce.
A major focus of works over the last couple of years has been the use of CLT and prefabricated timber structures within the education environment.
St Columba Anglican School
Everyone is passionate about creating a better world, not only for our own families but also the community in which we belong.
Garry Clifton has worked in a number of fields such as Telecommunications, Defence, Public Practice and Education. He has been a Scuba Diving instructor and mountaineer who enjoys skiing and trekking famous trails such as Kokoda and Mt Kilimanjaro.
Today, Garry will be speaking about School and Community Partnerships and how they have enhanced community relationships at St Columba Anglican School in Port Macquarie area.
Garry would like to ensure that there is wholistic approach to Education Funding and why Schools are more than just a place of education and are viewed as part of the essential fabric that enhance our society.
Catholic Education Commission NSW
Brian is an investment professional specialising in infrastructure capital projects, both economic and social, and in the efficient and effective use of funds. With extensive experience in investment portfolio management, in project management and in infrastructure finance, Brian has the expertise to deliver optimal capital investment performance.
Richard has always had a great respect for teachers. The seeds of an architectural career were first planted by his grade-five teacher. “I still remember him talking about architecture and, from that point, there was nothing else I was interested in pursuing.”
The learning experience of thousands of school kids is all the richer for it. With over 30 years’ experience in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Richard’s expertise in helping schools integrate modern education philosophies into the design of new educational facilities is unsurpassed.
Providing design leadership to support contemporary models of learning, Richard champions collaborative and research-driven design, and regularly collaborates with leading education design specialists. A Past Chair of Learning Environments Australasia (A4LE), whose mission is to improve the places where people learn, Richard continues to be actively engaged with the association at regional and international level.
Stephen is a Partner at DFP Planning, a town planning consultancy in Sydney nearing its 40th year that has grown to be one of the most respected independent planning practices in NSW. Amongst the other expertise within DFP, Stephen specialises in the school development sector with experience across all planning pathways and clients in both the government and non-government school sectors. His work in the education sector (including child care centres, schools, TAFEs and universities) has developed a number of long-term relationships with architects and operators where continued and early advice has guided development strategy, masterplanning and funding applications.
Stephen has found that school development is often shaped and/or impacted by the planning system where insufficient planning has been carried out. With a philosophy of “know all your options, and know them early”, Stephen is passionate about working with architects and operators at the development strategy stage, so that informed decisions are made. Stephen has delivered presentations on the NSW planning system (in particular the Education SEPP) to the NSW Catholic Education Commission (all NSW diocese), The Anglican Schools Corporation, the Association of Independent Schools NSW, New Learning Environments Australasia, and a wide number of architecture firms that specialise in the education sector.
Kempsey Adventist School
Leanne is a passionate educator who has worked across the education sector in NZ, Australia and the United Kingdom. Leanne believes that schools have the capacity to be change agents in our communities if a love of learning is ignited, ensuring that learning begins with the student at the centre, creating a sense of belonging. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in nature in the beautiful Macleay Valley.
Collard Maxwell Architects
Charles graduated architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Chicago institution known for its Bauhaus philosophy and expertise in high-rise design and construction.
He made Australia home more than 15 years ago and is now leading Collard Maxwell Architects, a tech-and-innovation-driven architectural practice that has been in business
Charles’ focus is on the design and delivery of Complex projects of all types, from Data Centers to Lifestyle Retirement, Aged Care, Dementia Care facilities, and Remedial. As an Executive Architect he now oversees the delivery of 30-to-40 projects a year, many of them construction-side.
Tony graduated with Honours and Masters Degrees in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Melbourne, where he also taught Economics and Statistical Methods
for a number of years.
In 1982 he commenced work as a consultant in the then emerging field of retail and property economics, and for the past 35 years he has provided independent analysis and advice to shopping centre owners and developers, retailers, service providers and public authorities. Over that time Tony has had the opportunity to work extensively with most of Australia’s shopping centres and retail precincts, and also most of the country’s major retailers, participating first hand in the development and evolution of the Australian retail sector, and particularly the shopping centre industry.
As a micro-economist, Tony’s emphasis in his work over the past four decades has been on the ever changing needs and wants of the consumer, which philosophically he has always regarded as being the essential underpinning of economic analysis for the retail sector.
Tony has worked across all parts of Australia and New Zealand, and has provided advice in relation to virtually every significant activity centre location in both countries. The range of projects has included CBD properties; super regional centres; regional and sub- regional centres; district and neighbourhood centres; homemaker retail facilities; freestanding stores; and all other retail formats, as well as commercial and industrial precincts.
Tony has also advised extensively on optimal retail and related services provisions to support major education and health facilities, including universities and hospital/health precincts.
As a Director and Sales Manager at Marathon Modular, I bring to our team experience, expertise and passion in transforming ideas into reality by providing complete end to end solutions for our clients through creativity and quality.
We use state of the art technology and systems to design, build and construct a variety of customized buildings to suit Education, Community Centres, Sporting Precincts, Amenities Buildings, Office Buildings and much more.
With over 15 years experience of working in the prefab construction industry, I share a wealth of knowledge in Australian Standards, Building codes, WHS regulations and industry practice across the nation. We are all about assisting School managers, architects, designers, engineers with cost-effective, sustainable and efficient building solutions.
Marathon Modular is the can-do force in the modular building industry – with a strong focus on innovation and quality to transform ideas into a reality and a genuine desire to deliver 100% for our clients every time.