Summit: syd14

Length: 52:57

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Kylie Legge - Director, Place Partners

Kylie Legge is a founding Director of Place Partners, a multidisciplinary place making consultancy based in Sydney Australia. The company’s focus is planning for new communities and public spaces that creating meaningful relationships with the people who use them, and that are socially, economically, environmentally and culturally rich and sustainable.

Kylie’s passion is building the relationship between people and their environments through a fuller understanding of their physical, intellectual and spiritual needs. She has been a place maker for over 8 years, working on projects across Australia, in Asia and the Middle East; and at range of scales – from main street to mall, to mixed used developments and whole of city projects. Kylie is the author of the Urban Trends book series, and has published ‘Doing it Differently’ and ‘Future City Solutions’ over the last 2 years. In 2012 she was a guest panelist at the US Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale and in 2013 a speaker at the UN Habitat sponsored ‘Future of Places’ conference in Stockholm.

Kylie brings a wealth of education and experience to the complex task of place making. She is a graduate of Architecture, with a Graduate Certificate in Planning and holds a Masters in Social Science (Env&Plan) from RMIT. 

Rachel Healy - Executive Manager, Culture for the City of Sydney

Rachel has been working in the arts and cultural sector for more than twenty years, including four years as Director of Performing Arts for Sydney Opera House and ten years as General Manager of Belvoir St Theatre. Rachel has also worked for The Australian Ballet, Handspan Theatre and the State Theatre Company of South Australia and as a cultural industries consultant and independent producer. She is currently Executive Manager, Culture for the City of Sydney and is leading the process of developing a new cultural policy for the City.

Michelle Tabet - Director & Founder, Left Bank & Co-Curator Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale

Michelle Tabet is an experienced urban strategist, working at the intersection of creative strategy and urban planning. Having spent her life living in and experiencing some of the world’s most vibrant cities, Tabet understands the important role innovation and strategic placemaking play in shaping successful urban environments. With extensive experience working with the design, property and urban planning sector, Tabet's interest lies in working with project leaders to set up the right strategy for large urban projects.

Exploring the productive niche between the strategic and the creative, Tabet drives the agenda for urban placemaking, activation, user experiences and strategic brief development. She recognises the strategic value of effective communication and information design and works through a variety of media to engage audience, influence decision makers and make the right messages stand out. Her list of clients includes an impressive array of public and private sector players in the cities sector such as Lendlease, Mirvac, GPT, Arts NSW, the South Australian Department of Manufacturing, Trade, Innovation, Resources and Energy, The Arts Centre Melbourne, Christchurch City Council and Christchurch Redevelopment Authority, and many more.

Photo: Dean Sewell and Oculi

Louise Mason - Managing Director, Office and Industrial Property, AMP Capital

Louise was appointed Managing Director of AMP Capital Office & Industrial (O&I) in May 2010, heading one of the largest in-house asset, property and development management teams in the industry. O&I provide management services to AMP Capital’s Australian property portfolio and manage some of the country’s premier commercial and industrial properties. Louise is responsible for overseeing the delivery of investment performance for O&I’s clients, aiming to provide operational efficiencies and to protect the value of each property for the client.

Louise joined AMP Capital in 2005 and has over 20 years’ experience in property. Her previous role was Head of Property Development, responsible for the management and delivery of all AMP Capital Property projects to achieve optimal commercial outcomes in line with the owners' objectives. Prior to this, Louise was Head of Development for AMP Capital Shopping Centres where her initial responsibility was reviewing all retail assets for development potential while building a new development team.

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis - Executive Director of Transfield Holdings, Chairman of the Arts Advisory Committees at UTS and UWS

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis was born in Australia and graduated in Architecture and completed a post graduate diploma in Urban Estate Management.  He is currently Executive Director of Transfield Holdings, Chairman of the Arts Advisory Committees at UTS and UWS. He has a special interest in urban infrastructure and the politics related thereto.  In 2004 he founded The new Democracy Foundation, a non-for-profit research organization focused on political reform.  In 2009 he was awarded an AM for his work in arts and the community generally.