2017 WA State Conference (W170721)

12:00pm Friday, 21 July 2017
5:00pm Friday, 21 July 2017
State Theatre Centre of WA
174 - 176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000


The 2017 API WA State Conference will examine the broad, yet interesting nature of the health profession.  It is an opportunity for us to explore its place within the property sector and the impacts on the WA population.  This highly informative program of presentations has been put together to enlighten delegates on what is an often overlooked part of the property industry.

Future projections for this sector
, and its evolution, will be discussed by highly reputable presenters from both the property and medical professions. 

Event Program

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State Conference Program


Friday 21 July 2017
12.00pmPresentations Commence
Session OneAPI Update
Nick Langley, Chief Operations Officer, API
Session TwoFuture of the WA Health System
Hon Roger H Cook MLA, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health; Mental Health
Session Three

The Emergence of Medical Hubs - Interactive Panel Session

  • Kirean Kinsella, CEO, MRA
  • Professor Deborah Terry, Vice Chancellor, Curtin University
  • John Hackett, General Manager Metropolitan and industrial, LandCorp
Afternoon Tea 
Session FourSeeking a Healthy Balance: Economic and Property Diversity in WA post the Resources Boom 
Damian Stone, Principal and Chief Problem Solver, Y Research
Session FiveGrowth in Healthcare
Dr Joe Kosterich, M.B.B.S (WA) 1985
Session SixBehind the Scenes - Cancer Council WA
Ashley Reid, CEO, Cancer Council WA
Session SevenDeveloping affordable and innovative living and care options for people as they age
Errol Turner, CEO, Southern Cross Care
5:00pmPresentation Conclusion
5:00pmConference Cocktail Function
7.00pmEvent Close

Conference Presenters

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State Conference Presenters

Hon Roger Cook MLA; Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

Hon. Roger Cook MLA is the Deputy Premier of Western Australia.  With oversight of two key portfolios in health and mental health, Roger has been a member of the Legislative Assembly since 2008, representing the seat of Kwinana. Prior to entering politics Roger studied Arts and Public Administration at Murdoch University before completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and a Master of Business Administration at Curtin University.  He was active in campus politics and established the National Union of Students as its first National President.  After completing his studies Roger worked for a number of Federal and State Members of Parliament including Jim McGinty, Stephen Smith and Senator Chris Evans in policy and electorate officer roles.

John Hackett

John Hackett, General Manager Metropolitan and Industrial, LandCorp

John drives development of town centres, activity centres and corridors to meet the needs of a diverse and changing population.

With urban regeneration an integral part of the State’s planning policy, John and his team work closely with Government and the private sector to ensure Western Australia’s growth is strategically planned and managed. This involves work across LandCorp priority projects spanning urban, commercial and industrial sectors within Perth’s metropolitan area.

He and his team deliver liveable and sustainable residential and industrial communities, like the strategically located Latitude 32 Industry Zone located within the Western Trade Coast precinct, Meridian Park at Neerabup, a feeder development for the new Alkimos community, the Town Centre at Cockburn Central, Claremont on the Park, WGV at White Gum Valley, Perry Lakes and Springs at Rivervale.

Kieran Kinsella

Kieran Kinsella, CEO, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

As CEO of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority since 2012, Kieran plays a central role in the transformation and renewal of the Perth metropolitan area, including iconic projects like Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link and Riverside, and the continued redevelopment of Midland, Armadale and Subiaco. Kieran brings a wealth of experience to the role after serving as CEO of the Midland Redevelopment Authority for more than 11 years, leading revitalisation of Midland into a strategic regional centre. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Kieran has extensive senior management experience in both the Federal and State Government public services across a wide range of disciplines including urban renewal, statutory planning, economic and community development, strategic and regional planning, regional development and employment and training.

Dr Joe Kosterich

Dr Joe Kosterich M.B.B.S (WA) 1985

Doctor, speaker, author, media presenter and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich wants you to be healthy and get the most out of life. Joe writes for numerous medical and mainstream publications and is also a regular on radio and television.  He is often called to give opinions in medico legal cases and he is also an adjunct professor (teaching) at UWA. He is on the editorial advisory panel of Medical Forum Magazine and Reed Medical Conferences. Dr Joe maintains a website and blog with health information and commentary. He self-published two books: Dr Joe’s DIY Health and 60 Minutes To Better Health. Previously he held senior positions in the Australian Medical Association and sat on numerous industry and government boards. He has extensive corporate experience in the setting up and management of medical centres and in helping businesses maintain a healthy workforce. Through all this he continues to see patients as a GP each week.

Nick Langley, Chief Operations Officer, API

Nick has worked at senior management levels for over twenty years with an emphasis on the financial and systems management of organisations.  His previous role was with the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre based in Canberra where he was the Chief Operations Officer for over seven years. Prior to this he worked for an Australian Navy welfare organisation as the Chief Financial Officer as his introduction to Canberra.  Nick enjoys the challenge of setting up new organisational systems and structures and describes himself as a systems builder.

Ashley Reid

Ashley Reid, CEO, Cancer Council WA

Ashley has over 20 years of experience in the community services sector and the public service. He occupied a senior management role at MercyCare from 2001 to 2011 with responsibilities including fostering and youth services, community programs and early learning services. Ashley has maintained a strong interest and focus in research and evidence-based services to support those most in need and brings experience of both service provision and advocacy to Cancer Council WA, continuing the great work being undertaken. Despite much progress, far too many lives are still impacted by cancer so the opportunity to work with world-renowned staff and volunteers to support those affected and to work towards a cancer-free community is a great privilege.

Damian Stone

Damian Stone, Principal and Chief Problem Solver, Y Research

Damian is the Principal and Chief Problem Solver of Y Research - an independent West Australian property information and research firm.  Since its inception in 2010, Y Research has developed unique databases on Perth’s office, retail, apartment, tourism and industrial property markets through on the ground property inspections. We believe that for data accuracy, there is no better substitute than looking at a property in person.  At Y Research, Damian produces a series of regular reports on these markets, provides consultancy and advisory services to a range of clients and is a featured industry commentator in the West Australian and WA Business News

Deborah Terry

Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University

Professor Deborah Terry was appointed Curtin University’s Vice-Chancellor in February 2014 and is a Fellow and the immediate past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and member of the Board of Universities Australia.  Professor Terry completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Australian National University in Canberra.  She had a distinguished career at the University of Queensland, initially as an internationally recognised scholar in psychology, before progressing through a number of senior leadership roles, including Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.  She was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO), the country’s highest honours system for achievement and service, in June 2015 for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.

Errol Turner

Errol Turner – Chief Executive Officer, Southern Cross Care WA (Inc.)

Errol is responsible for overseeing SCC’s 1,200 staff and the organisation’s provision of residential care, home care, retirement villages and mental health services, to approximately 3,000 West Australians.  Prior to joining SCC, Errol held several senior finance and leadership roles in the private sector in Australia and internationally. Errol has a Bachelor of Business, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 



Andrea Burns, Award winning journalist, TV reporter/presenter, MC/facilitator & speaker

Andrea Burns is an award winning journalist who has worked in the media for more than twenty years. She’s presented and reported the news, worked in current affairs, been a radio host and was an Opinion columnist with The West Australian.  It’s safe to assume Andrea can talk under water!  Now running a boutique media consultancy, Andrea’s greatest professional delight lies in demystifying the art of communication for everyone from government ministers to business executives. She also teaches the next generation of Broadcasters at Edith Cowan University.  Andrea is the Chair of Perth College Anglican School for Girls and also sits on the Board of Telethon Speech and Hearing.

Event Details

Date21 July 2017
TimeRegistration: 11.30am
Presentations: 12 Noon
Conclusion: 5pm
Cocktail Function: 5-7pm
VenueState Theatre Centre of WA
174-176 William Street
Perth WA 6000
Heath Ledger Theatre
(Inc GST)
API Member: $368.00
Non-Member: $460.00
Student Member: $276.00

3 Department of Commerce Points (elective category two)
ParkingFor information on transport and parking options visit the Theatre Centre's website.

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