NSW YPP Supporting Women in Property (N191107)

7:30am Thursday, 7 November 2019
9:00am Thursday, 7 November 2019
Savills - Sydney Office
Level 25, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Research demonstrates that diverse workplaces lead to better business outcomes including increased productivity, creativity and profits. In recent years programs to increase gender balance in the property industry has seen improvements at the entry level. However, as employees progress to Management and Leadership positions men outnumber women three to one.

Hosted by Savills, join the YPP and industry leaders Amelia Hodge, CEO, API, Andrew Borger, Charter Hall, Lexia Wilson, Lexia Wilson Lawyers and Ellen Slaven, Goodman for a breakfast discussion on how to support women to become leaders of the property industry. 

This event is in support of Dress for Success Sydney - $5 per ticket sold will be donated towards this important cause.

Additional funds can be donated at www.dfss.org.au 


  • Amelia Hodge, CEO, API (MC) 
  • Andrew Borger, Head of Office Development, Charter Hall
  • Ellen Slaven, Senior Portfolio Manager, Goodman
  • Lexia Wilson, Principal Lawyer, Lexia Wilson Lawyers
Read more about the Presenters

Andrew Borger
Head of Office Development
Charter Hall

Andrew has contributed to the Australian property industry for over 32 years and during this time he has successfully delivered over $11 billion of projects nationally.  

Prior to joining Charter Hall in 2015, Andrew was the National Head of Office at Leighton Properties and has held senior executive positions with Lend Lease, Seymour Group, and Remm Group.  

Examples of notable projects include Sunshine Plaza Regional Shopping Centre, Sebel Resort Noosa, award winning Hamilton Harbour mixed use precinct, 400 George Street Brisbane, 567 Collins Street Melbourne, 177 Pacific Highway North Sydney and Kings Square Perth. 

Andrew has originated and delivered more capital city office buildings in Australia than any other individual. Markets covered include Sydney, North Sydney, Parramatta, Melbourne, Docklands, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. 

Andrew now leads for Charter Hall a significant commercial and tertiary education development pipeline in excess of $6 Billion, that will feature the leading use of technology, amenity, workplace and placemaking. Recently delivered projects include 333 George St Sydney, Aurizon HQ Brisbane and NSW Education Campus Parramatta. Current projects include the $1.25 Billion Wesley precinct Melbourne, Raine Square Perth, GPO Exchange Adelaide, 360 Queen Street Brisbane and the recently acquired $1.5 Billion 555 Collins Street Melbourne precinct. 

Andrew is also a market leader in the origination and delivery of tertiary education development. He has led the creation of a $1 Billion plus pipeline of education assets for Charter Hall including 1PSQ at Parramatta and the recently announced $280 Million Engineering and Innovation Hub for the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University. 

Andrew is widely regarded as an expert in sustainable commercial building practices, delivering the highest cumulative total of Green Star rated buildings in Australia and having served for over 7 years as a non-executive Director and Board Member of the Green Building Council of Australia and in 2013 became a Life Fellow. 

Andrew is the PMCC Lead for Charter Hall and is also a member of the PCA Diversity Committee. 


Ellen Slaven 
Senior Portfolio Manager

Ellen Slaven is a Senior Portfolio Manager for Goodman Group, with over 15 years’ experience in both local and international markets within the Property Sector. Joining Goodman in 2003, Ellen’s career quickly progressed, and she was seconded to London for four years to assist with the company’s expansion throughout Europe. Currently, Ellen is responsible for the Sydney Outer West Industrial portfolio, managing a team of 24 employees and $5bn of assets across 54 properties. 

Ellen has a bachelor of Property Economics from the University of Technology, Sydney and graduated with First Class Honours. She has been a member of the Property Council of Australia NSW Industrial Property Group Committee and is a registered Real Estate Agent. 

Ellen s committed to actively supporting platforms for women to expand their professional network and industry knowledge, she is the founder of the Women in Industrial committee and a sponsor for the 500 Women in Property initiative. 





7:00amRegistration Opens - Breakfast Available
7:30amEvent Welcome
7:40amPanel Discussion Lead by Amelia Hodge
8:30amPanel Concludes
9:00amEvent Closure

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API Members$65
API Student Members$50

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