Women In Leadership Breakfast Northern Territory (Z180919)

7:15am Wednesday, 19 September 2018
9:30am Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Oaks Elan Darwin
31 Woods Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800

The Australian Property Institute is committed to supporting the presence of women in business and community leadership roles.  We are pleased to present our inaugural Women in Leadership breakfast on Wednesday 19th September 2018. This event will bring together men and women working in a variety of industries including property, finance and business communities to network and gain insights from inspirational business women who have made a difference in their chosen fields and in their communities.

Our presenters will join guests for a sit down breakfast at Oaks Elan, 31 Woods Street, Darwin  before sharing their story of challenges and successes on their journey to leadership roles, what they believe are the critical factors for achieving in management positions and the qualities that are essential to being a great leader in today’s society. 


  • Dr Christine Connors, General Manager, Darwin Region and Strategic Primary Health Care, Top End Health Services
  • Raquel Nicholls-Skene, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Architects, Northern Territory
  • Megan Lawton,  Chief Executive Officer, VIVID Advice
Read more about the presenters
Dr Christine Connors

Dr Christine Connors, General Manager, Darwin Region and Strategic Primary Health Care, Top End Health Services
Doctor Christine Connors is a public health physician and General Practitioner who has been working in the Northern Territory for over 28 years, providing clinical and public health services.  She is currently the General Manager Darwin Region & Strategic Primary Health Care for the Top End Health Service.  Christine has extensive experience in public health research with Menzies School of Health Research and the Cooperative Research Centre in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.  Her research interests include health systems approach to improving outcomes in chronic disease, models of care for diabetes in pregnancy and chronic kidney disease and population approaches to reducing childhood infectious diseases.  She has had a major focus on improving research translation into practice using systems such as clinical guidelines, continuous quality improvement and key performance indicators to monitor practice changes.  She currently chairs the Northern Territory Continuous Quality Improvement (NT CQI) Committee for Aboriginal Primary Health Care services.

Raquel Nicholls-Skene

Raquel Nicholls-Skene, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Architects, Northern Territory

Raquel Nicholls-Skene is the Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Chapter. Raquel has been working across the property sector in a variety of roles over the last 16 years including education, not for profit residential housing projects and property member based organisations. Raquel is passionate about the property sector particularly about the participation of women in leadership roles. Raquel has spoken about this at industry forums within Australia and was part of a group study exchange leadership speaking tour to the USA in 2009. Outside of work Raquel was an active Rotarian and in 2015 was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for her work in Partnership with Timor-Leste government running a school furniture program to ensure schools are able to provide the best environment for education across the country. In Raquel’s spare time she also has a fashion label, Red Territory, which is about ethical business focussing on ‘slow’ fashion, zero waste and sustainability.    

Megan Lawton

Megan Lawton, Chief Executive Officer, VIVID Advice
Megan is the principal of a boutique legal practice, VIVID Advice, which specialises in employment and related advice to business and boards.

Megan is a Territorian with background as a lobbyist, a lawyer and CEO. As CEO of the Law Society Northern Territory Megan initiated the first mental health strategy, Celebrating Collegiality incorporating mental health week. Megan’s other achievements include: the adoption of a Reconciliation Action Plan; developing a diversity strategy, and launching the 2nd edition of the Indigenous Protocols for Lawyers a cross-cultural communication tool. Megan has spoken about diversity, and the importance of setting the ‘tone at the top’. 

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7:15 am

Registration Opens

7:30 am

Breakfast commences

9:30 am

Expected Finish


Registration Fees

API Members$42.90
Table of 6 - for bookings please click here$257.40

All fees include GST.  Registration closes on Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 5.00pm.

CPD Points

Full attendance at this event accrues 2 CPD points.

Business Card Draw

A business card draw will take place at this event with the winner receiving a free full time registration to the API National Property Conference on the Gold Coast in November!

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Contact Information

Andrea Daglas, Members Services Manager NT

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