BEnvD, BArch (Hons), RAIA
Michelle is an Architect and Director of architecture practice, Michelle Blakeley, Architect.
She was a mature-aged architect student who moved from a career as Creative Director and Director in advertising and marketing in Perth and Sydney, to pursue her childhood dream to be an architect.
Michelle graduated with First Class Honours from University of Western Australia and has gone on to design and manage projects which have won Australian Institute of Architects awards for public buildings, urban design, sustainable design and heritage.
In her practice, she focuses on using design to create affordable housing with the belief that lower cost, compact housing does not mean compromising quality, comfort and joyful living spaces. As well as residential projects for private clients, she works on low income social housing projects. She also teaches a Master’s design studio at UWA.
Ben is a Director of Morphis Developments Pty Ltd, a project and development management consultancy that specialises in land and housing development.
He has over 20 years’ experience in managing all aspects of property development. Ben’s experience is particularly suited to the “My Home” PPP model including:
- new acquisitions and due diligence investigations
- feasibility studies
- joint ventures, partnerships and other corporate structures
- overseeing the design and processing of subdivision applications, structure plans, scheme amendments, rezoning and other authority approvals
- negotiating with local government, WAPC and other statutory authorities
- negotiating developer contribution and infrastructure agreements with authorities
- preparation of project budgets, accounts, timelines and progress reports
- appointment and management of consultant teams and contractors during the construction phase.
Dr Elizabeth Pattison OAM
BAppSc, MInfSys, PhD
Dr Pattison has a PhD in Business & Industrial Studies from Warwick University, UK, and has over 30 years’ experience in strategic planning for the not-for-profit, government and education sectors.
Dr Pattison was awarded an Order of Australia in 2018 for her pro bono community service, providing strategic planning and project leadership to a wide range of Western Australian organisations including Homeless Healthcare and Kimberley Dental Team and Rotary WA.
BBus, MTax, FCA
Lisa Hando was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers leading the Perth People & Organisation team and has over 20 years Big 4 experience in providing specialist tax advice to a wide cross-section of clients.
Originally from Sydney, Lisa has worked and lived in the Netherlands, the UK, Brisbane and Perth from 2009.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Masters of Tax Law from the University of Technology, Sydney, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and recently appointed to the WA regional Council of CAANZ. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Lisa is on the Board of Trustees for the Regal Theatre in Subiaco, the Harness Racing Committee for WA, plays State Masters hockey, completed a BA (Creative Writing) at ECU and completing a BA at UWA majoring in History of Art and Asian Studies. She is currently studying Juris Doctor at UWA.
Frank Marra BEc, AMP (Harvard)
Frank has been an integral leader and contributor to property development and planning in Western Australia as Chief Financial Officer/Executive General Manager Finance & Strategy LandCorp and then as CEO of LandCorp/DevelopmentWA. He is a Member Of The Supervisory Board Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) and Member Board Of Trustees Property Education Foundation (PEF).
Paige Walker is General Manager, Residential Development WA at Mirvac. With over 16 years’ experience in the property sector in both Victoria and Western Australia, Paige has worked extensively across areas including development, construction, and marketing. Since 2017, Paige has led Mirvac’s residential business in WA as General Manager Residential. From acquisition through to delivery, Paige is responsible for the $0.8 billion development pipeline of apartments and master‐planned communities. Paige holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University, a Master of Property from RMIT University and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paige has been involved in a number of Property boards and committees and is immediate Past President of the Property Council’s Western Australia Division. Paige was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Bethanie in November 2022 and is also a member of the Business Development Committee.
Professor Lisa Wood PhD (Public Health)
GradDipHlthProm, BCom (Hons)
Professor Lisa Wood is a tireless advocate of research being relevant and useful to the real world. She is recognised nationally and internationally, for her leadership in homelessness and public health. Reducing health and social inequalities lies at the heart of all her research.
Underlying her academic and research career is dedicated hands-on involvement in helping people who are homeless and collaborating closely with health and homelessness services. In 2017, Lisa founded the Home2Health research team (based now at the University of Notre Dame), and leads its growing program of innovative multidisciplinary research and evaluation.