EPiC Launch: Keynote speakers and Program

We have an exciting line-up of speakers planned for the EPiC Database Launch next week, including: Heidi Lee, Nicole Sullivan, Kate Auty, James Wewer & Gerard Healey.

Bios of the speakers, and a full program of the night can be found below:

EPiC Database Launch
Tuesday 19th November
5:00pm – 8:30pm
Japanese Room, Level 4,
Melbourne School of Design (Glyn Davis building),
University of Melbourne

5:00 –5:15

Guest arrival.

5:15 – 5:25

Acknowledgement of Country and welcome - Heidi Lee (BZE)

5:25 – 5:45

Keynote presentation - Nicole Sullivan (GBCA)

5:45 – 6:15

Introduction to the EPiC Database and Resource Hub - Robert Crawford/Andre Stephan

6:15 – 6:45

Facilitated panel discussion: Heidi Lee (BZE), Kate Auty (ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment), James Wewer (Lendlease), Gerard Healey (University of Melbourne) & Nicole Sullivan (GBCA)

6:45 – 8.30

Drinks and canap├ęs on the Japanese Terrace

Professor Kate Auty

ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment

Professor Kate Auty is the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment and a Professorial Fellow with the University of Melbourne.

Other recent roles included Vice Chancellor’s Fellow (University of Melbourne), Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability (2009-2014), Chair of the Ministerial Reference Council on Climate Change Adaptation (Victoria 2008-2010), member of the Victorian Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Council (2009-2010), and a City of Melbourne Climate Change Ambassador developing the Future Melbourne Plan 2026 (2015).

She was previously a member of the advisory board of AURIN, chair of the advisory board of NeCTAR (both Super Science initiatives funded through NCRIS), and a member of the advisory board of ACSEES (MDBA).

Kate was a director on the Board of the AWiA Ltd in 2017 and a member of the board of MSRF Ltd from 2016-2018. She chairs the Board of the Banksia Foundation Ltd. In early 2018 Kate agreed to be co-opted to the board of Sustainable Business Australia.

Nicole Sullivan

Senior Manager - Green Star Solutions, Green Building Council of Australia

Leading the Green Star Solutions team, Nicole is responsible for Green Star certification and technical development of the Green Star rating system. With a combination of technical expertise and marketing experience, Nicole is able to communicate the complexities of sustainable design and construction in accessible language that resonates with customers.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with first class honours from UNSW and has worked in manufacturing, engineering design and construction environmental management.

Dr Gerard Healey

Sustainable Campus Design, University of Melbourne

Dr Gerard Healey is the Manager, Sustainable Campus Design for the University of Melbourne. In this role, Gerard helps the University to achieve its sustainability targets through actions in the built environment. Gerard is an active advocate for sustainability in the building environment, including being a Green Star Assessor and member of the Green Building Council’s Technical Advisory Group, a member of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect Design Review Panel, and a member of the Property Council of Australia Sustainable Development Committee. One of his current areas of interest is how we can support the transition to a circular economy.

James Wewer

Sustainability Manager – Southern Region, Building

James is Sustainability Manager for the Southern Region of the Lendlease Building business and is an active industry representative within the Green Building Council Australia, and Property Council Victoria.

James initiates and supports environmental and social sustainability outcomes for clients and projects, as well as driving business improvement initiatives.

James combines technical and commercial expertise with a passionate and persistent drive for better outcomes, and thrives on project team and industry collaboration in our shared quest to solve the big sustainability challenges.

Heidi Lee

Industry Investment Lead, Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE)

Heidi Lee is the Industry Investment Lead at Beyond Zero Emissions where she is working with the manufacturing sector to electrify Australian factories and power them with renewables. She previously worked as an architect and is excited about the potential to drastically reduce embodied emissions in Australian-made building materials like cement, steel, bricks and plastic. Heidi has a long history with BZE and the Zero Carbon Australia collaboration, including project managing BZE's 2013 plan to decarbonise all of Australia's buildings.

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