Recognition for future property industry leaders

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
21 April 2020

A select group of Arup women has been recognised as potential industry leaders by the Property Council of Australia (PCA).

The group has been selected for the ‘500 Women in Property’ talent development programme which champions women building their careers.

They will be individually sponsored by an experienced senior colleague and offered professional development and networking opportunities through the PCA.  The Arup participants and their sponsors are:

From NSW

From Victoria

Elena and Greg are working together as Arup’s Project Manager and Project Director on the $619 million redevelopment of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.

“During my career in Arup I have been fortunate to work with some talented mentors, managers and leaders – and Greg is definitely one of them - so becoming a great manager myself is something I aspire to,” Elena said.

I’ve been participating in an internal programme to support leadership development for women which I thoroughly enjoy. Through the Property Council programme, I can grow further, eventually sharing this wisdom and experience with others around me. ”

Elena Longo head shot Elena Longo Senior Hydraulic and Fire Services Engineer

Greg said he builds strong relationships with clients and colleagues by being an open and supportive communicator, encouraging ideas, trust and collaboration.

The programme will challenge and encourage Elena and I to explore what good leadership means, while she expands her network and learns from a range of people across the industry. ”

Greg Kalisz head shot Greg Kalisz Hydraulic and Fire Services Leader NSW

The Property Council of Australia says it is encouraging a diverse, dynamic and forward-looking workforce. It wants to create a significant and sustainable increase in the number of women in senior leadership positions in the property industry and a pipeline of future leaders.