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July Breakfast

  • 17 Jul 2024
  • 6:45 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Maroochy RSL | 105 Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore QLD 4558
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Join us on Wednesday 17th July at Maroochy RSL for our July Breakfast; with special guest speakers, Anna Jackson, Amanda Yeates and Lorna Willis.

With a focus on women in property development and infrastructure delivery, this breakfast hosts a powerhouse line-up of speakers that you will not want to miss!

Purchase your ticket now to hear from Amanda Yeates, CEO of SunCentral, Anna Jackson, CEO of Unitywater and Lorna Willis, Director of Lowanna Beach Resort and WOW Property Women Network as they talk about some of the major projects that are shaping our region and how they are inspiring more women to become leaders in this traditionally male-dominated industry.

Secure your ticket now and join us for another fantastic SCBWN event!

Anna Jackson - CEO, Unitywater

As CEO of Unitywater, Anna Jackson is focused on delivering the sustainable water services that enable more than 800,000 people across the Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay areas to be part of a healthy and thriving community.

The Unitywater team operate and maintain more than $3.8 billion of water, wastewater and recycled water assets to reliably provide the essential services valued by customers of today, while delivering a $1.8 billion capital program over the next five years to support the region’s rapidly growing population.

Anna leads a team of around 860 people (including 303 women), as they come together to be defined as an organisation which adds economic, social and environmental value through its actions with customers, communities and partners.

Working in the water industry since 2017, Anna was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Unitywater in 2022. She is active in national industry leadership through the Water Services Association of Australia and the Australian Water Partnership Advisory Committee.

Anna’s professional background is diverse and includes roles in Australia and internationally for Coffey Tetra Tech International Development, and for aerospace and technology company Raytheon.

Amanda Yeates - CEO, SunCentral Maroochydore

As CEO SunCentral, Amanda plays a leading role in achieving excellence, innovation, social and economic benefit in the development of Australia’s largest greenfield CBD development, the Maroochydore City Centre.  The $3 billion investment in the 53-hectare site will support the development of an identifiable city heart for the Sunshine Coast Region.

Amanda was previously the Deputy Director General, Department of Transport and Main Roads where she oversaw the state’s $27 billion transport infrastructure program. She has extensive experience in leadership of major public infrastructure programs and a keen interest in the role of public infrastructure to promote inclusivity, economic vibrancy and shaping of local communities.

Amanda is a passionate advocate for inclusive and diverse workplaces.  Her passion for people overflows into her professional and personal networks. 

Amanda is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Fellow with the Institute of Engineers Australia, Chair of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Sunshine Coast Committee and Co-Chair of the UniSC’s Engineering Industry Advisory Committee as well as being an Adjunct Fellow with the UniSC.

She also holds Board Director roles with Powerlink and Wishlist (the Sunshine Coast Health Foundation).

Lorna Willis - Director, Lowanna Beach Resort and WOW Property Women Network

Lorna is the incredible Visionary and Director of the $101 million Lowanna Beach Resort project in Buddina with 112 apartments and 5 commercial units. She has been pioneering in the property industry for over 45 years and was the 2023 Winner of the Top Women in Construction  – Development Sector.

Lorna is the Founder, Mentor and Director of the WOW Property Women Networking group which exists to encourage and inspire women to work towards success in a male dominated industry, while overcoming the formidable challenges and uncertainties that exist.

Lorna’s focus is not just on Property, but also on People and Purpose. She is passionate about breaking through the self-imposed barriers that hold women back, showing them what is possible, while also reaching for a purpose that is greater than ourselves.

Lorna started in property, buying her first block of land at the age of 18yrs for $4,000. While raising four daughters, she qualified in Architectural Design, Interior Design and later went on to become a successful Property Developer. Lorna has also successfully completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and the MBE Corporate Advisory and Capital Raising Course.


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