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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

INTRODUCING OUR MC....  DAVID RENDALL, SUPREME COMMANDER, FREAK FACTORY

During the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm.

Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor and stand-up comedian. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities.

In between presentations, David competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons.

David has a doctor of management degree in organisational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of three books: 

  • The Four Factors of Effective Leadership
  • The Freak Factor
  • The Freak Factor for Kids


Sponsored by A.G Coombs

 

                             
                




 

DEB NOLLER, CEO & COFOUNDER,
SWITCH AUTOMATION


Deb Noller is the dynamic CEO and co-founder of Switch Automation, a smart building software company specialising in building performance optimisation. With more than 20 years of experience in real estate, technology, business and sustainability, she is passionate about helping enterprises leverage next generation facilities management technology to execute more efficient business operations. She studied environmental management and technology at James Cook University then launched her career as a software engineer prior to founding Switch.

Deb is an active member of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN). She was named one of Dell’s Founders 50 and one of the Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs in Australia by Rare Birds. Noller currently participates in the Linux Foundation’s new open source project, EdgeX Foundry, which aims to unify the IoT ecosystem as well as the Enterprise Innovation Lab sponsored by WeWork and MasterCard.

Sponsored by Hendry



            
      

 


 

DAVID HEMMING, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC ESTATES, HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT


David Hemming joined the Houses of Parliament team in July 17. He is currently the Deputy Managing Director of Strategic Estates. His previous role was as the Head of Estates for Leeds Beckett University. Prior to that, he spent 20 years serving in the Corps of Royal Engineers. In his early military career, he took the high-risk approach and specialised in Bomb Disposal and Technical Engineer Reconnaissance. With the advent of children, he took a lower risk approach and specialised in the provision of infrastructure, and the management of large complex estates. He is Chartered Civil Engineer with a broad range of experience covering client, contractor and designer roles. He is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

He has fulfilled various senior built environment roles within the public sector. He has regularly managed capital portfolios in excess of £100M annual spend, and managed annual operational budgets in excess of £45M. He has a belief in leveraging technology to effective manage a more efficient estate and create better environments. Information is the key. If you know what questions need to be asked, you can target the source of the information, extract it, analyse it and take proactive action to benefit from it.

He is married to Tiffany, and has 4 small children. His hobbies seem to be acting as a taxi driver, cleaner and general toy fixer. Were he to ever get any time to himself he would devote it to trying to finish his doctorate in Building Information Management, which still seems to take second place to attempting to finish building his own eco-home.

Sponsored by CETEC

 




 

MARK TIERNEY, MANAGER ASSET ALLOCATION, AUSTRALIANSUPER

Mark has a BEc (economics and industrial relations) and MEc (international and monetary economics). Since graduating from university Mark has had 35 years experience in financial markets in Australia including roles as both a trader and analyst. This period included the float of the Australian Dollar, the 1980s boom and crash, the Asian crisis, the technology boom and crash, the rise of China and the commodities boom, the GFC and the extraordinary changes in economic policy over the past ten years.

Starting in 1983 in the money market and futures divisions of the Commonwealth Bank Mark moved to the Australian subsidiary of HSBC, HongKongBank Australia, in 1986 as a trader in the short-term interest rate market. In 1989 Mark became the international economist for HKBA covering the major developed market economies.

In 1991 Mark moved to Bankers Trust Australia as one of the first currency strategists in Australia which required both analysis of currency markets and presentations to large international investors in the US, Europe and Japan. Mark became the international economist for BT in 1998 before moving to Macquarie Group in 1999 as part of the acquisition of the BT investment bank. His initial role was international economic analyst for the asset allocation team in Macquarie Equities. The role required regular presentations to both the wholesale and retail divisions of Macquarie Equities. The role was expanded to include coverage of international economies for the fixed income and currency teams.

Mark moved to the Macquarie economics team in 2005 which broadened the responsibilities to include advice to the wealth management division. In 2012 Mark joined AustralianSuper as the economist in the asset allocation team within Investments with coverage of the main developed economies, including Australia. The role includes forecasts of these economies and commentary on key policy/political changes that may affect the performance of asset markets.             






 

RODERIC BUNN, DOCTORATE RESEARCHER, BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

Roderic Bunn has a long track record in researching the performance of non-domestic buildings, from their energy and carbon dioxide emissions to measuring the wellbeing and satisfaction of occupants.

Roderic edited the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Journal (CIBSE) for 16 years. Between 1995-2001 he led the ground-breaking PROBE building performance evaluation research project. PROBE identified the key factors for achieving successful building performance, in terms of both energy efficiency and occupant satisfaction. This research was instrumental in fabric airtightness standards and energy measurement techniques being included in the UK Building Regulations. It also led to the concept of building sea-trials, which itself developed into the post-handover aftercare protocol known as Soft Landings in 2009.

Roderic helped develop Soft Landings into a new professional service for construction industries around the world. The method has been adopted by the UK Government for central procurement (Government Soft Landings), and a version published in 2016 for the Australia and New Zealand property market. Soft Landings is therefore consistent with international green rating schemes such as BREEAM and LEED, and GreenStar and NABERS in Australia.

Roderic is author of a number of guides, notably the Soft Landings Framework, How to Procure Soft Landings, and the construction reality-checking process Pitstopping. He has also authored or co-authored academic papers on occupant satisfaction and energy use. Roderic has a particular focus on post-occupancy evaluation of new and existing schools and educational buildings. He was chief editor for the UK Department of Education guide: Design of Sustainable Schools: Case studies.

Roderic writes and lectures widely on building engineering and on the role of human behaviour in building performance, and advises building owners and building design teams on ways to ensure their design ambitions are achieved in reality.

Roderic has just completed a four-year Engineering Doctorate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL) on occupant satisfaction metrics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Silver Medallist of the CIBSE.
            




 

RODNEY HOGG, FORMER PROFESSIONAL CRICKET PLAYER

Blond, blue-eyed, aggressive and menacingly fast, Rodney Hogg announced himself with 41 wickets for World Series-depleted Australia against England in 1978-79. The way he regularly beat Geoff Boycott for pace thrilled Australia at a lean time.

Injury and a rebel tour to South Africa interrupted, cricket life was never quite so bounteous again. Nevertheless, Hogg was generally in Australia’s first rank. A quirky character, he once had his wife erase the videotape of a soft dismissal while batting in a Test, saying he did not want his son to see him as a coward!

Rodney Hogg has become established as one of Australia’s foremost public and guest speakers. He also performs exceptionally well as a corporate and motivational speaker. His experiences on and off the pitch are the highlight of many business and sporting functions.