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Margaret Hendry Public Forum

Margaret Hendry Public Forum

AILA ACT Invites you to attend the 2019 Margaret Hendry Public Forum on 27 March 2019 at Palace Cinema. With a focus on the theme “Connections” the line up for this free public lecture includes Dr Maxine Cooper (former Auditor General for the ACT), Lauren Kajewski (corporate sustainability expert) and Shannon Battisson (from The Mill: Architecture + Design).

Margaret Hendry Public Forum
27 March 2019 - Palace Cinema, New Acton 
5:30pm for a 6pm (presentations will commence) 
Theme: Connections
Cost: Free event

 
AILA ACT Invites you to attend the 2019 Margaret Hendry Public Forum on 27 March 2019 at Palace Cinema.
 
With a focus on the theme “Connections” the line up for this free public lecture includes Dr Maxine Cooper (former Auditor General for the ACT), Lauren Kajewski (corporate sustainability expert) and Shannon Battisson (from The Mill: Architecture + Design).
 
“We wanted to gather together a group of speakers from a range of backgrounds who could tackle the questions relating to the importance of connections between professions and more generally in the building of our cities within the pressures posed by environmental threats,” said Gay Williamson, AILA ACT Chapter President.
 
Member for Yerrabi, Suzanne Orr, MLA will also feature in the program to provide political and planning perspective which will contextualise the issues and thematic for Canberra. 
 
About Margaret Hendry
Most of Canberra has been planned and designed by men and Margaret Hendry is one of the few women who have played a significant role in shaping the landscape of Australia’s national capital,” said Ms Williamson.

From 1963 to 1974 Margaret Hendry was a landscape architect with the National Capital Development Commission – the first woman appointed and one of only five female landscape architects in Australia at that time. She worked on the landscape of town centres, shopping centres, parks and playgrounds, schools, cemeteries, and large recreation areas.”
 

About the Presenters

 
Dr Maxine Cooper 
Dr Maxine Cooper is the former Auditor-General for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).  Prior to being appointed as the ACT Auditor-General, Dr Cooper was the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment and the Head of the ACT Water Security Taskforce.  Dr Cooper has held many senior executive roles in the ACT Government as well as other Australian jurisdictions and private practice.  Dr Cooper has a PhD (Melbourne University); Masters of Environmental Science (Calgary University, Canada); Bachelor of Arts - Urban & Regional Planning from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) (now Curtain University), Western Australia.  She is a Fulbright Fellow (USA) and Commonwealth Scholarship holder (Canada) and is a Fellow of the Planning Institute and the Australian and New Zealand Environment Institute.
 
Dr Cooper’s career has been as a senior executive in a wide range of government areas both in the ACT and in other Australian jurisdictions.  In her early career she worked in private practice.
She retired earlier this year as  ACT Auditor-General having held that role since 2011.  She was previously Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, and prior to that, Head of the ACT Water Security Taskforce.  Dr Cooper has been a Senior Executive in the ACT Government managing roles in a wide range of areas including urban and regional planning; environmental management, heritage, land management to business (ACTION Buses, cemeteries, the ACT Nursery, Capital Linen, major venues, and tourism).
 
Ms Lauren Kajewski 
Lauren Kajewski is a successful corporate sustainability professional, with the ability to lead complex environmental and social sustainability projects to effect positive change. Working across corporate and government sectors, and leading successful non-profit partnerships, Lauren has a depth of knowledge that supports strong shared value outcomes.

Lauren currently holds the role of Sustainability Manager, Team Leader within at Landcom – the NSW government's urban transformation agency. In this role, Lauren is responsible for all facets of sustainability strategy, management, delivery and innovation for Landcom's portfolio of projects. 

Lauren’s skills also extend to corporate sustainability reporting and awards that includes DJSI Sustainability Index, GRESB, Global 100, and GBCA Green Star certifications.

Lauren has a Masters of Sustainability & Environmental Management at Harvard University, has recently achieved her Professional Graduate Certificate in Corporate Sustainability & Innovation from Harvard University, and was awarded the 2015 NAWIC International Women’s Day Scholarship for research into education and gender diversity in the property and construction industry.
 
 
Ms Shannon Battisson  
Shannon is an experienced architect, with an avid devotion to environmental design. Shannon was awarded the AIA Emerging Architect Award in 2018. She is fascinated with how it relates to the design and construction of our built environment. With over fourteen years of experience, her projects span from local Canberra projects, across Australia to Hong Kong and the USA.
 
After graduating from the University of New South Wales, she returned to Canberra to work for a small design and construction company with a strong environmental focus. It was here where her passion was cultivated.

27/03/2019 5:30 PM - 27/03/2019 10:00 PM
NewActon Nishi, 2 Phillip Law St
Canberra, ACT 2601

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