NextGen Industry Focus: Construction – where to next?
Tuesday 11th October 2022
7:45 am - 9:00 am
Level 36, KPMG, Tower Two, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street,
Construction – where to next?
The construction industry continues to be challenged by material shortages, supply chain issues and rising costs. As the RBA increases interest rates to tackle soaring inflation, this creates yet another challenge for an industry already under pressure. The session will touch on the following topics, and more:
- Current challenges/pressures and the impacts on key stakeholders
- How the industry is responding
- Restructuring/turnaround considerations and solvency risks
- Outlook for the sector in the short to medium term.
In an industry that deals with distressed businesses, this session will provide an opportunity to enhance your understanding of the key issues challenging the industry and what to expect next.
Led by moderator Emily Seeckts (KPMG), the session will include a property market overview and outlook by guest speaker Annabel McFarlane (Senior Director, Research, JLL) and a panel discussion with guest speakers Charles Driscoll (Group General Counsel, Wingate) and Angela Farbridge-Currie (Director, Deloitte).
Light breakfast included
Emily is a leading restructuring and turnaround professional who specialises in financial capacity assessments, financial restructuring, crisis management, performance improvement and insolvencies. Emily works with organisations and their stakeholders to solve complex financial or commercial challenges, particularly when it is no longer business as usual and companies are under financial or operational stress.
Emily has worked in the field of restructuring since 2007 and has experience across the UK, the Caribbean and Australia.
Emily is a registered insolvency practitioner in Australia.
Senior Director, Research, JLL
Head of Strategic Research – Australia, JLL
Annabel is the Head of Strategic Research – Australia and a senior leader within JLL Research, Australia’s largest property research team. She leads JLL’s Sustainability and Future Cities Research and is responsible for thought leadership papers, client engagement, interpretation of JLL’s subscription research product – the Real Estate Intelligence Service, tailored strategic papers as well as data and innovation projects.
Group General Counsel, Wingate
Charles is the Group General Counsel of Wingate, a leading private investment house with a focus on property construction lending. Charles leads Wingate’s legal, risk & compliance team and is responsible for governance, legal risk management and provision of legal services across the Wingate Group, including legal oversight of the Group’s construction lending.
Prior to joining Wingate, Charles worked in private practice and in-house legal roles in Australia and the United States, including at Ashurst, National Australia Bank, AIA Australia and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Angela is a Director in Deloitte’s Turnaround and Restructuring Services team with extensive experience in property development and construction. Angela joined Deloitte in 2021 and has worked closely on the ProBuild administration and several other engagements in the property and construction sector. Prior to joining Deloitte, Angela was the CFO of Grocon and provides a unique perspective from both an industry and professional services lens.