Bid Development Team

Sue Holiday

Sue Holiday

Interim Chair

Sue Holliday has had a long career in planning in the NSW public service, in consulting and academia. She has demonstrated a long and determined commitment to solving the major urban policy issues facing our cities.  Sue has held Board and high level advisory roles at the national level.

Sue brings to the board of PropTech experience in government processes, in innovation, in planning and in affordable housing.

Professor Vito Mollica, Macquarie University Business School

Professor Vito Mollica, Macquarie University Business School

Interim CEO

Having co-developed Australia’s House Price Indices with CoreLogic and launching Australia’s first shared equity scheme, Vito is passionate about real estate, especially as it relates to providing better information and making housing more accessible Vito’s research centres on market design, having been Head of the Market Quality-Finance of the $32.3m Capital Markets CRC, and awarded multiple prizes including the Australian Council of Graduate Research Prize for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research, Marie Curie Fellowship (Aarhus University, Denmark.

Debra Hazelton

Debra Hazelton

Principal Advisor, Financial Innovation

Debra has over 30 years’ experience in global financial services, with a particular focus on Australia and Japan. During her executive career as CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Japan and CEO of Mizuho Bank in Australia Debra led businesses focussing on Treasury, Debt Capital Markets, Project Finance and Corporate Finance. She also has senior executive experience across risk management, global financial trading markets as well as international business development and global human resources.

Graham Mirabito

Graham Mirabito

Principal Advisor, Data and Technology

He has over 35 years’ experience in the information technology industry including 10 years in engineering and 25 years in sales, marketing, operations, mergers, acquisitions and general management. Graham has held senior roles at Telstra as MD Telstra Europe and EVP Telstra Asia. Graham’s previous role for 12 years was as CEO of RP Data which he took public on the ASX in 2006 and was acquired by strategic shareholder CoreLogic in 2011. His last executive role was as CEO CoreLogic international responsible for operations in Australia, Asia and UK. Graham is an Independent Board Director at Harcourts International (Real estate group), Auscred (online mortgage broker), Archistar (Property Generative Design).

Wayne Byres

Wayne Byres

Principal Advisor, Regulatory Affairs

Wayne Byres is an experienced and strategic leader with extensive expertise, both domestic and international, in financial services regulation, risk management, governance, and public policy. He is a former Chair of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (2014-2022) and Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking. Recently, Wayne serves as an Expert Advisor to the International Monetary Fund and Non-Executive Director, Macquarie Bank Limited.

Professor Michael Aitken

Professor Michael Aitken

Bid Strategist

Michael Aitken founded the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and served as its CEO and Chief Scientist for 19 years. He also played a major role in establishing both the Digital Health CRC and the Digital Finance CRC. He won the Prime Minister’s ICT Exporter of the Year award in 2010 for his work on the SMARTS Market Surveillance System, which was subsequently sold to the Nasdaq. His work on SMARTS also helped him win the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Science in 2016. He was admitted as a member of the Order of Australia in 2014. Michael holds an Honours degree and a Master of Accounting and Finance from Massey University in New Zealand and a PhD in security market design from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of NSW (UNSW).

Helena Hurley

Helena Hurley

Research Coordinator

Helena is a strategic partnership and research program management professional. She holds a management position in the Research, Innovation and Enterprise portfolio at Macquarie University and has led the development and management of strategic relationships with global companies whilst working in Australia.

Academics and Engagement Team

Professor Chris Pettit

Chief Scientist

Professor Chris Pettit is the Director of the City Futures Research Centre UNSW – an internationally renown institute which has been conducting scholarly applied public interest research on our cities since 2005. Prof Pettit is also the current Chair of the Board of Directors for CUPUM (Computational Urban Planning and Urban Management) the premier international academic forum (30 years old) at the intersection of digital technologies, data science, urban planning and city shaping.

Professor Emma Baker

Professor Emma Baker

Research Lead

Professor Amin Beheshti

Professor Amin Beheshti

Research Lead

Professor Alicia Rambaldi

Professor Alicia Rambaldi

Research Lead

Professor Sara Wilkinson

Professor Sara Wilkinson

Research Lead

Professor Fang Chen

Professor Fang Chen

Research Lead

Professor Hoon Han

Professor Hoon Han

Research Lead

Professor Megan Moskos

Professor Megan Moskos

Research Lead

Professor Kristian Ruming

Professor Kristian Ruming

Research Lead

Professor Longbing Cao

Professor Longbing Cao

Research Lead

Professor Flora Salim

Professor Flora Salim

Research Lead

Professor Shuping Shi

Professor Shuping Shi

Research Lead

Dr Stephen Friel

Dr Stephen Friel

Industry Engagement

Dr Marc Bohmann

Dr Marc Bohmann

Industry Engagement

Advisory Board

Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

Advisory Board

John White

John White

Michelle Wood

Michelle Wood

Louise McElvogue

Louise McElvogue

Simon (Carlisle) Maughan Wright

Simon (Carlisle) Maughan Wright

Mike Zorbas

Mike Zorbas

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