Emma Hendry

Non-Executive Director, TIKS
A respected industry leader & advocate, Emma is driven by innovation & finding ‘better, smarter ways’ for buildings, cities & communities. Emma transforms how things ‘should be done’, driving industry forward & championing innovation to propel the sector globally. An accomplished academic with a double bachelor’s degree in Commerce & Economics, Emma commenced a Masters-level Diploma in Financial Strategy at Said Oxford Business School, graduating with an Executive MBA with distinction during her transition to CEO of Hendry. Emma is a regular contributor to academia, advising tertiary institutions on course content, micro credentials & innovation programs. Passionate about learning, Emma is a keen spokesperson at university events, engaging & inspiring the next generation of leaders. Named CEO Magazine 'Building & Construction Executive of the Year' 2018, a female first in the category, Emma is a role-model, & passionate about promoting inclusion, with a focus on supporting women to pursue leadership roles. A globally recognised keynote speaker, Emma presents on topics such as Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, Leadership, Digital Disruption, Innovation in the Built-Environment, Smart Cities, and Data & Collaboration. Emma is also actively involved in informing economic policy and advocacy, Emma joins the Australia UK Youth Leadership Forum as Vice Chair, as the Global Ambassador (Australia) for Women in PropTech and an Ambassador for CEO Dare for Cure for the Children’s Cancer Institute.

Takes part in

  • Diversity, Equality & Inclusion in Real Estate ForumView Full Event
  • 15:30 - 16:10

    Fireside chat: Examining how we can employ and empower Indigenous Australians into the industry

    By Jason Ardler PSM Former Head Aboriginal Affairs, Department of the Premier & Cabinet NSW

    In this session, we examine how employers can engage and hire more indigenous Australians and help first Australians build a successful career in Real Estate.

    • How do you create an effective indigenous Australian employment campaign?
    • What cultural considerations need to be made when looking to employ indigenous Australians?
    Panellists include:
    Karen Mundine Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Australia
    Jason Ardler PSM Former Head Aboriginal Affairs, Department of the Premier & Cabinet NSW
    Moderated by:
    Emma Hendry Non-Executive Director, TIKS
  • 12:10 - 12:30

    Chairperson opening remarks: Getting people to understand what Diversity & Inclusion means and how to address the causes of why we have such a lack of diversity within the industry

    By Emma Hendry Non-Executive Director, TIKS

    In a sector facing huge disruption and change, fostering diversity, equality and inclusion within your business and its leadership will give you a powerful commercial advantage.

    • Overcoming Workplace realities and making D&I part of the business agenda
    • Aligning the company’s agenda to achieve an inclusive culture with gender parity
    • How do we need to measure inclusion and why focusing on EDI drives overall business performance?
    • Addressing Mental Health in the workplace
  • Smart & Healthy Buildings SummitView Full Event
  • 16:00 - 16:30

    Why smart buildings need a smart, strategic process?

    By Emma Hendry Non-Executive Director, TIKS

    So, your company has been thinking that its new or existing building should be smart, but what does this mean and what does it actually mean for your business? We will evaluate what a smart building is, the strategic approach required for a smart delivery and an integrated solution for a successful delivery for your business future buildings. Questions to ask include:

    • What is a smart building and what does it mean for you and your business?
    • What impact does each stage of the building’s lifecycle (whether design, build, manage or operate) have on creating and maintaining a smart building?
    • What are the current obstacles?
    • What are the critical phases and resources required?
    • What does the roadmap incorporate for smart buildings of the future?

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