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National Principals Forum (Strata Manager Principals and SCA National Partners Only)

National Wine Centre of Australia


Monday, 21 June 2021

11:30am - 5:00pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual 


11:00am - 11:30am

Registration Desk Open with morning tea

11:30am - 11:35am

Welcome by MC

11:35am - 11:50am

Official Welcome – Chris Duggan, Deputy Chair, SCA National Strata Insurance Taskforce

11:50am - 1:00pm

A data driven holistic understanding of all aspects of strata insurance in Australia and New Zealand
Dr Nicole Johnston

Dr Nicole Johnston, Senior Lecturer, Property and Real Estate, Deakin Business School will present the report and specific data. Followed by Peer to Peer discussion

1:00pm - 1:45pm


1:45pm - 3:55pm

Dr Nicole Johnston will continue to share the report data
Peer to Peer discussion

3:55pm - 4:00pm

Official close by MC

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Networking Drinks


Coach transfers from National Wine Centre to InterContinental Adelaide

Welcome Cocktail

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Sponsored by Macquarie Bank 

Monday, 21 June 2021

6:00pm - 9:00pm 

Dress Code: 1920s attire (optional) or Cocktail

Coach transfers begin from 5:30pm from InterContinental Adelaide to Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Transfers will leave from 8:45pm from Adelaide Entertainment Centre back to InterContinental Adelaide.

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National Conference Day 1
Adelaide Convention Centre

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

9:10am - 5:00pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual



Registration Desk Open

9:10am - 9:20am

Welcome by MC Katrina Webb

9:20am - 9:30am

Official Conference Opening Welcome - Andrew Chambers, President, SCA 

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9:30am - 10:30am

The Future of Work: Human + Machine 
Dr Catriona Wallace

AI is now the fastest growing technology sector globally, expanding in investment 12-fold over the next 5 years. AI is expected to replace 1.8M jobs and generate 2.3M jobs in the next 12 months. But whose jobs are these? And how do organisations gear up for having digital employees as well as human employees?

Dr Wallace will discuss the AI driven Future of Work, where machines augment human workers & automate work functions. She explores the ethics of this [what could go wrong?] and presents the skills & capabilities that leaders and organisational designers, operations and HR professionals need to know about the coming of the human+machine era.

Proudly Sponsored by Body Corporate Brokers (BCB)

Morning Tea

10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:15am

11:15am - 12:00pm

NSW Professional Standards Scheme Update

Chris Duggan, President, SCA (NSW) and Tony Irvine, Senior Vice President / Treasurer, SCA (NSW)

Platform for Change 

Tim MacKenzie, Head of Strata, Macquarie Business Banking
Tim MacKenzie, National Head of Strata for Macquarie Business Banking, presents ‘A new era in Strata’. Macquarie has been part of the evolution of the strata industry for over 30 years and has witnessed exponential growth in the industry during that time.

In his presentation, Tim will provide insights into the impact of increasing staff costs on profit, the benefits of creating operational efficiencies and the opportunities in diversifying services. With deep industry knowledge and an insight driven approach, Tim will highlight the opportunities for strata businesses to continue to grow sustainably, while diversifying and maintaining a culture that supports and delights their people.  


Proudly Sponsored by Macquarie Bank


12:00pm - 12:45pm

A Vision for the Future – How Hybrid Teams and Flexible Work Arrangements Can Work

Kimberley Jonsson, Chief Executive Officer, CHU Underwriting Agencies 
Kimberley Jonsson shares a real life case study of the future of work that challenges the status quo and encourages you to do things differently.

Gain practical tips and insight into how flexible work arrangements and hybrid teams can work for your business and your people.

Proudly Sponsored by CHU Underwriting Agencies 


12:45pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Building Smart Cities 
Catherine Caruana-McManus

Catherine will share how city leaders, property and precinct owners are applying smart cities, Internet of Things and other digital technologies to more effectively manage everything from smart mobility to the use of energy or water resources, public spaces and engagement with their constituents.  

Catherine is a global expert in Smart Cities and IoT. Co-Founder and Director of Meshed IoT Integrators, Founder of the Global Community - Giant Ideas for Smart Cities, Co-Founder and Board Member the IoT Alliance Australia. As a global leader in smart sustainable cities and digital transformation, Catherine has been awarded prestigious industry awards including the IoT Ambassador Award by the IoTAA and Smart Cities Industry Leader by Smart Cities Council.

Proudly Sponsored by Kelly + Partners Chartered Accountants

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Afternoon Tea

3:00pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Keyboards Don't Have Feelings
Jason Carlson, Partner, Grace Lawyers

Trolls are not mythical creatures lurking under bridges anymore. The rise of electronic communications has changed the meaning of this term. You may have encountered a modern troll or 'keyboard warrior' at some point, and you will have received emails that seemed tone-deaf and insensitive. 

This session will explore why people are lovely to your face but beastly in emails, and the dangers strata communities face if electronic communications replace the handshake and friendly chat.

Proudly Sponsored by Grace Lawyers


4:00pm - 4:20pm

Apps for All Generations
Kyra Murphy, Partner, Richardson Strata

Accessing apps on mobile devices can save time and provide users the agility to perform tasks on the go. This session will showcase a variety of different apps that can be used as tools by lot owners, strata managers and contractors to improve working in our strata community environment

4:20pm - 4:50pm

Contributing as a Profession to a Sustainable Future 
Jeremy Rose, Business Development Manger, SDG Align
Shaun Brockman, National Advocacy & Policy Manager, SCA
Julie McLean, Education Chair, SCA (VIC)

The global pandemic, extreme weather conditions in Australia and a growing consumer awareness for sustainability have emphasized the urgency for environmental, societal and economic change towards a new way of working and living. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global framework with 17 ambitious topics to work towards 2030, eliminating poverty, caring for the environment and leaving no-one behind.

Working together, strata can play an important role in reducing the negative impacts and develop strategies and actions that positively transform the environment, society and economy in an ambition towards a better, more sustainable future.

Day 1 Close by MC Katrina Webb

4:50pm - 5:00pm

Night at the Factory

Lion Arts Factory 

Sponsored by Poolwerx

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

6:30pm - 9:30pm 

Dress Code: Smart Casual (leather jacket optional)

Lion Arts Factory is a less than 5 minute walk from the Adelaide Convention Centre and Intercontinental Adelaide. Therefore, there are no transfers for this evening.

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National Conference Day 2
Adelaide Convention Centre

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

9:10am - 3:00pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual



Exhibition Opens

9:10am - 9:20am

Day 2 Welcome from MC Katrina Webb

9:20am - 10:00am

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Helping to Transform Data to Decisions

Dr Sanjay Mazumdar

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are transforming industries. They help to convert the vast amount of data available to organisations into information and intelligence on which to make decisions, resulting in new products and services, as well as greater efficiency and effectiveness for existing operations.  

Sanjay is the Chief Data Officer and a Partner at KPMG Australia. He leads the development of the data strategy and capability for the Australian firm. Sanjay is a proven Chief Executive and Director who has successfully led technology organisations in the national security and ICT sectors.


Proudly Sponsored by BIV Reports 

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10:00am - 10:30am

Evolving the Strata Insurance Story 

Alistair Gibney, Managing Director, Body Corporate Brokers (BCB)

Strata managers became the primary relationship for insurance distribution, which was a catalyst for growth. It brought body corporates and their committees not only decades of a more convenient packaged product but also policy benefits way beyond regulatory requirements. In recent years ever-increasing insurance premiums, defects, cladding, regulatory reviews, natural disasters, capacity shortages, business models etc. are adding complexity and we ask, where to from here?   

Proudly Sponsored by Body Corporate Brokers (BCB)

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Morning Tea

Proudly Sponsored by RHM Consultants

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10:30am - 11:15am

11:15am - 11:45am

Maximising BMS Data Collection for Greater Building Efficiency 

Andrew McMeekin, Solutions & Delivery Manager, Active 

Providing an overview on how new buildings can be better designed to deliver data that a Building/Strata Manager can actually use to enhance the efficient and effective management of their building. Active will also detail retrofit opportunities for existing buildings to take advantage of systems which are already in place to maximise their use.

Proudly Sponsored by Active


11:45am - 12:30pm

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Rock The Pool 2021 – A Story of Drones, Data, Social Media and Goggles

Bobby Lehane

Bobby has real life experience in transforming businesses; building and leading high performance, diverse and inclusive teams, in digital disruption and in delivering exceptional financial outcomes; Bobby has held roles at organisations including Zurich, Microsoft, Multiplex and Commonwealth Bank of Australia working in the UK, Japan and Africa prior to settling in Australia. Most recently he was CEO of CHU Underwriting Agencies.

Bobby completed 100 swims, in 100 days, covering 250 Kilometres of swimming while targeting every ocean Rock pool in NSW and some interesting others along the way. Bobby will deliver an entertaining review of the Rock The Pool 2021 swimathon, sharing insights on the drivers, the logistics including utilisation of digital technology, social media and drones and the many valuable learnings along the way. The presentation will feature some of the amazing drone footage, the pictures, the music and the funny stories.

Proudly Sponsored by Reserve Fund Plans


Proudly Sponsored by RHM Consultants

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12:30pm - 1:45pm

1:45pm - 2:35pm

Shiny New Objects - What Digital Transformation Really Is

Mal Chia

Join digital transformation and marketing expert Mal Chia as he explains what digital transformation is, but more importantly what it isn't.​ As every organisation is faced with the challenge of operating in an increasingly online environment, standing still is no longer an option. Every part of your business will be impacted from sales to marketing, hr to finance. In order to grow your business and win the war for top talent, your systems and processes need to evolve and adapt.

Mal will share his experiences from leading established, legacy brands through their digital transformation to building a digital-first brands from scratch at some of the world's leading tech companies. Mal is an award-winning marketer and leader who helps brands achieve rapid growth. 

Proudly Sponsored by KONE ELEVATORS


2:35pm - 2:50pm

Australian Apartment Advocacy 2021 Report

Samantha Reece, Director, Australian Apartment Advocacy 

Forecasting the appetite for apartment living, the Australian Apartment Advocacy (AAA) has just completed its national bi-annual survey, with an impressive 3600 apartment owners and renters responding in 2021. This research delves into the impact that COVID has had on apartment owners and renters attitudes, what they love about their apartment and what they would change. The survey also determines their views towards strata managers as well as defects.  

Day 2 Close by MC Katrina Webb

Education Partner

Business Supporter

2:50pm - 3:00pm

2020-2021 SCA Australasia Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Adelaide Convention Centre
MC Mark Bickley

Sponsored by SCA National Partners

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

6:00pm - late (Formal proceedings begin from 7pm)

Dress Code: Evening Wear

Winter Wonderland theme

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This Conference is proudly supported by SCA National Partners  

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