Boardroom Lunch with Sally Barnes, NCA (Members Only)

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Date: Monday, 13 May 2019 to Monday, 13 May 2019
Address: CANBERRA, ACT Australia
Place: Canberra CBD (venue details to be provided to confirmed attendees)
Total Price: $160.00

We invite members to join a Boardroom Lunch with the Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority, Sally Barnes, for an open discussion to better understand the NCA's vision and key policy objectives for Canberra. This conversation will also provide opportunity for the leadership of our industry to engage with the Government as we continue to play a crucial role in the development and delivery of major projects across the Australian Capital Territory.

Hosted in an intimate setting to enable an open discussion, our Boardroom Lunch Series are for senior professionals and strategic thinkers wanting to participate in the conversations that are shaping our industry.

As with all our Boardroom Lunches, places are limited to two representatives per member firm and are secured on a first-come basis. The event itself is run under the Chatham House Rule.


Date: Monday 13 May 2019

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Venue: Canberra CBD (venue details to be provided to confirmed attendees)

RSVP: Wednesday 8 May 2019

Cost: $160

Further information: Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of registration.

Sally Barnes, Chief Executive, National Capital Authority

Sally started in the Chief Executive role on Monday 12 February 2018.

Sally has spent most of her career in place making activities - connecting people to places and making places as healthy and sustainable as possible.  In her previous role as Australia’s Director of National Parks she was responsible for managing World Heritage sites such as Uluru and Kakadu National Parks in partnership with their Aboriginal traditional owners and Australia’s extensive marine park network. Much of this work involved precinct planning and heritage asset management and activation. During her time as Director visitation to parks increased by 15%, social media reach increased by 400% and own source revenue trebled.

Sally encouraged increased research into more innovative conservation solutions on the ground. She has overseen the translocation of several key species to feral-free islands in order to create insurance populations – such as the brush-tailed rabbit-rat and Norfolk Island’s green parrot.  She led her team to shift approaches to fire management as well as streamlining the business, planning and tourism processes to better direct resources where they were needed.

As the former Chief Executive of the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and head of the NSW park agency from 2007, Sally had the great honour of securing the 10th IUCN World Parks Congress for Sydney in 2014. This event brought 6,000 international and local experts to share environment solutions, including the role of business and economics in conservation.

In the role as the Chief Executive, OEH, Sally was responsible for the work of the Centennial and Moore Park Trust, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Living Museums and the NSW Heritage Council.

This event is proudly sponsored by GHD.