2021 CoreNet Global Awards
CoreNet Global Australia is thrilled to announce that have been named Chapter of the Year in the CoreNet Global Awards (Large Chapter Category).

This achievement is a celebration of our members, who trust us with their professional development and share so freely to create such a welcoming and supportive professional networking community. Our community is stronger than ever, attracting the best and brightest corporate real estate professionals.

It’s an incredible recognition of the efforts of our volunteer executive team and various committee members, who all work tirelessly for our members to create the best possible membership experience. The hours of effort to shape our industry and its direction are often unseen but greatly appreciated.

And it’s validation for our sponsors, who’ve committed to supporting us, especially through such a challenging two years, getting onboard with virtual event formats and trusting us as we explore new ideas. Your partnership helps us to continue to provide a space for people to connect, learn, grow and belong.

While today we celebrate, we also look forward with an even stronger CNGAU program planned for 2022. Thanks for your ongoing support and for being part of our evolution.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their ongoing support as we navigate these evolving times and their understanding of the difficult environment for events like major conferences.

Unless otherwise agreed, all tickets and annual conference sponsorships will be automatically rolled over to the new date for this event. If you have specific questions or any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

On behalf of everyone at CoreNet Global Australia, we appreciate all the support you have given to our events program this year despite the challenges and look forward to continuing to provide high-value content and networking opportunities in the future.

2021 - Fresh perspectives and continued momentum

CoreNet Global Australia welcomes new leadership team

2021 marks the transition to CoreNet Global Australia’s new leadership team and I’m delighted to take over from Maria Russo-Fama as the new chair. Maria leaves a lasting legacy, and we wish her well with her new global role as Chapter Leaders Council Chair.

After two years supporting Maria as chair elect, I know just how much effort goes in behind the scenes and I’m ready to bring all my skills and experience to the role. I’m delighted to be leading the organisation into the next two years, together with our new executive team. The incredible skills of these people will provide new energy and ideas.

Our 2021 executive team is:

Angela Barwick, Chapter Chair
Leah Ong, Chair Elect and Diversity and Inclusion
Craig Wiseman, Treasurer
Melanie Kurzydlo, Sponsorship
Liz Hoehnke, Membership
Daniel Haine, Program
Caroline Boyce, Signature Event
Amanda Morton, Young Leaders
David Burton, Learning and Development/University Relations

We’re particularly excited to have introduced two new areas of focus: Diversity and Inclusion, as well as Learning and Development/University Relations. These new functions will allow us to reach new audiences, expand our relevance within the industry, and provide members with valuable resources to further your career. Our broader team has grown too with new subcommittee members, and we look forward to continuing to welcome new committee members.

After navigating 2020’s challenges, we’re delighted to have been able to recommence our face-to-face events program already. With events held in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne already, it’s been fantastic to reconnect with old members and forge new relationships with recent joiners. Our events program continues to build momentum and we’re excited to have planning underway for our national conference in September.

One of the major achievements of past-chair, Maria Russo-Fama, was the introduction of the local MCR program and we are delighted to announce that our first cohort of candidates has just graduated. It’s an incredible achievement and we celebrate all the graduates on their effort to reach this point. Congratulations to:

  • Melissa Annis
  • Sai Kishore Avatapalli
  • Martin Christie
  • Wim de Villers
  • Cameron Gardiner
  • Brian Harman
  • Tica Hessing
  • Bernadette Holloway
  • Mary Jovic
  • Leonie Mitaxa
  • Elena Nattrass Zuvela
  • Kurt Potent
  • Catherine Sullivan
  • Deborah Sweetman
  • Shelley Wiles
  • Peter Wheatley
  • Maria Russo-Fama

I look forward to working with the team to provide members with an engaging program of events, valuable networking connections and skills development opportunities. We’d love to hear your ideas on how CoreNet Global Australia can continue to maximise the value that we offer and look forward to a successful year for all.

Angela Barwick
Australia Chapter Chair



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About CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) executives with strategic responsibility for the real property used by multinational corporations for their own operations. CoreNet Global has more than 10,000 members in 50 countries and include nearly half of the Global 2000 and 70% of the top 100 U.S. companies, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally.  CoreNet Global (www.corenetglobal.org) operates in global regions including:  Asia, Australia, EMEA, Latin and North America.

We aim to facilitate knowledge, leadership and development in Corporate Real Estate in Australia and the world, by augmenting the voice of the occupier. We harness the benefits of being global while locally immersed and focused in the delivery of value to members.

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