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Fast Track Project Advisory Board

PROGRAMME CHAIRPERSON

Mr David Lane, Chairman Emeritus, ThomsonAdsett, Australia  

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As one of Australia’s best-known architectural specialists in the Elderly Care industry, David has worked on major domestic projects across private, public and charitable sectors. He has directed work on significant international projects located in Asia, United Kingdom, Canada, and USA. He has been instrumental in developing ThomsonAdsett’s reputation as a Specialist Consultancy Practice through the expansion of Retirement and Aged Care divisions in key growth markets around Australia.  


 

Mr Tony Bridge, Managing Director, Bridge Advisory Group, Australia 

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Tony Bridge has been working with major private and community based organisations in the aged care and seniors living market throughout Australia, China and other parts of the Asia-Pacific Region for over 20 years. Formerly Founding Partner and Chairman of one of Australia’s leading strategic advisory and project management companies, Tony founded Bridge Advisory Group as an advisory company with a specialist focus on this critical sector. In this capacity, Tony and his team bring skills and vast experience to clients through areas such as market analysis to financial modelling with a strong focus on achieving successful projects that are market relevant and financially viable.
Ms Julie Ockerby, Principal Creative Director, Meli Studio, Australia 

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With more than 15 years’ experience, Julie has worked with some of the most innovative designers and hoteliers from around the world and has been a leader in translating this experience into the residential and broader commercial arenas. Julie’s background in the health sciences, boutique hotels and designing avant-garde and functional commercial spaces, has enabled Julie to be one of the pioneers incutting edge interior architecture and design in the Aged Care and Retirement Living space. Combining home-like features together with functional aesthetics enables Meli Studio’s client to consistently achieve their goals. Julie is the Creative Director and Principal of Meli Studio. She leads all projects within the Aged Care and the Retirement Living portfolio. It is a personal passion of Julie’s to reinvigorate all spectrums of Aged Care Living in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 


Mr Arthur Koumoukelis, Partner, Thomson Geer, Australia 

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Arthur Koumoukelis is a partner in Thomson Geer's aged care and retirement and seniors living communities practice.  Adviser to the sector since 1995, Arthur has been consistently awarded Best Lawyer since 2011. Advising on all aspects of operations and development, and appearing in major courts and Tribunals on decisions affecting the industry, Arthur has developed both expertise and industry experience. He has been principal adviser on major landmark developments including Mark Moran Vaucluse and Watermark at Harbord Diggers.  He has developed financial products for the industry and has advised parties in Malaysia and Singapore in investing in these communities.


Mr Patrick Ong, Principal, ThomsonAdsett, Australia 

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Patrick Ong is a principal at ThomsonAdsett, a specialist architectural practice in Australia with over 40 years experience in the seniors living industry.  ThomsonAdsett invests heavily in research and development to ensure awareness of latest trends and developments within this industry.  As a result, it has delivered innovative models in care provision, services delivery and aptly targeted lifestyle products.Patrick Ong is an architect with over 25 years experience, has been at ThomsonAdsett for the past 10 and is a key contributor to the firm's research and development programmes.  He has worked on seniors living projects in Australia and, more recently, China.  He has designed retirement lifestyle projects in collaboration with other specialist consultants to deliver buildings which are accompanied by marketing strategies, financial models and operational models suited to a client's brand.  Majority of these projects exceed average sales expectations.  He is well recognised as one of the leading seniors living architects in this region and has been a keynote speaker at various seniors living conferences throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and China.


 

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