RA Board Dinner (Sydney)
29/05/2019 18:30 to 29/05/2019 21:30
Venue: Water @ Pier One
The pre-Summit Board Dinner is an informal networking event to welcome our Summit speakers and get a preview of what they will be talking about over the course of the two-days.
OUR GUEST SPEAKERS
Carlo Ratti - Professor of Urban Technologies and Planning; Director, SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
An architect and engineer by training, Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the international design office Carlo Ratti Associati. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Ratti has co-authored over 500 publications and holds several patents. His work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Design Museum in Barcelona, the Science Museum in London, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – have been included by TIME Magazine in the list of the ‘Best Inventions of the Year’.
Sonya Campbell, Acting Executive Director, Infrastructure & Structured Finance Unit, NSW Treasury
Sonya joined Treasury in September 2018 following an 18 year career in the private sector specialising in project procurement. As a member of the NSW Construction Leadership Group (CLG) and chair of the CLG Commercial Subcommittee, Sonya has a passion for improving the efficiency of infrastructure procurement and delivery. She is also the NSW Government lead on the Commercial Working Group for the Construction Industry Leadership Forum (CILF). Sonya is at the forefront of work being done by the CLG and the CILF to implement a program of specific measures to improve collaboration and risk allocation across the construction sector.
Sonya began her career as a construction lawyer at Malleson before moving to an in-house legal role with Abigroup, followed by senior asset development and then commercial and risk management roles with Abis and Lendlease. She then spent two years as a Director in PwC’s Infrastructure and Urban Renewal Group.