White Pages Community and Government Award
Property Council of Australia, Canberra
As ACT executive director of the Property Council of Australia, Catherine Carter has a dual advocacy role to both the ACT and Federal Governments on Canberra-related property issues. Catherine’s effective leadership of the not-for-profit organisation in the past five years has driven an increase in member companies from 112 to 172 and doubled revenue streams. Catherine is employed as a lobbyist and general manager, responsible for policy, advocacy and government relations as well as commercial activities and budgets. Property Council members include commercial, industrial and residential property developers, environmental consultants, architects, engineers and planners. As the public face of the Property Council, Catherine has advocated the council’s view on building forms and environmental sustainability, the need for long-term planning and a vision for the nation’s capital. Directly supervising three staff in Canberra, Catherine works closely with colleagues in the Property Council’s 100-person national team through internal committees and working groups.
“I work extremely closely with Canberra’s property industry professionals – I rely heavily on their expert advice to formulate and promote advocacy priorities” - Catherine Carter.