General manager of sustainability and culture, Lend Lease
Annie Tennant is the General Manager of Sustainability and Culture at Barangaroo South for Lend Lease. With over 20 years of experience in property, construction, design and development, Annie Tennant’s current role leads the environmental and social sustainability initiatives for Barangaroo along with her first passion, public domain and public art. Annie has worked for the Government Architect’s Office, HASSELL and Hood Design (USA). From 2006-2008, Annie was NSW President of the National Association of Women in Construction.
PROFESSOR HELEN LOCHHEAD
Dean at UNSW Built Environment
Professor Helen Lochhead, Dean at UNSW Built Environment, is a cross-disciplinary - an architect, landscape architect and urbanist - who combines teaching, research, practice and advisory roles. Her career has focused on the inception, planning, design and delivery of complex projects ranging from a city-wide improvements program for the City of Sydney to major urban regeneration and waterfront projects both in Australia and the US. More recently she led the development of 30-year plan for the transformation of Sydney’s waterfront and was instrumental in setting a new strategic vision for Sydney Harbour. Her projects have received numerous awards including AIA Urban Design Awards and AILA Urban Design and Sustainability Awards. .
As an urbanist Jane has written, shaped and informed policy to make great public places for people to enjoy in cities across Australia. She now brings over 20 years of experience in working with the design professions, government leaders and corporate Australia to her philanthropy work as CEO of Sydney Community Foundation. A former Deputy Lord Mayor of Adelaide, columnist and writer about urban life, Jane’s book Places Women Make published by Wakefield Press in 2016 has been awarded the National Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media. It tells stories about women’s contribution to making great places in Australian cities.