Women's Property Initiatives is a non-profit company, limited by guarantee, managed by a voluntary board of women from the private, government, community and academic sectors.

The Directors of the Board bring commitment, passion, strategic direction and responsible governance to WPI.

Meet the Team

Debra Mika

Chair

Debra Mika

Chair

Professional Background:
Senior Management - Financial Services

Relevant skills & experience:
Analytical and financial expertise, strategic and business planning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phone: 2

Carmel McCormack

Vice Chair

Carmel McCormack

Vice Chair

Professional Background:
Executive management

Relevant skills & experience:
Publications, policy, advocacy, professional development, communications, marketing, sponsorship, finance, administration and business development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phone: 3

Christine Gilbertson

Treasurer

Christine Gilbertson

Treasurer

Professional Background:
Chartered Accountant

Relevant skills & experience:
Financial Management, Risk Management, Audit, Property Development, Governance, Investment Portfolio Management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phone: 4

Jeanette Large

CEO, Company Secretary & Principal Estate Agent

Jeanette Large

CEO, Company Secretary & Principal Estate Agent

Professional Background:
WPI Chief Executive Officer 

Relevant skills & experience:
Extensive housing sector experience, advocacy, governance, real estate, asset management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alyssa Caplan

Director

Alyssa Caplan

Director

Professional Background:
Lawyer

Skills and Experience:
Corporate law specialising in complex commercial contracts. Risk identification & management, legal strategy and corporate governance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phone: 5

Donna Rayner

Director

Donna Rayner

Director

Professional Background:
Principal, property and development at prestigious, mid-tier law firm.

Relevant skills & experience:
Extensive experience in property law, specialising in retirement living law, residential and commercial property transactions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phone: 7

Noral Rich

Director

Noral Rich

Director

Professional Background:
Partner - global real estate services firm
 

Relevant skills & experience:
Wide-ranging property expertise; development feasibility, development risk identification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phone: 8

Katie Struthers

Director

Katie Struthers

Director

Professional Background:
Director of Assurance at one of the Big Four professional services firms

Relevant skills & experience:
Chartered Accountant, technical accounting knowledge, risk management, governance.

 

 

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Ellie Schwab

Director

Ellie Schwab

Director

Professional Background:
Project and Operations Management in the Property Development Sector

Relevant Skills and Experience:
Delivering industry leading projects.  Developing businesses,  including communities, commercial, retirement, apartments and urban regeneration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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