Offset | Reset

People. Planet. Property.

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Let's prosper, together

28 July 2022 | Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

A one-day conference, this event will take a deep dive into the depths of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), looking at how the property sector can embrace New Zealand’s commitment to halve our carbon emissions by 2030.

The property industry has an important role to play in achieving this goal, with the building and construction sector currently accounting for about 20% of New Zealand’s carbon emissions. But more than that, we have a leadership role to play to ensure our cities are better planned and prepared for a sustainable future, environmentally and socially.

Offset | Reset connects property, people and the planet. This is a sustainability event, but it’s more than just a green approach, it’s about embracing innovation in business so people, the planet and the property sector prosper, together. It’s about kaitiakitanga (guardianship).

Leonie Freeman

Chief Executive
Property Council New Zealand

Early Bird Registration

Early bird pricing closes 28 May 2022
All pricing includes GST


$ 345
  • Access to all Conference sessions
  • One ticket to the Cocktail Function
  • Exceptional networking with the property industry's movers and shakers

Non Member

$ 485
  • Access to all Conference sessions
  • One ticket to the Cocktail Function
  • Exceptional networking with the property industry's movers and shakers

Featured Speakers

Tracey Ryan


Tracey Ryan is the Managing Director, New Zealand for engineering, design & advisory company Aurecon, and is responsible for the leadership and performance of approximately 900 people across five locations. Her career to date has been focused on business growth, leading enterprise-wide multi-disciplinary teams and creating inclusive and engaged cultures.

She has held senior leadership roles and directorships in several global professional services companies and has strong New Zealand, Australian, and global networks gained from professional services experience throughout New Zealand, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Pacific Rim, China and the US. Tracey is the Deputy Chair for Infrastructure New Zealand and Chair of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Sustainable Development Committee. Tracey’s technical STEM background and 27 years international professional services experience makes her incredibly passionate about getting more young women and girls to choose STEM careers.

Dr Seán Barnes


Dr Seán Barnes is the Director of Social Procurement with the Ākina Foundation, NZ’s leading impact development organisation. Seán established and leads Ākina’s specialist social procurement programme that provides advisory support to private and public sector buyers, as well as supporting impact-led enterprises to grow and take advantage of increasing market opportunities.

He was also recently named 2021 Procurement Professional of the Year by the Procurement Excellence Forum. Seán is driven by changing procurement for good and realising the potential of organisations to have a positive influence on society and the environment. Seán is a Chartered Member of Engineering NZ and holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

Dr Michelle Dickinson


Having set up and run New Zealand’s only nanomechanical testing laboratory that specialises in making and breaking tiny things (nano and micro), Michelle spends her time helping companies with board advisory around science and technology commercialisation including technical consulting for investors and VC’s looking for ROI advice for high-tech start-ups. Her experience spans academia, government labs and large-scale R&D departments. As a keynote speaker, Michelle loves to speak on the future of education and work, innovation & technology, change management, STEM and entrepreneurship.

Clare Gallagher


Clare is a passionate advocate for delivering buildings that are not just low impact but enhance the lives of those that work and live in them. She is the National Sustainability Manager for Australian construction company Built, and has delivered market leading sustainable projects including Barrack Place in Sydney, winner of the Property Council Australia’s Best Sustainable Development award; the WorkSafe headquarters in Geelong, awarded Best Sustainable Project Victoria from the Master Builders Awards, and is currently working on the innovative Atlassian Central Tower in Sydney.

Clare was recognised by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) at their inaugural awards with a Leadership Recognition Award, which acknowledges the influential role Clare has played in advancing health and wellness in buildings. Her priority is taking sustainable action right now, seizing each opportunity to influence change and have a positive impact.

Alain McKinney


Alain is the Project Director of the Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct from Precinct Properties. He is passionate about the science of sustainability and the effect landlords and developers have on the environment and how we can improve the delivery and operation of the built environment. Before joining Precinct, he worked for Colliers International in New Zealand. For eleven years Alain was a director of specialist retail developer, RJM Developments. Prior to that I was head of commercial office leasing at CBRE & Colliers (Belfast) and worked for several years in leasing with Colliers in London.

As a business Precinct has a strong focus on ESG strategies that maximise our operational performance and sustainable design across existing portfolio and our development pipeline. In addition to the Project Director Role, Alain is proud to be driving this strategy for the business.

Tori Shepherd


A Manager at the International WELL Building Institute, Tori works to create people-first-places through data-driven solutions. Tori provides technical account management and WELL Portfolio coaching to APAC real estate Portfolios as they seek to advance their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals, to enhance building performance and to improve human well-being at scale.

Tori has gained expertise in human health and environmental sustainability through her 4.5 years at IWBI, her WELL Faculty and LEED Green Associate credentials, her previous work in ecological research and design, and her degree in Environmental Studies & Sustainable Design from Yale University. Through her career, Tori strives to create a healthier, more equitable world by aligning her passions for design, sustainability, human health and collaboration across industry.


8:45am    Conference opening  

Michelle Dickinson
Master of Ceremonies

8:50am    Conference welcome  

Leonie Freeman
Chief Executive, Property Council New Zealand

9:00am    Government representative  

Vicky Robertson 
Secretary for the Environment and Chief Executive, Ministry for the Environment 

9:15am    Opening keynote

Tracey Ryan
Managing Director – New Zealand, Aurecon
Chair of Sustainable Development Committee, International Federation of Consulting Engineers

9:55am    Case Study

10:20am   Morning Tea

10:50am  Case Study | Arcadia ESG Strategy & Implementation

Mark McKenna
Global Sustainability Director, NDY

Scott Wardlaw
Fund Manager, Arcadia Funds Management

11:15am  Case Study | The Flowers Building

Alain McKinney
Project Director, Precinct Properties

11:40am  Driving organisational excellence & improving ESG performance through the WELL Building Standard

Tori Shepherd
Manager Asia Pacific, International WELL Building Institute

12:10pm    Panel | Social procurement

Dan McGuinness
Director, LT McGuinness

Sean Barnes
Director of Social Procurement, Akina

Ariana Paul
General Manager, Amotai

12:50pm   Lunch Break

1:50pm     What is embodied carbon?

Monica Richter
Project Director, Business Renewables Centre-Australia
Project Director – MECLA Materials & Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance

2:05pm     Panel | Embodied Carbon 
Moderator, Michelle Dickinson, Master of Ceremonies

Clare Gallagher
National Sustainability Manager, Built

Paul Jurasovich
Associate Principal – Carbon Research Lead, Jasmax

Scott Watson
Business Development Director, Naylor Love

Warner Brunton
Technical Director – Sustainability, Mott MacDonald

2:35pm     Panel | LCA modelling

Barbara Nebel
Chief Executive Officer, Thinkstep

3:05pm     Afternoon Tea

3:35pm     Modern day slavery and industry constraints

Francesca Muskovic
National Policy Manager, Property Council Australia

3:45pm     Panel | Industry governance

Moderator, Jane Holland, Partner, Bell Gully | New Zealand Green Building Council Board member

James Vesper
Group Head of Sustainability, Goodman

Mike Pohio
Director, Argosy Property

Speaker, TBC

4:25pm    Conference closing

Leonie Freeman
Chief Executive, Property Council New Zealand

4:30-6:00pm     Closing Cocktail Function

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