Advisory Board

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Tamika Smith

Founder & Director
Director, TSR Property Solutions

Tamika’s executive experience spans across founding & scaling a successful company in the construction sector.
Her achievements include being listed as the first female No.1 consultant for the nation’s largest residential builder, as well as becoming a renowned project & development manager. Through navigating the various fields of acquisitions, sales, design, to management & directorship, Tamika learnt firsthand the challenges found in the sector and as such has worked to alleviate them.

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Emma Hendry

Non-Executive Director, TIKS

A respected industry leader and advocate, Emma is driven by innovation and finding ‘better, smarter ways’ for buildings, cities and communities. Emma transforms how things ‘should be done’, driving the industry forward and championing innovation to propel the sector globally.

Emma is a regular contributor to academia, advising tertiary institutions on course content, micro credentials, and innovation programs. Passionate about learning, Emma is a keen spokesperson at university events, engaging and inspiring the next generation of leaders.

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Matthew Schneider

Senior Advisor
Director of Planning – Urbis

A respected Town Planning Consultant, Strategic Adviser, Project Director and Business Manager.
Matthew represents a younger male demographic as well as a respected individual within the industry. Matthew oversees Urbis, a large planning company who has successfully reached a balanced workplace. Bringing a level of expertise from both connections and industry support.

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Jason Biasin

Senior Advisor
Director - Metricon

Jason has focused his entire career on property, starting in real estate before joining Metricon in 1996. During 22 years at Metricon, Jason has held various positions including Sales Manager, General Manager and now Director. With this experience over his career, as well as leading an organisation in achieving record growth, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge to the Top 100 Team, representing the residential construction sector.

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Robyn Valmadre

Advisor
Property Development Consultant, Robyn Valmadre Consulting
General Manager of Sales and Marketing, with 25 years’ experience in property development, project marketing and sales. Robyn’s experience extends across working with both Sunland & Avid Property Group in residential sales. Robyn’s expertise has been spread across various market conditions and introduces a senior level of expertise as a successful woman in the industry.

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Peter Smith

Advisor
Founding Director, Tayside Property & Prominent Gold Coast Developer

Peter brings a level of expertise in founding and scaling businesses within the construction and development sector from trades, to some of the largest developments on the Gold Coast. Bringing a wealth of knowledge about the obstacles in the sector, as well as how he would like his daughters to see out a much smoother path than his own.

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Lydia Gentle

Advisor
Engineering Manager, BHP

Lydia is a high skilled and experienced Chartered Professional Engineer, who was recently awarded
the Order of Australia Medal for her contribution to engineering. Her career spans the engineering
consultancy, construction and mining industries globally. Lydia is currently the Engineering Manager
at BHP, where she utilises her significant experience in project leadership to adopt innovative
and collaborative approaches to engineering design and project delivery.

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Jordan Hickey

Chief Executive Officer
Hickey Management
Jordan began his career in law and gained significant experience working on commercial, industrial, hotel and residential building transactions and developments before leaving his legal career and founding Hickey Management.
Hickey Management is an owner’s representative, development management, project management and construction management company.

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Andrew Shea

Chief Executive Officer,
Builders Academy Australia (BAA)

As an award winning CEO, and expert in the vocational education and training sector with over 16 years’ experience, the two Registered Training Organisations that Andrew leads, deliver trades and management focused qualifications to over 3000 students per year.

Since 2015, Andrew has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team with the ASX listed Simonds Group, leading the education businesses within the Group and also supporting the groups learning and development needs.