Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, chief executive officer and managing director of the Mirvac Group, has been elected as national president of The Property Council of Australia.
Lloyd-Hurwitz was national vice-president to Mark Steinert, who ended his two-year term at The Property Council at Thursday's board meeting.
Lloyd-Hurwitz said she is honoured to take up the role.
“The biggest challenges before our country and economy relate to our cities. How do we make housing affordable? How do we bridge the infrastructure gap? How do we create sustainable buildings and cities? And how do we build stronger communities?”, she said.
Lloyd-Hurwitz said deteriorating housing affordability means the property industry is gaining more attention than ever before.
"With a ‘housing affordability Budget’ only months away, and governments across Australia working on solutions to improve housing supply, the property industry has never been more relevant," she said.
Lloyd-Hurwitz said her focus will be on policies that improve our cities, and encourage housing that is attainable for everyone.
“Australia's cities and suburbs are under immense pressures – housing affordability, congestion, and infrastructure gaps are all taking their toll," she said.
“We can build better, more liveable and affordable cities, with world-leading infrastructure, and services that encourage strong and caring communities."
The board also elected David Harrison of Charter Hall and Kylie Rampa of Lendlease as national vice presidents.
Outgoing national vice president, Carmel Hourigan, will remain on the board and take on new responsibilities as special adviser to the Property Male Champions of Change group.
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