Ben Mathers, General Manager at MJH Multi Residential Projects
A Chartered Building Professional, Ben is the General Manager of MJH Multi who deliver a diverse range of large scale residential projects across NSW. Ben has experience working on large scale projects across NSW and Queensland, including the completion of multi-million dollar residential housing projects whilst delivering on our purpose to improve lifestyles in the communities we build. A solid background in management and leadership and has delivered successful results to the business through implementation of first class systems and processes whilst building a team of leading industry professionals. Ben’s focus is on developing new client portfolios and managing the expansion of our operations in New South Wales. Ben has been pivotal in the implementation of our cadet program helping students get a starting platform in the construction industry, along with driving our charitable works program to ensure that MJH Multi leaves a legacy for more than delivering high quality homes.
Chris Hayton, Principal at Rothelowman Architects
Principal at Rothelowman, a leading design studio that undertakes radical exploration to create bold and inspiring places for people and cities.
Passionate about the sustainable evolution of cities, their buildings, infrastructure and demographics, I am a part time teacher, ideas enthusiast and positive thinker. I am inspired by the power collective thinking brings to the process of turning concepts into reality.
As designers our ability to think laterally makes us uniquely skilled at unlocking complex puzzles. This positions us perfectly to successfully mediate the agendas of planners, politicians and those developing our cities.
Since first working in an architectural practice as a student, and now in my role as a practice Principal leading the national team in master planning and urban design, I have constantly sought progressive ways to drive positive change in the built environment. Much of my time is spent assisting clients and staff to realise the unseen opportunities in our projects.
Mike Scott AM, Managing Director at The Treadstone Company
Mike is the Managing Director of The Treadstone Company which has successfully managed the delivery of several award-winning projects in Australia and New Zealand. Treadstone provides development advice and project management services to several large developers and Government agencies.
He is the Independent Chair of the Ginninderry Joint Venture a 6 Star Green Star community in Canberra that will become home to more than 20,000 people. In 2015 Mike was also appointed as the first Independent Chair of the HomeWorld Group which has 50 shareholder builders with over 350 display homes in 5 display villages in Greater Sydney and the Hunter Region.
Earlier this year Mike received an Order of Australia for services to Urban Development and the Community.
Experts predict Australia’s population to double in the next 50 years, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics forecasting our population to increase to 42 million people by 2056.
Australia’s infrastructure needs to keep pace with this expected population boom. The Federal and State governments are looking to encourage and fund new initiatives aimed at anticipating this population growth by making our cities smarter, curbing congestion in urban population centres, increasing our national supply chain capacity and enhancing connectivity.
Join Weathertex together with the following respected construction industry panellists to discuss Greenfield Residential projects and foreseeable trends in Australia in the coming years.