The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Macquarie Capital and Quintessential Equity is delighted to invite you, your colleagues and clients to attend the annual 2019 Property Business Lunch.
Australia is headed for a major demographic change. Our current population of ~25 million is projected to increase to between 37.4 and 49.2 million by 2066, and the percentage of people aged 65+ is set to rise from 15% to between 21% and 23% in 2066.*
According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics, there will be many more older people, and a lot fewer younger people to support them.
The combination of strong population growth with an ageing population are key drivers of demand for Australian healthcare services and facilities. Increased Government and private spending on healthcare, together with investor demand, is driving interest in alternate asset classes such as social infrastructure, which includes healthcare real estate.
As investment into health care property becomes an increasingly popular global asset class, it is clear that Australia needs more healthcare real estate and associated capital to fund more hospitals, retirement villages and aged care hospitals, retirement villages and aged care.
Questions you can expect to be addressed include:
- How are other international markets dealing with similar issues?
- Can Government alone drive development of regulation for quality of care and underpin funding?
- What are the most effective funding models for each sub-sector of healthcare real estate?
- What are the opportunities for specialist real estate developers, operators and investors?
Join our expert panel as they explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for healthcare real estate.
Craig Mitchell, CEO Australia and New Zealand, NorthWest Healthcare Properties
Craig’s has more than 20 years’ experience in specializing in the property industry. Prior to joining NorthWest he was CEO of Grocon, previous roles also include Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Dexus Property Group. Craig has a Master’s of Business Administration (Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University, Boston.
Natasha Chadwick, CEO and Founder, NewDirection Care
After more than two decades in the Aged Care industry, Natasha believes Australia’s aged care model needs an innovative transformation and a people first approach. Natasha opened the doors to NewDirection Care, a world’s first diagnosis-inclusive Microtown™ residential community for the elderly and those living with younger onset dementia and complex care needs. Natasha’s mission is to invent an alternative to traditionally institutionalised aged care in Australia. NewDirection Care will transform the industry, operating around intrinsic human values, encouraging inclusiveness and freedom, while creating the start of a global movement to a new way of caring for our elderly. NewDirection Care Founder and CEO, Natasha Chadwick has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Telstra Australian Business Women's Awards in the award ceremony held on the 16th May 2019 in Sydney. An ode to her lifelong work in Aged Care, innovating and rewriting Australian’s Aged Care as we know it. Natasha also took home the 2019 Medium & Large Business category award.
Rob Morrison, Director, Barwon Investment Partners
Robert Morrison has extensive experience in property investment and funds management. During his 21 years at AMP, Robert’s executive roles included Head of Property for Asia Pacific and Director of Asian Investments. Robert’s investment experience includes senior portfolio management roles where he managed both listed and unlisted property funds on behalf of institutional investors. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Mirvac Funds Management Limited, an Executive Director of AMP Capital Limited and a National Director of the Property Council of Australia. Robert was appointed to the Board of ASX listed REIT, Ingenia Communities Group in 2013 and is Chair of the Board Investment Committee. Robert is a founding partner and Head of Property at alternative investments firm, Barwon Investment Partners. Barwon specializes in healthcare property, property finance and private equity investments.
Ian Thorley, CEO and Managing Director, Estia Health
Ian is an accomplished leader with over 30 years’ health and aged care experience in Australia and overseas. Appointed as Estia’s Chief Executive Officer in October 2018, Ian had previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer from October 2016. Ian’s senior executive experience includes CEO and COO positions in leading aged care and private hospital groups and diagnostic services. Ian has been at the forefront of major developments that have shaped Australia’s healthcare sector, including the privatisation of public hospitals, new funding models and public/private sector service models. Ian has held the position of non-executive director in private equity and ASX listed companies. He has consulted extensively to aged care operators, private hospital groups, health insurers, health logistics and health service businesses throughout Australia. Ian is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and holds a Master of Commerce from the University of NSW.
* Australian Bureau of Statistics