Simonne is General Manager of Connected Living, a strategic business unit within Lendlease.
Connected Living focuses on the development of low-cost product solutions, including prefabrication, modular systems and timber design, targeted at the mid-range property market.
With more than 15 years’ industry experience, both in Australia and abroad, Simonne has worked across the full spectrum of the building sector, including commercial, residential, education and mixed-use developments. She specialises in project management, client management and strategic planning, and is known for exceeding client outcomes.
Simonne’s career achievements are as diverse as they are impressive. Prior to her appointment as GM of Connected Living, Simonne was responsible for delivering the first commercial tower, Kingsgate, and integrated tenancies at the iconic redevelopment of the RNA Brisbane Showgrounds. She also led Lendlease’s first ‘Team Based Working’ global workplace and was named the ‘Global Young Achiever of the Year’ at the 2011 Incident & Injury-Free Awards.
The presentation will look at the prefab and modularisation process, housing demand in Australia and how through a technology and a low-cost delivery model we can influence our future ways of living.