The outlook for the Melbourne CBD

The outlook for the Melbourne CBD

May 27
Join City of Melbourne Chief Executive, Justin Hanney, to explore strategies for bringing the CBD back to life.
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Justin Hanney, Chief Executive Officer, City of Melbourne

Event Overview

Victoria’s extended COVID lockdowns have significantly reduced the foot traffic within the CBD, with devastating effects on small business. City of Melbourne CEO, Justin Hanney, will lead a discussion on the strategies and initiatives in play to entice people back into the CBD, and will explore the future role of the CBD and how we interact with it.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speaker

Justin Hanney
Chief Executive Officer, City of Melbourne

Justin is responsible for establishing and maintaining an organisational structure that ensures the decisions of Council are implemented, and its vision is delivered. The CEO also provides timely advice to Council. Justin took up his current role in January 2019, and prior to this held senior positions with the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions; and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. He is also on the Boards of Save the Children Australia and the National Basketball League.

Meet the host

Kristiana Greenwood
Director, Strategic Relationships, GJK Facility Services

Kristiana is the Director Strategic Relationships at GJK Facility Services. Prior to this role, she was the Co-founder and Director of FM Innovations, an award-winning technology company which she sold in early 2019 to Zuuse, a leading global software platform for construction and building operations. Kris is a graduate of AICD and was appointed the first female Chair of FMA Australia in 2015, and is currently on the board as the Immediate Past Chair. She is a Non-Executive Director of Zuuse, a Board Member of Housing All Australians, a Director of TEN Women and an Advisory Board Member of GJK Facility Services.

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