2019 Annual General Meeting – Board nominations

The following SCA (NSW) members have nominated for positions representing their respective Chapters on the 2020 SCA (NSW) Board. Candidates will be elected at the Annual General Meeting which will be held at 4.00pm on Thursday, 24 October 2019 at the Sydney Hilton Hotel, George Street, Sydney. Only those members who are financial will be permitted to vote.

Below are the nominees for positions on the 2020 Board. Members will receive their AGM pack via email 21 days prior to the AGM. The nominees are:

Strata Manager (Licensed) Chapter

Stephen Brell (re-election)

I am currently the Managing Director and CEO of Netstrata Pty Ltd. Netstrata employs 61 staff members of whom over 30 are licensed strata managing agents. The company has a portfolio of 999 strata properties under management, incorporating 29,600 lots.

My strata career commenced in 1996 as a strata manager, and I progressed to become the Management Services Director in 2000. In 2005 I was appointed as Managing Director and Licensee-in-Charge.

Having more than 22 years’ experience in the property and strata management industry, I am a licensed strata managing agent, real estate agent, and a registered property valuer.

My commitment to learning and development in strata management is paramount, and is demonstrated through having regularly lectured at TAFE NSW and for SCA (NSW) on strata and community title management. I also hold regular seminars for property managers to increase their understanding of strata maintenance.

I also sit on an industry working group where my peers have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas for best practice and innovation.

Peter Brisbane

Peter Brisbane is the Managing Director and Licensee of Strata One.  He is passionate about strata and is a wealth of knowledge with over 20 years industry experience.  He is a strong believer in giving back and has been an active member of the Strata Community Association (NSW) Professional Development Committee over the last ten years. With a reputation for being one of the most knowledgeable leaders in the industry, Peter is also regarded as a straight shooter with strong ethical principles.

With a growing business, Peter now has a strong and supportive team in place to manage the day to day operational elements.  This has enabled him to focus his role on growing the business as well as contributing to the strata industry.  The recent award received for Strata Community Association (NSW) best medium sized business demonstrates that Peter is running a successful strata management business and can add significant value to the member base.  Peter would welcome the opportunity to be a part of the Strata Community Association (NSW) Board of Directors.


Emily Doherty

Emily has been a proactive member of the strata industry for 13 years. She has earned a reputation for being a thorough and highly competent Licensed Strata Manager through proven successes during her decade-long hands-on management of challenging portfolios. She has a diverse strata skillset with extensive experience managing large Strata Schemes, Community Associations, Neighbourhood Associations and BMCs.

Emily’s dedication to strata has been rewarded with successive promotions from Senior Strata Manager to Regional Manager, Senior Regional Manager and most recently, NSW State Manager. In her current role, Emily has overall responsibility for Strata Title Management’s (STM) three Sydney metro and three NSW regional offices servicing 24,000 lots.

Emily is an integral member of Smarter Communities, parent company of STM and has been involved in a numerous business improvement projects that enhance service delivery to strata owners nationally. With her strong personable qualities and leadership skills Emily capably champions teams to achieve results above and beyond expectations.

As the corporate Licensee in Charge, Emily understands first-hand the operational challenges of running diverse and geographically spread strata businesses across NSW. She is passionate about improving and future-proofing the evolving strata industry for peers and owners alike.

Regardless of agency size and location, Emily’s desire is to support all fellow members and provide assistance with the roll out of the new licensing requirements in 2020 and beyond. Emily is focussed on ensuring members are compliant, educated and that they understand their ongoing responsibilities under the licensing changes, and to have the support they require.

Michael Gilday

I’ve been in the strata sector for 20 years and I remain passionate about what we do. I believe this is due to the constant change and evolution of our sector, as well as the fact that I enjoy problem solving and coming up with thought provoking ideas.

I feel that the time is right for me to contribute and give back to the industry that has afforded me a great career.

As the Regional General Manager and Licensee in Charge of Strata Plus North I oversee the teams of 3 offices and a diverse regional client base. Hence, my involvement would give a regional perspective and assist the SCA NSW Board by broadening the diversity of thinking from the membership. Over the years I’ve come to know many principals, both competitors and suppliers which is very useful as it provides me with a base to “check in” on ideas and concepts.

I am a Practising Strata Community Manager (SCA level 3 accredited), having obtained my license in 2007. I also hold an Advanced Diploma in Business Management and I’m a Justice of the Peace.

People describe my approach as amiable, pragmatic and no fuss. I can make a difference based on my demonstrated “can do” growth mindset together with being an advocate for humour to assist in easing the tension that often results in our sector.

Strata Services Chapter

David Bannerman (re-election)

David Bannerman is the principal of Bannermans Lawyers providing specialised legal services for the strata industry. He has a keen interest in education and training. David demonstrates his commitment by regularly presenting education seminars to lawyers, industry suppliers, owners and strata managers.

David has been a director since 2007 and brings extensive legal expertise and broad industry knowledge to help support and promote the supplier services members of SCA (NSW) throughout the strata industry. He continues to support SCA (NSW) by being involved in a wide range of committees and working groups, which further reinforces his commitment to the members of SCA (NSW). David’s broad and extensive committee and working group involvement includes:

· Chair of the Ethics Panel
· Chair of the Policy and Legislative Committee
· Chair of the Aluminium Cladding
· Strata Services Committee

David has drafted and contributed to many submissions addressing the extensive legal reforms underway for the strata industry and is actively involved in addressing transitional issues between SCA (NSW) and SCA. David continues to promote and support the members of SCA (NSW) and would like to continue his involvement and support by being re-elected as a Director.

Strata Owners Chapter

Nick Whiley (re-election)

Nick has been a member of the SCA (NSW) Owners Chapter since 2017 and was elected as Chair of the Committee in 2019.  He has been involved as a strata owner and committee member for over 30 years, and has chaired the Oxford Towers residential block committee (recipient of the 2016 SCA Community Engagement Award) since 1999.  Nick’s professional background is in counselling/psychotherapy and he is currently employed by Lifeline in various suicide prevention programmes.  Nick was elected to the SCA (NSW) Board in 2019.

Timothy Lee

Timothy has been an active owners corporation member since 2009. During his three-year term as Chairperson for The Summit, a 350+ lots high-rise in Sydney CBD, he was heavily involved in major building defect litigation and building improvement projects.

In 2011 Timothy was elected Chairperson at Harmony Apartments, a 200+ lots development in Haymarket. He championed a $500,000 common property upgrade to enhance the building’s presentation. In 2013 Timothy joined the Mid-Rise (Levels 38 – 59) committee of Sydney’s tallest residential tower, World Tower.

With first-hand owners corporation experience, Timothy joined the Executive Leadership Team at Smarter Communities – second largest strata manager in Australia, as Head of Sales & Marketing in 2017.

Timothy is an advocate for strata living. His goal is to inform, educate and inspire current and future strata property owners, and his dream is to elevate this mission through SCA (NSW). Timothy owns strata properties in Sydney and Melbourne and is currently the Treasurer of Tailor’s Walk BMC in Botany.