Champions of Change Property2020-12-09T08:40:15+11:00


The Property Male Champions of Change was established in 2015 and today includes 21 members who lead some 35,000 employees, in 9 jurisdictions.

The Group includes senior leaders from across the industry’s development and construction, investment, funds management and agency sectors. 

Members work within and across their organisations to drive greater gender equality in the property industry and increase the number of women in leadership roles.

Property Convenor Carol Schwartz AO

Group Convenor

Carol Schwartz AO

Non-Executive Director


Carol Schwartz AO is highly regarded as a public commentator and agitator on issues of gender equality, women’s leadership, governance and business. Carol’s leadership and contribution has been acknowledged with a range of honours including her 2019 appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia, an Honorary Doctorate from Monash University, induction into the Australia Property Hall of Fame, and a Centenary Medal.

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Carol was also named one of Australia’s most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s Inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards and inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll. In November 2020 Carol was recognised with the nation’s highest philanthropic honour, the ‘Leading Philanthropist’ Award by Philanthropy Australia.

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