col dutton appointed udia national president 2023 september 2023
Col Dutton has been appointed the National President of UDIA. Image: Supplied.
  • Dutton has served as National Vice President over the past four years.
  • He leads Stockland in Western Australia.
  • He is also currently President of UDIA WA.

Col Dutton was appointed as the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) National President at yesterday’s annual general meeting of the UDIA National Board.

Dutton has served as the National Vice President over the past four years and is currently the President of UDIA WA. He was previously President of the UDIA Gold Coast branch from 2007 to 2010.

With over 20 years of experience in the property industry, Dutton leads Stockland in Western Australia, the largest residential developer in Australia. He was appointed to his current role in 2011, and prior to this held senior roles with Stockland in Queensland and in Local Government.

“I am incredibly proud to lead the organisation which has such a strong 50-year history of advocacy on behalf of our members,” said Dutton.

“It is a critical time for our industry and our members, particularly with the challenges of the housing crisis, the escalating cost of living impacting on all Australians, the associated infrastructure coordination and environment and climate change.”

Outgoing President, Maxwell Shifman, wished Col Dutton the very best as he takes on this significant role.

“I am confident he will guide UDIA National to even greater success over coming years and ensure we remain well-positioned to handle the challenges and the opportunities to come,” he said.

Shifman went on to thank each and every one of UDIA’s members for giving him the privilege of being UDIA National President for the past two years.

Commenting on his continuing involvement with UDIA as he takes on the role of Immediate Past President, Shifman said “I will certainly miss the daily challenges that characterised the tumultuous last two years, as I hand over the Presidency.”

He also thanked Simon Basheer for his valuable contribution to UDIA over many years and who steps down from his position as Immediate Past President.

Other appointments to the National Board Executive, include Oscar Stanley, VIC who takes on the role as National Vice President, Scott Ullman, QLD as Secretary, taking over from Stephen McMahon, Immediate Past President UDIA NSW who steps down after three years on the UDIA National Board.

The UDIA National Board is now joined for the first time by the Northern Territory.

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