Luke Achterstraat
Luke Achterstraat, recently appointed PCA’s NSW executive director. Source: LinkedIn.
  • Luke Achterstraat appointed as PCA NSW executive director
  • Committed to tackling key issues in the Australian property market

The Property Council of Australia (PCA) has appointed Luke Achterstraat as its NSW executive director.

Mr Achterstraat has ample experience in both the public and private sectors. He was previously a policy adviser for two federal ministers and led a successful startup talent placement company called Commtract. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Management.

Property Council Chief Executive, Ken Morrison said Mr Achterstraat was the right person to lead the organisation in NSW.

“This is a critical time in the state’s economic recovery and I am delighted that someone with Luke’s leadership, government and corporate skills will be leading the Property Council in NSW.”

Mr Achterstraat said he was honoured to represent an industry that has such an important role in the future of the state.

“The property industry employs more than 390,000 people in NSW, shapes the future of our cities and literally touches the lives of every Australian.

“While the pandemic continues to challenge us the way ahead is opening up and there are such exciting opportunities ahead here in NSW.”

Mr Achterstraat is committed to tackling key issues in the Australian property market, including recovery from the pandemic, housing the growing population, reinvigorating the CBDs, and partnering with state and local governments to make the planning system better.

“I look forward to working with our members, policymakers and other stakeholders to help create a better, stronger post-pandemic world here in NSW,” he concluded.

Mr Achterstraat will commence in the role on 9 August 2021. Until this time, Lauren Conceicao will continue as Acting NSW Executive Director.

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