Board of Directors

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Each year, the Annual General Meeting is held in November. The last being on 15 November 2016. We farewell and thank Dan Stewart and welcome Aldo Cataldo. We congratulate Tony Hedley for once again volunteering his time to the duties of Chairman of the Board of Directors and to Peter Barclay who again is the Company Secretary.

In The City Canberra is grateful for the voluntary intellect and passion of all members of its Board of Directors.

Chair of the Board
Tony Hedley AM Nominated by the Property Council of Australia

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Tony Hedley is the Chairman of the Board of In The City Canberra. He has been a resident of Canberra since the early 1960s and directs family company, Hedley Property Investments, which owns a number of office buildings throughout Canberra. He originally trained as a lawyer, and is a Vice President of the Property Council of Australia ACT Division, having previously served three terms as President.

Mr Hedley was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of significant service to business, particularly the property sector, and to the community of Canberra.

Company Secretary
Peter Barclay, OAM Elected Director


Peter holds a BEc from the ANU and is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute. In 2007 he was awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for service to the community and to business.

Peter has established and operated several businesses in Canberra over the past two decades. He has been actively involved in the revitalisation of Civic over the past 15 years and was a founding member of the City Heart Business Association. Peter now manages King O’Malley’s Irish Pub as well as several buildings in Civic.

Peter has been on the Board of Lifeline Canberra, is a member of Rotary Club of Canberra East and chaired the club’s Rotary Centenary Project which revitalised the Captain Cook Park in Griffith, in partnership with the ACT Government. Following the departure of Emmanuel Notaras in April 2015, Peter accepted the role as Company Secretary.

Peter was the Chair of Exhibition Park Corporation until January 2015 and is currently on the Board of the Australian Hotel’s Association (ACT).

Eleni Notaras
Elected Director


Eleni is a Licensed Agent, holds a Diploma of Business (Real Estate), and has worked in the residential and commercial property industry in Canberra for over 20 years.

Eleni worked at the Land Development Agency where she coordinated the ACT Government’s residential land release program and worked closely with government and industry to modernise their ballot and auction processes.

More recently Eleni worked as a senior Commercial Property Investment Manager with LJ Hooker Commercial – Canberra since 2007, winning the Network’s Top Commercial Manager’s award in 2013 acknowledging her building & relationship management skills that has helped the portfolio grow significantly over the years.

Currently Eleni is operating her own commercial agency, Notaras Commercial, in which she will continue to service her client’s property needs for property management, leasing, sales and consulting.

Eleni has served as an active member of the In The City Canberra Board since 2010 showing an ongoing commitment to the City and her stakeholders.

Adam Howarth
Elected Director

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Adam Howarth commenced his career as a Trainee Valuer with McCann Property and Planning in February 2004 whilst completing a Bachelor of Business (Property) at the University of Western Sydney.  He subsequently became a Certified Practising Valuer in July 2010 before assuming the role of Associate Director of Valuations at CBRE Canberra. In 2013 Adam was promoted to Director of Valuations, advising primarily in Residential Development, Urban infill and Greenfields development.

In 2014 Adam joined his family business as a Director of Blackett Development Group, charged with expanding and diversifying the business portfolio, including mixed use development and commercial real estate investment. Current projects include “The Gallery”, a mixed use development in Braddon. Adam also serves as Director of the HTI Group, a joint venture partnership to develop 219 Northbourne Avenue, which will be a precinct style development with Hotel, Residential, Commercial and Retail.

In recognition of his contributions to the industry Adam was awarded the Future Leader of the Year by the Property Council of Australia, Young Property Professional of the Year by the Australian Property in Institute and Professional of the Year with CBRE in 2013. Between 2012 and 2015 Adam served as a Divisional Councillor with the Australian Property Institute – ACT Division.

Michael Heather
Elected Director

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Michael holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Property) from the University of Western Sydney, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Media) from the University of Canberra as well as a Diploma of Management and a Certificate IV in Property.

Michael’s role as Managing Director – ACT for CBRE sees him specialise in the marketing and sale of commercial property in the ACT. This includes the sale of major office, industrial and retail properties, and residential development sites.

Previously, Michael joined Colliers International in 2008 and was promoted to an Associate Director in 2011 and Director in 2012. Michael is an Associate Member of the Australian Property Institute, a licensed real estate agent in the ACT and NSW as well as an accredited auctioneer.

Michael has an in-depth knowledge of the Canberra commercial property market and specialises in the marketing and sale of commercial property in the ACT. This includes the sale of major office, industrial and retail properties, strata projects and development sites.

James Service AM
Elected Director

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James joined JG Service Property in 1985 where he’s had a leading role in the day-to-day activities of a national and now international company. In 1990 James was appointed Managing Director. James is an experienced company director is currently chairman or a director of a number of companies in Australia active in the residential property sector.

James is also an active participant in community activities; he is Chairman of Koomarri, Chairman of Cancerians Canberra, raising funds for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and a founding Director of the Australian Mental Health Research Foundation.

Damien Maher
Elected Director


Damien has over 20 years of experience in broadcast communications, media and marketing industries and joined In The City Canberra in 2015.

Damien founded Newcast Studios in 2011, a video production agency based in Braddon. Damien is a passionate Canberran and through his regular business activities supports local initiatives such as TEDxCanberra, YWCA She Leads and Soldier On.

Damien has served as a committee member for CollabIT, the Canberra Digital Challenge, and is a current serving member of the AIIA’s ACT & Federal Committee.

Damien feels very passionate about the evolution of the Canberra CBD and in particular Braddon, where Newcast is based. He hopes that his media, marketing and communications experience will be a positive addition to the In The City Canberra board.

Aldo Cataldo
Elected Director


Aldo Cataldo is a born and bred Canberran who has worked and managed the family’s City property portfolio over the last 25 years and is passionate about all things Civic. Aldo has been involved with committees such as the Civic Precinct Management Group, Canberra City Heart and In The City Canberra.

He is a long standing Associate of the Australian Property Institute. Aldo also graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from ANU .

George Katheklakis
Nominated by the Property Council of Australia


George has a unique understanding of Australian property development, having gained extensive architectural, development management, property management and investment experience over more than 20 years in the industry.  He is currently a Director of the KDN Group where he has successful managed and overseen major projects in both the multi-unit residential and commercial office sectors.  Significant industry award winning achievements include the recently completed Winyu House in Gungahlin for the ACT Government, Linq Apartments in Belconnen and The Barrandi Centre at 16 Marcus Clarke St, Civic.

George is committed to Canberra and is keen to foster better outcomes for all stakeholders in what he considers to be a city with wonderful potential. He has been a Board member of In The City Canberra since 2013 and has recently been elected as President of the ACT Division of the Property Council of Australia.  George holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Canberra.

Amanda Paradiso
Nominated by the Property Council of Australia

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Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Languages and Real Estate Institute of Australia Licensee in Charge.

Amanda has a long standing career in the shopping centre industry, spanning diverse centre management and centre owners including Jones Lang La Salle, Byvan, Savills, Lend Lease, Stockland and Queensland Investment Corporation.

Previously Amanda has worked as the Marketing Manager of Castle Towers/Erina Fair super regional centres and as State Marketing Manager with Byvan Management Company overseeing over 30 subregional centres. Amanda has also held the titles of Director of Marketing Savills New South Wales and Divisional Asset Director Savills New South Wales for several years before reverting to Centre Management with QIC managing Westpoint in New South Wales and now Canberra Centre as it moves into further redevelopment.

In The City Canberra is grateful for the voluntary intellect and passion of all members of its Board of Directors. Click here for the Board Charter.