NAI/NUTRIEN 2022 SPEAKERS
Communications Manager - AU
With a background in media, communications and politics, Sarah was recently appointed the first Communications Manager for Harcourts Group Australia.
Beginning her career working in State politics and then making the move to Federal, with 2 successful election campaigns under her belt, Sarah’s experience ranges from media relations to stakeholder engagement and political strategy. While working for the Federal Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sarah has honed her political intuition and media handling skills.
After leaving politics, she worked as a media and communications expert, in the healthcare sector, specifically aged care and mental health, and was able to apply her skills and political knowledge to support both organisations through respective industry-related royal commissions.
As a driven, astute and highly skilled media and communications professional with experience in stakeholder engagement, government and media relations and strategy, Sarah brings a valuable perspective to any organisation.
NAI Harcourts National Manager Australia
Jason Luckhardt has extensive experience in the property industry, with 3 decades working across most areas of the market. This includes property sales and management, property development and asset management. Jason's clients have included major accounting firms, financial institutions, government departments, franchise groups, and fund and equity firms. Jason has been a business owner within the Ray White group and also as an NAI Harcourts owner. Jason has worked as General Manager of a development company specializing in master-planned multi-use projects, including a Seaside Golf Resort in Townsville, a commercial office building in Beenleigh and several golf/prestige riverfront residential projects. Jason studied History and English literature at The University of Queensland and has studied business, specializing in marketing. Jason is an active community member - Chairman of a publicly listed Community Bank Board, former Chair of a Catholic School Board, and was also a candidate for the Mayor of Logan City in 2006. Jason has 3 children, enjoys traveling and is a Scuba Diving Instructor (PADI).
Director of Kestrel Solutions and Principal at PA Lucas & Co
In late 1999 Peter commenced his own practice specialising in Turnaround Management and Insolvency Services. The practice now employs over 16 staff.
Kestrel Solutions assists businesses with financial difficulties, as well as those wanting to improve profitability and meet long-term goals for their businesses and organisations. Peter’s experience in the insolvency field has developed the insight and skills required to quickly assess businesses requiring professional support and address the elements required for a successful, effective and fast turnaround, while ensuring strong corporate governance.
Peter has had extensive experience in the implementation of restructure and turnaround of numerous licensed clubs and hotels and as a panel advisor to the State Government’s Club Industry Support Scheme while that scheme was operational.
Peter has facilitated numerous Strategic Planning Sessions for a variety of businesses and their Boards. As a Mindshop-accredited facilitator he speaks publicly and provides quarterly training and mentoring support to businesses and business operators in a variety of industries.