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HCA QLD Breakfast: Visit Australia's New City

You are invited to a HCA QLD Chapter Breakfast

Visit Australia’s New City

with Springfield City Group’s Alumni host David Henry CEO CBD Development and Terry Kearney CEO Education, Health and Smart City Enterprises

Date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Time: 7.15am for 7.30am to 9am
Venue: Springfield City Group Boardroom, Level 10, Springfield Tower, 145 Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield Central 4300
Price: $30 members and guests
Dress: Business Attire

The Harvard Club of Australia is delighted to welcome you to Greater Springfield CBD, a short drive against the prevailing traffic for an enlightening and inspiring breakfast covering the 25 history of Springfield.

At the recent launch of the 25th Anniversary Book at the Queensland Library the Prime Minister of Australia said of Greater Springfield:

“ Greater Springfield … this is a story about overcoming countless obstacles and convincing a long line of thousand naysayers that the vision was right … a real nation building exercise”

The topics to discuss over an informal breakfast will cover

  • Urban Masterplanning and the delivery over 26 years via private family company

  • Changing the social fabric of the western corridor of Brisbane through education

  • The importance of selecting Education Health and IT as the corner stones of economic development of new city back in the late 1990’

  • Where to from now with 42,000 residences and 10,000 direct jobs and expenditure reaching $16 billion by all stakeholders

Your Hosts:


David R Henry Chief Executive Officer – CBD Development, Springfield Land Corporation
B Build (UNSW Hon 1) AMDP (GSD Harvard) MAICD

David Henry has over 35 years’ experience in the real estate and construction industries predominately in Australia and a 5 year role in  South East Asia between 2008 and 2013.He was an Executive Director of Springfield Land Corporation Pty Ltd, the developer of a new city for 138,000 equivalent population residents in South East Queensland prior to moving to Asia.

David joined the VinaCapital Group in Vietnam in July 2008 to become Managing Director of VinaCapital Real Estate Ltd based in Ho Chi Min City Vietnam with an active portfolio of 40 plus projects. His role also included Managing Director of the LSE AIM board listed Vinaland Fund and was a member of the VCRE Investment Committee.

He returned to Springfield Land Corporation as CEO – CBD Development in February 2013.

He has also served or currently serves in voluntary roles with RB&WHospital Foundation, Chairs Project Dignity 120 for MS Queensland, National Board Member Urban Land Institute


Mr Terry Kearney, Chief Executive Officer, Education, Health and Smart City Enterprises, Springfield City Group

Terry Kearney has over 40 years of experience in the education sector. Over the last nine years Terry has been responsible for the design and development of education, health and smart city facilities and services within Greater Springfield – awarded the world’s best master planned community.

Within his role as Chief Executive Officer he values forging strong partnerships to ensure the best human services for all community members.

Terry is a passionate expert in education and has spent more than fifteen years as a highly valued and exciting keynote speaker. His ability to engage with an audience and share his passion for lifelong learning is highly regarded and as a result Terry is a sought-after speaker.

Terry has held several Board positions including P&C’s Qld and the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts. Terry studied leadership, organisation learning, change management and effective business practices at Melbourne Business School and has worked and studied with teams from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.