Tamara Heng, Partner at Lavan, has been announced as the winner of the annual UDIA WA & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award.

The Women in Leadership award recognises outstanding women working in mid to senior levels in the WA property development industry.

“Ms Heng is a very deserving winner of this award given her proven dedication to the industry and excellent career progression over a relatively short time,” UDIA WA CEO Allison Hailes said.

“Her passion and commitment for property development as well as her leadership style set her apart from a high calibre field of finalists.”

“Impressively, Tamara achieved the position of Partner by the age of 32, currently the youngest female partner at the firm,” Ms Hailes said. “She has worked on a range of significant development projects across the state from Dunsborough to Karratha.”

“Tamara has embraced the challenges that can arise as a young woman working in the industry and demonstrates impressive confidence and leadership qualities,” Ms Hailes said.

“Tamara has also been involved with UDIA over many years, including previously volunteering on our young professionals committee and also assists with other industry bodies in order to remain at the forefront of issues and have an impact on decision making,” Ms Hailes said.

“Overall, Tamara is an excellent ambassador for the property industry in Western Australia and we are pleased to present her with this prestigious award,” Ms Hailes said.

Stuart Gardiner, General Manager – Residential WA, Frasers Property Australia agreed that Tamara’s impressive career achievements and industry background made her a strong role model for others working in the property industry.

Frasers Property is proud to be sponsoring this award for the second year and celebrate the fabulous women of the WA property industry. Tamara is truly deserving of this award.

“On top of her impressive career achievements, Tamara also ‘gives back’ to the community,” Mr Gardiner said.

“The judges were impressed by her involvement in the 2017 Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program run by the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, raising money to increase awareness of the burns unit at the hospital,” Mr Gardiner said.

“Ms Heng is also a mentor for others and is actively engaged with the Women in Law Mentoring Scheme run by the UWA Blackstone Society as well as in her role at Lavan,’ Mr Gardiner said.

“Congratulations to Tamara on this fantastic recognition of her career success to date,” Mr Gardiner said.


For more information:

Gemma Osiejak

UDIA WA Executive Manager Communications & Marketing

E: gosiejak@udiawa.com.au

M: 0421 506 819

About the award:

The UDIA WA & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award acknowledges and promotes the positive contribution of women to the WA property industry. UDIA WA encouraged female professionals from across all disciplines of the development industry from both the public and private sectors to enter, including developers, contractors, consultants and those involved in property services. The award aims to recognise outstanding women working at mid to senior levels within the WA development industry and acknowledge their achievements.