Kirsten Andrews will moderate David Trubridge’s closing session
, Closing Speaker
David will examine the idea of a sense of place from the perspective of an artist. He will base this on
his personal experience gained from extensive travels, mostly in the more remote and empty parts of
the world. Having shown how, in the past, different cultures have expressed this through their art and
their craft, he will then go on to look at why this is even more important to us now in an increasingly
homogeneous world, especially as regards to sustainability.
Property Development Service Manager.
Kirsten has over 20 year experience in the Property Industry in Retail
and Commercial Asset Management, Strategy and Development and has
recently joined Foodstuffs North Island Limited in a newly created role of
Property Development Services Manager.
Prior to this she worked at Westpac for 5+ years where she held the roles
of National Manager of Property responsible for the CRE Team, property
strategy, and stakeholder outcomes within Westpac, and Senior Property
Manager responsible more recently for the Corporate Portfolio and
prior to this the South Island retail portfolio property management and
Kirsten worked at Cooper and Company (developer of Britomart) as a
Development Manager responsible for a number of projects. She has also
managed the retail assets for Auckland International Airport and was a
Centre Manager at Westfield for the last four of her ten years at Westfield
New Zealand Limited.