day: Wednesday 30 April 2003
time: 6:00pm for 6:15
place: Tusculum + 3 Manning St Potts Point
Light refreshments to follow the discussion
The Royal Australian Institute Of Architects is introducing a new series of “Executive Seminars”. Proudly sponsored by ArkiTech Building Simulation Systems, the forums are directed towards directors and decision makers of architectural firms giving them insight into best management practices and addressing industry issues and trends.
The first discussion “Practice Management within the Architectural Profession”, will feature David Slinn- CEO, DEM Group & John Flower- Managing Director, Flower & Samios as keynote speakers.
The event will be of special interest to Directors, CEO’s, CFO’s and commercial decision makers within medium- large architectural practices.
About Practice Management
The management of commercial service firms encompasses a holistic approach to systematic business processes from the perspective of clients, staff, management and projects. Using sophisticated computerised database software, practices are able to manage the throughput of information, taking into account productivity and performance along the way. Processes managed usually include job registration, contact management, project costing and billing, information management, project management, market analysis and staff performance review.
About David Slinn
BComm, LLB, LLM, ACA
David is a solicitor, a chartered accountant and former Investment Banker who is now operating as the CEO for DEM, a Sydney based architectural and multidiscipline design group.
David’s qualifications include a Master of Laws degree from Kings College, London University where he majored in international business law.
David has a unique experience of blending commercial objectives and realities with the process of producing integrated design outcomes in a commercial environment.
David has held various honorary positions including Treasurer Association of Consulting Architects NSW, BDP Representative Workcover Safety in Design Committee, Director Baptist Insurance Limited, and Director London Baptist Property Trust.
About John Flower
B. Sc. (Arch) B. Arch UNSW: First Class Honours
John Flower established Flower & Samios in 1981. As Managing Director, John provides direction to the architectural team and oversees the development of all projects.
John is currently an active board member with the South Sydney Development Corporation and sits on the Corporation’s urban design review committee overseeing the redevelopment of Green Square in South Sydney.
John’s depth of experience and active involvement with the RAIA in varying roles, the many papers he has had published, and his long-standing academic roles with UNSW, have all contributed to his prominent and reputable profile.
He is included in Australia’s “Who’s Who of Business” for his contribution to the application of Information Technology for design professionals.