Michael Manikas

Michael is descendant of the Biripi and Worimi peoples of the mid NSW north coast and resides on Cammeraygal country in Mosman NSW.
Michael is passionate about improving engagement and participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with specific focus in the built environment.
Michael’s professional career spans over 25 years in the construction and property sector primarily as a Quantity Surveyor but has also held senior roles in the not for profit sector as CEO of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and as a group executive with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
While at the GBCA, Michael’s interest in Indigenous engagement involved the establishment of an Indigenous program of events, establishment of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as well as working with numerous members on their RAP’s