Anna Broughton amongst top WA women in leadership /

[Image courtesy of UDIA]

NS Group is incredibly proud of our WA & NT State Manager, Anna Broughton, who was announced as the highly commended finalist for the Women in Leadership Award at the 2019 UDIA WA Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner.

From all the nominations received, Anna was shortlisted for a panel interview and progressed through to the top 10 finalists named at the awards ceremony. As the runner-up, she was featured on-screen with a short bio and received a framed ‘Highly Commended Finalist’ certificate.

Administered by the Urban Development Institute of Australia [UDIA], the Women in Leadership Award recognises the outstanding achievements of women in the property industry. The Award is presented to a high-calibre professional who demonstrates exceptional leadership and has made a significant personal and business contribution to the industry.

We congratulate Anna as well as the award winner, Tiffany Allen from the Department of Communities, and all the other finalists.

“To receive industry recognition for my achievements as a female leader in property and a role model to other women is an absolute honour.”

Since joining NS Group in 2007 as Assistant Project Manager, Anna has risen rapidly through the ranks to become the first female Senior Project Manager, first female Associate Director, first female shareholder and currently the first female State Manager – initially for Western Australia from 2018 and the addition of Northern Territory to her role in 2019.

Beyond her WA & NT State Manager remit, Anna manages the Professional Development corporate portfolio and is the Retail Sector Lead for NS Group.

Anna said that her leadership skills have grown significantly over 14 years in the property and construction industry.

“Taking on a leadership role has always come naturally to me – leading people to achieve great things is what makes me tick,” Anna said.

“The ability to be recognised and promoted for my drive, loyalty and leadership at NS Group has been amazing.

“To receive industry recognition for my achievements as a female leader in property and a role model to other women is an absolute honour.”

Anna shared that she has benefited from some amazing role models throughout her career and knows the importance of having someone to aspire to.

“Having worked at all different levels within the business, I can act as a role model to staff across all levels. I work with the team through career reviews, ‘plan on a page’ career aspiration work and ad hoc one-on-one mentoring whenever one of my team needs specific assistance,” she said.

As a mother to two children under five, Anna believes this has added to her leadership capabilities. She understands the complexities working parents face to manage the ‘juggling act’. She is sought out by new or expecting mums in the industry and loves the fact that she can be a role model to them too.

Anna is actively involved in her industry as a Property Council of Australia [PCA] Committee Member on the Retail Committee until early 2019 and now on the Diversity Committee.

Through the Australian Institute of Project Management [AIPM], she was previously a Women in Project Management Committee Member and took part in Curtin University’s mentoring program.

Anna is currently completing her Master of Business Administration [MBA], specialising in leadership, at the University of Western Australia.

“Taking on a leadership role has always come naturally to me – leading people to achieve great things is what makes me tick.”

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