I am very pleased to report the nomination of Reena Van Aalst for an SCA board position.
Reena’s management experience spans 26 years, 15 being strata specific. Reena is the General Manager of Portfolio Management and Licensee–in-Charge of Dynamic Property Services. She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Sydney University). This year she completes a Masters in Professional Accounting (UTS). Reena also holds a Diploma in Business Management (Real Estate Management) Macleay College.
From 2004 to 2006 Reena was Senior Vice President of the Institute of Strata Title Management and in 2013, was awarded the Reuters Award (UTS) for academic excellence. In 2011 and 2012 Reena was awarded SCA Strata Manager of the Year.
Reena is a member of the Women in Strata steering committee.
Reena wants to apply her skills, experience and academic achievements for the benefit of SCA and its members, to assist its development and ensure its continued relevance.
Reena believes it is important to embrace change, adapt and apply skills to new disciplines. She is a team player and values learning, flexibility and embracing innovative ideas. Reena says it is essential to encourage the best and brightest and embrace technological change.
Reena believes the new legislation is the beginning, not the end, of an important journey. It is vital to continue interaction with government and stakeholders to maximise and build on our achievements so far.
Reena is passionate about strata management becoming a well-respected profession. She says this will be achieved by strata managers attaining a recognised level of education. SCA has programs in place and her ultimate goal is for all managers to achieve a level of public perception and qualification of which they will be proud.
Reena sees wonderful opportunities and exciting times ahead. She says complacency must be avoided or we will rue the day. Success is hard and maintaining it is harder. Reena is success-driven and hopes to be given the opportunity to share her skills and experience as an SCA board member.
Reena sees change, not as something to be feared, but embraced.