Dr. Frederik Pretorius

Assistant Professor,
The University of Hong Kong

Frederik Pretorius is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction at The University of Hong Kong, where he lectures real estate finance. He has worked in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as academic, professional, in the corporate sector and as consultant, in various activities and industries including building, mining and process engineering, real estate development and regional economic development. He has also participated in the conduct of several value management studies of building and infrastructure projects. Before joining the Department of Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong, he lectured at the University of Canberra in Australia, and previously at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Pretorius has a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong and MBA and BSc (QS) degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.



Ms. Lindsay Pickles

Director, Pontex Limited

Lindsay Pickles is a professionally qualified civil engineer with twenty years experience. She has been working in Hong Kong for the past seven years, primarily in the management of multi-disciplinary projects.

Lindsay Pickles is the Vice-President of the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management and is on the Government List of Trained and Experienced Facilitators. She has successfully organised and facilitated a number of group decision-making workshops bringing participants together to resolve a range of issues from strategic and specific points of view. She gained her Graduate Certificate in Value Management Facilitation from the University of Canberra in April 1997.

She is a chartered civil engineer and, as a member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, has a strong interest in the environment and in sustainable development. Currently working as an independent consultant, she promotes the use of value management to improve business applications and create competitive advantage. She especially views the use of value management techniques as part of the quality assurance approach to work practices.


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