Our Women of Defence: Lisa Petralia

NSW Defence State Lead

April 15, 2024

At JLL, our people are our greatest asset. Our team embody our values of teamwork, ethics, and excellence, and we’re committed to helping them thrive. Lisa Petralia, NSW State Defence Lead, is a perfect example how investing in our people helps us deliver outstanding results for our clients.

Having been with JLL since 2015, Lisa has worked across different departments to get a grasp on the full service offering that the firm provides. However, it is her close work with the Department of Defence (DoD) that has had the most profound impact on Lisa’s career. Where the technical skills required of the role are of significant value, Lisa’s motivation for working in Defence rests in her desire to tangibly give back and contribute something meaningful.

The scope of Lisa’s role within our Project and Development Services (PDS) team sees her providing the best possible facilities and infrastructure to enable our service personnel to carry out their essential duties effectively and safely. Lisa has been agile, innovative and collaborative in every project she has led to the benefit of all her Defence clients. 

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What also sets Lisa apart is her motivation to excel, both for her clients and in her career. An active participant in JLL’s Women in Account Management Program, Mentorship Program and ad hoc seminars and networking events, Lisa makes the most of professional development opportunities both at JLL and within Defence more broadly. These sustained efforts saw Lisa nominated for the Women in Defence Rising Star Award, NAWIC Project Manager of the Year Award and winning JLL’s Outstanding Client Service Award. 

At JLL, we take our commitment to being an equitable workplace seriously. This means actively working to provide safe, diverse work environments where the women in our teams are equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for career advancement. 

Now, managing a team of 10 people, Lisa is leading by example through her drive, passion, and commitment to the ambitions of Defence and of JLL.

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