Yaara Plaves, Associate Director, Hames Sharley

Yaara is head of the National Sustainability Forum (NSF) at Hames Sharley, sharing her knowledge and passion with the team and clients alike. Her deep understanding of sustainability and regenerative design has seen Yaara is involved in several committees and professional organisations in the sustainability field.

With extensive experience in the construction industry, Yaara routinely manages retail, education, residential, commercial and government projects, varying in size. This includes managing all elements of a project from inception through contract negotiation to design development and implementation, including documentation, procurement and contract management. Her past clients range from private individuals to commercial organisations and government agencies.

Yaara has strong written and verbal communication skills and extensive experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with clients, consultants and builders.