Demetra Xydas is a company director with over 15 years of experience in the property development and construction industry. Her current directorships include the leading Western Australian commercial and residential construction company JAXON, the integrated property development company PDM, and investment groups Saraband and Alisthe Investments. Ms Xydas holds postgraduate qualifications in leadership and management from The University of Western Australia, and has studied in fields including human resource management, philosophy and psychology. She also holds teaching qualifications. Ms Xydas received a Special Recognition Award from the Governor General for her contribution to the community and business in 2004.