BE(Hons), BA, BSc(Env), CPEng(Ret), CEnvP, GAICD, FIEAust
Peter is a professional engineer and environmental scientist and has been the Mayor of the City of Karratha since 2013.
He has worked as a design and project engineer on a range of projects around the world including gold and uranium mines in South Africa, offshore platforms in the North Sea and Arabian Gulf, plus coal, iron-ore and phosphate developments in Australia and New Zealand.
Peter opened his own engineering and environmental consultancy in 1985, which grew to some 90 staff, before joining Council in 2011.
As Mayor, Peter is currently concentrating on diversifying the Karratha economy beyond the resources industry by enabling a range of sustainable, new-technology projects.
Mr John Langoulant has extensive executive experience in the private and public sectors including as the Western Australian Under Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer with Australian Capital Equity, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and the Oakajee Port and Rail project.
John currently holds Board Chairman roles at the Government Employees Superannuation Board, the Northern Territory’s Power and Water Corporation, Westpac Banking Group WA, Pawsey Supercomputer Centre, Rottnest Island Authority and the Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline. John has recently been appointed Chair of Infrastructure WA and is a Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency and the Multinet Board. He also has Chairman roles with the Lester Portraiture Prize, CEDA and Amana Living.
In 2018 John undertook a Special Inquiry into the Western Australian Government’s Projects and Programs undertaken between 2008 and 2017. He has undertaken other inquiries for the Western Australian and Northern Territory Governments
Mr Langoulant was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to business and commerce, particularly through leadership and management roles and to the community of Western Australia.
Following a significant period of working in a number of State Government central agencies, mainly in infrastructure investment, Anthony joined Western Australian Treasury in January 1996. Here he provided strategic advice to the Government on infrastructure prioritisation and investment, in addition to the general resourcing requirements of public sector agencies.
He was instrumental in establishing and operating the Public Private Partnerships Support Unit which, in partnership with the Office of Strategic Projects, progressed a number of major projects.
Anthony was appointed to the Board of Infrastructure Australia in May 2008 and was Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation from April 2009 until May 2013. He was also a member of the WA Planning Commission’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee.
In October 2013, Anthony was appointed as WA Police Executive Director to lead the agency’s corporate related functions. During this time he was a significant contributor to the Frontline 2020 reform program which, amongst a number of operational changes, made significant improvements to WA Police’s corporate operations, including governance, introducing a centralised business management model and attracting a number of highly skilled public servants.
Anthony was appointed as Project Director of METRONET in June 2017. His role is to lead his team, which consists of officers from the Departments of Transport; Planning, Lands and Heritage; and Communities, Public Transport Authority, LandCorp and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.
The team has the responsibility to:
Kevin joined Perth Airport as Chief Executive Officer in July 2016. Kevin has been involved in operational and commercial roles in both hub and regional airports for more than 15 years in the UK and Australia. Prior to joining Perth Airport, Kevin held the position of Chief Executive Officer of North Queensland Airports, which operate Cairns and Mackay Airports, where he was responsible for implementing a growth strategy for both airports. He also spent nine years with the British Airport Authority (BAA) and was Managing Director at Edinburgh International Airport. In 2017, Kevin was appointed to the Tourism Western Australia Board and is also a Council Member for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia and Freight and Logistics Council of WA.
Mr Vincent Algar BSC (Hons) Geology, MAusIMM, is a geologist by profession with over 28 years of experience in the mining industry, spanning underground and open cut mining operations, greenfields exploration, project development and mining services in Western Australia and Southern Africa. He has significant experience in the management of publicly listed companies, which includes the entire compliance, marketing and management process and encompasses the development of internal geological and administrative systems, exploration planning and execution, plus project acquisition and deal completion. Mr Algar has worked on a wide range of commodities including base metals and uranium in Southern Africa as a consultant and analyst. As Managing Director of Australian Vanadium Ltd he is responsible for driving the company’s vertical integration strategy via development of The Australian Vanadium Project and vanadium redox flow battery uptake through AVL’s subsidiary VSUN Energy. Vincent is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Tim Collins is the Director of the Westport Taskforce, the cross-agency government project team charged with planning the infrastructure to drive the freight future of WA’s South West for the next 50 years and beyond.
Tim brings more than 20 years’ experience in transport strategic planning, commercial management and logistics to Westport. His past roles include leading major State supply chain operations as Business Development Principal for Arc Infrastructure and Executive Manager Logistics for CBH Group.
Tim commenced at Westport on 30 January 2018. He leads a project team of approximately 25 internal staff and a wider Taskforce consisting of more than 90 organisations.
Frank is the Chief Executive at DevelopmentWA, the Western Australian Government’s development agency, and is central to strategic planning, the evaluation of projects and risk analysis to business development, corporate planning and project delivery.
DevelopmentWA operates throughout Western Australia with a portfolio of more than 120 projects spanning industrial, commercial, tourism and residential market segments.
An economist and accountant, and having completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University, his strategic contribution has been recognised by industry awards.
Frank is currently a member of the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee and Central Perth Planning Committee; is a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) in WA; a non-executive director of the Property Education Foundation; a Fellow of CPA Australia and a graduate of AICD.
Sandra Brewer is the Western Australian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia. Prior to commencing this position, Sandra was a communications and marketing executive. Her experience spans blue chip corporates, WA private businesses, retirement living, residential development and construction. Sandra believes that leaders should be driven to create change beyond the four walls of an organisation, which is why she has volunteered for many years in political and industry bodies. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Sandra also has first-hand experience in the property industry, through her family’s business in residential construction. Sandra is committed to being a strong and effective advocate for the Members of the Property Council and the many people who work in the property industry.
John Gelavis is the Executive Director of the Master Builders Association of WA, a position he has held since September 2018. John was previously the Regional Executive Director of the Housing Industry Association for five years and has 25 years of experience within the building industry. He has held numerous sales, marketing, management, operational and strategic leadership roles. John is married with two children.
Cameron is the co-founder of InfraNomics in Perth and has over 20 years’ experience in financial advisory, investment banking, consulting, economic analysis, operational and executive management roles both domestically and globally. He has had a particular focus on infrastructure development, project financing, risk & credit, energy, renewables, water, fuel terminals and ports. Cameron was the co-author of the 2018 Lithium Valley report and has recently published work on Kwinana outer harbour developments, Indian Ocean trade, New Energy Materials international trade, industry and government energy strategies.
Dominic is a Project Director in Main Roads’ Planning and Technical Services Directorate. He moved to Australia from the UK in 2013, after gaining over 20 years’ experience in government and consulting.
He spent four years project managing the development and delivery of NorthLink WA, Main Roads’ biggest ever project. In 2017 Dominic was appointed to the position of Project Director for the planning and development of Bunbury Outer Ring Road, heading up an integrated project team comprising Main Roads, BG&E and GHD.
Mr Cleary joined AGIG in December 2014. Mr Cleary has over 22 years’ experience in the Australian oil and gas industry having worked for QGC and Woodside prior to joining AGIG.
As the General Manager Commercial, Mr Cleary, reporting to the CEO, leads the Commercial Division and is responsible for providing overall Commercial, Procurement and Business Development leadership across AGIG’s National businesses.
Mr Cleary is responsible for the Commercial Operation of AGIG’s Transmission Pipeline and storage businesses.
Tanya has a wealth of property development industry experience in WA across the private, government and peak body sectors. She has worked in various communications, project and management roles for over 20 years.
Tanya currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at the Urban Development Institute of Australia in WA (UDIA WA) where she leads a strong team representing the development industry.
Tanya uses her expertise to focus on working collaboratively with government and other stakeholders to achieve a policy environment that enables industry to effectively deliver smart, sustainable and liveable communities.
She was previously Executive Director of Regional Services Reform and Transformation at the Department of Communities. Prior to that, Tanya led the successful implementation of the $560 million Social Housing Investment Package.
Tanya has also worked for over six years with large listed property developers, Stockland and Mirvac after seven years at the Property Council of Australia (WA).
In December 2016, Tanya was announced as the inaugural winner of the UDIA WA Women in Leadership Award. The award recognises her personal and professional contribution to the development industry over the last 20 years.
Rob has held a variety of senior Sales & Marketing roles at InfraBuild since joining the business in 2006, currently as Customer & Market Relationship Manager. Rob’s networking and influencing skill set impacts across a broad range of business and industry initiatives, underpinning better communication and understanding amongst key stakeholders….and delivering great outcomes.
Rob recently took a lead role in developing and implementing a strategy to deliver 5 EPD’s covering the bulk of InfraBuild’s manufacturing range.
Rob is a board member of the Bureau of Steel Manufacturers of Australia [BOSMA], Weld Australia and the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels [ACRS] and is a member of the Greenstar Material & Supply Chain ERP and the ISCA Materials Working Group.
Fariborz is the founder of FHSI Architects; previously, Fariborz was the design director at Aedas, where he worked on some of the world’s most iconic projects. his remarkable portfolio of experience extends to Afghanistan, Australia, Croatia, Georgia, India, Iran, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and South East Asia, gaining expertise in urban design, master planning, mixed-use developments, high rise towers, sustainability and cultural architecture.
Amongst the many award winning projects some of Fariborz’ innovative design solutions include; Masdar MIST- neighborhood, the first zero carbon and zero waste community, and the master planning of the Mandalina Marina in Sibenik, Croatia which earned ‘high achievement award’ in Dubai cityscape architectural review award. He proceeded with another award winning 2M sqm master plan in Afghanistan – Aino Mina , where he won three awards in the ‘middle east architecture awards’ in three categories for ‘master planning’, ‘sustainability’ and ‘residential scheme of the year’.
Fariborz’ unique design approach is driven by holistic design solutions that integrate environmental, cultural, social, economic and aesthetic influences to create a contextual modern architecture that is highly sustainable. In this context, Fariborz has been recognized for his iconic design of the ‘Dubai mosque’ which incorporates contemporary design in a highly traditional and conservative building type. His design for the Dubai mosque was renowned in the region and was published locally and internationally.
Professor Klinken is a leading Western Australian medical research scientist, highly regarded for his work in advancing the understanding of genes involved in leukemia, cancer and anaemia. His many research achievements include the discovery of a gene that suppresses the growth of tumours.
After obtaining his PhD from The University of Western Australia, he undertook research at the US National Institutes of Health in Washington and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.
His previous roles have included Professor in Clinical Biochemistry at The University of Western Australia; Director of Research at the Royal Perth Hospital; and the Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (previously the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research).
Under his stewardship, the Perkins Institute attracted world-class national and international researchers to the State and made numerous acclaimed medical discoveries. He also spear-headed the development of two new state-of-the-art medical research facilities, Perkins North in Nedlands (QEII Medical Centre) and Perkins South in Murdoch (Fiona Stanley Hospital).
Professor Klinken brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role of Chief Scientist. His input will support the Government in growing the State’s science industries to achieve future prosperity for Western Australians.
Professor Klinken was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in the June 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Mark is a Project Director in the Major Projects area of Main Roads WA. He started with Main Roads as an engineering cadet and then worked in various regional offices throughout the state. After moving to head office Mark worked in the road design area and then moved into the Project Director role in 2001.
He has managed a variety of major projects throughout the state, including involvement in several forms of contract including alliances, D&C, Early Contractor Involvement and NEC3. Mark delivered the Gateway WA road upgrades around Perth Airport and is currently heading up delivery of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road project.
Brett Hazelden (B.Sc. MBA GAICD) is a Metallurgist who brings more than 20 years’ experience in project management, engineering design and operations servicing the Australasian resources industry. His previous responsibilities include project management, feasibility study evaluation, engineering and design, estimating, financial evaluation, cost control, scheduling, contracts and procurement, business risk and strategic development.
Brett Hazelden has studied, managed and executed projects from small scale works up to multi-billion-dollar complex developments. He has been responsible for environmental permitting and approvals, heritage, native title negotiations, external relations, as well as tenure management. Brett has also been involved in numerous mergers, acquisitions and due diligence reviews in recent years.
Steve has held positions in the education sector, business consulting and local government as well as owning and operating small business.
After a career in education, Steve worked at Syme Marmion & Co as a Project Consultant and General Manager and then as Principal Business Development Advisor with the City of Wanneroo. From 2015 to early 2019, Steve led the economic development unit at the City of Joondalup and returned to the City of Wanneroo more recently as Manager of Advocacy and Economic Development.
With and a Master of Business Administration from Curtin University of Technology, Steve has consulted on many commercial and government projects involving economic impact analysis, demand analysis, business case development, policy development and economic strategy development.
Some key consulting projects include:
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