Planning and Precincts Director | Development and Planning Principal | Strategic Advisor | Cities and Places Solutions at Jacobs | Director | Strategic Advisor | Advocate at Culturely
MAICD. PhD. MA (HG). MLS (Comm Law). BPropEc.
Welcome! I’ve been specialising in the management of major urban development projects for 20 years and have deep experience dealing with project, stakeholder and risk management in high-stake settings.
I also have a PhD in the role of ‘feeling’ (specifically ‘the felt sense’) in corporate leadership and executive decision-making (i.e. problem solving, creative practice, negotiation), and degrees in human geography (MA in HG), law (MLS in Comm Law) and property economics (BPropEc). I’ve managed all phases — acquisitions, planning, design, delivery and divestment — of complex and master planned urban regeneration precincts such as Central Barangaroo (>$2.5bn), Parramatta Square (>$2bn), Darwin City Waterfront (>$1bn) and Rhodes Waterside (>$1bn). I offer a track record of success in strategy development/ execution, commercial negotiations, project delivery, stakeholder/community engagement and thought leadership including the successful engagement of diverse audiences — senior executives, staff across divergent disciplines and communities.
If you asked someone about me, they’d probably say: collaborative; strategic; principled; commercial. I was an elite artistic gymnast and competitive equestrian eventer as a child; am an accredited yoga instructor and barre enthusiast.
I’m fascinated with experiencing and how we relate to each other, our environments — places, workplaces and other living systems — and how we make decisions. I’m often asking: how can we do better?