ISCA Welcomes Patrick Hastings as Chief Operating Officer
The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is delighted to welcome Patrick Hastings as Chief Operating Officer.
Patrick is a senior executive who has worked across a variety of roles throughout Australia and internationally. With broad practical expertise in communications, community relations, social performance, Indigenous affairs, Government relations, crisis and issues management, project management, land access and organisational change.
ISCA CEO Ainsley Simpson commented, “The appointment of Patrick is testimony to the evolution of industry - more uptake in IS Ratings and stronger commitment to delivering sustainability results. With over 213 Australasian infrastructure projects engaged in the IS Rating Scheme, and a healthy infrastructure pipeline going forward, it is important that we prepare for the future. We’re really excited to have Patrick on board”.
Previously CEO of the Gladstone Industry Leadership Group (GILG), Patrick has also served as board member for Regional Development Australia - Fitzroy Central West, Chair of EQIP Gladstone, a committee member of the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership and a committee member for the Here 4 Health initiative.
Patrick is passionate about building sustainable communities and has been recognised in the resource sector for leading best practice teams and initiatives.
“Never afraid to proactively tackle projects that might seem too daunting, you will find me at my most energised where I see there’s an opportunity to bring people together to add real and enduring value to a community.”
Most recently at GILG highlights have included:
- Spearheading significant uplift in support for members where increases in cost of business had led to major layoffs and tightly constrained wages and conditions in member EBA outcomes
- Increasing income by overhauling the fee structure, while decreasing expenditure by implementing a new lean and agile operational structure
- Raising advocacy profile for member’s positions with PM’s Office and Federal and State Governments
- Consistently uniting diverse stakeholders to actively collaborate on programs with significant and enduring economic, community and environmental benefit
Patrick has also enjoyed a great deal of success in senior strategic communications and partnership development roles within the resources sector. He has worked on a number of sensitive and high risk multi-billion dollar projects where he has played a key part in leading and developing award-winning social, economic, community and environmental partnerships and engagement strategies to embed community support.