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The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is a member-based not-for-profit industry council. The ISCA Board comprises of volunteer Member and Independent Directors.

Ms Alison Rowe

Chair & Independent Director

CEO - Australian Energy Foundation, MAICD

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    Alison Rowe is the CEO of Australian Energy Foundation Limited. Her experience in the sustainability field spans over 15 years, including global responsibility for strategy development, designing and delivering transformation programs, commercialising new services, product development, consulting, marketing and advocacy. Alison has experience across a range of industries, including Energy, Transport and Technology.

    Alison completed the Business and Environment program through Cambridge University, holds an MBA and Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management and is a Williamson Fellow.

Ms Sarah Marshall

Member Director & Deputy Chair

General Manager – Operational Support | Fulton Hogan

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    Sarah is a senior executive that leads the operational functions of Health and Safety, HR, IR, Marketing & Communications, and Environment, Community & Sustainability. Sarah brings 25 years of experience working in the construction and infrastructure industry. Sarah is also a Corporate Ambassador for beyondblue.

    Sarah is sustainability leader and continues to spearhead positive social change in the industry including improving awareness of mental health in the construction industry, increasing Indigenous engagement and employment and improving diversity in the industry.

    Sarah has been recognized as a passionate leader in the industry and has received a number of accolades including Winner WME Corporate Sustainability Leader 2014; Finalist Telstra Women's Business Awards 2013 for Sustainability leadership; Winner of the Lendlease CEO Award for Sustainability Strategy and Corporate Leadership 2011 and Winner National Association of Women in Construction Award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation.

Mr Matthew Brennan

Member Director

Head of Sustainability | Transurban

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    Head of Sustainability at Transurban, Matthew brings over twenty-five years’ of experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability, within Australia and overseas, to the ISCA Board.  Most of this experience has been in infrastructure – covering transport, water and power and across both the public and private sectors. Matthew has a detailed understanding of the current key sustainability opportunities and challenges being faced by infrastructure organisations in Australia and North America. He has firsthand experience in unlocking the benefits of adopting a strong sustainability agenda, and leveraging good sustainability performance on a project(s) to transform the overall sustainability of an organisation and vice-versa.

    His vision is to champion the Sustainable Development Goals in the sector and share the lessons learnt globally to inspire action and transformation.

Ms Dorte Ekelund

Independent Director

Bachelor Urban & Regional Planning, MBA, Strategic Advisor

Strategic Advisor

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    Dorte is an urban and regional planner with extensive experience in land use and infrastructure planning across various jurisdictions and all levels of government, including as head of the Australian Government Major Cities Unit, ACT Director-General of Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development, and WA Deputy Director-General of Planning and Infrastructure.  She also has considerable experience in environmental fields, including water and energy, renewable energy, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. 
    Dorte is currently Strategic Advisor – Office of CEO with SMEC, a Director on the boards of ICON Water and the Committee for Sydney (Chair Smart Cities Taskforce), a Commissioner with the Northern Territory Planning Commission, Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, a member of the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star Advisory Committee and is on the University of Wollongong’s Smart Infrastructure Advisory Council. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and holds an MBA (University of Canberra) and a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Class 1 Hons, University of New England).

Mr Leo Coci

Member Director

BE (Hons), MBA

Executive Director Infrastructure Delivery - Main Roads Western Australia

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    Leo has over 40 years’ experience with Main Roads Western Australia, having gained a variety of experience and expertise in bridge design, road planning, project management and contract management of major projects. 

    He is a member of the Main Roads Corporate Executive and is currently leading the newly established Office of Major Infrastructure Delivery (OMTID), which is overseeing and facilitating the rapid progress on the delivery of $8b of priority transport infrastructure projects over the next four years. 

    OMTID is responsible for delivering the State’s largest, complex and high profile road projects and Metronet rail projects such as Thornlie-Cockburn Link, Yanchep Rail Extension, Morley-Ellenbrook Line, Bayswater Station, Byford Rail extension and Level Crossings Removal.

    In his roles to date, Leo has been afforded the opportunity to champion and promote the sustainability philosophy in major transport infrastructure projects through leadership and implementation of innovative contract procurement models.

Jeremy Stone

Independent Director
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    Jeremy is a Non-Executive Director, Committee Chair, CEO and Global Group Manager with over 30 years of local and international experience across public, private and not for profit sectors. He has been involved in a variety of industries including digital, technology, smart city infrastructure, utilities and education with an emphasis on sustainable growth through innovation and creativity.

    His 15 years of Board experience includes J-Power, Monash College, Nubian Water and Caulfield Grammar School. Committee experience includes GHD, Engineers Australia and International School of Manila. 
    At executive level, he is the CEO of an advisory and investment company, co-founder of a professional development training company, was previously the Regional Director - Asia and the global head of the Innovation & Digital group for GHD, a 10,000 strong professional services company. 

    He is a professional engineer with post graduate qualifications in management, member of AICD and lived and worked in the UK and Asia for 14 years.