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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.

Julie Morgan

Member Director
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    Julie Morgan is the Executive Director Environment & Sustainability at Transport for NSW. Transport for NSW has a major portfolio of infrastructure delivery across New South Wales and uses the IS Rating Tool to drive innovation and sustainable outcomes across infrastructure projects and assets. As the Executive Director Environment & Sustainability Julie holds a key sustainability leadership role within Transport for NSW. Julie is a strong advocate for sustainability and ensuring that early project decisions translate into sustainable outcomes.

    Julie has over 25 years’ experience in the NSW public sector developing and implementing strategy, managing and delivering large and complex projects, and establishing centres of excellence to support operations. She is a lawyer and spent a decade in legal practice at the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions and Legal Aid NSW before moving to the health sector to work with NSW Ambulance. Julie joined Transport in 2017 in the Safety, Environment and Regulation Division where she was responsible for licensing and registration operations, stakeholder engagement and insights and reporting. Julie was appointed Executive Director Environment & Sustainability in July 2020. Julie is seeking nomination to the Board as a member representative to contribute to the governance and ongoing development of ISCA, and to represent the interests of member organisations

Glenn Hedges

Member Director
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    Glenn has over 25 years’ experience in infrastructure and building delivery across the UK, New Zealand and all Australian jurisdictions, including a mix of C-Suite functional management and technical advisory and delivery roles within the CIMIC Group over the past 15 years. Glenn’s extensive experience across a range of assets provide him with comprehensive insights into the practical drivers of change that effectively influence sustainability outcomes and decision making across planning, procurement, delivery and operations. His principle belief is that increased industry stakeholder and shareholder value are generated from a more proactive, pragmatic and evidence-based approach to sustainability and innovation. Ultimately, Glenn seeks to share his delivery, management and leadership insights and experiences with ISCA’s leadership team to enable it to increase its influence and impact in the infrastructure sector. Glenn’s early vision, tenacity and passion contributed to co-founding what is now ISCA and holding a Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary role during ISCA’s formative years to 2012. Since then, Glenn has continued to be a fierce advocate by continuing to directly support ISCA in paid and voluntary capacities. It is acknowledged that suspension of these support roles would occur if Glenn returns to the Board. Acknowledged by his industry peers for his delivery and technical experience, Glenn will provide valuable direction and focus on governance and strategy, particularly ensuring ISCA’s internal governance processes and performance meet industry’s expectations of providing: a first-class service to its members and stakeholders, accelerated evolution of its existing rating tools to ensure they remain fit for purpose, useful performance benchmarking data, and higher profile advocacy of issues which create impact. Glenn’s practical project delivery and industry leadership experience will bring an important industry perspective and awareness to the Board enabling ISCA to achieve industry expectations resulting in continual improvement and sustainable growth.

Finton Robertson

Member Director
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    I would like to nominate myself for the Member Director role as current Director of Sustainable Asset Strategies, a private consultancy who has been an ISCA member for over five years. As Director and representative of Sustainable Asset Strategies, I bring over 20 years’ experience in the built environment, having had the fortune to work in a wide range of capacities both corporately and operationally. My involvement in capital works project lifecycle ranges from project business case development, procurement, design and delivery, through to operational handover and lessons learnt. In recognition of his unique blend of experience, I am currently engaged in a number of roles acting as service provider and seven years in the client representative capacity in the major projects, including Sustainability lead with the Victorian Governments Level Crossings removal Project. With direct project involvement in over 50 different built environment projects, both locally and internationally, my experience has covered almost all public and private sectors e.g. road, rail, water, ports, commercial, defence, health and energy. My project delivery experience includes the delivery of the highest scoring ISCA Design and As-built ratings to date. Beyond direct project involvement I believe I can bring unique experience through my involvement with both peak industry bodies and built environment rating tools including involvement in the development and piloting of the BREEAM Communities Rating tool (UK), LEED New Build (US), VicRoads INVEST Rating tool, SMREP Sustainability Tool for Passenger Rail Projects and of course significant involvement in the development of the AGIC and ISCA IS Tool iterations.