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Ainsley Simpson

Chief Executive Officer
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    Ainsley joined ISCA in May 2016. Ainsley brings to ISCA an exceptional management, leadership and business experience underpinned by a strong science and sustainable resource management technical background. Ainsley is an experienced executive with a distinctive track record in professional services.

    Ainsley was an executive at Pacific Environment, Strategic Environmental Focus and Coffey International. Now at ISCA, Ainsley works across the infrastructure industry to advance sustainable outcomes through the deployment and development of the IS rating scheme. Ainsley also oversees ISCA’s learning and development portfolio aimed at building marketing capability across industry.

    Ainsley is committed to making a real impact in organisations that anchor in their core values, develop their people and support the advancement of women with leadership aspirations. Her proudest achievements are those that have come from collaborating with others.

    At weekends Ainsley equips the power tools and switches to DIY mode. She and her husband buy run-down properties and reinvigorate them so they’re ready for market. No rest for the wicked!

Patrick Hastings

Chief Operating Officer
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    Patrick is a senior executive who has worked across a variety of roles, predominantly in the resource sector. He has experience working 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.
     
    Former 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.”  
     
    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.
     

Nicole Boyd

General Manager, Infrastructure Innovation
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    Sustainability expert Nicole joined ISCA in July 2015 and is responsible for product development, strategic projects and membership.

    Nicole is highly qualified and experienced with degrees in Environment, Sustainable Development and an MBA and over 13 years’ experience in sustainability roles. She has previously worked at Brambles, Melbourne Water, Sydney Water, Leighton Contractors and Local Government. She has a wealth of knowledge and skills around sustainability; including carbon and ecological foot-printing, strategy development, business development, stakeholder engagement and project management – just to name a few.

    Her chickens, cats, dogs, goldfish, native bees and ever-evolving garden take up a lot of her time outside work. Buying, selling and restoring mid-century furniture and ‘trying to do yoga’ accounts for the rest!

Eva Wang

Finance Manager
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    Eva joined ISCA in October 2012 from an extensive career in the hospitality industry as an Assistant Account.  She previously managed staff to oversee all daily accounting aspects for a multimillion dollar organisation, reporting directly to the Financial Controller.  During her previous roles, Eva has actively engaged in system reviews to provide a more streamlined approach to business activities, both financial and human resources, with a proven track record in reducing overhead expenses.

Charlotte Connell

General Manager, Valued Engagement
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    Charlotte joined ISCA in September 2017 as Engagement Manager and is responsible for delivering value to members and the broader stakeholder community.

    Charlie’s story-telling skills started with writing for a surfing magazine in high school.  From there she honed her journalistic skills in print, radio and TV before moving across to corporate communications in local government. While working on a rural island in Vanuatu, in an AusAid sponsored position, Charlie deconstructed what communications and marketing had become and stripped it back to its simplest form – engaging your audience and value delivery.

    Most recently Charlie has driven the marketing and communications across Australia and New Zealand for seafood sustainability certification scheme, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), doubling consumer awareness and more importantly positively engaging industry.

Carlos Gonzalez

Digital Marketing Coordinator
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    Carlos joined ISCA in 2019. He previously worked at My Muscle Chef as marketing assistant and for a number of F45 Training studios as social media specialist.

    Carlos has experience in marketing, social media management, website development, SEO and graphic design.

    At ISCA, Carlos is the marketing coordinator responsible for all things digital - social media campaigns, website management, content creation, advertising, email marketing as well as event management.

    In his spare time, Carlos enjoys travelling, playing football (yes, soccer) and all things fitness.

Zonovia Borkar

Event Specialist
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    Zonovia joins the Sydney ISCA office and will be managing and planning the event calendar for all ISCA events.

    Zonovia brings to ISCA a wealth of experience in event management, handling corporate events for companies such as Nielsen, Castrol, HSBC, Microsoft and the Indian Premier League.
     
    Outside of work, Zonovia loves spending time outdoors, under the sun and amongst trees. She also loves a game of tennis, shopping and binge watching Netflix.
     

Bridget Corcoran

Case Manager - New South Wales, Western Australia
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    Bridget joined ISCA’s Sydney office in 2019 and is responsible for supporting projects through the IS rating process, primarily in Western Australia and New South Wales. Bridget brings to ISCA extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and project management within the environment sector.

    With a degree in Environmental Policy, she went on to work in Member Services at the Australian Packaging Covenant. Following that she performed the role of Environmental Consultant at KMH Environmental (now pitt&sherry), aswell as a secondment with Local Government.

    Outside of work Bridget loves getting creative in the kitchen and listening to Latin music. Having grown up in the Snowy Mountains, she likes to be active in the outdoors and is currently trying to learn how to surf.

Jonathan Avery

General Manager, Sustainability Leadership
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    Jon joined ISCA in December 2017, boasting a wealth of fantastic experience as a project engineer, project manager, and stakeholder engagement manager at a wide variety of international organisations. Jon’s lived on four continents, having worked in France, Guinea, Tanzania and Kenya.

    At ISCA, Jon is responsible for the management and maintenance of the IS International rating tool and associated training programs, developing and maintaining regional and international partnerships, as well as being New South Wales and New Zealand’s case manager.

    In his spare time Jon enjoys bush-walking and bird watching, and has an appetite for French food.

Kieren Heikkinen

Case Manager - Queensland, WA
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    Kieren joined ISCA as part of the Technical Team in November 2016. He has a background in civil engineering in local government (5 years’ experience), as well as design, project management, construction, and asset management experience.

    At ISCA, Kieren is primarily responsible for supporting IS registered ratings through the rating process, facilitating the use of the IS Rating Tool and assisting with tool development. He primarily works with projects in Queensland and Western Australia, but is also involved with New South Wales.

    Kieren enjoys a decent music festival, the outdoors, and everything automotive.

Kirsty Bauer

Senior Case Manager | Technical Lead
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    Kirsty joined ISCA as part of the Technical Team in August 2015. She is primarily responsible for supporting IS registered ratings through the rating process and facilitating the use of the IS rating scheme for projects in Victoria. Kirsty project managed the development of the IS Operations rating scheme.

    Kirsty has over 13 years’ experience delivering environmental, energy and sustainability project support in a range of sectors.

    Kirsty is one of two South Africans at ISCA, and has also lived in the UK. She enjoys solving problems, playing supball at Manly Wharf, and caring for her beloved dog, Jock.

Maria Austria

Quality and Research Manager
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    Maria joined ISCA as part of the technical team in January 2017. She is primarily responsible for supporting IS registered rating through the rating process and facilitating the use of the IS rating scheme for projects mainly in Queensland and South Australia. With the increase traction in Victoria recently, Maria is a support case manager for Victoria projects. She has international experience in a diverse multi-client environment in the fields of civil engineering and sustainability consulting. Her project involvement has spanned roads, hydropower facilities, land development, recreational facilities and green building design. Her keen interest in environmental issues and sustainability consulting has meant her involvement in several projects overseas. Her Australia project portfolio includes energy efficiency evaluation using BCA Standard and State of Victoria Codes.

    Her past experiences have extended her skills beyond civil design and providing technical assistance on projects from conceptual to operations, to include project management and the development of new accounts.

    Maria is musical, and enjoys playing the banduria, guitar and flute. She also enjoys yoga and cooking. However, nowadays her little girl takes up most of her free time.

Jeremy Majid

Innovation Project Manager
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    Jeremy studied mechanical engineering and commerce before embarking on a career in multiple disparate industries and roles.

    He has worked for global companies in the automotive, returnable packaging and wine industries in supply chain, IT implementation, and management roles. Jeremy will help to improve efficiency in the rating process by working towards implementation of a tailored software solution.

    Jeremy is thrilled to have found an intellectually stimulating role that aligns with his values while not having to sacrifice time at home with his young daughter. He looks forward to working in a small organisation with the ability to influence a large industry.

Paul Davies

General Manager: Market Capability
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    Paul is responsible for supporting the delivery of the sustainability awareness and training needs of the infrastructure industry, and overseeing ISCA’s advocacy activities.

    Paul has had a pretty diverse career in infrastructure, transport, consulting, industry bodies (eg NATA), medical research and technical accreditation. Paul is an ISAP, a Certified Lead Sustainability Assurance Practitioner, and has been a GRI Certified Trainer, contributed to the development of GRI’s G4 sustainability reporting framework, the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard, and the IIRC’s integrated report assurance framework.

    Outside of work Paul likes to cycle, and is in to horology (a fancy word for watches!)

Rob Hewlett

IS Coordinator
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    Rob joined ISCA as an IS Coordinator, and is based in Melbourne. Rob supports the ratings process, and brings experience in data analysis and advocacy.

    Rob studied chemistry, then did a PhD in Materials Science (research on materials for solar cells).

    Prior to ISCA, Rob worked as a Sustainability Consultant for Anthesis Group in London, mainly on product stewardship and Circular economy project. He then moved to Melbourne in February 2018 and worked for Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform.

    Rob used to play for one of the UK’s top flag American football teams, but due to time restrictions he now spends more time cooking and working on a personal social change project.

Sandra Valeri

Case Manager - Victoria
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    Sandra joined ISCA in November 2018 as a Case Manager for Victoria and Tasmania. Sandra helps to assist projects through the IS Rating process and provides technical support.

    Sandra boasts a wealth of industry experience implementing sustainability on infrastructure projects. She previously worked as a Senior Sustainability Advisor with Laing O' Rourke on the North Eastern Program Alliance , as well as a Sustainability Consultant for AECOM.

    A wine aficionado, Sandra enjoys hiking and visiting wineries and has even made her own Shiraz.  

Taryn Prouse

Case Manager - New South Wales, South Australia
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    Taryn is a Mechanical Engineer with 5 years’ experience designing Hydraulic, HVAC and

    fire protection systems for buildings in both Australia and Canada and experience with GBCA and LEED ratings. She is results-focused, seeing projects through to the best outcomes and building strong working relationships along the way.

    At ISCA Taryn is responsible for supporting IS registered ratings through the rating process and facilitating the use of the IS rating scheme for projects in New South Wales and South Australia bringing her experience in design and construction to her new role.

    After riding her motorcycle 70,000km from the Northern tip of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina, Taryn returned home to Sydney to focus on her career and, in April 2019 joined ISCA as a Case Manager. In her spare time Taryn enjoys camping, hiking and going to the beach, but has decided to retire from motorcycle riding for now.

Ranul Narangoda

IS Coordinator
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    Ranul joined ISCA in 2018 and is responsible for the development and maintenance of the IS scorecards. Additionally, he supports the rating process and assists verifiers and rating partners behind the scenes.
     
    Ranul is currently studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Commerce and brings experience in Visual Basic programming and data analysis. 
     
    Ranul is an avid photographer, plays basketball and tennis, and enjoys hiking, and prior to moving to Australia, he spent the first half of his life in Sri Lanka.
     
    Fun fact – Ranul can make a dhal curry in 15 minutes
     

Nina Banfield

Executive Assistant
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    Nina joined ISCA in August 2019. Having worked  in the Non for Profit space as an EA  for over 8 years with both Wesley Mission (NSW) and Transform Aid International, Nina is a great believer in a hand up not a hand out. 

    Nina is the Executive Assistant to the ISCA CEO and overall support to the ISCA team. 
     
    In her spare time, Nina loves to travel and recently had the privilege of walking on the Great Wall of China and seeing the Entombed Warriors.

    Nina and her husband live in Cherrybrook, have two grown up daughters, passionate about the environment and she is a dedicated dog lover. She also has a passion for live music and is a loyal Triple J fan.