Nicole BadstuberMobility Program Director, Committee for Sydney
Nicole Badstuber is the Mobility Program Director at the Committee for Sydney. In this role, Nicole is responsible for the think tank’s transport and mobility research, policy advice and advocacy. Prior to joining the Committee for Sydney Nicole held academic research positions at universities in London and Cambridge (UK).
Jason BrookParking and Transport Manager, Sunshine Coast Council
Jason Brook is a strategic transport advisor with over 12 years of experience in the fields of transport planning, parking advisory and project management. As an outcome-driven planner and project manager, he has delivered a range of projects including research and policy through to the implementation of local area transport and parking plans while working for south-east Queensland Councils and in the private sector on behalf of other government entities. His passion lies in developing tailored solutions that improve access to centres, whilst supporting broader goals for economic development, place making and walkability.
At Sunshine Coast Council, he provides thought leadership on all matters parking related, driving innovation and the vision for smart parking technology to support the region's commitment to being an Australian leading smart city. Some other key highlights during his career in parking including implementing Australia’s first demand responsive pricing parking pilot studies and co-authoring the Gold Coast City Parking Plan which was recognised at the 2015 Parking Industry Awards for ‘Outstanding Use of On-street and Public Space’.
Charles CasuscelliChief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
Charles Casuscelli is the CEO of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) representing the collective interests of Local Government in Western Sydney.
Charles is also appointed as an Australian Defence Force Liaison Officer (Army) and provides advice to the NSW State Government on Emergency Management.
Formerly he was the State Member for Strathfield (Legislative Assembly) between 2011 and 2015, and was appointed Chair of the NSW Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee.
Charles has held a number of senior executive appointments in the public and private sectors. In particular Charles worked at the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority as the NSW Transport Management Centre’s Project Director/GM and was responsible for the operational management of the NSW road network.
Ben ClarkGroup Manager – Assets and Infrastructure, Town of Walkerville
Ben is an award-winning asset management thought leader with demonstrated history in Local Government and private sectors. Skilled in asset management, analytical skills, surveying, data mapping, and strategic modelling, Ben complements his career experience with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).
Craig CovichDirector of Environment and Planning, Mosman Council
As the Director of Environment and Planning for Mosman Council Craig fulfils a range of tasks relating to:
• regulatory development and building activities;
• environmental health and education programs and services including provision of domestic and commercial waste and recycling services, street sweeping and beach and reserve cleaning;
• strategic urban planning and heritage advisory services;
• engineering and asset management functions covering diverse items such as roads and traffic improvements, stormwater drainage, sea-walls and jetties, parks and gardens, play equipment, public buildings and structures, playing fields and bushland areas; and
• the Ranger Services section which is the regulatory arm of Council
Craig has been part of Mosman Council for over 16 years covering roles such as Engineering, Traffic and Asset Management.
Clive DwyerDirector of Engagement, Committee for Melbourne
Clive Dwyer has over 30 years' experience in strategy and business development for major government projects, destination management, project advocacy and complex stakeholder engagement.
Clive joined the Committee in 2017 and is responsible for strengthening the Committee's membership, stakeholder engagement and supporting the Committee's thought leadership and advocacy work.
He recently returned to Melbourne from the United Arab Emirates (UAE} where he was Executive Director of Destination Yas Island and Executive Director, Destination Management at Miral Asset Management. Reporting to the Abu Dhabi Government Executive Affairs Authority, he was responsible for establishing the Yas Island Destination Management Strategy as well as stakeholder engagement, product development, global marketing, communications, infrastructure planning, major events and visitor services program.
Prior to his time in the UAE, Clive was Director of Business Development for the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, relaunching the largest combined convention and exhibition centre in Australia. During this time, he was Director of the Club Melbourne Ambassador program, which has delivered over 100 international conferences worth over $590 million to become the world's most influential Ambassador Program.
Before this he directed the international marketing, industry engagement and visitor services for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Other career highlights include the development of Melbourne's annual International Mining and Resources Conference and the delivery of the globally acclaimed 'Jigsaw' campaign for Tourism Victoria. Clive has also held a range of industry and non-executive board positions in Melbourne.
Ian McLauchlanTransport and Parking Manager, City of Stonnington
Ian is an experienced local government manager with over 25 years’ experience leading teams in delivering services in road safety, transport management, parking provision and operation. Current parking responsibilities include on-street/off-street parking investigations & management, commercial car park operation, parking permit schemes, parking enforcement and infringement administration.
Stuart NormanChief Executive Officer, Parking Australia
Stuart brings 20 years’ experience spanning a variety of industry sectors, including not-for-profit, commercial and government entities.
Stuart has a track record in building and transforming operating models for member-based organisations across Australia and developing sustainable futures through robust control and governance. His former roles include General Manager – Industry Development at Bus Victoria (BusVic) and CEO of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
His experience includes developing advocacy and stakeholder engagement, driving collaboration to unite diverse groups and interests. In his role at BusVic, Stuart established a credible and strong voice at the table for the bus industry in relation to government emergency management and natural disaster planning.
Nuno Pena PiresTransport Planning Coordinator, City of Stonnington
Nuno Pires is the Transport Planning Coordinator for the City of Stonnington. He has 15 years’ experience in Traffic and Transport Engineering and Planning having worked in both State and Local government in 3 different continents. Worked on major projects such as the Hong Kong – Macau – Zhuhai Bridge, Macau Light Rail, Level Crossing Removals (Melbourne). Has been involved in strategic policy writing (Parking and Cycling Strategies). Very interested in ITS and Technology integration to enable informed decision making.
Larry SengstockGeneral Manager – Assets and Presentation, Latrobe City Council
Commenced work at Latrobe City Council in 2017, appointed to the position of Director Major Recreation Projects.
Officially appointed to the position of General Manager Assets and Presentation in 2019, responsible for overseeing the entire division, including the Major Recreation Projects.
Rebecca SmithManager – Parking Management Portfolio, Brisbane City Council
Rebecca Smith is an experienced program and project manager at Brisbane City Council, being responsible for delivering the Parking Management Solutions program for the past 5 years. She takes pride in delivering integrated customer focused solutions and has been recognized by Council for her collaborative delivery approach. Prior to parking, Rebecca worked as a Program Manager for the 2011 Flood Recovery.
Dr Jonathan SpearDeputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Victoria
Dr. Jonathan Spear is Infrastructure Victoria’s Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer. He leads Infrastructure Victoria’s work on the 30-year infrastructure strategy, research program and providing independent advice to the Victorian Government.
In addition, Jonathan is General Counsel and responsible for Infrastructure Victoria’s project management functions. Before joining Infrastructure Victoria, Jonathan held senior leadership, policy, strategy and legal roles with the Department of Premier & Cabinet, Department of Justice, Victoria Police and Slater & Gordon Lawyers.
Sue WeatherleyDirector City Strategy and Innovation, Georges River Council
Sue is the Director of City Strategy and Innovation at Georges River Council where she oversees the development and implementation of key city strategies. Sue is a passionate and successful urban planner and senior local government executive with over 20 years of experience in senior local government executive roles in NSW and QLD, including Townsville and Ryde. Sue worked at the City of Parramatta prior to her being appointed at Georges River Council as Director Strategic Outcomes and Development. Sue has helped drive strong outcomes across a broad range of Parramatta’s strategic objectives, managing significant growth in Parramatta, playing an integral role in discussions with the NSW Government on a number of planning and infrastructure initiatives and providing the vision for what will be a critical driver of Parramatta’s future.
Sue has been on the NSW Architect Registration Board since 2014 and the Chair of the Planning Task Force for Committee for Sydney.
Her contribution to Local Government has been twice recognised, in 2012 and 2016, as the recipient of the Minister’s Award for women in local government. In November 2018, PIA named Sue the Planner of the Year at its annual excellence awards.