Director and CHAIR
Paolo is the General Manager, Sustainability of Frasers Property, and is a passionate advocate for sustainability at a project and business level to achieve meaningful change within the organisations he works for and beyond. He sits on several industry committees on sustainability, and believes the property industry has the potential to achieve even more meaningful outcomes. He has joined the LFIA to contribute to the transformative work our organisation is championing and supporting.
Director and VICE CHAIR
Kate Harris is the CEO of Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). She brings to GECA an extensive background in leadership, capacity building and education aimed at finding sustainable solutions for the future. Kate believes passionately in human potential and draws on her diverse experience in the performing arts, executive coaching, cultural change and organisational development, helping individuals, organisations and communities to create a better future.
Director and SECRETARY
Tom is an experienced ‘for purpose’ Board member and a senior public servant with a strong record of innovation and achievement. An astute judge of risk and opportunity he has been responsible for reforms that fundamentally improved the management of biodiversity in NSW, operational delivery of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs across NSW, regulatory controls for biodiversity and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage across Sydney as well as the operational reform of the National Australian Building Environment Rating Scheme (NABERS) resulting in global recognition of its qualities as a commercial building ratings tool. Tom is an open communicator with a track record of building lasting collaborations between industry and government.
Amanda Sturgeon is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Fellow, and CEO of the International Living Future Institute. Amanda oversees the Living Building Challenge program and team out of the Seattle office. She is an award-winning architect and has been recognized as a pioneering leader in the green building movement in the northwest region where she has practiced since 1998. Amanda was a founding board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council in 2000-2002, has served on the board of AIA Seattle and has been a visiting Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington. Amanda won the Betterbricks Architect award in 2008, and was the 2011 AIA/NAIUSI Fellow through which she spent a month in Italy studying Biophilia and Beauty as a pathway to a restorative future.
Director With degrees in Architecture and Construction Project Management, Louise has over 16 years’ experience within the built environment working in architectural practice, government agencies, main contractors, consultancies and direct for clients in Australia and the UK. The majority of her experience has been in the Tertiary Education sector which has allowed her to be involved in some significant and exciting projects, with considerable complexities around stakeholder engagement, governance structures, research and technology integration, working in occupied sites and the implementation of sustainability initiatives. Louise is passionate about the challenge of taking an idea or concept and being able to convert it into a real project. Louise looks forward to the day when the best sustainable practice becomes the norm through the design and construction process rather than a specialist area of interest.
Director Robert has been involved in the legal aspects of land development for over 30 years, and has worked with both government and private sector clients across a broad range of environmental issues, such as planning law, development levies, contaminated land issues, biodiversity conservation, pollution, Indigenous and European heritage and environmental protection licensing.
He has negotiated and drafted numerous voluntary planning agreements for private clients and the Minister for Planning, encompassing the provision of State infrastructure and biodiversity and riparian conservation for large residential and industrial subdivisions in Sydney and around NSW.
Robert also has experience drafting project cooperation agreements, project delivery agreements, & joint venture agreements for a range of large land development projects around the state. He has managed the divestiture of contaminated properties Australia-wide for international corporate groups.
A strategic thinker, marketer and industry connector, Suzie spent over a decade working to establish the Green Building Council of Australia as well as the World Green Building Council. Currently the General Manager at Junglefy, Suzie is helping to drive the uptake of living infrastructure within the built environment. Previously, Suzie was a Director of Good Marketing & PR, her own consulting business which delivers marketing strategies and advice to companies dedicated to market disruption, innovation and authentic green building products and services. She believes the future is bright with trends such as circular economy, health and wellbeing, digital technology, transparency and regenerative building. As well as her role with LFIA, she is also a Board member of Archikidz and has been a judge of the BPN Sustainability Awards since 2014.