Tom Grosskopf, Chair

See Opportunities

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.

Kate Harris, Vice Chair

Australian Public Service Commission

Kate Harris drives leadership capability within the Australian Public Service Commission, supporting excellence in leadership across Senior Executive in the Australian Public Service. In addition, Kate is a passionate change maker who is committed to a future ready society across all sectors through supporting individuals and organisations. Kate has over 18 years of not for profit leadership including previously being the CEO of Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) and Centre for Sustainability Leadership.

Kate is proud to be involved in the Living Future Institute of Australia. In addition, Kate is on the Board of the Global Ecolabelling Network, AUSTRALIAN lifecycle assessment society and is the Australian Chair of the Environmental Labelling Committee for the international standards organisation.

Kate Doyle, Secretary

Independent Consultant

Kate Doyle is CEO of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, the owner of the National Standard of Competency for Architects which underpins accreditation of architectural education programs and all other assessment processes leading to registration as an architect in Australia. Kate has extensive experience working with educators, curators and communicators and has commissioned a range of innovative teaching packages for school students, public programs and events focused on design, architecture and the built environment.

Dan Sturrock


Dan is a Business Development Director at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Prior to joining ARENA in 2013, Dan worked in corporate finance in Australia and New York with Macquarie and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dan has more than 14 years experience in the clean energy sector and completed the Centre of Sustainability Leadership course in 2009 and the AICD Company Directors course in 2017.

Katie Fallowfield

WSP Australia

Katie provides a unique approach to sustainability by thoroughly analysing the options available for each project she works on, ensuring innovative design solutions and achieving the best outcome within feasible budget and time constraints. As National Director of WSP’s Sustainability team, Katie provides leadership to the national team and her clients based on her broad range of experience.
With an educational background in environmental science and sustainable design and professional experience in environmental health and sustainability consulting, Katie is passionate about implementing leading environmental design in new and renovated developments.
Her previous experience in Local Government also gives her valuable expertise in planning regulations, legislative requirements and the relevant Standards, Codes and Guidelines to sustainable design.
Katie’s extensive experience in sustainable design has led to a thorough understanding of the various options available for passive design and resource efficiency from an individual dwelling to precinct scale applications. Her exposure to high density mixed use precincts include the next generation of development in Sydney, namely Central Park, Discovery Point, Ivanhoe and Edmondson Park. These developments posed significant challenges, and Katie worked tirelessly and successfully to deliver on the multiple voluntary and regulatory requirements (e.g. Green Star, Section J of the NCC and SEPP/DCP requirements), precinct infrastructure solutions (e.g. precinct-wide central energy and recycled water treatment plant solutions) and client aspirations in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Louise Norton

Touchstone Partners

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. She is also a Member of the LFIA Board.

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.

Neil Arckless


Neil has over 20 years’ experience working in property development, project management and delivery across various large scale mixed use projects in Australia, the Middle East and the UK. Currently the Project Director, Lendlease Urban Regeneration, Neil directs the $3.4b Darling Harbour Regeneration project including a 5 star Sofitel hotel, 1500 residential apartments, a 26,000sqm commercial building, accommodation for over 1500 students, a landmark community building and multiple revitalised public spaces.Neil is a passionate advocate for the evolution of sustainable cities, mixing people focussed design that provide the canvas for socially sustainable diverse places to prosper into the future.

Peri Macdonald

Ark Asset Management

Peri is a highly motivated property specialist experienced in leading and managing multi-discipline teams for the development, asset and investment management of retail properties on a ‘pure-play’ basis as well as within high quality major mixed-use developments. Most recently he was the Executive General Manager of Retail at Frasers Property Australia where he led the team responsible for the Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre, the first retail development in the world to attempt Living Building Certification.

Robert Wilcher

Keypoint Law

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.

Scott Matyus-Flynn

Independent Sustainability Consultant

Scott is an experienced sustainability consultant and communications expert and has spent the last 10 years as Partner and Head of Strategy of social and environmental impact agency Republic of Everyone. Prior to that, he spent over a decade of working in communications across the UK and Europe.

He has extensive experience developing and embedding sustainability strategies into businesses across Australia, including leading real estate companies. Scott’s passionate about inspiring businesses and people to embrace a sustainable future, and believes the built environment plays an important role in showcasing what’s possible.

Scott is a strategic thinker and trained in GRI, SROI and Shared Value. He’s highly skilled at making sense of complexity and communicating social and environmental issues simply and effectively.

Suzie Barnett


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 CEO 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.

Vanessa Trowell

Weston Williamson + Partners

Formally trained in urban design, urban geography and project management, and well-versed in landscape architecture, Vanessa fuses her trans-disciplinary knowledge to lead civic and spatial thinking in city making. Her extensive experience is across governance, advocacy, and strategy across government, private and for-purpose sectors. Through her role at Weston Williamson + Partners, Vanessa is focused on the enduring, egalitarian, and city shaping impact of essential infrastructure – an emergent sector for regenerative design. As well as her role with LFIA she is a sessional academic at UNSW and advisor to Archikidz.


Haris Moriatis was a member of the LFIA Board and beloved sustainability professional. Please join us in remembering him here.