Ecosave Australia & New Zealand
Facility Management Association of Australia
Chief Executive of the Facility Management Association (Australia) since May 2011, he has a Bachelor of Business (Man), Master of Social Science (Enviro & Planning) and a Master of Business Administration.
Nic has over 20 years’ experience in various senior and executive roles within the human services and facility management sectors for both NGOs and local government. Through studies has a focus on innovation and solution development which has provided a strong foundation for roles covering all aspects of policy development and planning through to program implementation and management.
Nicholas has a commitment to stakeholder engagement and capacity building and is a strong advocate of industry development. A demonstrated strength in strategic management and organisational development provided the basis for growth in the organisations he has led. He has a track record in professional and voluntary board appointments in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors and is a strong advocate of good governance.
Wollongong City Council
Dr Carl Hopley is Wollongong City Council’s Facility Controller CBD Assets and is responsible for the management of key buildings such as the Wollongong Council Administration Building, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong Art Gallery and Wollongong Town Hall.
Carl has a PhD from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong along with qualifications in education, facilities management and carbon accounting. For the past 12 years Carl has worked in the local government sector with a focus on building performance. Carl was instrumental in achieving Australia’s first 5 Star Green Star Performance rating for the Council Administration Building. Carl is a Green Building Council of Australia Accredited Professional Performance.
Sydney Opera House
With formal training as a civil engineer, Ian has more than 20 years’ experience in construction and asset management. Ian’s experience spans the asset lifecycle including the development of strategies, planning and delivery of capital projects, and operations and maintenance management. Ian joined the Sydney Opera House in 2016 after 12 years with infrastructure advisory firm Evans & Peck (now known as Advisian). Ian was a Principal of the firm responsible for providing a range of high value advisory services to clients as well managing the operations of the NSW branch comprising of 70 consulting staff.
Ian’s earlier career included experience in design and project management of high profile projects including a number of the Sydney Olympics venues. With this as a foundation Ian developed broader expertise, fulfilling leadership roles for delivery of major projects as well as reform initiatives for improving operations and maintenance of major assets.
City of Sydney
Greg has 30 years experience in the security industry, most of which has been management rolls in state and local government rolls. He currently works for the City of Sydney as the Systems Manager for Security and Emergency Management and is responsible for the design, installation and management of security and CCTV systems and the management of internal emergency planning and fire warden training.
Greg has been responsible for the development and implementation of security systems in a large range of projects form small community centres to large health care facilities. He has also managed the design and installation of CCTV system in public venues, corporate facilities, works depots and the expansion of the Street Safety Camera Program operated by the City of Sydney.
Topics for presentation:
- Protecting the privacy of the public and staff and legal requirements.
- Developing guidelines for the use of CCTV systems.
- Developing specifications for new CCTV systems.
Wyndham City Council
Shane Walden is the Manager Facilities and Open Space with Wyndham City Council. He has over 20 years’ experience as a manager in the maintenance, management and planning of assets. Initially an Electrical Fitter Mechanic he undertook his trade in the Royal Australian Navy working both at Garden Island in the Fleet Intermediate Maintenance Area and on Patrol Boats in Bass Strait. Subsequently he has provided facility management services across Telstra’s 24,000 network sites Australia-wide, was a regional facility manager with responsibility for 385 building, transitioned contracts in hospitals and commercial real estate.
He has 13 years working within a local government environment first as an outsourced service provider at the Mornington Peninsula Shire and most recently for 6 years at Wyndham City Council. Wyndham City Council is currently updating the planning of services and assets within a high residential growth environment to manage expectations, costs and liabilities.
Logan City Council
Ex British forces military working on key communications around the world in areas of active service, to include Joint covert operations. Worked in the government & Banking sector to ensure network security at all levels, and also over full network support. Carried out large wireless projects throughout the UK to support large distributions centres. Helped take the British Airways new world cargo centre at London Heathrow from a hole in the ground to the world’s largest fully automated bonded warehouse at the time. Brisbane city council on the traffic network services to deliver a fully secure network, which included key traffic management monitoring services to work out traffic flow. Now at Logan City Council as a CCTV technical officer with the prime objective to help deliver a safety camera network in its entirety, to include budget, planned, scope, installation, commission and integration into our network.
University of South Australia
Having previously spent 24 years serving in the Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineer Richard decided to take a leap and move to Australia with his family in 2012 (wife Nikki and son Ryan).
During his 24 years Richard progressed through all levels on non-commissioned service and into the commissioned ranks gaining significant experience at all levels of engineering and asset management.
As well as presenting many challenges his time in the Royal Navy also provided many opportunities for professional and personal growth. The results of which are qualifications and experience in Project Management, Risk Management, Quality Management Systems and a combined Masters degree in Engineering & Management.
After making the move to Australia Richard decided to utilize his experiences and enter the equally challenging industry of Facilities Management, which he often likens to life on the battlefield.
As the Manager of Maintenance and Technical Services for the University of South Australia Richard manages what is known to them as the ‘Asset, Engineering and Infrastructure portfolio’ across their 140 buildings.
With responsibility for all aspects of Legislative Compliance, asset management, capital investment planning, maintenance strategies and contracting, ‘Asset, Engineering & Infrastructure’ project delivery Richard is glad of a few days away in Sydney
Richard has worked hard within his own team and local industry sectors in order to transform the Facilities Management approach of UniSA through the widespread use of data and supporting analytics to influence business decisions, budgets, contract models and project management approaches.
Inner West Council
I am a Registered Landscape Architect with over 15 years’ experience. I have worked in private practice, including as an Associate at Architecture firm HASSELL for seven years, and most recently in the public sector with the last 4.5 years as Coordinator Public Domain Planning at Inner West (formerly Marrickville) Council.
I have a Bachelor of Built Environment – Landscape Architect (QUT), Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (QUT) and am now completing a Master of Science – Environmental Change Management (UTS). The Master of Science has been focused on climate change and urban heat island affect in the Inner West of Sydney.
My role at Inner West Council has provided a diverse range of design projects includes town centre master plans, streetscape improvements, park and foreshore upgrades and the Marrickville Public Toilet Strategy.
NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Over the course of 20 years in planning, Felicity has built her professional practice including oversight of planning processes for high-profile, critical infrastructure and assets at a state level. Felicity has played a key role in establishing new assessment policies, sufficiently robust and rigorous to manage major changes in the infrastructure landscape, such as the long term lease of electricity networks. Felicity works collaboratively with stakeholders across the NSW public sector, industry and community, as well as sourcing and responding to input to scope and deliver major planning and building policy reform.
Green Building Council of Australia
Passionate about creating a better built environment for today and the future, Nicole collaborates across the property and construction industry to develop more resilient and responsible places.
Leading the Green Star Solutions team, she is responsible for operation and technical development of the Green Star rating system. With a combination of technical expertise and marketing experience, Nicole is able to communicate the complexities of sustainable design and construction in accessible language that resonates with customers.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with first class honours from UNSW and has worked in manufacturing, engineering design and construction environmental management. Prior to joining the GBCA, Nicole provided technical sustainability support for products supplied to the construction sector. She has particular expertise in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), and was recently Chair of the World Steel Association LCA Expert Group, as well as a member of a number of technical advisory and standards writing groups.
Nicole’s work has been awarded the World Steel Association “Steelie” Award for Excellence in LCA, and the BPN Sustainability Award for Innovation of the Year.
Department of Planning & Environment NSW
City of Adelaide
Maria Zotti is a specialist in environment, sustainability and public health policy and law and in connecting urban communities to nature.
Maris is currently the Manager of Sustainability Policy at the City of Adelaide where she is committed to making Adelaide a green, liveable city and an international leader in responding to environmental change.
Maria has also held roles as Principal Policy Officer in Environment and Conservation Portfolio, CEO of Nature Play SA and as a Lecturer in Environmental Law and Policy, Public Health Law and Policy and Food Law and Policy at Flinders University and University of Newcastle.
ERM Business Energy
With over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, including electricity, natural gas and LPG retailing, as well as experience in the operation of electricity and gas Distribution Networks, Martin has depth of energy expertise.
Prior to joining ERM Power, Martin served in executive roles at Energy Action and Energy Advice as well as senior roles at AGL Energy.
As ERM’s General Manager of Sales and Business Development, Energy Solutions, Martin is responsible for leading his team and helping make energy management simpler and smarter for customers.
Kevin has a diverse background in the electrical sector, with over 20 years’ experience in assisting consumers with energy optimisation and system commissioning. He employs a holistic approach to efficiency projects drawing on his skills in data analysis, energy auditing, HVAC review, demand-side aggregation, renewable energy and energy storage integration.
Kevin has delivered energy efficiency projects for major universities, councils, hospitals, and the private sector. He is a passionate advocate for energy efficiency and currently travels throughout Australia to assist the Conservia team in delivering the best outcomes for their clients.
Brisbane City Council