Our Board

Jude Munro (Chair)

BA (Hons), University of Melbourne; Grad Dip Business Administration, Swinburne University; Grad Dip Public Policy, University of Melbourne; FAICD; FIPAA

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Jude Munro is experienced in guiding large complex organisations as a non-executive director. She has served on 20 boards. She has been Board Chair of Australia’s fourth largest water utility, the Founding Chair, Victorian Pride Centre, a director of a national aviation business, an airport, a development company, a bus company, and a director of one of Australia’s largest not-for-profits with a $1.3 billion budget running hospitals and other services. She is currently Chair, Uniting VicTas, a Director, Newcastle Airport, a Director, Metro Tasmania, and a Director, The Pride Fund.

Jude also mentors CEOs. Her last CEO position was as CEO of Brisbane City Council for 10 years. She led the Council with its $2.6 billion annual budget, 9,000 employees as it delivered infrastructure projects, bus and ferry services, regulatory and other municipal services for 1.2 million people. Infrastructure projects included the $2.7 billion Clem7 tunnel, the feasibility stage of Airport Link, the Green Bridge, and Go Between Bridge.

She has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia, given keys to the City of Brisbane, listed in Deloitte’s top 50 LGBTI executives, awarded the IPAA Queensland Governor’s Award for excellence in the public sector and the UDIA Raymond J Peck Award for outstanding contributions and excellent service to Victoria’s urban development industry.

W.R. (Bill) Kusznirczuk (Deputy Chair, Chair of Executive Remuneration People and Culture Committee)

FIT; Grad Dip (Urb Plg) FIT; CPP; MPIA; MAAP; AFAIM; MVEPLA; MBDAV; MAPA; MEIANZ; MAICD; MUDIA

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Bill Kusznirczuk is a leading urban and regional planner in Australia.

He has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of planning, building, property development and how cities, rural and regional areas should look in the future. He is the founder and Managing Director of Clement-Stone Town Planners, which has a long and respected tradition of providing professional advice in these fields. Bill is sought as a regular commentator on radio, TV and in print media.

He is the former Chair of the Building Advisory Council. Mr Kusznirczuk was appointed as the inaugural Chairman and Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority in 2013. He is a Certified Practicing Planner and Associate Fellow of the Australia Institute of Management. Bill also brings his expertise in strategic and business planning, project management, stakeholder engagement, finance, risk and corporate governance. He is also an advisor to the Victorian State Government on infrastructure and delivery as a member of the Office of Projects Victoria Board. His valuable industry experience puts him at the forefront of advisors across Australia. He also provides his valuable knowledge to the community, charities and on not-for-profit boards.

Bill is an Australian Day Ambassador to Victoria.

Trevor Budge

AM BA, Monash University; Grad Dip of Education, Monash University; Grad Dip Town & Regional Planning, University of Melbourne; MA (Town Planning), Victoria University; LFPIA

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Trevor Budge is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Community Planning and Development Program at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University. He is the former Manager Regional Sustainable Development at the City of Greater Bendigo. He is also former State President of the Planning Institute of Australia, and is a Life Fellow and has a National Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute. He became a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in June 2011 for service to town planning, particularly the development of regional and rural communities in Victoria, and to education.

He was a Ministerial appointee for six years of the Victorian Catchment Management Council and a founding Board member on the Victoria Walks Board. He has worked extensively for state, regional and local government, conducted his own consulting business for 16 years and for 12 years taught at RMIT and La Trobe universities in planning and community development.

Laurinda Gardner

BA (Hons), University of Melbourne; MAICD; FIPAA

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Laurinda Gardner is a board director, organisational reform and change management consultant and career coach. Laurinda has over 25 years’ senior executive experience and was formerly a Deputy Secretary with the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and a Director at the City of Melbourne. She has led large operational teams in diverse areas including strategic and business planning, HR, IT, communications, town planning, stakeholder engagement, finance and risk.

Laurinda has performed the role of trusted adviser to several CEOs, was an Administrator at the City of Greater Geelong and is currently on the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, a Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria Commissioner and a member of several remuneration and audit and risk committees.

Penny Holloway

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Monash University; Bachelor of Social Work, University of Melbourne; Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, University of Melbourne; Masters of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne; Diploma, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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Penny holds urban planning, public policy and board director qualifications. She has over 30 years’ experience and expertise in government administration, strategic planning and program delivery at senior executive levels in state and local government in Victoria and New South Wales. In the last few decades she has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer of the Lord Howe Island Board; General Manager, North Sydney Council and Chief Executive Officer, Latrobe City Council; General Manager City Services, Whitehorse City Council; Director, Office of Youth Affairs and Group Manager, Building Better Cities with the Victorian Government.

Penny has local planning panel experience being the Chair and independent expert on local and regional planning panels in metropolitan and regional NSW. Penny has extensive Board experience and is currently a Board member of Local Government Procurement Pty Ltd. She is also an independent member of the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board Audit and Risk Committee.

Damien Tangey

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Damien Tangey is the Managing Director of Birchgrove Property, a Bendigo-based business which has a long history of delivering and growing residential communities. Damien commenced his career as a property valuer over 30 years ago and has significant experience in the property sector. He has a strong understanding of the tiers of policy, regulation and market forces defining settlement patterns and the housing delivery and affordability framework in Victoria.

Damien also serves as the Board Chair of Haven; Home, Safe a key registered affordable housing association in Victoria which offers integrated client supports. He is also a Board Member of the Bendigo Business Council – Be.Bendigo. Other community commitments include roles as a committee member of the Loddon Mallee Regional Development Australia Committee and as President of the Bendigo Senior Secondary College Council.

Damien has previously served in a range of elected roles with the Board of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Vic) including as President and also as Vice President of the UDIA National Council.

Damien holds a Bachelor of Business (Property), is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

The Hon. Theo Theophanous

BA (Hons), La Trobe University

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The Honourable Theo Theophanous is a former Victorian Government Minister who has held a number of senior portfolios including Industry, Trade, Energy, Resources, State Development, ICT and Major Projects. Highlights include developing the first Victorian Renewable Energy Scheme, introducing sale of liquor in restaurants, introducing Sunday trading, attracting major international airlines and investment to Victoria, steering the development of the Recital Centre, AAMI Stadium, Melbourne Conference Centre and Austin Hospital redevelopment.

He now works as a specialist industry advisor, is on the Board of State Trustees Limited, is Vice President of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria and has served on the National ICT Australia Board and as a parliamentary advisor to the World Bank. He is a commentator in major Australian newspapers.