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 spanning over 35 years in all aspects of planning, building, property development and how cities, regional and rural areas should look in the future.

He is the founder and Managing Director of Clement-Stone Town Planners.

Bill Kusznirczuk was the inaugural Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority in 2013 regulating an industry contributing in excess of A$39 billion of economic benefit to the State by over 40,000 registered building and plumbing professionals.

As Chair, he oversaw the most significant overhaul in the history of Victoria’s building and plumbing industry.

Bill is a Trustee of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust.

He is an advisor to the Victorian State Government on infrastructure and delivery as a member of the Office of Projects Victoria Advisory Board.

He also provides expert advice on better building, planning and environmental regulation in Victoria. He was the former Chair of the Building Advisory Council. He is the current Deputy Chair of the Victorian Planning Authority and formally a Board Member of the Growth Areas Authority and the Metropolitan Planning Authority.

Bill also brings his experience in strategic and business planning, project management, stakeholder engagement, finance, risk and corporate governance.

He is a Certified Practicing Planner and Associate Fellow of the Australia Institute of Management. He also provides his knowledge to the community, charities and 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 AM holds a part time position as Strategic Projects Officer at the City of Greater Bendigo focusing on an application for World Heritage listing of the Central Victorian Goldfields region. He is a former Manager of Regional Sustainable Development and Manager of Strategy at the City of Greater Bendigo. He held the position of Associate Professor in the Community Planning and Development Program at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University. He has been 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 on the Victorian Catchment Management Council and a founding Board member on the Victoria Walks Board. He is currently a Board Member of Djandak – Dja Dja Wurrung Enterprises. He has worked for state, regional and local governments in both Victoria and Tasmania, 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, and a member of several remuneration and audit and risk committees.

Penny Holloway (Chair of Risk and Audit Committee)

BA (Hons) Monash University; Bachelor of Social Work, University of Melbourne; Grad Dip Public Policy, University of Melbourne; Masters of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne; GAICD

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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

B.Bus (Prop); AAPI; CEA; GAICD

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Damien Tangey is the founder of Birchgrove Property, a Bendigo based business which has a long history of delivering and growing residential communities in regional Victoria. 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 currently serves as the Board Chair of Haven; Home, Safe a key registered affordable housing association in Victoria. He is also 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. He has also served in a number of community based board and committee roles including with Regional Development Australia – Loddon Mallee and the Bendigo Business Council.

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 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.