Shahana McKenzie, CEO
Since commencing the role as CEO of AILA in February 2014, Shahana has been instrumental in rapidly growing the membership, increasing industry awareness and leading the organisation into a stronger fiscal position. Over the past eight years Shahana has held a number of roles at the Australian Institute of Architects, most recently as General Manager of Marketing & Development. During this time Shahana introduced the A+ practice membership, established the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards and increased Australia’s presence at the Venice Architecture Biennale from 2006 to 2012. Shahana is delighted to be the mother of three girls, who are a constant inspiration.
Caroline Odgers, National Manager: Marketing & Development
Caroline cemented her career in the creative industries with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (International Studies) at Macquarie University before fulfilling a number of roles at the Edinburgh Film, Fringe and Science Festivals. Returning to Australia, Caroline joined the marketing and development teams at Public Relations Institute of Australia, National Gallery of Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects.
Georgina Greenland, National Manager: Governance and Engagement
After completing a BA in English Literature and Performing Arts at Monash University, Georgie joined the corporate world of HR Consulting for a number of years before being drawn back to the creative, taking a role as ACT Chapter Manager of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Upon moving back to Victoria, Georgie became the National Manager of Membership Development for the AIA, a broad operational management role that provided the opportunity to work on a diverse array of projects. Now employed by AILA, Georgie works flexibly from her home in beautiful country Victoria where she lives with her small family of people, goats, chickens, sheep, alpacas, a cat and a very active sourdough culture.
Catherine Horner, National Manager: Finance
Catherine has been a Chartered Accountant for more than 12 years. After completing a double degree in Commerce and Economics at ANU, she worked in tax and audit for firms in Sydney and Melbourne before travelling overseas. Returning to Canberra, she joined the not-for-profit sector and held finance and compliance roles with Greening Australia and the Australian Council for International Development.
Grace Bodman, National Marketing & Events Officer
Grace graduated from the University of Canberra where she undertook a Bachelor of Public Relations majoring in Event Management. She started out as an intern with AILA and moved into a full time position shortly after. She has experience working in the not-for-profit and private sector and has volunteered with the Ricky Stuart Foundation events team for the past five years.