Tim Arnold, CEO
An accomplished business executive with experience in the sport, not-for-profit, government and business sectors, Tim joined AILA in September 2017. Having held several senior management positions across national organisations previously, his focus will be on working with the Board to review the strategic direction of AILA, develop a communications strategy and review the membership programs. Tim will work to drive the profile and advocacy priorities of AILA and provide leadership to the network of staff across the country.
Prior to working with AILA, Tim spent over a decade in the sports industry working in stakeholder engagement, membership, workforce development, government relations and commercial programs, most recently working as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Touch Football Australia, one of the largest community based sports in the country.
Dimity May, National Manager, Events & Partners
Dimity has worked in a range of marketing and communications roles across the publishing, tertiary and not-for-profit sectors over the past twelve years. After stints working in Sydney and Melbourne, Dimity relocated back to her hometown of Canberra and started at AILA in mid-2017, looking after delivery of the International Festival of Landscape Architecture, the National Landscape Architecture Awards and AILA’s National Partner Program. Dimity is mama to one very busy little boy, with another bub on the way in the second half of 2018.
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.
Lucy Sheaves, Executive Administration Coordinator
Lucy started at AILA as a graphic design intern during her double degree of Graphic Design and Communication in Advertising at UC. Since graduation, she has moved to a full-time position to support the Board, committees, and accreditation program, but still enjoys occasional graphic design projects. Loves dogs and has questionable fashion sense.
Raquel Shanis, National Membership Engagement & Marketing Officer
Currently finishing a bachelor degree in International Studies and PR at the University of Canberra (UC) – Raquel aspires to advance her career in Communications/Marketing. She has previous experience in a recruitment & training role for a modelling agency and is now responsible for membership engagement and media/PR activities within AILA’s National Office. Further to her experience at AILA, Raquel has experience in event organization volunteering time to the UN Women National Committee in Canberra to plan International Women’s Day 2018. Raquel enjoys socializing, travelling and hip hop music (only the real stuff).