National Committes and Working Groups

Nine committees have been established to develop and advise on strategies, policies and activities of the Institute. All committees report to the AILA Board. The committees include:

National Honours Committee 

Recognition and awarding of members.

The role of the Honours Committee is to make recommendations to the National Council on matters regarding recognition and awarding of members, both internationally and externally.

  • Adrian Gray (VIC)
  • Anna Chauvel (ACT/WA)
  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • Claire Martin (AILA Board)
  • Claire Morford-Waite (SA)
  • Tanya Wood (NSW)

View the Terms of Reference 


National Membership Committee 

The Membership Committee’s role is to review current policy regarding AILA membership, and to develop strategies to improve membership growth and benefits. The committee’s work includes reviewing membership fees and categories, as well as providing advice and recommendations on the future direction of AILA membership and registration.

  • Anil Arslan (VIC)
  • Ashley Sheldrick (Chair)
  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • David Warwick (NSW)
  • Jasmine Ong (AILA Board)
  • Marg Sangalli (VIC)
  • Robert McIlroy (QLD)
  • Stella Elia (AILA)
  • Tannelle Leathley (AILA)

View the Terms of Reference


National CPD Committee 

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee ensures landscape architects are provided with appropriate CPD to enable them to maintain competencies required for ongoing registration and for the practice of landscape architecture through all stages of their professional career. AILA is charged with developing a CPD Strategy and Policy for the content, delivery and reporting of CPD to AILA members.

  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • David Hatherly (QLD)
  • Jasmine Ong (AILA Board)
  • Linda Corkery (NSW)
  • Melanie Bradley (WA)
  • Nick Ison (NSW)
  • Sally Bolton (SA)
  • Shahreen Alford (NSW)

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Finance, Risk Management & Audit Committee 

The Finance, Risk Management and Audit Committee increases the Institute’s financial management transparency and accountability. Objectives include establishing a new system and process for budget management and implementation, reviewing the draft annual financial report and annual budget, and considering the appropriateness of the accounting principles and policies adopted. The committee is also developing a financial investment strategy, reviewing significant financial and reporting issues and sharing audit results.

  • Adrian Pilton (NSW)
  • Angus Bruce (NSW)
  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • Chris Tidswell (AILA Chair)
  • Claire Martin (AILA President)
  • Linda Corkery (NSW)
  • Penny Spiers (Chair) (QLD)

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National Practice Committee

The Practice Committee’s role is to review AILA’s current policy and practice support and to develop strategies to improve the support, services and benefits that AILA provides to those in private practice.

  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • Chris Tidswell (AILA Board)
  • James Hayter (SA)
  • Miriam Enoch (Chair)
  • Nick Pearson (SA)
  • Peta-Maree Ashford (AILA Board)
  • Walter Van Der Loo (WA)

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National Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee strives to clarify and articulate AILA’s advocacy voice to assist it to achieve its vision and mission. This committee advises National Council on matters of policy and its implementation to advance AILA members as leaders in sustaining people and place through design, planning, policy and management.

  • Andrew Mackenzie (Deputy Chair) (ACT)
  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • Bruce Echberg (VIC)
  • Claire Martin (AILA Board)
  • Chris Tidswell (AILA Board)
  • Daniel Bennett (Chair) (SA)
  • Gay Williamson (NSW)
  • Katharina Nieberler-Walker (AILA Board)

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National Education Committee

The purpose of the Education Committee is to advise National Council on matters of policy and its implementation with regard to matters of Landscape Architecture Education, Accreditation and Research.

  • Alex Felson (MELB)
  • Beau Beza (Deakin) (Chair)
  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • Catherine Evans (UNSW)
  • David Jones (Advisor)
  • Debra Cushing (QUT)
  • Julian Raxworthy (UC)
  • Katrina Simon (RMIT)
  • Louise Hain (AILA)
  • Maria Ignatieva (UWA)
  • Penny Allan (NSW)
  • Peta-Maree Ashford (AILA Board)
  • Tanya Court (Uni of Adelaide)

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Connection to Country Committee

The purpose of the Connection to Country Committee is to provide advice to the AILA Board on the development and delivery of an Indigenous reconciliation strategy and implementation plan for the Institute.

  • Sally Walker (Cultural Ambassador)
  • Tom Day (Cultural Ambassador)
  • Paul Herzich (Cultural Ambassador)
  • Jefa Greenway (Cultural Ambassador)
  • Anne-Marie Pisani (co-Chair) 
  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • Carlo Missio (AILA Member)
  • Claire Martin (AILA Board)
  • Dan Nunan (AILA Member)
  • David S Jones (AILA Member)
  • Katharina Nieberler-Walker (AILA Board)
  • Nicole Croudace (Chair)
  • Skye Haldane (AILA Member)
  • Sophie Zaccone (AILA Member)
  • Warwick Keates (AILA Member)
     

View the Terms of Reference.
View the Cultural Ambassador Governance Guideline  


Climate Positive Design Working Group

  • Abi Kearney (QLD)
  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • Brendon Burke (VIC)
  • Jasmine Ong (AILA Board)
  • Kate James (SA)
  • Lakshmanan Madhu (VIC)
  • Madeline McEwan (WA)
  • Martin O'Dea (Chair, NSW)
  • Sarah Morgan (NSW)
  • Simon Bond (NSW)
  • Verity Campbell (VIC)

View the Terms of Reference
View the Climate Positive Design dedicated web page


Gender Equity Working Group

  • Andrea Siedl (WA)
  • Alia Khan (NSW)
  • Ben Stockwin (AILA CEO)
  • Bronwen Hamilton (VIC)
  • Chris Tidswell (AILA Board)
  • Gabriella Dias (QLD)
  • Janis Fischer (VIC)
  • Jasmine Ong (AILA Board)
  • Julie Lee (NSW)
  • Lara Westcott (VIC)
View the Terms of Reference
Download the Gender Equity Policy here
View the Gender Equity dedicated web page

    Members Representing AILA on External Forums

    View the members representing AILA in external positions or forums here


    National Education Committee


    National Education Committee


    National Education Committee

    The purpose of the National Education Committee is to advise National Council on matters of policy and its implementation with regard to matters of Landscape Architecture Education, Accreditation and Research.

    • Graham Fletcher (UC)
    • Gillian Lawson (QUT)
    • David Jones (Deakin)
    • Simon Kilbane (UTS)
    • Bridget Keane (RMIT)
    • Gini Lee (Uni of Melbourne)
    • Peter Haack (VIC)
    • Shannon Satherley (Chair) (QLD)
    • Joe Harvey (NSW)
    • Tanya Court (Uni of Adelaide)
    • Catherine Evans (UNSW)
    • Julie Marler (NSW)
    • Shaun Walsh (National Board)
    • Christopher Vernon (UWA)
    • Shahana McKenzie (AILA CEO & National Board)

    View terms of reference