Committees & Working Groups

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


Advocacy Committee
Biodiversity Positive Design Working Group
Climate Positive Committee
Connection to Country Committee
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Committee
Creative Directorate
Education Committee
Finance, Risk & Audit Committee
Gender Equity Committee
Membership Committee
People Recognition
Practice Committee


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 the AILA Board on matters of policy and its implementation to advance AILA members as leaders in sustaining people and place through design, planning, policy and management.

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Committee members

Brittany Johnston | Co-Chair
Mimi Tsai | Co-Chair
Ashleigh Casserly | Committee Member
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Cia Flannery | AILA Board
Libby Phillips | Committee Member
Michela Secci | AILA Staff
Rohan Buckley | Committee Member
Tim Field | Committee Member


Biodiversity Positive Design Working Group

The Biodiversity Positive Working Group will assist AILA in the development and implementation of actions which support Biodiversity Positive Design in landscape architecture.

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Working group members

Scott Hawken | Chair
Agata Cabanek | Committee Member 
Amy Hahs | Committee Member
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Cia Flannery | AILA Board
Emma Washington | Committee Member
Georgina de Beaujeu | Committee Member 
Jasmine Ong | AILA Board
Jon Hazelwood | Committee Member 
Meredith Dobbie | Committee Member
Michela Secci |AILA Staff

 


Climate Positive Committee

AILA is committed to the objectives of climate positive design and support for AILA members in adapting to achieve climate positive design objectives.

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Committee members

Chris Madigan |Co-Chair
Erwin Taal |Co-Chair
Alexandra Grech | Committee Member
Alli Coster | Committee Member
Ata Tara | Committee Member
Behnaz Avazpour | Committee Member
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Cia Flannery | Committee Member
Jasmine Ong | AILA Board
Jen Lorrimar-Shanks | Committee Member
Judy van Gelderen | Committee Member
Kate J Yates | Committee Member
Mel Currey | Committee Member
Michela Secci | AILA Staff
Ross Wissing | Committee Member

 

 

 


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. The Cultural Ambassador Governance Guideline can be found in the Connection to Country Committee page via 'Read more' below. 

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Committee members

Jackie Reilly | Cultural Ambassador
Sally Waller | Cultural Ambassador
Tom Day | Cultural Ambassador

Des Cloake | Co-Chair
Skye Haldane | Co-Chair
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Ben Willsmore | AILA Board
Carlo Missio | Committee Member
Grant Revell | Committee Member
Kaylie Salvatori | First Nations Practitioner
Kirstine Wallis | Committee Member
Megan Salom | Committee Member
Michela Secci | AILA Staff
Owen Cafe | Committee Member
Simone Bliss | Committee Member
Warwick Keates | Committee Member


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.

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Committee members

Shahreen Alford |Chair
Ann Whitton | Committee Member
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Brett Nangle | Committee Member
Donna Harrison | Committee Member
Jasmine Ong | AILA Board
Keith Stead | Committee Member 
Michela Secci | AILA Staff
Sally Bolton | AILA Staff

 


Creative Directorate 

The appointed Creative Directors will be responsible for the conceptualisation and execution of the Festival of Landscape Architecture in conjunction with an AILA appointed Festival Consulting Committee. Further details on the role, detailing the division of Creative Directorate and AILA responsibilities is available through an attached Terms of Reference. The Creative Directors play the lead role in the Festival conceptualisation and curation.

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2023 Creative Directors

Lyndon Slavin | ASPECT Studios
Dr Tanya Court | Tanya Court Projects
Dr Scott Hawken | University of Adelaide
Gemma Kleinig | City of Unley


Education Committee

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

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Committee members

Beau Beza | Deakin University, Chair
Alex Felson | University of Melbourne
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Catherine Evans | University of New South Wales
Dan Nyandega | Queensland University of Technology
Jasmine Ong | AILA Board
Julian Raxworthy | University of Canberra
Katrina Simon | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Michela Secci | AILA Executive Officer
Rhys Williams | University of Technology Sydney
Simon Kilbane | University of Western Australia
Scott Hawken | University of Adelaide


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.

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Committee members

Belinda Rollason | Co-Chair
Leigh Trevitt | Co-Chair
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Ben Willsmore | AILA President
Katie Earle | AILA Company Secretary
Michela Secci | AILA Staff
Nathan Moore| AILA CFO


Gender Equity Committee

AILA is committed to our leadership role to ensure the landscape architecture profession is as inclusive, diverse, and equitable as it can possibly be.

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Committee members

Lara Westcott | Co-Chair
Andrea Siedl | Co-Chair
Amanda Russell | Committee Member
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Cloris Wang | Committee Member
Katie Earle | AILA Board
Linlu Pan | Committee Member
Michela Secci | AILA Staff
Nikki Paix | Committee Member


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.

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Committee members

Ashley Sheldrick | Co-Chair
Marg Sangalli | Co-Chair
Andy Sharp | AILA Board
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Michela Secci | AILA Staff
Tannelle Leathley | AILA Staff
Brett Nangle | Committee Member
David Warwick | Committee Member
Maria Rigoli | Committee Member
Stella Elia | AILA Staff
Tamiko Warwick-Richards | Committee Member
Xiao Lin | Committee Member


People Recognition (ex Honours) Committee

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

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Committee members

Liam Mouritz | co-Chair
Gerard McCormick | co-Chair
Andy Sharp | AILA Board
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Leigh Trevitt | Committee Member
Michela Secci | AILA Staff 
Sarah Wendlandt | Committee Member 


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.

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Committee members

Heath Edwards | Co-Chair
Tim Hart | Co-Chair
Alanjohn Jones | Committee Member
Andy Sharp | AILA Board
Ben Stockwin | AILA CEO
Bride Blake | Committee Member
Cathryn Kohn | Committee Member
Matthew Drury | Committee Member
Meihui Li | Committee Member
Michela Secci | AILA Staff
Mika Lee | Committee Member
Miriam Enoch | Committee Member