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The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is a member-based not-for-profit industry council. The ISCA Board comprises of volunteer Member and Independent Directors.

Ms Alison Rowe

Chair & Independent Director

CEO - Australian Energy Foundation, MAICD

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    Alison Rowe is the CEO of Australian Energy Foundation Limited. Her experience in the sustainability field spans over 15 years, including global responsibility for strategy development, designing and delivering transformation programs, commercialising new services, product development, consulting, marketing and advocacy. Alison has experience across a range of industries, including Energy, Transport and Technology.

    Alison completed the Business and Environment program through Cambridge University, holds an MBA and Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management and is a Williamson Fellow.

Ms Sarah Marshall

Member Director & Deputy Chair

Executive General Manager – Operational Support | Lendlease

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    As Executive General Manager, Operational Support, Sarah leads the operational functions of Safety, HR, IR, Marketing & Communications, and Environment, Community & Sustainability. Sarah brings 20 years of experience working in construction and infrastructure, including ten years with Lendlease and previously CPB and Jacobs. Sarah is also a Corporate Ambassador for beyondblue.

    Sarah is sustainability leader and continues to spearhead positive social change in the industry including improving awareness of mental health in the construction industry, increasing Indigenous engagement and employment and improving diversity in the industry.

    Sarah has been recognized as a passionate leader in the industry and has received a number of accolades including Winner WME Corporate Sustainability Leader 2014; Finalist Telstra Women's Business Awards 2013 for Sustainability leadership; Winner of the Lendlease CEO Award for Sustainability Strategy and Corporate Leadership 2011 and Winner National Association of Women in Construction Award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation in 2002.

Mr Matthew Brennan

Member Director

Head of Sustainability | Transurban

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    Head of Sustainability at Transurban, Matthew brings over twenty-five years’ of experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability, within Australia and overseas, to the ISCA Board.  Most of this experience has been in infrastructure – covering transport, water and power and across both the public and private sectors. Matthew has a detailed understanding of the current key sustainability opportunities and challenges being faced by infrastructure organisations in Australia and North America. He has firsthand experience in unlocking the benefits of adopting a strong sustainability agenda, and leveraging good sustainability performance on a project(s) to transform the overall sustainability of an organisation and vice-versa.

    His vision is to champion the Sustainable Development Goals in the sector and share the lessons learnt globally to inspire action and transformation.

Ms Monique Cornish

Member Director

Bsc, MSc

Head Of Sustainability | Auckland Airport

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    Monique has 17-years’ experience working as a sustainability professional.  Monique has worked across the building, infrastructure and construction sectors in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas, providing support to corporate, government and NGO clients on the risks and opportunities associated with creating a sustainable, resilient built environment.

    Monique is an IS professional and verifier, and a contributor to v1.2 and v2 of the IS framework.  In September 2017, Monique was appointed as one of three Independent Professional Advisors (environmental sustainability and management systems) to the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Mr Marko Misko

Member Director

B Law, B Com

Partner | Clayton Utz

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    Marko has been a partner of Clayton Utz since 1999 and heads the firm's Commonwealth infrastructure practice. Marko specialises in all aspects of infrastructure, including design, construction, financing, operation, maintenance, remediation and disposal. One of Marko's long-term clients (for over 20 years) has been the Department of Defence. In this role Marko has developed delivery models for both the design and construction as well as the operation and maintenance of defence infrastructure. Most recently, this has involved a focus on integrated project delivery, which is designed to maximise the sustainability of infrastructure and other whole of life outcomes. Marko is well-known throughout industry, as he speaks and publishes widely on infrastructure related issues.

Ms Dorte Ekelund

Independent Director


Principal Advisor - Smart Cities

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    Dorte Ekelund is an experienced urban and regional planner who has worked at all levels of government and across various jurisdictions. She is a Fellow, PIA and holds an MBA from University of Canberra.

    She most recently held the position of Director-General with the ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate [2013-2017] where she had responsibility for strategic land use and transport planning; development approvals; and environment, water, energy and climate change portfolios. Here Dorte oversaw the ACT's ambitious climate action agenda, including contractual commitments for 100% renewable electricity by 2020.

    In May 2017, Dorte commences as Principal Advisor - Smart Cities with SMEC where she will particularly draw upon her previous role as head of the Major Cities Unit in the Australian Government, a role that she held from 2008-2013.

Mr Kevin Hutchings

Independent Director


Managing Director | Valid Consulting

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    Kevin Hutchings has held senior executive positions in both the petroleum industry and water industry. At Email Electronics, he was involved in the design, manufacturing and installation of both retail and wholesale technology for all major oil companies. Most recently Kevin was at South East Water, firstly as General Manager of Operations, Design and Construction, providing water and sewage services to 1.7 Million customers located in the fast-growing areas of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. During this time, Kevin also headed an alliance in conjunction with Thiess Services and Siemens for 6 years. In 2011, Kevin was appointed Managing Director of South East Water and additionally, a Director of its fully owned subsidiary, iota services.

    Kevin has a passion for technology and sustainability and the benefits of blending the two. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2015 completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University in California.

Mr Craig Tucker

Member Director

M.Eng B.Nat.Res

Construction Environmental Services

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    Craig is a recognised leader in the field of environment and sustainability in infrastructure with a broad range of strategic and operational experiences across multiple industries. A pragmatic and approachable leader Craig is dedicated to developing efficient and practical outcomes through engaged participation in the Infrastructure Industry. With international industry experience and a personal ethos in environment and sustainability Craig provides a unique perspective to the ISCA Board.

Mr Leo Coci

Member Director

BE (Hons), MBA

Executive Director Infrastructure Delivery - Main Roads Western Australia

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    Leo has 40 years’ experience with Main Roads Western Australia, having gained a variety of experience and expertise in bridge design, road planning, project management and contract management of major projects. 

    In his current role as Executive Director Infrastructure Delivery, he is a member of the Main Roads Corporate Executive and leads the directorate responsible for delivering the State’s largest, complex and high profile road projects. 

    In this role, he has been afforded the opportunity to chair Alliance Boards for major projects such as the recently completed, $1B Gateway WA project; and to also champion and promote the sustainability philosophy in major projects through leadership and implementation of innovative contract procurement models.

Mr Ben Schnitzerling

Member Director

BE (Hons)

Australasia Transport and Resources Leader - Arup

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    Ben has dedicated his career to shaping our built environment and is a passionate and energetic industry leader. He has over 20 years’ experience in delivering major public infrastructure and is currently the Australasia Transport and Resources Leader at Arup, covering Australia, Singapore, Indonesia and New Zealand. He is a member of Arup’s Regional Board, and Director of several companies and Joint Ventures.

    Regularly presenting on business transformation and creating constructive and supportive environments that teams succeed in, Ben also offers strengths in commercial guidance particularly in the areas of contract negotiation, risk and liability.

Mr David Singleton AM

Independent Director


Non-Executive Director

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    A board Chairman and Non-Executive Director, David is a respected thought leader, expert advisor to governments and global businesses on resilient leadership and practice, specialising in sustainable solutions for the infrastructure and built environment sectors. In 2018 David was recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to engineering, particularly through creating sustainable infrastructure for cities and communities. He has also been named five times as one of the 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia. 

    David’s experience in leading the growth and development of global businesses, includes a 41-year career at Arup where he spearheaded sustainable growth through a variety of senior executive roles including CEO of Arup Australasia, Chairman of Global Infrastructure and Global Planning Leader. David is currently a Member of Council, Swinburne University of Technology; A non-Executive Director, Standards Australia; and Chair of Swinburne’s Smart Cities Research Institute Advisory Board. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.