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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

General Manager – Operational Support | Fulton Hogan

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    Sarah is a senior executive that leads the operational functions of Health and Safety, HR, IR, Marketing & Communications, and Environment, Community & Sustainability. Sarah brings 25 years of experience working in the construction and infrastructure industry. 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.

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

Environment and Sustainability Lead | Auckland Airport

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    Monique has 20-years’ experience as a sustainability professional, working 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 accredited professional and verifier, a contributor to v1.2 and v2 of the IS framework, and a Member of the Institute of Directors, New Zealand.

Mr Marko Misko

Finance Audit Risk Committee Chair

B Law, B Com

Partner | HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

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    Marko is a partner of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers in the firm's construction and infrastructure practice.  Marko specialises in all aspects of the infrastructure life cycle, including planning, design, construction, financing, operation, maintenance, remediation and disposal.

    As a senior "front end" commercial lawyer, Marko focuses on advising on project procurement strategies, delivery models, risk allocation, payment mechanisms, contract negotiations, project management and dispute avoidance.  Marko's passion for sustainable infrastructure means that he also chairs the Sustainability Chapter of Roads Australia (of which he is a board member and vice-president).

Ms Dorte Ekelund

Independent Director


Bachelor Urban & Regional Planning, MBA Principal Advisor - Smart Cities

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    Dorte is an urban and regional planner with extensive experience in landuse and infrastructure planning across various jurisdictions and all levels of government, including as head of the Australian Government Major Cities Unit, ACT Director-General of Environment and Planning and WA Deputy Director-General of Planning and Infrastructure.  She also has considerable experience in environmental fields, including water and energy, renewable energy, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
    Dorte is currently the Principal Advisor on Smart Cities for SMEC, a Director on the boards of ICON Water and the Committee for Sydney (Chair Smart Cities Taskforce), a Commissioner with the Northern Territory Planning Commission, Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, and is on the University of Wollongong’s Smart Infrastructure Advisory Council. She is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and holds an MBA (University of Canberra) and a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (University of New England).

Mr Leo Coci

Member Director

BE (Hons), MBA

Executive Director Infrastructure Delivery - Main Roads Western Australia

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    Leo has over 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 champion and promote the sustainability philosophy in major projects, such as Northlink WA, through leadership and implementation of innovative contract procurement models.

Mr Ben Schnitzerling

Member Director

BE (Hons)

Co-founder and Director of Red Fox Advisory

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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 a co-founder and director of Red Fox Advisory. 

    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.