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Ainsley Simpson

Chief Executive Officer
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    Ainsley joined ISCA in May 2016. Ainsley brings to ISCA an exceptional management, leadership and business experience underpinned by a strong science and sustainable resource management technical background. Ainsley is an experienced executive with a distinctive track record in professional services.

    Ainsley was an executive at Pacific Environment, Strategic Environmental Focus and Coffey International. Now at ISCA, Ainsley works across the infrastructure industry to advance sustainable outcomes through the deployment and development of the IS rating scheme. Ainsley also oversees ISCA’s learning and development portfolio aimed at building marketing capability across industry.

    Ainsley is committed to making a real impact in organisations that anchor in their core values, develop their people and support the advancement of women with leadership aspirations. Her proudest achievements are those that have come from collaborating with others.

    At weekends Ainsley equips the power tools and switches to DIY mode. She and her husband buy run-down properties and reinvigorate them so they’re ready for market. No rest for the wicked!

Patrick Hastings

Chief Operating Officer
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    Patrick is a senior executive who has worked across a variety of roles, predominantly in the resource sector. He has experience working throughout Australia and internationally. With broad practical expertise in communications, community relations, social performance, Indigenous affairs, Government relations, crisis and issues management, project management, land access and organisational change.
     
    Former CEO of the Gladstone Industry Leadership Group (GILG), Patrick has also served as board member for Regional Development Australia - Fitzroy Central West, Chair of EQIP Gladstone, a committee member of the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership and a committee member for the Here 4 Health initiative.
     
    Patrick is passionate about building sustainable communities and has been recognised in the resource sector for leading best practice teams and initiatives. “Never afraid to proactively tackle projects that might seem too daunting, you will find me at my most energised where I see there’s an opportunity to bring people together to add real and enduring value to a community.”  
     
    Patrick has also enjoyed a great deal of success in senior strategic communications and partnership development roles within the resources sector. He has worked on a number of sensitive and high risk multi-billion dollar projects where he has played a key part in leading and developing award-winning social, economic, community and environmental partnerships and engagement strategies to embed community support.
     

Nicole Boyd

General Manager, Infrastructure Innovation
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    Sustainability expert Nicole joined ISCA in July 2015 and is responsible for product development, strategic projects and membership.

    Nicole is highly qualified and experienced with degrees in Environment, Sustainable Development and an MBA and over 13 years’ experience in sustainability roles. She has previously worked at Brambles, Melbourne Water, Sydney Water, Leighton Contractors and Local Government. She has a wealth of knowledge and skills around sustainability; including carbon and ecological foot-printing, strategy development, business development, stakeholder engagement and project management – just to name a few.

    Her chickens, cats, dogs, goldfish, native bees and ever-evolving garden take up a lot of her time outside work. Buying, selling and restoring mid-century furniture and ‘trying to do yoga’ accounts for the rest!

Adrienne L. Miller

General Manager, New Zealand
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    Adrienne joined ISCA in June 2020 as General Manager, New Zealand. 
     
    She is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Adrienne has worked as an executive and adviser for over 20 years in the waste, building products, construction & infrastructure industries and also in a public sector water utility - working for Downers, Fletchers, Carter Holt Harvey, Watercare & Waste Management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (History & Social Sciences) and an LL.B (Hons 1st), she is a solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

    She’s also a Trustee on the Board of Diversity Works (formerly the EEO Trust) and recently spent six months as the Interim CE for Diversity Works while it recruited it’s new CE. 
     
    Through her consulting practice Cupola and voluntary work she is regularly requested to speak, facilitate and chair industry events. 
     
    She is passionate about making sure all the voices are heard operationally and when designing solutions so that we achieve better outcomes for all. She has been involved over a number of years with GHDs design thinking and innovation program “Smart Seeds”, was involved with ATEEDs #BuildAKL program looking to encourage women, young people and Maori and Pasifika into the construction & infrastructure sector. She also volunteers her time to a number of coaching and mentoring programs and to organisations in her local community.
     

Kerry Griffiths

IS Technical Director
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    Kerry has been involved with ISCA for many years as the Technical Director of one of our valued members, AECOM, and also as the Co-Chair of the NZ Working Group.

    Dr Griffiths also completed a PhD on how to enhance sustainability outcomes through the use of sustainability rating tools in infrastructure. She is well versed in all things infrastructure sustainability and brings with her many years of experience in this field.
     

Toby Gray

Head of Sustainability Leadership
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    Toby is ISCAs Head of Sustainability Leadership, in this role he is responsible for the management of the ISCA infrastructure rating process and ISCA’s talented case managers.
     
    Toby is a sustainability professional who has over 20 years experience working across a range of sectors, including the: financial; infrastructure & building; extractives; NGO and manufacturing. He has worked on numerous infrastructure asset classes, including: water; power; transportation & ports. During his career he has held positions in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  More recently Toby has been involved in establishing and running of sustainable production standards for metals (Aluminium & Steel) and mining.
     
    In his spare time Toby enjoys spending time in and around the ocean or hiking with friends and family.
     

Ben Wade

IS Project Manager
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    Ben joins ISCA as an IS Project Manager supporting the Queensland market. He previously worked as a Project Manager for a civil contractor in Melbourne for 3 and a half years, delivering major road and airport infrastructure projects.

    Ben has a  Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and infrastructure) and undertook research on construction waste management in Australia and the Netherlands.

    Ben is an avid musician, and play in a couple of bands, as well as a very big motorcycle enthusiast.

Declan Collins

IS Project Manager
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    Declan joins ISCA as an IS Project Manager supporting the Western Australia market.Prior to joining ISCA, Declan worked in both the public and private sector including LandCorp and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (now Development WA) and a number of private land development and infrastructure delivery organisations.

    Outside of work Declan likes all things sports and the outdoors. I am an avid cricket, footy and rugby fan but my real passion lies with surfing and golf. Most weekends you will find me escaping the Perth metro area on surfing trips, camping adventures or meandering around a golf course.  

Eva Wang

Finance Manager
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    Eva joined ISCA in October 2012 from an extensive career in the hospitality industry as an Assistant Account.  She previously managed staff to oversee all daily accounting aspects for a multimillion dollar organisation, reporting directly to the Financial Controller.  During her previous roles, Eva has actively engaged in system reviews to provide a more streamlined approach to business activities, both financial and human resources, with a proven track record in reducing overhead expenses.

Carlos Gonzalez

Digital and Marketing Coordinator
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    Carlos joined ISCA in 2019. He previously worked at My Muscle Chef as marketing assistant and for a number of F45 Training studios as social media specialist.

    Carlos has experience in marketing, social media management, website development, SEO and graphic design.

    At ISCA, Carlos is the marketing coordinator responsible for all things digital - social media campaigns, website management, content creation, advertising, email marketing as well as event management.

    In his spare time, Carlos enjoys travelling, playing football and all things fitness.

Maria Austria

Quality and Research Manager
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    Maria joined ISCA as part of the technical team in January 2017. She is primarily responsible for supporting IS registered rating through the rating process and facilitating the use of the IS rating scheme for projects mainly in Queensland and South Australia. With the increase traction in Victoria recently, Maria is a support case manager for Victoria projects. She has international experience in a diverse multi-client environment in the fields of civil engineering and sustainability consulting. Her project involvement has spanned roads, hydropower facilities, land development, recreational facilities and green building design. Her keen interest in environmental issues and sustainability consulting has meant her involvement in several projects overseas. Her Australia project portfolio includes energy efficiency evaluation using BCA Standard and State of Victoria Codes.

    Her past experiences have extended her skills beyond civil design and providing technical assistance on projects from conceptual to operations, to include project management and the development of new accounts.

    Maria is musical, and enjoys playing the banduria, guitar and flute. She also enjoys yoga and cooking. However, nowadays her little girl takes up most of her free time.

Jeremy Majid

Innovation Project Manager
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    Jeremy studied mechanical engineering and commerce before embarking on a career in multiple disparate industries and roles.

    He has worked for global companies in the automotive, returnable packaging and wine industries in supply chain, IT implementation, and management roles. Jeremy will help to improve efficiency in the rating process by working towards implementation of a tailored software solution.

    Jeremy is thrilled to have found an intellectually stimulating role that aligns with his values while not having to sacrifice time at home with his young daughter. He looks forward to working in a small organisation with the ability to influence a large industry.

Sandra Valeri

Senior IS Project Manager
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    Sandra joined ISCA in November 2018 as a Case Manager for Victoria and Tasmania. Sandra helps to assist projects through the IS Rating process and provides technical support.

    Sandra boasts a wealth of industry experience implementing sustainability on infrastructure projects. She previously worked as a Senior Sustainability Advisor with Laing O' Rourke on the North Eastern Program Alliance , as well as a Sustainability Consultant for AECOM.

    A wine aficionado, Sandra enjoys hiking and visiting wineries and has even made her own Shiraz.  

Taryn Prouse

IS Project Manager
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    Taryn is a Mechanical Engineer with 5 years’ experience designing Hydraulic, HVAC and

    fire protection systems for buildings in both Australia and Canada and experience with GBCA and LEED ratings. She is results-focused, seeing projects through to the best outcomes and building strong working relationships along the way.

    At ISCA Taryn is responsible for supporting IS registered ratings through the rating process and facilitating the use of the IS rating scheme for projects in New South Wales and South Australia bringing her experience in design and construction to her new role.

    After riding her motorcycle 70,000km from the Northern tip of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina, Taryn returned home to Sydney to focus on her career and, in April 2019 joined ISCA as a Case Manager. In her spare time Taryn enjoys camping, hiking and going to the beach, but has decided to retire from motorcycle riding for now.

Ranul Narangoda

IS Coordinator
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    Ranul joined ISCA in 2018 and is responsible for the development and maintenance of the IS scorecards. Additionally, he supports the rating process and assists verifiers and rating partners behind the scenes.
     
    Ranul is currently studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Commerce and brings experience in Visual Basic programming and data analysis. 
     
    Ranul is an avid photographer, plays basketball and tennis, and enjoys hiking, and prior to moving to Australia, he spent the first half of his life in Sri Lanka.
     
    Fun fact – Ranul can make a dhal curry in 15 minutes
     

Nina Banfield

Executive Assistant
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    Nina joined ISCA in August 2019. Having worked  in the Non for Profit space as an EA  for over 8 years with both Wesley Mission (NSW) and Transform Aid International, Nina is a great believer in a hand up not a hand out. 

    Nina is the Executive Assistant to the ISCA CEO and overall support to the ISCA team. 
     
    In her spare time, Nina loves to travel and recently had the privilege of walking on the Great Wall of China and seeing the Entombed Warriors.

    Nina and her husband live in Cherrybrook, have two grown up daughters, passionate about the environment and she is a dedicated dog lover. She also has a passion for live music and is a loyal Triple J fan. 

Claudia Sylvestre

Sustainability Administrator
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    Claudia joined ISCA in October 2019 as Sustainability administrator assisting the team in different areas.

    Back in Brazil she has studied environmental management and worked with environmental education with children and communities. She has also worked with non-for-profit organizations and the public sector to enhance environmental performance within these organizations by applying controls and practices that aimed to reduce their environmental footprint. After moving to Australia, Claudia has specialized in project management and has worked supporting PMOs and project managers in different areas such as telecommunication and entertainment.

    Claudia loves spending her free time in the nature either on the beach or bush walking.  She also enjoys cooking for her family and friends, especially trying new healthy and yummy recipes.
     

Rina Romeo

Finance Officer
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    My career began at Barclays Bank as a Collections officer moving into Commercial Lending. I then moved onto working at American Express for 15 years as a Credit Analyst in the personal and then moving into Corporate services department. To then having a little break raising my children.  I then went onto working and left my last role at Care Pharmaceuticals where I worked for 4 ½ years, being part of the finance team.
     
    My role at ISCA is finance officer working with Eva Wang and I am very excited being part of ISCA.
     
    My hobbies include soccer and Rugby. (Yes completely opposite, however I have 2 boys playing different codes).
    I enjoy fishing and relaxing by the water.  I love to travel. Which included my last trip away to Venice at the end of last year.
     

Luke Sammut

IS Project Coordinator
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    Luke joined the Melbourne office in February 2020 and responsible for proving support to IS project managers throughout the ratings process. 

    Luke has a degree in Bachelor of psychological sciences, sustainability and climate policy and masters in environmental management and sustainability. 

    After graduating, Luke has gained experience within the national electricity market. Luke worked with one of Australia’s leading renewable focused electricity retailers and generator. His roles’ particular focus was on Diamond Energy’s business to business process and management within the National Electricity Market. 

    Outside of work, Luke loves everything outdoors from camping to hiking, and he’s a big soccer fan.