IAP2A Strategic Plan to 30 June 2020

IAP2 Australasia Annual Report 2017 - 2018

IAP2 Australasia Constitution

IAP2 Board Charter

2019 Call for Director Nominations

IAP2 International and IAP2 Australasia

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is a global organisation which seeks to promote and improve the practice of public participation or community and stakeholder engagement, incorporating individuals, governments, institutions and other entities that affect the public interest throughout the world. 

We are opening up the call for Director Nominations for both IAP2 International and IAP2 Australasia. 

Nominating as a candidate for IAP2 Australasia

IAP2 Australasia is your peak body for engagement, leading community and stakeholder engagement excellence across Australia and New Zealand.  Our mission is “to advance the practice of community and stakeholder engagement through education, advocacy and building relationships”. 

At the 2019 Annual General Meeting, three director positions will become vacant for IAP2 Australasia. Nominations are invited from eligible candidates to stand for election to the IAP2 Australasia Board of Directors for a three-year term. 

To read the selection criteria and apply for nomination for IAP2 Australasia view and complete this document.

For IAP2 Australasia director candidate nominations please also read through the following documents.

Constitution IAP2 Australasia Limited
Board Charter, By-Laws and Policies
IAP2 Australasia Strategic Plan to 30 June 2020

Nominating as a candidate for IAP2 International

The international change initiative sees the appointment of an inaugural board for the new IAP2 International which shall consist of nine Directors with staggered terms. There are two director positions becoming vacant for Australasia voting members, these will be appointed 1 January 2020.

To read the selection criteria and apply for nomination for IAP2 International view and complete this document.

Information Webinar

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming an IAP2 International or Australasia director, then we invite you to join our information session webinar. This event will be facilitated by our Returning Officer - Nunzio Giunta, Chief Executive Officer - Marion Short and attended by directors representing both IAP2 Austr. And IAP2 International. 

When: Thursday 25 July 2019
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm AEST
Where: via Zoom meeting link

To register for this webinar, please email your interest to and we will send you the Zoom webinar link.

Closing Date for Nominations: 
Nomination forms are to be lodged with the Returning Officer, Nunzio Giunta, by 5:00 pm (AEST) 9 August 2019.

For more information, contact: Nunzio Giunta, Returning Officer: or call 0419 599 859.

Members eligible to vote will receive an email on 2 September 2019 providing instructions on how to vote with polling set to open on 9 September 2019 at 10:00am AEST, and to close on 23 September 2019, 8:00 pm AEST. The member roll will close on 9 August 2019 5.00pm AEST.

Our Board

Donna Marshall (Chair)
Donna is the Executive Director, Stakeholder Engagement for the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority. An IAP2 member since 2004, Donna has over 20 years' infrastructure engagement experience across road, rail, aviation, property, health, defence, natural resources and disaster management. She has provided engagement support to over 300 projects of varying size in QLD, NSW, VIC, and WA.  Donna was a Committee Member with Consult Australia and co-author of the "Valuing Better Engagement" and “Guide to Procuring Engagement Services”, and also authored the stakeholder engagement chapter in the “ANCOLD Regulation and Practice for the Environmental Management of Dams in Australia (June 2014)”.  She was a 2005, 2007, 2011 IAP2 Core Values Regional and National Award recipient and in 2012 the IAP2 Australasia Project of the Year winner for the Murrindindi Shire Bushfire Memorials. Donna's term commenced October 2015 and expires in October 2019.

Mandi Davidson (Deputy Chair) 
Mandi is the National Lead for Communications and Engagement at RPS, a leading global professional services firm. Mandi has more than 20 years’ experience and has led communications, community and stakeholder engagement for complex urban renewal, water and transport projects in Victoria. Mandi holds a Masters in Commercial Law and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and has worked with government and not-for-profit boards. She is interested in advancing the professionalism of engagement and the profile of IAP2 in Australia and internationally. Mandi's term commenced October 2014 will expire October 2020. Mandi is also a member of the IAP2 international Board.

Helen Christensen
Helen is a researcher, practitioner and trainer in community engagement with over 10 years' experience. She is an Associate at the Institute of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney where she is also a PhD candidate looking at the professionalisation of community engagement in local government.  Helen is also a trainer with IAP2 Australasia where she delivers the Certificate in Engagement program. Helen's term commenced in October 2016 and will expire October 2019.

Tony Clark

Tony Clark brings together a wealth of experience in leading transformation through the challenging political and economic landscape. Taking a community focused approach, Tony brings over 25 years of experience. Having lost his eyesight at the age of 21, Tony harnesses his blindness as a great strength bringing a unique perspective to inclusion and diversity.

As the Head of Project Communications and Community Engagement for VHHSBA, Tony is working to implement communication and engagement systems that will not only ensure smooth project outcomes but will also deliver value creation to the broader community resulting in jobs, improved economic growth and better outcomes. Tony's term commenced in October 2018 and will expire October 2021.

Kylie Cochrane
Kylie is an industry influencer with almost 30 years' experience in community and stakeholder engagement, strategic communication and issues management. She is passionate about engagement and committed to promoting the professionalism of engagement practice. She loves working on challenging engagement projects and brings direct proven experience of key infrastructure projects with significant community outrage. Kylie also brings vast experience in the resources, energy, and community development sectors. She has had the privilege of serving on the Board since 2013 and chaired the Governance and Finance Committee in FY15. She helped reshape the IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards, she introduced more governance and rigour to IAP2 Australasia and she helped ensure IAP2 Australasia was profitable. Kylie is also the Chair of IAP2 International and she is driving the IAP2 change project to ensure we have a sustainable IAP2 which is well set up to shape the future of the engagement.         

Kate Henderson
Kate is currently a Learning Lead and Facilitator for the consultancy, MosaicLab, who specialise in deliberative democracy and facilitation. Kate has been a long-standing member of IAP2 Australasia through her community engagement roles in state government (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) and local government (City of Melbourne) and now with MosaicLab. Whilst at the City of Melbourne, the organisation won several IAP2 awards, including Australasian and International Organisation of the Year 2014. In 2015, she was a judge for the Australasian IAP2 Core Values Awards. Kate’s specialises deliberative engagement, specifically citizens’ juries and she has worked on juries on climate change, water pricing, obesity, 10 year plans (in Victoria) and nuclear waste storage (South Australia). Kate's term commenced in October 2016 and will expire October 2019. 

Amy Hubbard

Amy is a Director and Co-founder of Capire, a specialist community engagement consultancy based in Melbourne. With over 20 years of experience in engagement, Amy has expertise in the design of placed-based engagement and integrating engagement outcomes with the delivery of technical solutions. Amy has been an active participant in the professionalisation of the industry through her involvement with IAP2 and Engage2Act, and championing international exchange of leading practice community engagement. Amy is passionate about the intersection between engagement and community development. The meeting point where people are empowered and they have clarity about the future. Amy’s term commenced in October 2018 and will expire October 2021. 

Joel Levin
Joel is a long-term member, founding coordinator of IAP2 in WA, Ambassador, trainer and engagement practitioner. Joel has previously sat on the IAP2 Board and wants to see IAP2 continue to grow and become a member driven association, supporting the development of the practice and influencing government policy, to contribute to a more engaged community. For the past 15 years, Joel has run his own consulting practice working across sectors, across the country and also working internationally with the United Nations on developing engagement practice across the asia-pacific region. Joel's term commenced in October 2018 and will expire October 2021.

Allen Rodwell
Allen has worked in stakeholder and community engagement for nearly 10 years and has been an active member of IAP2 since 2009. Throughout his career, he has led engagement programs to support the planning, design and delivery of major transport, infrastructure, water, building and development projects in Australia and overseas. Allen has been involved in a number of award winning projects and is passionate about raising the profile of stakeholder and community engagement within other industries. He is currently Communication & Stakeholder Manager with John Holland and oversees the delivery of community and stakeholder engagement programs on projects located in NSW and ACT. Allen's term commenced in October 2017 and will expire October 2020.

Jo Wilkins
Coming to the profession from a town planning background, Jo has been a member of IAP2 Australasia since 2011. Currently, Jo works as a Stakeholder Engagement Consultant for Stantec, based in Auckland. Previously she worked at Auckland Council and finds that having private and public sector experience helps to see all sides of the engagement journey. Jo is actively involved in running the Auckland IAP2 network. She is passionate about the changing dynamics of the profession and sees how organisations are placing more value on quality, timely engagement. Through a strong professional body, we are all part of delivering this value. Jo's term commenced in October 2017 and will expire October 2020.

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