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Advisory Board

The Office of Projects Victoria (OPV) Advisory Board is independently chaired and offers non-binding strategic advice and support to the Treasurer, the Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance, and the Executive Officers of OPV.

KEN MATHERS – CHAIR

A civil engineer, Ken has more than 50 years’ experience in the planning, procurement and delivery of major road transport infrastructure.

He was the CEO of Linking Melbourne Authority for 12 years following an extensive career with the Melbourne City Link Authority and VicRoads.

He is a qualified company director and has served on the Boards of City North Infrastructure and Roads Australia.

DR ALICIA AITKEN

Alicia has more than 20 years' experience working with public and private sector organisations to improve their capability delivering major projects in complex environments.

She holds a PhD in project management and is engaged at an international level to improve major project delivery and project leadership through her work on the Global Alliance for the Project Professions (GAPPS) and International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) boards. Alicia is also currently head of investment management and transformation delivery at ANZ.

BILL KUSZNIRCZUK

Bill has more than 30 years’ experience in urban and regional planning, building and property development. He brings his expertise to advise on how cities, regional and rural areas should look in the future.

He is Managing Director of Clement-Stone Town Planners and Deputy Chairman of the Victorian Planning Authority. He was Chair of the Building Advisory Council, and a former Chairman and Chief Commissioner of the Victoria Building Authority.

CAROLYN VINEY

Carolyn has more than 20 years’ experience in large scale construction, property development and real estate investment. She held a number of senior roles at Grocon, including Deputy CEO and CEO, before taking up her current position as Executive General Manager Development at Vicinity Centres.

Carolyn is a Councillor in the Victorian Division of the Property Council of Australia, Board Member with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and an Advisory Board Member of Women’s Property Initiatives. 

DAVID SAXELBY

David is one of the most senior infrastructure executives in Australia. His career spans 35 years and includes CEO roles with Lendlease and Thiess.

David has been nominated in the Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia for the past four years. 

KELVYN LAVELLE

Kelvyn has nearly 20 years’ experience in the public infrastructure market. He has been a senior executive with international infrastructure developer Plenary for the past 14 years, largely responsible for external engagement and market development planning and delivery.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Kelvyn chairs McKell Institute Victoria and has been a non-executive director of Western Health, Western Chances and the Melbourne Writer’s Festival.

MARIO D'ELIA

Mario is an independent financial, commercial and strategic advisor.  For over 20 years he was the lead National Partner of PwC’s Infrastructure Advisory team, working on various infrastructure projects in diverse industries in Australia and overseas.

Mario has extensive experience working for both Government and the private sector. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies. He is also currently the National President for the United Nations Association of Australia and a non-executive Director of Coliban Water Authority.

PETER DUNCAN AM

Peter has a strong record of achievement in a number of fields, including infrastructure, transport and resource management. He held several senior executive positions during his 40 years in the NSW public service, including as Chief Executive of Roads and Maritime Services.
Peter is currently Chairman of the Australian Road Research Group (ARRB), two boards at Sydney University, and is a Director of Roads Australia and Bicycle New South Wales. He has also worked as a consultant on major projects and is currently a part time Commissioner of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission.

SHELLEY PENN

Shelley is a Melbourne-based architect, urbanist and non-executive director with more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry.

Since 1999, she has combined her own practice with senior advisory roles assisting government and the private sector to advance the quality of the urban environment.

 

 

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