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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.

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.

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.

Cressida Wall

Cressida has been a Chief of Staff and senior adviser to Premiers and Government Ministers for nearly 20 years, specialising in infrastructure policy and major projects.

She has practised as a commercial litigator at Minter Ellison and Corrs, Chambers Westgarth and is currently a Director of State Trustees Victoria.

David Galbally AM QC

One of Melbourne’s most respected legal authorities, David is currently a partner at Madgwicks Lawyers and is renowned for his legal expertise in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Kate Evans

Kate is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Infrastructure and Urban Renewal team where she provides strategic, commercial and financial advice on the development and delivery of major infrastructure projects.

Over the past 15 years, she has advised on some of Victoria’s largest and most complex projects – including EastLink, Peninsula Link, the Victorian Desalination Project, East West Link and the West Gate Tunnel Project.

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 he 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.

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.

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.

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