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A consolidated board has been appointed for Greater Sydney Parklands and includes representation from Western Sydney Parklands Trust, Parramatta Park Trust, Centennial Parklands and Moore Park Trust.

Board members

Michael Rose AM (Chair)

Michael Rose is an independent director who serves on the boards of several organisations involved in urban infrastructure, urban policy and place making.  He is the Chair of Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT Group), Chair of the Committee for Sydney and a director of the Sydney Harbour Trust.

Michael also sits on the advisory board of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS and the board of the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.  He has served on the boards of a number of other government, arts and not-for-profit organisations.

Michael is a lawyer by background and the former Chief Executive Partner of one of Australia’s leading law firms.  He has a senior advisory role at UNSW and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael has been actively engaged in policy issues involving indigenous communities and indigenous rights, employment, education and reconciliation.  In 2016, he served as a member of the Referendum Council on Constitutional Recognition.  In the same year, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to indigenous communities and the legal profession.

Dr Robert Lang

Dr Robert Lang has a career history of 35 years in the public service, gained within a combination of state and local government, change management, community engagement, strategic urban planning, urban development, transport infrastructure, place management, arts, tourism and energy businesses.

Robert was the CEO of three major organisations, including Parramatta City Council, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Pacific Power. He has significant experience as a Board Director, serving on 18 boards over the past 22 years, including not-for-profits, private companies and government statutory authorities.

Robert has a longstanding interest in liveable cities, affordable housing, social inclusion and the arts, and holds postgraduate qualifications in Engineering, Information Technology and Business Management. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

Ceinwen Kirk-Lennox

Ceinwen Kirk-Lennox is a land economist with over 38 years’ experience across many aspects of property including agency, development, project and operations management, community development and engagement, place making, general management and funds management.

Ceinwen is known for her passion for driving change in often ambiguous environments, having led placemaking and place management in mixed-use renewal and greenfield projects and communities throughout her career.

Ceinwen has served on boards for both for-profit and not-for-profit companies for more than two decades. Her executive career includes 26 years at Lendlease Corporation, where she held executive roles running commercial business units, client accounts and functions across the Lendlease Group.

Ceinwen has fulfilled executive director and advisory roles in the public sector, becoming an assurance reviewer for major projects within Infrastructure NSW and is currently a director at Charter Hall Long Wale REIT.

Julie Bindon

Julie Bindon is a highly experienced urban planner with more than 35 years experience as a consultant and an expert statutory planning advisor to both the private and public sectors.

Julie was the founding Director and former Chair of JBA Urban Planning Consultants, now Ethos Urban, a leading urban planning and development advisory firm.

A graduate in town planning with post-graduate qualifications in land economy, Julie is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), a Life Fellow of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Julie is currently a non-executive Director of Essence Project Management and was an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court.

Other past positions include President of the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division), Member of the Heritage Council of NSW, Member of the Property Council of Australia’s NSW Executive, Member of Landcom’s Design Advisory Panel, Member of Urban Growth NSW Design Directorate, Member of the University of NSW Built Environment Advisory Council and Member of the NSW Premier’s Urban Design Advisory Committee.

Kaylie Salvatori

Kaylie Salvatori is the co-founder and a Director of COLA Studio. Kaylie is an Indigenous (Yuin) woman, landscape architect and Indigenous design strategist. Kaylie works within parkland, community and commercial projects, specialising in cultural placemaking and ecologically sensitive design.

In her role as Director of COLA Studio, Kaylie is responsible for strategic business direction, procurement and contract management, industry representation and advocacy, concept ideation and storytelling, landscape architecture, cultural research and strategic design, art curation and speculative design.

Prior to her work at COLA, Kaylie held the position of Senior Landscape Architect and Indigenous Design Strategist at Arcadia Landscape Architecture, as well as providing sessional teaching at UNSW.

Sharon Veale

A public historian and urban planner by background, Sharon Veale is CEO, Director and Partner of GML Heritage, a leading heritage consultancy.  She has worked in public and private sector cultural heritage planning, management and conservation in a career spanning more than 25 years.

At GML, she directed a portfolio of significant projects across First Nations history and heritage, community engagement, historic cultural landscapes and spaces, urban planning studies, strategies and masterplans, and interpretation planning for World, National, State and local places within Australia and overseas.

Sharon is a sessional lecturer at UNSW and regularly contributes to research and public conversations around the importance of recognising our history and heritage as a vital ingredient in the experience of everyday life in Australia.

She is currently on the Board of Ausheritage, and has held previous government board positions with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council and the Sydney Living Museums Board of Trustees.

Siobhan Toohill

Siobhan Toohill is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Westpac. She leads sustainability strategy, policy development and reporting with a particular focus on the environmental, social and governance  fundamentals of climate change, human rights and natural capital. She also leads programs linked to the Westpac’s commitment to long-term social value, including indigenous engagement and Westpac’s Safer Children, Safer Communities initiative.

Having led corporate sustainability functions since 2004, Siobhan is passionate about the capacity of business to create positive impact, building on her early career in urban design and policy.

Siobhan contributes through a wide range of external governance roles including as non-executive director of the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, and UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative's (UNEP FI) Banking Board which oversees the UN's Principles for Responsible Banking.

Joshua French, Chief Executive GSP

Joshua French is Chief Executive for Greater Sydney Parklands. Joshua is a horticulturalist and landscape architect with more than 20 years’ experience in roles focusing on urban and landscape design, strategic planning, heritage management, open space and parkland governance, green and blue infrastructure, transport, tourism and project delivery.

Joshua has spent his life embedded in the diverse landscapes of Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains, in both public and private sectors, and has a passion for design excellence, stakeholder and community engagement, and the creation of great public places and parklands for the community. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

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