ACT Manager

Caitlin Buttress

With several years’ experience in professional associations, Caitlin’s work in the built environment sector spans communications, marketing, project management, public affairs, sponsorship, education, and event management. Caitlin has gained a wealth of knowledge through various national roles and is now eager to drive engagement at a local level; facilitating conversation with key stakeholders and fostering good working relationships with policy-makers to achieve positive outcomes for member firms.

Please note: Caitlin is currently on maternity leave. Jan Irvine is Acting ACT Manager.


For more information about any of our activities or to get involved, contact us at:


p: 02 8252 6700

ACT events




What the ACT Committee does

The ACT Committee gives members the opportunity to develop strategies to tackle local issues as well as contribute to the national agenda. Committee participants are often called upon to represent Consult Australia in local engagement activities (including meetings with government agencies etc). The ACT Committee meets monthly and requires engaged individuals.

Latest 'top 3 takeaways'

The 'top 3 takeaways' summarise key issues discussed at the last meeting. These are to help the broader membership understand the activities of the ACT Committee.

  1. Proposed Government-Industry secondment program. The Committee discussed and generally supported the invitation by the ACT Chief Engineer to participate in a three-way secondment program for graduates involving consultants, government and contractors.
  2. ACT 2020 Election Policy Platform. The Committee discussed finalisation of the policy platform which will be distributed to stakeholders soon.
  3. PACICERG. The Committee discussed ensuring that the Planning and Construction Industry Chief Executive Reference Group (PACICERG) focuses on industry updates (including health of the local industry).
Current participants

Below is the list of current ACT Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Jan Irvine.

NameMember business
Michael Hill (Chair)AECOM
David Field (Deputy Chair)Northrop
James Logan Arup
Dylan Coote (alternate)Arup
James CollettAurecon
Mark Perry Cardno
Michael Jones Douglas Partners
Carl Jenkins GHD
William Grice Jacobs
Paul McKenzie Rudds
Dan Keep SMEC
What the FutureNet ACT Committee does

The FutureNet ACT Committee gives young professionals the opportunity to design and run engaging social and educational events that allow their peers to develop valuable networks. The Committee is open to members and non-members. The FutureNet ACT Committee meets monthly and requires engaged individuals willing to create and deliver engaging events.

Check out what FutureNet ACT are up to by following them on Facebook!

Current participants

Below is the list of current FutureNet ACT Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Jan Irvine.

Name Business
Rebecca Parrish (Chair) GHD
William Bassanelli (Vice Chair) Northrop
Emily Gentilini  Arup
John Sutcliffe Cardno
Hannah Griffiths  Department of Defence
Kayla McClung  Hays
Haris Hussain  Indesco
Liam Wilson Michael Page
Liam Blight Spiire

More information

If you would like to find out more about the activities in ACT or apply to join one of the committees, please contact Jan Irvine, Acting ACT Manager at