ACT Manager

Jan Irvine

Jan joined Consult Australia in December 2009, with a background in finance, IT, recruitment, event management and advocacy, bringing with her the knowledge and experience gained by working in both non-profit and corporate organisations in a number of executive and management positions.

From December 2020, Jan took on the ACT Manager role (in addition to SA, NT and TAS) engaging with key government stakeholders including Procurement ACT, Suburban Land Agency and the ACT Chief Engineer. Jan has experience on a wide range of issues and always strives to improve the business environment for our members.

Contact Jan to discuss the challenges and opportunities you have providing services to the ACT.


For more information about any of our policy activities in the ACT, click 'LATEST NEWS' below or contact Jan at: jan@consultaustralia.com.au or on 0408 845 975.

For more information about any of our ACT events, click 'VIEW ACT EVENTS' below or contact our events and marketing team at: info@consultaustralia.com.au or on 02 8252 6700.

VIEW ACT EVENTS                      LATEST NEWS

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. Engagement - Consult Australia attended the ACT Engineer Licensing Scheme Roundtable. A presentation by the EPSDD was followed by a discussion on key scheme aspects, criteria and definitions. We were pleased to hear the ACT scheme will include some form of mutual recognition as this was strongly advocated for by us. Exposure of the legislation and a regulation impact statement will be available for consultation in mid-2022, with a view to have legislation ready for introduction to the Assembly by the end of 2022. The EPSDD continues to look to Consult Australia as a major stakeholder on this issue. 
  2. COVID-19 - The committee discussed 'post COVID business ready', changes to the way things are done, a more flexible workforce, COVID vaccination policies and positions, shared learnings on moving their people back to the office, and some emerging challenges when doing so. 
  3. Budget Briefing - ACT members enjoyed an ACT Budget Briefing from Adrian Piani, Executive Group Manager Infrastructure Delivery and ACT Chief Engineer, Major Projects Canberra, where issues such as resources and capacity were also discussed.
Current participants

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

NameMember business
David Field (Deputy Chair)Northrop
Karen BillingtonAECOM
Brendan ClarkArup
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.

William Bassanelli (Chair) Northrop
Vanessa LimAECOM
Jeremy Jones AECOM
Ali CarreraArup
Rebekah EllisonAurecon
John Sutcliffe Cardno
Jade DavisEY
Haris Hussain Indesco
Peter WaywoodJacobs Group 
Tom WillburgerSpiire
Liam WilsonSpring Professional
Kiara CrookGHD

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, ACT Manager at act@consultaustralia.com.au.  

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