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 'VIEW ACT 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                                                VIEW ACT 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. Events - The ACT is committed to ensuring that all ACT events are inclusive and welcoming to all attendees. There will be a focus on the production of discussion themes for all Boardroom Lunch events, with increased diversity of attendees and seating arrangements for greater engagement of all at the table. 
  2. Engagement - Our engagement with Major Projects Canberra (MPC) is one of our core priorities. The quarterly forums between MPC and Consult Australia aims to improve the business environment to the benefit of both our members and the project needs of MPC. 
  3. Graduate recruitment - Graduate recruitment in ACT continues to be a challenge. The ACT Committee will look to leverage the FutureNet activities to engage and promote our industry as a career path, alongside engagement with universities.
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
Dylan CooteArup
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
Elijah SuaresGHD

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.  

ACT Sponsors
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