Kristine Banks

QLD & TAS MANAGER

Kristine Banks

Kristine joined Consult Australia as QLD Manager in January 2021, bringing over 18 years' experience in stakeholder engagement, strategy, policy development and project management. 

Working with government stakeholders including QLD Treasury, Transport and Main Roads and Energy and Public Works, Kristine advocates for better government contracts. Consult Australia also continues its joint initiative with the Queensland Major Contractors Association to improve the culture of the construction industry to prioritise collaboration.  

Kristine is keen to understand more about the challenges and opportunities members providing services to QLD face. Please contact her to talk through any of your issues.

Contact

For more information about any of our policy activities in QLD, click 'LATEST NEWS' below or contact Kristine at: kristine@consultaustralia.com.au

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

VIEW QLD EVENTS                      LATEST NEWS

What the QLD Committee does

The QLD 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 QLD 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 QLD Committee.

  1. Growth – The QLD Committee is committed to supporting Consult Australia to grow and prosper through connecting new members, building profile and expanding the event offering.
  2. Resourcing – Understanding the impact on the next generation and changes to working arrangements is a focus of people advocacy for the QLD Committee.
  3. Productivity – Through future government engagements the QLD Committee is focused on understanding stakeholders views on productivity improvement and determining how industry can achieve.
Current participants

Below is the list of current QLD Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Consult Australia QLD.

NameMember Business
Shannon Orr (Chair)GHD
David Derrick (Vice Chair)AECOM
Kate Drews (Board representative)SMEC
Lloyd Twomey Arup
Aaron Toscan Aurecon
Stuart CookBG&E
Frank CarlowCarlow and Carlow
Tanya SiderisJacobs
Colin TullKBR
Trevor SullivanSMEC
Jo O'BrienTonkin
What the FutureNet Brisbane Committee does

The FutureNet Brisbane 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 Brisbane Committee Chair also participates in the QLD Committee. The FutureNet Brisbane Committee meets monthly and requires engaged individuals willing to create and deliver engaging events.

Current participants

Below is the list of current FutureNet Brisbane Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Linda Gaunt

Name Business
Ella Hingston (Chair) Cardno Pty Ltd
Lucas Dubinski (Vice Chair) Arup
Alexei Kamitsis Norman Disney & Young
Amelia Salter Deloitte
Daniel Ripka Connell Griffin
Grace Power Holding Redlich
James Knell Minter Ellison
Lachlan Rigney Savills Australia
Sam Billingsly-Dadd Schweikert Harris
What the FutureNet Townsville Committee does

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

Current participants

Below is the list of current FutureNet Townsville Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Consult Australia QLD.

NameBusiness
 Yael Relf (Co-Chair)  Townsville City Council
Hannah Wilkinson  (Co-Chair) Wilson Ryan Grose Lawyers
Andrew FraserAECOM
Jake Pether  GHD
Joel McNamara  Northern Consulting Engineers
Mark Carter  RPS Group
Jay Peters SMEC
QLD sponsors
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More information

If you would like to find out more about the activities in QLD or to join one of the committees, please contact Consult Australia on qld@consultaustralia.com.au.