Kristine Banks

QLD 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 'VIEW QLD 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                                            VIEW QLD 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. Mental health focus - The Qld Committee recognises the important message from our guest speaker from the Mental Health Ambassador Network on the need for managers and leaders to be more conscious of mental health and consider the impacts on sub-consultants/sub-contractors.
  2. Collaboration success - A key client, Transport and Main Roads (TMR), will release the draft TMR Infrastructure Industry Engagement Charter late August. The charter reflects an unprecedented level of engagement across consultants and contractors by TMR and reflects the behaviours of a collaborative culture. 
  3. Olympics engagement - The Qld Committee is engaging in active conversation around what the Olympics means and Consult Australia's contribution to inform engagement with Government.
Current participants

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

NameMember Business
Trevor Sullivan (Chair)SMEC
David Derrick AECOM
Lloyd Twomey Arup
Trinity Graham Aurecon
Stuart CookBG&E
Frank CarlowCarlow and Carlow
Holly Carson (Consult Australia Board representative)CGC
Shannon OrrGHD
Tanya SiderisJacobs
Colin TullKBR
Justin DaviesNorthrop
Kate Drews (Consult Australia Board representative)SMEC
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 Consult Australia QLD

NameBusiness
Alexandria Woodward Department of Housing and Public Works
Sarah Brophy (Chair)GHD
Jess Crane (Vice Chair) Brisbane City Council
Stephanie MoriartyAECOM
Tim GibsonArup
Laura TruscottBG&E
Alex MunozBligh Rayner
Ella HingstonCardno
Paige LeeCox
Liala Nadeem Deloitte
Lucy Bennett Ethos Urban
Alannah BolsterJacobs
James KnellMinter Ellison
Allanah SchluterSchweikert Harris
Natasha NatamihardjaSMEC
Andrew RichardsonTransurban 
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.