Diane Dowdell


Diane Dowdell

Diane has broad experience across government, resources and the consulting sectors and has been working with and supporting industry and professional associations over the past 15 years. Diane has held policy roles in government, and worked in management roles on major infrastructure and mining developments in both Australia and overseas. She brings knowledge of policy development, government relations, fostering productive working relationships with government agencies on developments and permitting activities and extensive community stakeholder engagement to Consult Australia. 


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

e: wa@consultaustralia.com.au

m: 0407 190 571



Advocacy in WA




What the WA Committee does

The WA 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 WA 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 WA Committee.

  1. Special Guests - Procurement Reform Team from Department of Finance. The Committee welcomed the Procurement Reform Team to the meeting to provide an update on the reform agenda and to answer Committee questions.
  2. Board Update. Brett Davis, Consult Australia Board Member provided an update on national activities. The Committee heard of the SME discussion had by the Board and new ideas to ensure SMEs are seeing the benefits of membership.
  3. Government engagement on COVID-19. The Committee discussed various engagement activities with the government including the Transport and Infrastructure Working Group, WARCMIAG and the Building and Construction Working Group.
Current participants

Below is the list of current WA Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Diane Dowdell.

NameMember Business
Sheldon Krahe (Chair)GHD
John MacaulayAECOM
Alistair Avern-TaplinArup
Sarah IwaniwAurecon
Peter de BruinBG&E
Troy BoekemanCossil & Webbley
Craig Muir GHD
Dr Stephen IrelandJacobs
Judith UrenJGU Consulting
Ryan DenhamKBR
Mark ReidPeak Consultants
Brad HarrisPorter Consulting Engineers
Arthur Psaltis Pritchard Francis
Paul ReedProjenco
Alistair AitkenRider Levett Bucknall
Venelina KostourkovStantec
Brett Davis (Consult Australia Board representative)Stantec

What the FutureNet WA Committee does

The FutureNet WA 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 WA Committee meets monthly and requires engaged individuals willing to create and deliver engaging events.

Current participants

Below is the list of current FutureNet WA Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Diane Dowdell.

Amna Omerhodzic  (Chair)Curtin University
Venelina Kostourkov (Vice Chair)Stantec
Jason HoadArup
Iris BrkicAurecon
Cham KandanarachchiBG&E
Ben JonesGHD
Ryan De La RosaPritchard Francis
James LawsonTurner Townsend

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More information

If you would like to find out more about the activities in WA or to join one of the committees, please contact Diane Dowdell at: wa@consultaustralia.com.au.