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.

Since joining Consult Australia in 2020, she has utilised her policy development and government relations expertise to foster productive working relationships with WA government agencies and Consult Australia members.

Diane is keen to hear more about the challenges and opportunities members providing services to WA face. Please contact her to talk through any of your issues.


For more information about any of our policy activities in WA, click 'LATEST NEWS' below or contact Diane at diane@consultaustralia.com.au or on 0407 190 571.

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

VIEW WA EVENTS                      LATEST NEWS



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. Advocacy - The Committee agreed that having 14 Industry Bodies Signatory to correspondence to the Commonwealth Inquiry into Procurement Practices for Government Funded Infrastructure is a positive for industry procurement practices.

2. Events - The Committee is looking forward to delivering and attending the three events that are currently under development.

3. Member Resources - The Committee noted the new business guides available for member use and will be looking into any new ideas to promote.

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
Joe StrydomArup
Sarah IwaniwAurecon
Peter de BruinBG&E
Troy BoekemanCossil & Webbley
Craig Muir GHD
Dr Stephen IrelandJacobs
Judith UrenJGU Consulting
Ryan DenhamKBR
Paul ReedPCR Consulting
Mark ReidPeak Consultants
Brad HarrisPorter Consulting Engineers
Arthur Psaltis Pritchard Francis (Consult Australia Board representative)
Alistair AitkenRider Levett Bucknall
Venelina KostourkovStantec

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.

James Lawson  (Chair)Public Transport Authority of Western Australia 
Venelina Kostourkov (Vice Chair)Stantec
Jason HoadArup
Yoosof Yaqub Aurecon
Jacob DonovanBG&E
Ben JonesGHD
Courtney NixonPritchard Francis
Michael Arena TABEC 
Madeleine SammutTurner & 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.