Dr Deborah Dearing
Member who is an architect and represents the interest of practising architects - PresidentDeborah Dearing is an architect with over 30 years’ international experience in urban design, planning and property development within both government and private organisations, including 15 plus years in management and executive roles.
Member who is an Australian legal practitioner with expertise in building and construction law - deputy presidentRod is a senior partner at Hickson Lawyers and leads the Hicksons practices in disciplinary matters, commercial litigation, lenders mortgage insurance and title insurance.
Ex-officio Member – Government Architect NSWAbbie commenced her role as the 24th NSW Government Architect in January 2020, and was previously a director and shareholder of BVN, one of Australia’s largest and most highly acclaimed architectural practices.
Ex-officio Member - Immediate Past President of the NSW Chapter of Australian Institute of ArchitectsAndrew Nimmo is a registered Architect in NSW and the ACT. He graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours in 1986 and in 1994 Andrew established lahznimmo architects with partner Annabel Lahz in Sydney.
Prof Helen Lochhead
elected architect memberHelen Lochhead is an architect who combines academic and advisory roles with practice. Her career has focused on the planning and design of complex public projects ranging from city improvements programs to urban regeneration projects both in Australia and the US.
Member with knowledge of local government in respect of quality of buildingsTim Moore is an urban design and planner with a passion for high quality and sustainable design outcomes across the public and private domain.
Member who takes a public interest in architectural matters and represents the views of homeowners as consumers of architectural servicesSara works at the intersection of customer experience and brand. Her background is in graphic design and art direction, with studies in visual communications and architecture.
Member with expertise in the building industryMichael has more than 40 years experience in the construction and development industry.
Dr Tim Williams
Member with expertise in the property development industryDr Tim Williams has been Cities Leader for Arup Australasia since January 2018 and is now a strategic advisor to the company. He is the Chair of Open Cities, a next-generation infrastructure advocacy group.
Dr Deborah DearingDeborah Dearing is an architect with over 30 years’ international experience in urban design, planning and property development within both government and private organisations, including 15 plus years in management and executive roles. Dr Dearing is a District Commissioner with the Greater Sydney Commission, and sits on the Heritage Council of NSW. She brings a strong record of personal commitment to fostering positive, collaborative relationships within teams and with all stakeholders - in executive roles with Stockland and Architectus, and as an Executive Director, Place Development and Place Renewal with the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
Dr Deborah Dearing is the 11th President elected to the Board since it was first constituted in 1923, and the first woman to hold the role.
Rod CameronRod is a senior partner at Hickson Lawyers and leads the Hicksons practices in disciplinary matters, commercial litigation, lenders mortgage insurance and title insurance.
He has extensive specialist experience conducting legal proceedings, both in the Occupational Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court. A Harvard-trained negotiator, Rod has degrees in law and commerce and is admitted to practice in NSW, Victoria and the High Court of Australia. Rod is a regular speaker to industry leaders and clients. He also has a personal interest in mental health issues, particularly those in relation to aging demographics within professional services.
Abbie has worked for close to 30 years on public, educational, health, research and commercial projects that have been highly awarded, published and recognised internationally for bringing fresh approaches to common project types.
Projects Abbie has led have been the recipient of more than 40 state, national and international architectural awards, in addition to personal awards such as the AIA Marion Mahoney Griffin Prize for a distinctive body of work in the field of Architecture.
Abbie is passionate about the public domain, and the ability of architecture and our built environment to positively affect human behaviour, the way people interact, and the manner in which institutions and organisations operate.
Andrew NimmoAndrew Nimmo is a registered Architect in NSW and the ACT. In 1994 Andrew established lahznimmo architects with partner Annabel Lahz in Sydney. The firm mainly concentrates on public and urban design projects, and has a special emphasis on education and library architecture. The firm’s work is widely published and has received numerous awards from the Australian Institute of Architects. Andrew has delivered numerous professional lectures throughout Australia, is regularly invited to be a guest critic and lecturer at Australian universities and is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Andrew was elected to the NSW Chapter Council of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2013, and again in 2015. In 2017 he was appointed NSW Chapter President.
Prof Michael Chapman
Architect, academic member
Prof Helen LochheadLFRAIA AILA MPIA FAICD RIBA(Hon) AIA(Hon) RAIC(Hon) Helen Lochhead is an architect who combines academic and advisory roles with practice. Her career has focused on the planning and design of complex public projects ranging from city improvements programs to urban regeneration projects both in Australia and the US. She has held leadership positions in private practice, government and universities including her current roles as Pro Vice-Chancellor Precincts at UNSW and National President of the Australian Institute of Architects 2019-20. Her expertise is regularly sought on independent planning panels, competition juries, design review panels and boards. Helen’s professional achievements have been recognized by numerous awards including AIA and AILA Urban Design and Sustainability Awards, the NAWIC Vision Award for leadership in the construction industry and inclusion in the AFR ‘100 Women of Influence’ in 2019.
Tim MooreTim Moore is an urban design and planner with a passion for high quality and sustainable design outcomes across the public and private domain.
In his current role at the Greater Sydney Commission, Tim is overseeing the accelerated review and update of Sydney’s 20-year metropolitan strategy. He has served on the executive as chief planner at Liverpool and Marrickville councils, most recently as the Deputy CEO & Director City Economy and Growth at Liverpool City Council.
Tim’s expertise with collaboration across three tiers of government is exemplified in the Western Sydney Planning Partnership which he co-designed and put it into action. At Marrickville Council he and the executive procured a joint venture and oversaw design development of the national award-winning Marrickville library development.
Sara JingaSara works at the intersection of customer experience and brand. Her background is in graphic design and art direction, with studies in visual communications and architecture.
Over two decades Sara has applied this unique cross-disciplinary skillset at many scales, from brand identity for larger clients to growing local businesses from the ground up.
Sara’s clients include built environment and member organisations, small and for-purpose businesses, and cultural institutions. In recent years she co-launched and led the service design of multi-million dollar Sydney-based business Dresden.
Michael GrantMichael has more than 40 years experience in the construction and development industry. Prior to establishing Cornerstone in 1994, Michael owned and operated a medium sized electrical contracting company working for a variety of mid-tier contractors in the Sydney and NSW Market.
Over the last 26 years Michael and his team have carried out over 70 projects with a value in excess of $2 billion, which have been widely awarded.
Michael’s passion has always been art and architecture.
Michael has a single minded vision about quality from design to brand to marketing to construction.
Dr Tim WilliamsDr Tim Williams has been Cities Leader for Arup Australasia since January 2018 and is now a strategic advisor to the company. He is the Chair of Open Cities, a next-generation infrastructure advocacy group.
Tim is also a board member of NSW Circular, tasked with promoting a more circular economy in the state and indeed nationally. Tim is a housing and urban policy expert and was special advisor in those areas for 5 successive UK ministers in the Blair Government and has advised governments and companies in Australia on such matters since 2010.
He is an adjunct professor at Western Sydney University and has a degree in history from Cambridge University, a PhD from the University of Wales, a postgraduate teaching certificate from the University of Oxford and was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple.
Glenn ScottGlenn Scott is a Principal and shareholder of Hassell, and their Nominated Architect in NSW.
Graduating with the University Medal in 1999 at UNSW, Glenn has more than 20 years’ experience working internationally and nationally.