Vic/Tas Board Update

Retiring Board member
Ben Bainbridge

Ben has been a member of the Board for the past 5 years. He has led the establishment of many MOUs with industry partners and has been instrumental in the development of important relationships between PLA and like-minded industry partners.
Ben has been a member of PLA Advisory for many years and he will continue in his role with this group.

Retiring Board member
Cathy Kiss

Cathy has been a member of the Board for many years. She has been a tireless volunteer for PLA, and has been a great support across many areas. Cathy was instrumental in the publication of the Open Space Planning and Design Guide in 2013. She is a passionate open space planner and a member of PLA Advisory. Cathy will be continuing on the Board as a co-opted member.

Newly elected Board member
Rachel Thorpe
Rachel is the Vic/Tas Region's representative on the National Board. She has served as a regional councillor in WA for six years before recently relocating to Melbourne where she is employed at the City of Hume. Rachel is also a PLA Certified Parks and Leisure Professional.

Newly elected Board member
Jill Hickie
Jill is PLA Vic/Tas Region's first Board member from Tasmania. She is a Senior Park Planner with the City of Hobart, and has been a strong advocate of PLA in Tasmania for the past few years.

Newly co-opted Board member
Grant Greenway
Grant is a Director of Endeavour Turf Professionals (ETP Turf). ETP Turf is a sportsfield design and agronomic turf consultancy that supply a wide range of services for the professional turf market.

Newly co-opted Board member
Jarrod Hill
Jarrod is a director of SPORTENG, a company he co-founded in 2014, which plans and develops sport fields of play.

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