Board Of
Directors

The 2019 National Award for Residential Architecture | Whitlam Place | Freadman White in collaboration with Anon Studio | Vic | Photographer: Tom Ross

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BRINGING STEADFAST COMMITMENT TO DELIVERING VALUE FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE AND TO IMPROVING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Australian Institute of Architects Limited and works closely with the Institute’s National Council and Executive.

GET TO KNOW OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PROF HELEN LOCHHEAD LFRAIA
Chair and Immediate Past PRESIDENT

Professor Helen Lochhead is an Australian architect, urban and landscape designer.

Professor Helen Lochhead LFRAIA

Professor Helen Lochhead is an Australian architect, urban and landscape designer.

Prior to her appointment as Dean of UNSW’s Built Environment Faculty, she held a number of influential positions in the NSW Government and the City of Sydney including Executive Director roles at the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and was most recently deputy NSW Government Architect.

Her career has focused on the inception, planning, design and delivery of complex multidisciplinary projects and public works ranging from a five-year city improvements program for the City of Sydney leading up to the 2000 Olympics to major urban renewal and waterfront projects. She has been instrumental in shaping more major precincts around Sydney Harbour than most, including the transformation of Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush Bay from a sports precinct into a mixed-use community and parklands with environmental credentials that set new benchmarks. More recently she led the development of a 30-year plan for the transformation of Sydney Cove, the gateway to Sydney’s CBD and was instrumental in setting a new strategic vision for Sydney Harbour.

Professor Lochhead maintains a high profile in the profession and her professional contribution has been recognised through many industry awards including Australian Institute of Architects and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Urban Design and Sustainability Awards, the Australian Institute of Architects Marion Mahony Griffin Prize, the National Association of Women in Construction Vision Award for leadership in the construction industry and the Australian Institute of Architects NSW President’s Prize.

High-level appointments include the National Council of the Australian Institute of Architects, the Central Sydney Planning Committee, the ACT Planning and Land Council, the NSW Heritage Council and competition juries and design review panels across Australia. All are a testament to her standing in the profession.

A graduate of both the University of Sydney and Columbia University in New York, Professor Lochhead’s career has combined professional practice and teaching both in Australia and the United States as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney and also as visiting academic at Harvard, MIT and Columbia Universities. In 2014-15 she was also the Lincoln/Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

ALICE HAMPSON FRAIA
NATIONAL PRESIDENT

Alice Hampson is a registered architect, sole practitioner, writer, heritage expert, architectural historian.

Alice Hampson FRAIA

Alice Hampson is a registered architect, sole practitioner, writer, heritage expert, architectural historian—and one of only a few practicing Queensland architects who is a professional installation artist.

She graduated from the University of Queensland in Design Studies and Architecture with first class Honours and the Board of Architects Prize, the RAIA Medallion and prizes for design, drawing and construction. Her design work has been published and received awards both nationally and internationally. As an historian and heritage expert, Hampson specialises in mid-twentieth-century works. She has been on national jury panels for AA’s Unbuilt Architecture Prize, HOUSES Awards, Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, along with judging numerous architecture and design competitions.

She has been a Fellow of the Institute since 2006 and has been an assessor for cultural heritage and a speaker at professional conferences in Australia and abroad. She currently sits on the Board of Architects Queensland, the Federal Government’s Official Residences Advisory Committee, the Accreditation Standing Panel for AACA, the Independent Expert Panel for the Queensland Cultural Centre, Panel of Part 2 Exam Writers for AACA and is an APE Part 3 Examiner for AACA. For the Institute she is a Nationally Elected National Councilor, a member of the Queensland Honours Committee and a member of the National Awards Review Committee. She is a contributing editor for Architecture Media and was previously Queensland Editor for Monument. She has also been State Juror, Deputy Director of Juries and Chair of Juries for the Institute’s Queensland Awards.

Tony Giannone FRAIA
PRESIDENT ELECT

Tony is a Director of tectvs and an Industry Professor at The University of Adelaide.

Antonio Giannone FRAIA

Tony is a Director of tectvs, a mid-size multi-disciplinary architecture and interior design studio, which is celebrating 30 years in practice. He is also an Industry Professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at The University of Adelaide.

The scale and complexity of our multi-awarded projects are many and varied as the clients and industries we collaborate with; from educational facilities, civic and infrastructure, commercial and workplace, multi-residential, residential homes, adaptive reuse to urban design and master planning.

Tony is a registered architect in South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales and has been an active contributor to the furthering of design practice across industry, profession, and education. He has been actively involved with the Australian Institute of Architects in various roles over many years as an Awards Juror, Chapter Councillor and State Chapter President.

He has been the facilitator of the TAP International Design Workshop programs from 2014 - 2019 between The University of Adelaide, Tongji University Shanghai and the Politecnico di Milano fostering international design collaboration of our future generation.

ANDREW BROFFMAN FRAIA
National Council Elected Director

Andrew Broffman is an architect who has worked in small, medium and large practices, including experience in remote central Australia.

ANDREW BROFFMAN FRAIA

Andrew Broffman is an architect who has worked in small, medium and large practices, including experience in remote Central Australia. He has a particular interest in architecture with a focus on community equity and social impact.

Andrew is committed to architectural education, helping to establish and facilitate an ongoing student elective with the University of Newcastle School of Architecture and the Built Environment, working on building and planning projects with Indigenous Australians living in the town camps of Alice Springs.

Andrew is a contributor to Architecture Australia and is the Immediate Past President of the NT Chapter. He currently chairs the Board’s People and Culture Committee.

Julian Crawford
Independent Director

Julian Crawford is the founder of EcoSTEPS, a sustainability strategy consultancy and a principal of the CFO Centre.

Julian Crawford

Julian Crawford is the founder of EcoSTEPS, a sustainability strategy consultancy and a principal of the CFO Centre.

Julian is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA-CAANZ) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). As a director of EcoSTEPS and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute, Julian is a leading advisor in the areas of ESG, sustainability strategy and reporting and climate change.

As a Director with EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services, he was the inaugural CEO of the Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School providing sustainability thinking and practices to the built environment sector. Julian is a past President of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) with its global Sustainability Certification program.

Julian has a science and business background with a Master in Zoology from Oxford University, England and began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, working internationally in London, Brussels and then Sydney.

Kathlyn Loseby FRAIA
NATIONAL COUNCIL ELECTED DIRECTOR

Kathlyn Loseby has worked for US, UK and Australian businesses: Foster + Partners, SOM, AJ+C, Turner and now as the COO at Crone.

Kathlyn Loseby FRAIA

30 years of practice across numerous building typologies for design, documentation and site services, including hotel, apartment, residential, commercial, education, aged care, hospital, industrial and heritage buildings.

Appreciative of multiple perspectives from working for US, UK and Australian businesses: Foster + Partners, SOM, AJ+C, Turner and now as the COO at Crone.
Academic and registration experience including assessor for the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (Experienced Practitioners) and the NSW Architects Registration Board (APE), as well as previous tutoring at University of Canberra and UNSW.

Dr Wesley McClendon
Independent Director

Dr Wesley Payne McClendon is Executive Director, McClendon Research Group

Dr Wesley McClendon

Dr Wesley Payne McClendon is Executive Director, McClendon Research Group, Inc., Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Advisory Panel, Masters of Change, Innovation and Leadership Program, Victoria Graduate School of Business, CEO and Chairman, The GROW Project Foundation, Non-Executive Director, Vortex Innovations and Non-Executive Director, Vertical Farming Australia.

As Executive General Manager, Head of People & Capability at GROCON and Group Director, People & Culture at Dar AL Riyadh, Wesley developed and automated the performance management, development and succession planning, and culture change capability at the largest privately owned construction, architecture and engineering professional services companies in Australia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, respectively.

As Managing Director and Professor, Edinburgh Institute, Wesley led the human capital management and leadership development practices and management consulting engagements in the UK, and expanded the business to Hong Kong. Wesley was previously Chief Strategy and Transformation Executive and Board Director at Gooroo (ASX-GOO); Partner and UK Practice Leader, Mercer HR Consulting; and Principle and Melbourne Practice Leader, Ernst & Young. Dr McClendon is author of more than 25 articles including “Seven habits of leaders in crisis” and 2 books including “Strategy, People and Performance.” A third book, “Leadership, People and Culture Due Diligence in M&A, Integration and Restructure,” will be published later this year.

Wesley has a Ph.D. and MSc. in Human Resource Management and Industrial Labor Relations from Pennsylvania State University. His soon to be published research on Leadership, People & Culture Due Diligence, was conducted as part of his DBA at Edinburgh Napier University Business School.

GENEVIEVE OVERELL AM
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Genevieve is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Institute of Public Administration of Australia.

GENEVIEVE OVERELL AM

Genevieve Overell AM is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Institute of Public Administration of Australia and a lawyer by background. Genevieve is the current Chairman of Victorian Opera, Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Victorian Government’s State Revenue Office, Non-Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Architects, Non-Executive Director of Melbourne Primary Care Network and Co-Chair of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce Victoria Council.

Genevieve was previously Director of Government Advisory at Deutsche Bank Australia and prior to that position, Deputy Secretary in the Victorian Government responsible for planning, building & heritage approvals and policy.

Before Government, Genevieve was a partner at KPMG, specialising in major public infrastructure projects including the development of Federation Square and the redevelopment of Melbourne Docklands and a member of the Legal Profession Tribunal, Victoria.

Genevieve’s former non-executive roles include Chairman, Victoria's Building Advisory Council, Non-Executive Director and Audit and Risk Committee member of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Policy Advisory Committee member of the German Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Senior Mentor for the Women in Banking and Finance’s 2016 Mentoring for Success Program, NED of Victorian Interpreters and Translation Service LanguageLink, a Government Business Enterprise, NED of the International Diabetes Institute of Australia (now Baker IDI), Councillor of the Property Council of Australia, Victorian Division and member of numerous Victorian Government Audit Committees.