I’m an urban planning and design professional with Hames Sharley’s Urban Development team. I have over 12 years’ experience working on major urban projects and policy reforms – including Design WA, METRONET, Elizabeth Quay, Cockburn Coast, Scarborough Beach Road Activity Corridor and MAX Light Rail. I work hard to make cities better places for people. I use my communication skills to bring complex planning projects to life, balancing vision with pragmatic outcomes. I pride myself on my personable work style, my extensive networks through government and industry, and my ability to deliver high-quality projects quickly. A recent achievement was leading reform in the WA planning system through the introduction of Design WA, a policy suite that elevates the role of design quality through new performance-based apartment codes and design review processes. Design WA was prepared with leading practitioners and is highly regarded as a collaborative and thoroughly tested example of state policy reform. I’m dedicated to promoting planning and design as tools to help locals shape their own neighbourhoods. I’m a Board member for Open House Perth, and coordinate free local walking tours as part of an international network, Jane’s Walk.