Board and Patron

Alice Spizzo
Alice joined the Board in mid 2008 and has held the position of Chair since March 2014.
Alice brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role as Chair, including managing risk, due diligence, governance and issues management.

In 2021 Alice established Alice Spizzo Advisory a boutique law firm specialising in Planning & Environmental Law. Alice provides advice to a variety of business and government clients on planning and environmental approvals and licences, planning proposals and agreements, dispute resolution, heritage, building, biodiversity, affordable housing, aged care, issues management, dispute resolution, governance and risk.

Alice has diverse experience in government and the housing and development industry as a lawyer, public policy adviser, executive and senior ministerial advisory including Chief of Staff to a NSW Minister for Health and Senior Policy Adviser to a NSW Minister for Urban Affairs, Planning and Housing.

Alice also represented the NSW Government on the Building Code of Australia Board and the Department of Planning on the Honeysuckle Development Corporation Board.

Alice has a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Alice is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jodie Blackledge
Jodie joined the Board in April 2010.
Jodie has over 20 years experience in corporate finance and strategy development in financial services, investment banking and chartered accounting environments and brings established skills in business strategy & leadership, corporate finance, financial analysis, accounting, and program management to the Board. Jodie is the Chief Executive Officer of Fitzpatricks Financial Group, a national advisory and wealth management firm specialising in estate planning, wealth preservation, financial management strategies and investment management.

Jodie has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Tasha Burrell
Tasha joined the Board in November 2013.
Tasha is a property development professional with over 20 years experience in residential and commercial property development in Sydney. Tasha brings extensive experience in implementing large scale urban renewal, housing and infrastructure projects to the Board including an in-depth understanding of the development industry and Sydney property market. Early in her career Tasha was a Project and Design Architect for a number of leading architectural firms, was a Development Manager at St. Hilliers Property and held the role of Program Director, Western Sydney at Urbangrowth NSW.

Tasha currently holds the position of Program Director at Landcom.

Tasha has a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors program, Foundations of Directorship.
Anna Grutzner
Anna joined the Board in November 2013 and is the Deputy Chair.
Anna is a marketing communications specialist who brings over 20 years' experience working with government and not-for-profit organisations on major public policy and community initiatives. Anna has developed strategy and delivered communications for a range of community housing projects, including the recent Social Housing Management Transfer program. She also works in the public health policy space.

Anna is principal of Just Anna, a consultancy focusing on issues of social justice. She is a former political journalist in the federal parliamentary press gallery and was co-principal of a leading PR agency. Anna has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults).
Sharanya Srikanth
Sharanya joined the Board in September 2020.
Sharanya is an IT leader with a passion for driving business transformation and empowering companies and their people through technology. Sharanya is a Senior Account Executive at Amazon Web Services, focused on promoting and scaling strategic software businesses in Australia. Sharanya has previously had strategic partnership roles, responsible for building mindshare and adoption of cloud services with local and global independent software vendors. Sharanya has executed strategies to deliver new technology, business opportunities and solutions to organisations and in many cases, worked alongside government departments, industry peak bodies and commercial stakeholders to power a community of world-class software companies.

Sharanya has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)/Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) from the University of New South Wales and has been admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia.
Stacey Hooper
Stacey joined the Board in September 2020.
Stacey has spent over 13 years in the financial services industry with extensive financial and risk management experience across large, SME and start-up organisations. She brings to the Board established skills on internal controls and governance, compliance, risk management as well as financial and non-financial risks such as conduct and culture.

Stacey is currently a Financial Services Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young Sydney, specialising in external and internal audits and compliance, and has also spent time in EY’s UK and US practices. She is the Partner sponsor for Oceania Financial Services for EY Ripples, EY’s Corporate Responsibility program.

Stacey has a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) from the University of Sydney and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Alice Robinson
Alice joined the Board in November 2022
Alice's career in the property and construction industry has spanned over 10 years with diverse experience in the management of complex projects. Through her dedication to excellence, Alice has successfully delivered multiple premiere projects including award winning social infrastructure developments like the Marrickville Library.

Alice is a Project Manager for the Macquarie Group. Her collaborative approach to stakeholder management, along with her business acumen has been critical to her success in her current work on the Macquarie Group's new global headquarters; currently under construction in Martin Place.

Alice has a Bachelor of Engineering and Diploma in Engineering Practice from the University of Technology Sydney.
Vivienne Skinner
Vivienne joined the Board in November 2022
Vivienne commenced her career as a TV and radio journalist, and then transitioned into various editorial, communication and political roles.

Vivienne is currently an Industry Professional Fellow with the School of Built Environment, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology, Sydney and the Principal of Metropolis Consulting.

Previously, Vivienne was a journalist and former Senior Adviser to the Federal Government covering national urban policy, transport and infrastructure. Vivienne was a speech and opinion piece writer to the Transport and Infrastructure Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. She was an Adviser to two NSW Premiers for more than 10 years.

Vivienne has a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University, Master of Urban Policy, and Strategy from the University of NSW, and a CELTA Certificate (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the University of Cambridge.
Katrina Smithson
Katrina joined the Board in November 2022
Katrina is an experienced corporate banker and risk executive, with a career spanning almost 30 years in various financial firms in both Australia and New Zealand.

Katrina is a Director and Portfolio Manager at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). Katrina is also a member of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Asset Management Committee and a member on 5 other external committees for CEFC investments.

Katrina has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University, Post Graduate Diploma in Banking from Massey University, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
The Hon. Ros Kelly AO
Ros became the Patron in 2023
The Hon. Ros Kelly AO has worked across the political, private and not for profit sectors.

Ros was a member of the Australian Government for 16 years serving as a Minister in a number of portfolios. She was the first woman ALP cabinet minister in the House of Representatives.

After leaving politics, Ros worked at the interface between mining and the environment.

Ros was Chair of the National Breast Cancer Foundation from 2005 to 2010 a Director of Thiess from 1998 to 2012, a Commissioner of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for 8 years, 2012 - 2020, and Chair of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

Ros currently serves as a senior advisor to the Australian Studies Institute, The Australian National University and as Patron of the Women’s Housing Company.

Ros was made an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in 2004 for services to the environment, mining, women's health and the Australian Parliament.