OPV Advisory Board

The Office of Projects Victoria (OPV) Advisory Board is independently chaired.

The board offers non-binding strategic advice and support to the Treasurer, the Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance, and the Executive Officers of OPV.

Carolyn Viney – Chair

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Carolyn has over 20 years of experience in large-scale construction, property development and real estate investment. She held a number of senior roles at Grocon, including Deputy CEO and CEO, before taking up her current position as Executive General Manager Development at Vicinity Centres.

Carolyn is a Councillor in the Victorian Division of the Property Council of Australia, a Board Member with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and an Advisory Board Member of Women’s Property Initiatives.

Dr Alicia Aitken

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Alicia has more than 20 years of experience working with public and private sector organisations to improve their capability of delivering major projects in complex environments.

She holds a PhD in project management and is engaged at an international level to improve major project delivery and project leadership through her work on the Global Alliance for the Project Professions (GAPPS) and International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) boards. Alicia is also currently head of investment management and transformation delivery at ANZ.

Patrick Conlon

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Patrick was a senior minister in the South Australian Government for over ten years, principally in the portfolios of transport, energy and infrastructure. He oversaw the largest infrastructure build in South Australia’s history, including a $2.6 billion rail revitalisation program and the Adelaide Oval redevelopment. During Patrick’s tenure as energy minister, South Australia became a world leader in renewable energy.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Laws and Arts and heads his own consultancy firm, Conlon Advisory. He is on the advisory board of Bardavcol, a civil construction firm in South Australia, and has served on the board of Fed Square Pty Ltd.

Peter Duncan AM

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Peter leads an advisory business dealing in leadership, management, project coordination and infrastructure delivery. He is the chair of the InfraSol group and a director of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. In August 2017, Peter was appointed as a Commissioner on the NSW Independent Planning Commission.

In addition to his role with the OPV Advisory Board, Peter sits on other project boards in the transport, water and justice industries. Before 2016, his career comprised chief executive and senior executive roles for over 20 years in a broad range of state government agencies.

Amanda Fairley

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Amanda has worked in the public sector for almost 20 years for state government agencies at the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (NSW), Infrastructure NSW, Public Transport Victoria, Transport for New South Wales and TransLink (Queensland).

Amanda’s career spans the planning and delivery spectrum, with proven senior leadership experience in place-making, transport infrastructure and service delivery, intergovernmental relations across all tiers of government, and business case and budget development for infrastructure programs and projects.

Bill Kusznirczuk

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Bill has more than 30 years of experience in urban and regional planning, building and property development. He brings his expertise to advise on how cities and regional and rural areas should look in the future.

He is the Managing Director of Clement-Stone Town Planners and Deputy Chairman of the Victorian Planning Authority. He was Chair of the Building Advisory Council and a former Chairman and Chief Commissioner of the Victoria Building Authority. Bill is also a Trustee of the Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust.

Kelvyn Lavelle

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Kelvyn has nearly 20 years of experience in the public infrastructure market. He has been a senior executive with international infrastructure developer Plenary for the past 14 years, largely responsible for external engagement and market development planning and delivery.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Kelvyn chairs McKell Institute Victoria and has been a non-executive director of Western Health, Western Chances and the Melbourne Writer’s Festival.

Shelley Penn AM

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Shelley is a Melbourne-based architect, urbanist and non-executive director with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Since 1999, she has combined her own practice with senior advisory roles assisting the government and the private sector to advance the quality of the urban environment.

David Saxelby

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David is one of the most senior infrastructure executives in Australia. His career spans 35 years and includes CEO roles with Lendlease and Thiess. David has been nominated in the Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia for the past four years.