PIA Management

PIA is managed by a team of staff in a range of locations across the country. Our team work collaboratively to deliver member services and to run PIA efficiently and effectively.

Leadership Team

Kirsty Kelly

Chief Executive Officer
Kirsty Kelly

Kirstys peak professional planning body and is responsible for leading effective planning for people and places. Appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Planning Institute of Australia in February 2011, Kirsty is an experienced Certified Practising Planner. She is a strong advocate for the role planning plays in creating sustainable, healthy and productive communities of lasting value. More about Kirsty...

David Williams

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Officer (ACT)
David Williams

David manages the PIA corporate services team nationally and support the CEO in governance and servicing the Board. David and his team are also responsible for servicing the members of the ACT Division.

Michelle Reipsamen

Executive Officer (International, Education & Special Projects)
Michelle Reipsamen

Executive Officer (New South Wales)
Maurene Horder

Dan Molloy

Executive Officer (Queensland)
Dan Molloy

George Inglis

Executive Officer (South Australia & Strategic Communications)

George Inglis

Executive Officer (Victoria & Tasmania)


Executive Officer (Western Australia & Northern Territory)
Emma De Jager

Other PIA Team Members

Rebecca Andric

Executive Assistant & Membership Support
Rebecca Andric

Rebecca is the Executive Assistant to both the CEO and COO. This includes Meeting and Events Management including 2013 Congress and 2013 National Awards for Planning Excellence.

Lauren Kneebone

Membership Marketing Manager
Lauren Kneebone

Lauren is responsible for developing, implementation and maintenance of marketing strategies to meet the Institutes membership objectives.

Amanda Maskill

Education, PD and Events Officer
Amanda Maskill

Amanda operates within the Lifelong Learning Department which looks after national education and continuous professional development (CPD /PD) activities throughout the country, she is responsible for the administration of the Certified Practicing Planner program and University Accreditation/Re-Accreditation applications. Amanda also provides secretarial support to the National Education Committee and conducts CPD Audits throughout the year.

Some of her other duties include answering general enquires, advising members on learning pathways, providing support to education projects and PIA working groups.

National Membership Manager
Yeshe Engelbogen

Yeshe manages a range of membership activities, notably development and maintenance of the PIA Code of Membership, as well as its dependent functions including the assessment of membership applications, fees, renewals, management of member records, review of member services and reporting to the PIA Board and CEO.

Online Services Manager & Membership Administrator
Jemima Fowler

Jemima is responsible for administration of the Membership Database, processing of membership renewals/payments ,handle general enquiries in relation to member services, provide advice on maintaining and updating the Membership website and assisting and supporting the surrounding teams.

Lauren Saunders

Lauren’s responsibilities include answering visitor inquiries about the company, directing visitors to appropriate contacts, assisting members, sorting mail, answering incoming calls, and arranging appointments for guests to meet with company staff. She also assists the membership team as needed.

National Finance Manager
Jenny Street
Finance Assistant
Kay Stuart

Finance Assistant
Diane Cibiras

State-based support team members

Jodi Mavrinac, SA

Melanie Adam, Qld

Dion Adam, Qld

Eula Black, Vic

Alice Reilly, NSW