Board of Directors
IAP2 Federation is governed by a representative, nine-member Board of Directors. The Board is appointed by the national Affiliates; officers are elected by the Board.
Executive Committee members are Noreen Rude (Presiding Member), Ken Smith (Treasurer), and Kylie Cochrane (Secretary). IAP2's Executive Manager, Ellen Ernst serves as a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.
Noreen is a delegate for Canada. She works for the City of Calgary, Alberta, where she has held leadership roles for over 30 years. She has a passion for inclusive and transparent public involvement, reflected in her strong facilitation skills and can-do attitude. Noreen applies her talent for collaborating with others to ‘get things done’ to the development and operation of a regional recreation facility in north central Calgary and as Chair of the Learning Disabilities Association of Calgary. Noreen is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership, and a Local Government Management Certificate.
IAP2 Southern Africa
Ken is Director of KSE-uKhozi and former Chair of IAP2SA (2013). He also held the position of Treasurer from 2011 to 2015. Ken has been involved in various aspects of environmental management since the mid-eighties. He began his career briefly in the agricultural industry after having studied Veld and Pasture Management. He then joined the Amcoal Research and Development Department involved with the rehabilitation of opencast mines, moving on as the Rehabilitation Officer at a large open cast mine. The challenge of a broader and integrated environmental management function led him to join BHP-Billiton. Ken then started out on his own as an independent environmental practitioner, having been registered in 1993 as a Professional Natural Scientist with SACNASP.
Ken became increasingly involved with the public communities with the introduction to the mining industry of the principle of Integrated Environmental Management, and the consequent public participation process. He is a Life Member of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), a member of International and South African chapters of the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA), has been certified as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner and was accepted as a member of the South African Institute for Mining and Metallurgy in 2011.
Kylie is passionate about engagement and is committed to promoting the professionalism of our practice. She has almost 25 years' experience in community and stakeholder engagement, strategic communication and issues management. She loves working on challenging engagement projects. She has had the privilege of serving on the Board for the last two years and chaired the Governance and Finance Committee in FY15. She helped reshape the IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards, she introduced more governance and rigour to IAP2 Australasia and she helped ensure IAP2 Australasia was profitable.
Aldi Muhammad Alizar
Aldi has 19 years of professional experience in various fields of sustainable development. He has worked with international development organizations, such as UNDP, national and international consulting firms, such as Townland, Golder Associaties and ERM, and is currently with Medco Energi Internasional, a multi-national energy company from Indonesia. From 2010 to 2013, he led over 10 core multi-talented and skilled teams in managing a broad range of projects up to 2 million USD. And in 2013, he developed a new Integrated Social & Environmental Sustainability division, where he led the integration of (E&S) performance standards to comply with the equator principles (EP) 3rd version & IFC Performance Standards (PS) 2012 for two major Gas Development Projects.
Aldi's passion in public participation began with his work with UNDP in 1999-2004. In 2005, he won the World Bank Indonesia award for Development Marketplace in the "Corporate-Community-Village government" engagement category for a rural development program in East Kalimantan which used a multi-stakeholder engagement model.
He has published several articles and technical papers released for national and international media and conferences, such as at the 32nd and 33rd Annual Conference of Indonesia Petroleum Association (IPA) and the International Association for Public Participation. In 2011, Aldi led the development of the IAP2 Affiliate in Indonesia.
Jan started her Edmonton-based company Strategy Plus in 1997 after over 24 years of public sector experience in parks, environment, tourism, and economic and community development. She continues to provide expertise in stakeholder consultation, and strategic and business planning to public and private sector clients. Jan has been a licensed trainer for the IAP2 Certificate (now Foundations) Program since 2005, and is a founding member of the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC). A member of IAP2 since 1997, Jan served on the IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter Board from 2001 to 2012, and on the IAP2 Canada Board since 2012, currently as Secretary and one of its representatives on the IAP2 Federation Board. Jan has an Hon BA in Geography from the University of Western Ontario and an MA in Geography from the University of Ottawa.
Mandi is responsible for community engagement, communications and government liaison for the Victorian Government’s property developer, Places Victoria. Mandi leads engagement for complex urban renewal projects including Melbourne’s Docklands and property development projects across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. She has held senior communications and engagement roles on government infrastructure projects including the Victorian Desalination Project and Regional Rail Link. Mandi holds a Masters in Commercial Law and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and has worked with government and not-for-profit boards. She is interested in advancing the profile of IAP2 Australasia and its practice at all levels of government.
Antonella has nearly three decades consultancy experiences as Social Researcher (applied social research, social-demographic studies, action-research, qualitative approach with involvement of citizens, opinion leaders and stakeholders) for several Social Research Institutes in Italy and Germany, for public authorities, non profit organizations and the European network Euro*Idees. From 2001 to 2009, also expert on Social Management, Sustainable and Participatory Local Development, has been managing public governance processes of the Observatory for Social Policies of the Province of Pisa and of the Vast Coastal Area in Tuscany for the knowledge and analysis of citizens’ needs to planning health and social policies. She worked with FORMEZ – Training and Studies Institute and the Region Tuscany-Department of the Right to Health and Solidarity Policies, in order to produce Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Policies. She has participated in several European Projects in the field of social inclusion funded by the European Union such as Equal Community Initiative or SAMPLE Project funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). She has written several research reports in the fields of socio-economic analysis, social inclusion, needs of young people, elderly people, women, and immigrants in the area of Pisa. Since 2009 she has been engaged as consultant by an Association for Social Promotion, entrusted by 15 Municipalities in Valdera (Tuscany) to work in the field of social housing.
Antonella was active in the 1980s in Peace Movements and Women Movements in Italy; was co-founder and active member of the International Peace Office against Cruise Missiles in Sicily (Italy). She is currently member co-founder of the executive-board of Active Citizens in her country.
Since 2008 she has been working on public deliberative processes on various issues such as Climate Change, Cultural (Biological Testament), Urban and Landscape Planning, in several Electronic Town Meetings in Tuscany planned and managed by Avventura Urbana team. She is a highly experienced facilitator and in E-TM, experienced member of the central team (Theme Team), and experienced in management of focus-group. In 2011 was co-founder of the AIP2 Italy, elected by the members of the Association as member of the National Board, has been nominated Vice President and entrusted to represent the AIP2 Italy on the International IAP2 Board. Antonella has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Philosophy), has been Student Grant Post-Lauream by DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service, at the Freie Universitaet of Berlin–Department of Political Science, has a Master in advances School of Social Welfare and a Master in Social Management and Local Development.
Jay Vincent is a Stakeholder Engagement Strategist & Outreach Consultant who advises organizations, governments and businesses on effectively engaging the public and their stakeholders in a world transforming from enhanced connectivity. His core expertise is developing online and offline stakeholder engagements programs for businesses and organizations who must convert key organizational and external stakeholders into meaningful and persuasive advocates. More than anything, he is an Outreach Expert.
Today, he leads at the intersection of business; government and technology, helping clients develop business solutions and processes that help navigate the challenges posed by a more active public and emerging trends in public participation, corporate social responsibility programming and stakeholder engagement.
Jay is a member of the Board of Governors for the 100 Club of Chicago which provides immediate financial support and ongoing educational support for the immediate family members of first responders killed in the line of duty in Cook and Lake Counties. He is a lifetime member and alumni of the American Council of Young Political Leaders having served abroad on several short missions. He is also a member of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) working to build a modernized system for engaging the public.
Jay is a graduate of Marquette University and the Les Aspin Center for Government Studies. He holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, which awarded Jay, the Recent Alumnus Service Award for his work in creating Notre Dame's Conversations on Leadership and Ethics program which is a first of its kind approach to ongoing continuing professional ethics education for business leaders.