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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.

 


 

Kylie Cochrane

Presiding Member

IAP2 Australasia

Kylie is an industry influencer with more than 25 years' experience in community and stakeholder engagement, strategic communication and issues management. She is passionate about engagement and committed to promoting the professionalism of engagement practice. She loves working on challenging engagement projects and brings direct proven understanding and experience on key infrastructure projects with significant community outrage. Kylie also brings vast experience in the resources, energy, and community development sectors.

Kylie is the international chair of the  International Association of Public Participation Australasia (IAP2), and an Australasian IAP2 board member. She held former positions as an Institute of Public Administration Australia board member and the engagement representative on the NSW Government Independent Water Advisory Panel.

Kylie is a partner and the Global Lead of Communication and Stakeholder Engagement for engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon.

 


 

Jay Vincent

Deputy Presiding Member

IAP2 USA

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.

 


 

John PoyntonJohn Poynton

Treasurer

IAP2 USA

John is the Director of Business Development for Integrated Work, a Boulder, Colorado, consulting firm providing expertise in professional development, peer learning, organizational change and facilitation. John earned a B.A. in history at the University of Loyola, Chicago, and a Ph.D. in education and human resource studies at Colorado State University. He serves on the executive committee of IAP2 USA and conducts post-doctoral research in P2 stakeholder training programs for public education systems.

 


 

Aldi Muhammad Alizar

Secretary

IAP2 Indonesia

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.

 


 

Mandi Davidson

IAP2 Australasia

Mandi is responsible for community engagement, communications and government liaison for Development Victoria. Mandi leads engagement for major civic projects including the redevelopment of Melbourne Park, Flinders Street Station and the State Library, complex urban renewal projects such as 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 and engagement practice at all levels of government.

 


 

Bruce Gilbert Bruce Gilbert

IAP2 Canada

Bruce is a “Community Engagement Practitioner” who came to this position through a diverse array of work and volunteer experiences. Over the past eight years Bruce was with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s (GNL) senior executive team, serving as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Rural Secretariat (2008-13) and as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Office of Public Engagement up until this past spring. Bruce worked closely with community, business, labour and academic partners on public engagement processes. Bruce’s work with non-governmental organizations has taken him to South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Togo, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Indonesia and Costa Rica; he is currently a volunteer policy expert on a green growth and youth entrepreneurship project in Nigeria, supported by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada/CUSO.

Bruce’s educational journey includes a master’s degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University (focus: community mobilization and popular education), an interdisciplinary PhD from Dalhousie and Post-doctoral research at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Bruce is also a graduate of LEAD Canada (Leadership for Environment and Development). Bruce lives in downtown St. John’s with his wife Camille Fouillard and their children Léo (13) and Esmée (18).

 


 

Antonella Giunta

AIP2 Italy

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.

 


 

Brenda PichetteBrenda Pichette

IAP2 Canada

Brenda owns her own consulting business, P2 Facilitators, that offers expertise in Public Participation planning, design and implementation. She has been developing, designing and delivering engagement/outreach and training programs for over 20 years and is passionate about and committed to building the profession of public participation in Canada. Planning an effective engagement strategy is Brenda’s specialty. Brenda has spent much of her volunteer time in the last 2 years serving as a member of the IAP2 USA Certification Task Force. She was the Senior Public Outreach Specialist at Health Canada’s Contaminated Sites Division where she led the Public Involvement Team for 9 years. Some of the outreach programs she managed for the Federal Government include Health Canada Programs for Contaminated Sites, Tobacco, Hepatitis C and Environmental Assessment Regulations. Brenda was a valued member of the training team at the Contaminated Sites Division, developing and delivering training programs for P2 Practitioners serving 17 Federal Government Departments and Agencies. Prior to working at the Federal Government Brenda led the Canadian Red Cross national first aid services program for 8 years and was also involved in International development programs. Brenda is an accomplished and entertaining facilitator with an extensive list of facilitation design and development skills. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University in Montreal.

 


 

Ken Smith

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.

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