Board of Directors
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IAPP2 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


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



With 25 years of experience in nonprofit management and public education administration, John consults in matters of civic engagement, strategic communications, and organizational change. John earned a B.A. in history at the University of Loyola, Chicago, and a Ph.D. in organizational development at Colorado State University. He currently serves on the USA and Federation boards of the International Association for Public Participation and conducts post-doctoral research in leadership training programs and civic engagement.



Aldi Muhammad Alizar


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 a Senior Executive with RPS, an international consultancy providing world-class, local solutions in energy, mining, infrastructure, urban growth and natural resource management. For the past 10 years, Mandi has led communications and community and stakeholder engagement for complex urban renewal, water and transport projects for the State Government in Victoria. 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 professionalism of engagement and the profile of IAP2 internationally.



Bruce Gilbert Bruce Gilbert

IAP2 Canada

Dr. Bruce Gilbert is an experienced professional with a reputation for high-quality and innovative work. Over the past three decades, Bruce has worked within and across numerous non-profit, government, business, labour, and academic agencies and organizations on matters of a community engagement, public participation, and/or collaboration nature. His lifelong commitment to democracy, justice, social change, community capacity-building, and environmental sustainability have produced concrete results in many communities across Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada, and internationally. In addition to his role on the IAP2 Canada Board (President since 2015), Bruce sits on the IAP2 Federation Board as one of two Canadian representatives. Bruce is also an associate with the UK-based non-profit organization The Partnering Initiative - an entity dedicated to developing high-quality cross-sector partnerships - and is a volunteer policy expert with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada currently supporting a youth-entrepreneurship/green-jobs development project in Nigeria.

Bruce is a Qualified Mediator as designated by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, a Steering Committee member with the Carleton University based Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement initiative, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the NL branch of the Canadian Evaluation Society. Bruce has an Interdisciplinary PhD from Dalhousie University and a Master of Adult Education degree from St. Francis Xavier University. From 2008-16 Bruce served as a senior executive (Assistant Deputy Minister) with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador where he led the Rural Secretariat, and later the Office of Public Engagement. During this period, Bruce and his team designed, implemented, and evaluated numerous citizen and stakeholder engagement activities and processes related to rural sustainability, health, fisheries, forestry, municipal governance, and other complex matters, to help ensure citizen voices better informed government policy and decision-making. Bruce is currently the Chief of Staff for the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party Caucus.



Timothy Hart

IAP2 Southern Africa

Tim is a social and development practitioner with 40 years of experience. Areas of expertise include social and environmental policy and strategy, social assessment, social and development planning, resettlement planning, organisational assessment, stakeholder engagement, mediation and conflict resolution, and corporate social investment.

Tim has led and contributed to projects in the natural resources sector (mining, water and land) in many parts of Africa. Clients include financiers, donors, mining and infrastructure companies, regional development agencies and government regulators charged with resource management and regulation.

Tim has a particular interest in mobilizing sustainable local development, building on opportunities presented by projects and project investments. In this context he has designed and promoted inclusive development planning, development partnerships (including local communities) and the establishment and mobilization of locally grounded, owned and run community development trusts.

The engagement process leading to the establishment of development trusts for the Anglo American Platinum Alchemy empowerment programme was awarded IAP2 Core Values Project of the Year in 2014.



Catherine RockandelCatherine Rockandel

IAP2 Canada


Since 1990, Catherine Rockandel has engaged people with different perspectives in meetings, workshops, and conferences to ensure a rich cross-pollination of ideas. She is skilled at evoking participation, collaboration and creativity while honoring the diversity of the group and affirming its wisdom.

Catherine has worked with communities, organizations, government and companies supporting them to understand complex issues, build relationships, facilitate collaborative planning, and enhance strategic decision-making.

Catherine won the 2017 IAP2 Canada Core Values Award for Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture for her work with School District 38 (Richmond), BC. She is a past-president of IAP2 BC and a Certified Professional Facilitator.