Board of Directors
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IAP2 is governed by a representative, eight-member Board of Directors who are elected by the membership; officers are elected by the Board.


Kylie CochraneKylie Cochrane

International Chair

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.



Timothy HartTimothy Hart

Vice Chair

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.



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 AlizarAldi 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.



Molly CampbellMolly Campbell

IAP2 Australasia

Molly has almost 10 years of experience advising on communications and community and stakeholder engagement projects in Canada and Australia. She is passionate about involving communities in decision making for major infrastructure and the built environment. Molly currently manages a consulting team at international consulting firm GHD, focused on engagement and communication projects for State Government, energy and transport clients. Molly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Relations, and has held board positions with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and IAP2.



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.



Constance RamacieriConstanceR amacieri

IAP2 Canada

For more than 30 years, Constance’s main focus has been the design of participation models, and facilitation of public consultations and large-scale meetings with up to 600 participants. She works with a cross-section of actors in both the public and private sector on high stakes and often controversial projects such as nuclear waste management, proposed pipeline routes and wind farms. Her responsibilities have included strategic advice, process design, facilitation, training and team supervision. Training in negotiation and mediation has enriched all areas of her work.

Working on public policy issues in areas of urban planning, public security and the environment, her clients have included agencies of the Government of Canada, ministries within the Government of Québec, various municipalities including the City of Montréal, as well as many not-for-profit organizations. Constance has a passion for developing planning models that are responsive to the particular needs of participants who are less active in the public arena. As such, she has acquired a well-deserved reputation for designing and facilitating events that are innovative and user friendly.



Adriene WrightAdriene Wright


Adriene is a consultant and thought leader with more than twenty years’ experience in stakeholder engagement. Her background also includes engineering, marketing, communications, and fund development. She has worked across market sectors in aerospace, transportation, energy, higher education, and government. She is a former Brookings Congressional Fellow and policy advisor in the U.S. Senate.

Adriene is Founder, President and CEO of Abelita, LLC, a management consulting company with a significant emphasis on working with clients across market sectors leading stakeholder engagement initiatives, strategic planning, organizational development, training, and thought leadership. She is also a professional certified life coach, trainer, speaker, and published author.

Adriene holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Florida A&M University, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Management from the University of California, Irvine/Fluor Daniel Management Institute, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity, and Covenant Theological Seminaries respectively, and a certificate in Apologetics and Human Rights from the International Academy of Apologetics and Human Rights in Strasburg, France.