SPONSOR: Ben Slack, Regional Director -Urbis
I'm a practising town planner with almost 7 years experience in the private consultancy sector. I started my career in my final year of university as a student planner at a small town planning firm, before moving into a graduate planner position. During this time I built upon the skills learned as a student, managing development applications, corresponding directly with clients and responding to site specific queries. I moved to my current position at Urbis in 2013 as a Consultant, and was promoted to Senior Consultant in 2016. My day-to-day role at Urbis includes managing large-scale development applications, coordinating the preparation and lodgement of development applications and providing advice on the highest development potential of a site. I'm also a member of the ULI Young Leaders Group Committee, coordinating industry events and facilitating discussions around the development industry as a whole, both in Brisbane and more widely throughout the country.