100 Women in Property
Participant Biographies 

Blanche Manuel, Associate (Town Planner) - Ratio Consultants

SPONSOR: Colleen Peterson, Managing Director -Ratio Consultants

Blanche Manuel

Blanche has more than 8 years’ consulting experience as an Urban Planner, having commenced her career with Keen planning and moving later to Ratio. Her drive and enthusiasm has resulted in great outcomes for clients, colleagues and the company alike, and was recognised with her appointment to Associate in 2016. As reflected in high quality development outcomes, she is genuinely passionate about providing the highest level of client service. Blanche consults on and manages a broad range of planning projects including residential, commercial and mixed use developments across Melbourne. Her role also includes VCAT advocacy, which she finds both enjoyable and challenging. Blanche is focussed on professional development and becoming a well-rounded leader. She is a natural communicator and as a Line Manager and mentor, Blanche is an advocate for the development of junior staff, seeking opportunities to improve the way she and the company can support and develop them.