SGS congratulates Terry Rawnsley on his promotion to the position of Principal in the Melbourne Practice.
Terry joined SGS in 2007 as a Senior Consultant following a long career with the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Terry is well respected in the strategic planning and transport appraisal fields. His ability to integrate the
macroeconomic and spatial dimensions of economic activity including measuring the economic benefits
of proposed transport projects is nationally recognised. Terry is a regular media commentator on a range
of economic issues and has authored a number of academic papers.
We also welcome Luke Nicholls to the Sydney Practice. Luke joins SGS after a successful career in local
government in NSW. Luke is an urban and regional planner and is currently completing a Masters of
Environmental Law from Sydney University. As the General Manager of Bankstown City Council, Luke led
a major transformation of this organisation. This included the development and adoption of integrated
long-term planning framework for Bankstown.
SGS congratulates Liam Walsh on becoming a Consultant at SGS. Liam has worked as a Research
Assistant in the Sydney Practice over the last 1.5 years and recently completed a Bachelor of Planning,
finishing a thesis on the role of state-owned development corporations in NSW and the UK. Finally, SGS
welcomes back Cameron Ades, who last year worked with the Council of Mayors (SEQ) on a housing
affordability project before returning to the SGS fold. Cameron has a Bachelor in Urban and Regional
Planning and is currently completing his Bachelor in Economics.
Both the Canberra and Melbourne SGS offices recently won the Planning Institute of Australia Workplace
Award - Consultant Planner in their respective divisions. Both offices were praised highly for their focus on
staff development and wider promotion through regular seminars and the well established Urbecon publication.
SGS's staff development fund and SGS scholarship were noted as being highly effective in supporting young
planners in their developing careers. Canberra's efforts in providing work experience opportunities for
international students were praised, as were Melbourne's commitments to in house training and fitness
programs. When looking at SGS's project management and financial processes, the PIA judging panel
commented that "better models would be hard to find".
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