With a proud history that goes back over 20 years, SGS Economics and Planning has become a trusted advisor to clients across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. As a means of keeping pace with the dynamic environment in which the firm operates, SGSEP is proud to announce two key developments within the firm -
a restructure and brand refresh.
The ownership of the company has changed from a unit trust based structure to that of a standard proprietary company. The financial investment required of those capable and committed staff, who are invited into the SGSEP partnership and a significant shareholding in the company, will be affordable. The new structure also enables all company staff to hold shares, and to nominate and vote for a position on the company board of directors.
The new board includes two (external) Non-Executive Directors and a Member-elected director, together with board directors elected by the partners. These changes will bring new perspectives and energy, as the firm sets about its vision to be Australia's premier advisory firm in urban and regional development. The new Board includes Julie Savet Ward (Chair and Non-Executive Director), Stuart Glenn (Non-Executive Director); and executive directors Clive Attwater, Alison Holloway, Camy Kinloch, Andrew McDougall and Marcus Spiller.
The company has also taken the opportunity to refresh its presentation to better communicate its core values and its promise to clients. This is to provide quality, independent expertise and innovation with a continuing focus on serving the public interest. SGS Economics and Planning's new tag line "Independent Insight" has been developed to represent these values.
These latest developments underpin the firm's culture as a member-governed college of professionals dedicated to shaping policy and investment decisions in favour of sustainable urban and regional development. It provides a solid foundation for continued growth to ensure SGS Economics and Planning continues to be an employer of choice.
Armando Mazzei (BUrb(Hons) GDipPM) has joined the Melbourne team as a senior consultant. Armando is an Urban Planner specialising in Geographic Information Systems and Transport Models. He has wide experience with data management and analysis for multidisciplinary projects related to the urban planning field.
The unplanned source of housing supply: What drives incremental infill housing development? A presentation by Julian Szafraniec, SGSEP senior consultant, to the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2012.
Housing development in heritage locations. A presentation by Daniela Jovanovic, SGSEP senior consultant, to the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2012.
Measuring and capturing the value of metropolitan planning: lessons from Melbourne and Dublin. A paper authored by Dr Marcus Spiller following an SGSEP-sponsored sabbatical at National University of Ireland Maynooth. First in a series of SGSEP Occasional Papers.
Productivity and Our Cities. What do we know and what can we do better? SGSEP Canberra quarterly seminar March 2012 - presented by SGSEP Associate and Canberra Practice Leader Liz de Chastel and Dr Marcus Spiller.
Mine or Mind? What's driving the Queensland Economy? Planning to Capitalise on mining impetus. SGSEP Brisbane Quarterly Seminar - presentations by SGSEP Principals Sasha Lennon and Ross Larsen.
Melbourne versus Sydney: Do they compete? Who's winning? Are they in the wrong game? SGSEP Melbourne quarterly seminar.
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