AILA announces a new President and several new board members in a bid to reinforce and continue the great works occurring in the landscape industry over the past few years.
The board of AILA now includes a new National President and six new board members. Welcoming Daniel Bennett as President and six others to the board at the recent AILA Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life, AILA believes the new board carries with it “a reenergised vision to empower landscape architects to lead the debate on liveable cities.”
The newly elected President Daniel Bennett, landscape architect and design and transport Manager at Adelaide City Council, heads a team of new members representing a diverse range of professionals from across the landscape architecture community.
Bennett states, “I am confident that the talented Board we have will empower and excite us, and the profession, to put the spotlight on Landscape Architects. We’re growing our influence and voice to position Landscape Architects at the forefront of developing the policies that shape our towns, cities and regions.”
Committed to a strong public strategy for the AILA membership, Bennett intends to continue to grow the AILA ranks, which have seen a dramatic growth over the past two years with numbers doubling from 1200 to 2500 in that time.
With over 18 years as a practicing Landscape Architect, including time at practices HASSELL and Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW), it seems Bennett has the experience and knowledge to handle his new position. Working throughout Australia, in the UK and China his work has resulting in numerous national and state awards. Bennett’s list of credits includes projects such as the Sydney Light Rail and Gallipoli Underpass Coast to Coast Light Rail, as well as Sydney Olympic Park.
The new board includes:
• President – Daniel Bennett, City of Adelaide (SA)
• Vice president – Angus Bruce, head of Landscape Architecture, HASSELL (NSW)
• Vice president – Malcolm Snow, chief executive, National Capital Authority (ACT)
• Secretary – Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard, University of Western Australia (WA)
• Treasurer – Ashley Sheldrick, director, GbLA Landscape Architects (VIC)
• Amalie Wright, director, Landscapology (QLD)
• David Hatherly, director and owner, Vee Design (QLD)
• James Grant, principal, JMD design (NSW)
• Jerry de Gryse, director, Inspiring Place (TAS)
• Suzanne Moulis, chief executive, Moulis Legal (ACT)