Planning, Project and Asset Management Subcommittee
The Planning, Project and Asset Management Subcommittee oversees and provides advice to the Board on Parks Victoria’s strategic capital works program, related business case development, master and precinct planning, and built asset management across the Parks Victoria portfolio.
Helen Weston (Chair)
Ms Helen Weston is the Chair of the Working Heritage Inc Committee of Management, which conserves heritage properties located on public land for community and commercial use. She has also been a director of an environmental planning firm for the past 25 years and is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, a Certified Practising Planner, and a member of the Environment Institute of Australia.
John currently holds the positions of Chair of Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board, Chair of the Victoria Government’s Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee and Deputy Chair of William Angliss Institute Australia's specialist Food, Tourism, Hospitality and Events educator.
John is Victoria’s longest continuous serving Tourism, Major Events and Gaming Minister with 28 years’ experience in Public Policy, Government and Governance at International, National, State and Local Government level. He is a former Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Racing, Major Projects and Employment and a former Member of the ‘Cleanevent’ Advisory Board, one of Australia’s largest events businesses at the time. He was a local Councillor and Mayor of the then City of Berwick and Executive of the Municipal Association of Victoria. He was also the former Chair and Deputy Chair of the Victorian Parliament Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
Kate is an experienced non-executive director who brings energy, intellectual rigour and deep executive and board experience to her roles. She held Executive general management/CEO positions in private and public sector businesses for seventeen years. Her line-management responsibilities included strategy, business systems, risk management, planning, business continuity, implementing change, asset management, engineering, policy development, environment, safety, smart city initiatives, sustainability, R&D and innovation.
As a non-executive director and consultant, Kate draws on this background to assist organisations to develop and execute their strategic intent, improve business processes, and understand and influence market changes.
Kate is a Rhodes Scholar. She was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards (2004) and is an alumni of the Williamson Community Leadership Program (2008). In 2010, Kate was made a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia for her career contribution to sustainability.
David Gundy (external member)
David has over 25 years’ experience managing the design and delivery across a diverse range of high profile projects in the cultural, commercial and retail sectors for both public and private sector clients. David is a qualified architect with a passion for leading and seeking innovative and positive outcomes to complex projects.
David holds a Bachelor of Architecture from RMIT and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is currently a Director at Root Partnerships.