2021 Director Nominations
IAP2 International Director update
We are pleased to advise members the results of the 2021 IAP2 International Director election. We congratulate Julie Boucher on her appointment as Australasia International Director.
About Julie Boucher
Julie is a Director and co-founder of Just Add Lime, a specialist business advisory consultancy based in New Zealand, and a licensed IAP2 Australasia trainer. Julie is passionate about people being involved in projects, and bringing community values, aspirations and stories into project decision making simply makes projects better.
With over 20 years of experience in engagement in New Zealand and Australia across both the private and public sector including engagement, social impact assessment, planning, and project management she enjoys challenging engagement projects and is a champion for the ongoing professionalisation of engagement.
IAP2 Australasia Director update
Welcome to Melissa Creber who is joining the IAP2 Australasia Board, and congratulations to Joel Levin and Tony Clark for their re-appointment.
As the number of persons accepted as candidates does not exceed the number to be elected, the IAP2 Australasia election is uncontested, and each candidate is automatically elected.
The three directors will be confirmed at the Annual General Meeting to be held later this year.
IAP2 Australasia Directors
Melissa Creber is an Associate with Aurecon, where she currently leads the NSW/ACT Communication and Engagement team. In addition to the leadership, strategy, and performance of people and projects, Melissa drives her team’s capability in mitigating social risk and employing best practice engagement.
As a young Director with an active career in the industry, Melissa would bring a fresh perspective to the IAP2 Australasia Board, with a commitment to advancing the professionalism of the practice with diverse and future ready thinking, creativity and innovation. Melissa understands the growing millennial market and can build more effective links to younger members.
IAP2 has developed into a strong professional body that is in a unique position to influence engagement practice across the region. As a strategic thinker and long-term advocate for engagement in Australia and internationally, I am interested in continuing to develop IAP2’s advocacy focus and enhance the membership offering beyond training to ensure we re-invigorate our local networks.
Having served one term on the board, I am keen to return to the board and complete the work I have started. For most of this time I served as Co-Chair of the Global Practise Development Committee looking at the Global curriculum but would like to bring a more local focus to my final term to ensure our members continue to lead the practise.
Having served on the IAP2A Board for the last 3 years and the last 2 years as Chair I have been privileged to make a real contribution to our profession. IAP2A is emerging from the pandemic as a strong, healthy and vibrant organisation with a bright future.
I am dedicated to realizing tangible improvements for you our members including post nominal recognition to increase professional standing, expand our training into the online environment and work with tertiary organisations to formally recognize the skills and contribution engagement provides to our community. As a person who is blind, I am committed to ensuring diversity for all walks of life.