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We are a creative team with expertise in communications, urban design, planning, law, property economics and environmental assessment. Several of our team are considered by government and industry as authorities in their particular areas of work. Our practice is supported by an experienced team of business managers, accountants and business development professionals.
Alexis Cella

Alexis Cella

BRTP (Hons) MPIA
Associate Director

Alexis is an Associate Director at JBA with over 12 years planning experience working interstate and overseas across the Private Sector, Local Gove

Alicia Baker

Alicia Baker

BDes(Arch) GradDipArch MPlan MPIA
Urban Planner

Alicia is an Urban Planner, currently in her final year of a Master of Planning at the University of New South Wales.

Alicia Desgrand

Alicia Desgrand

BA MURP
Urban Planner

Alicia is an Urban Planner and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Sydney (Academic Honours List) with a major in Political Econ

Andrew Duggan

Andrew Duggan

BA MURP LLB MPIA
Director

Andrew has over 18 years’ experience in the NSW property and development sector as both a town planner and environmental planning lawyer.

Angelica Rojas

Angelica Rojas

BArch MArch
Senior Urban Designer

Angelica is a talented senior urban designer who holds a degree in Architecture from the Javeriana University of Bogota

Angus Halligan

Angus Halligan

BPlan
Principal Planner

Angus is a Principal Planner with over ten years’ professional experience as a town planner in the private sector working across New South Wales, V

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Anna Nowland

Urban Planner

Anna is a talented Urban Planner who holds a Bachelor of Planning degree with Class 1 Honours from the University of New South Wales, and was award

Belinda Thomas

Belinda Thomas

BPlan
Senior Planner

Belinda is a Senior Planner with over 10 years’ experience working for the public and private sector in NSW and the UK.

Ben Craig

Ben Craig

Associate Director

Ben is a talented Associate Director working in JBA’s approvals and advisory team and is also a key member of JBA’s urban economics team.

Bernard Gallagher

Bernard Gallagher

BPlan (Hons) MUrbDes MPIA FAPI CPP
Director

Bernard is a strategic and urban planning consultant with over 18 years’ experience in the property industry.

Beth McGuinness

Beth McGuinness

GradCertBus (ProfMgt)
Director - People & Culture

As our Director - People and Culture, Beth applies her significant expertise in human resources and business management to support the company in a

Brendan Hoskins

Brendan Hoskins

BPlan (Hons) GradDipEnvMgt MPIA
Principal Planner

Brendan is a talented Principal Planner with significant experience in commercial and multi-residential project approvals.

Caroline Squires

Caroline Squires

BA, Masters Urban & Regional Planning (Hons)
Associate Director

Caroline is a strategic and economic planner with over 15 years’ experience working with developers, landholders, institutional and Government.

Chris Bain

Chris Bain

BBE (URP) GDURP MURP MPIA
Associate Director

Chris is an Associate Director, with over 15 years’ experience in strategic planning in both the private and government sectors in NSW and Queensla

Chris Ferreira

Chris Ferreira

BPlan (Hons) MPIA
Senior Planner

Chris is a Senior Planner with significant experience in retail, mixed use and employment generating project approvals.

Chris Forrester

Chris Forrester

BPlan(Hons)
Senior Planner

Chris is a Senior Planner with experience in urban planning, statutory and strategic planning and stakeholder consultation, gained through his work

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Chris Patfield

BPlan, MPIA
Urban Planner

Chris is a talented urban planner and holds a Bachelor of Planning from Macquarie University.

Chris Procter

Chris Procter

BArch MAUD AIA
Director

Chris is a strategic and creative director of architecture and urban revitalisation, with over 20 years’ experience on four continents.

Chris Curtis

Christopher Curtis

BUrbanEnvPlan (Hons), MPIA
Senior Planner

Chris is a senior planner with 5 years’ experience in urban, environmental, regional and infrastructure planning, across private and public sectors

Christopher McGillick

Christopher McGillick

BPlan(Hons)
Urban Planner

Christopher is an Urban Planner with four  years professional experience in planning for both private and government sectors.

Claire Burdett

Claire Burdett

BSC(Hons) DipTP MRTPI
Principal Planner

Claire is a talented Principal Planner at JBA with over 13 years experience in planning as well as experience working for surveying/ real estate co

Clare Swan

Clare Swan

BA MEnvPI MPIA CPP
Director

Clare holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Human Geography and a Masters Degree in Environmental Planning, both from Macquarie University.

Daniel Howard

Daniel Howard

BPlan (Hons) MPIA
Senior Planner

Daniel is a senior planner with five years' professional experience in planning.

Daniel Pantelas

Daniel Pantelas

BArchComp
Digital Urban Designer

Daniel graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Computing focusing on architectural design, param

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Daniel West

BEP MPIA
Principal Planner

Daniel is a Principal Planner with 14 years planning experience working across the private sector and local government.

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David Attwood

BPlan (Hons)
Strategic Planner

David is a strategic planner with over 4 years' experience in planning.

Emily Hatfield

Emily Hatfield

B.DESST M.Arch
Architectural Graduate / Urban Designer

Emily is an Urban Designer with a passion for design, environment, governance and politics.

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Fay Edwards

Communications Coordinator

Fay is a Communications Coordinator, who has recently returned from a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Urbanism at The Prince’s Foundation in Lo

Fee Chemke-Dreyfus

Fee Chemke-Dreyfus

BSocSci (Public Policy & International Relations)
Principal Communications and Engagement Consultant

Fee is an enthusiastic and motivated principal communications consultant with significant experience in planning, infrastructure and policy.

Frances Mehrtens

Frances Mehrtens

M.Plan, BA, MPIA
Urban Planner

Frances is an urban planner and holds a Master of Planning with Excellence from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Arts from the U

Gavin Partridge

Gavin Partridge

MA (Hons)
Chairman

Gavin is an external Director and Chairman of JBA.

Gordon Kirkby

Gordon Kirkby

BEc Dip URP MPIA
Director

Gordon has over 24 years’ experience in a broad range of urban and regional planning projects including residential, retail, commercial, coastal, a

Harry Quartermain

Harry Quartermain

BA(Hons) MA URP MPIA
Senior Planner

Harry is a senior planner with over six years’ experience in NSW, ACT, Victoria and the UK.

James Harrison

James Harrison

BSc (Hons) DipTP FPIA MRTPI CPP
Director

James has been a Director at JBA for over fifteen years.

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James McBride

Principal Planner

James is a Principal Planner with over 10 years’ experience in the profession.

Jennie Buchanan

Jennie Buchanan

BPlan (Hons I) MPIA
Associate Director

Jennie is an Associate Director with over 15 years’ planning experience. Jennie holds a Bachelor of Planning, graduating with Honours.

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

BA MURP
Principal Planner

Jim is an experienced urban planning consultant working across New South Wales and previously in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jo Zhu

Jo Zhu (Jinjin)

BA PgCertArch MPlan MUD MPIA
Urban Planner

Jo is an Urban Planner and holds both Master of Urban Planning and Master of Urban Development and Design Degrees from the University of New South

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Joina Mathew

MEnvPn
Urban Planner

Joina is an Urban Planner with a strong passion for sustainable city planning and development with over a year’s expe

Julie Bindon

Julie Bindon

BTP DipLE CPP FPIA FAPI MAICD
Director

Julie Bindon is the founding Director and former Chair of JBA.

Kate Tudehope

Kate Tudehope

BPlan(Hons) MPIA
Principal Planner

Kate is a Principal Planner with seven years’ experience working at JBA.

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Katerina Roth

Senior Graphic Designer

Katerina's bio will be available soon.

Kelly van der Zanden

Kelly van der Zanden

MUrbDes BTP
Associate Director

Kelly is both a qualified Urban Designer and Planner with 20 years combined experience.

Klara Houstecka

Klara Houstecka

B. Bc. M. Ing.Arch. (Hons)
Urban Designer

Klara is a talented Urban Designer with international experience.

Krista Murphy

Krista Murphy

BComm(Public Relations)
Senior Marketing Communications Manager

Krista, Senior Marketing Communications Manager at JBA has nine years’ of experience managing integrated communications across the public and priva

Lesley Bull

Lesley Bull

BTP (Hons) MEL MPIA CPP
Director

Lesley is an experienced town planner and a director at JBA.

Mark Case

Mark Case

BEcon, B BusMan
Principal

Mark is an urban economist with over 6 years’ experience in economics, property and research with Government and private sector.

Matthew Norman

Matthew Norman

Senior Planner

Matthew is a Senior Planner and has recently completed the fifth year of a Bachelor of Planning Degree at the University of New South Wales.

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Michael Oliver

BPlan(Hons) MPIA
Principal Planner

Michael is a Principal Planner with over 6 years’ experience in the NSW property and development sector.

Michael Rowe

Michael Rowe

BPlan (Hons) MPIA
Director

Michael is a Director with over a decade of experience working on some of the largest and most complex planning projects in New South Wales.

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Nina Blunck

BCom/BA (Government and International Relations, Economic History, Asian Studies and History)
Associate Director – Communications and Engagement

Nina is an experienced, passionate and effective stakeholder engagement and communications practitioner with 13 years’ experience.

Paul Robilliard

Paul Robilliard

BTP, MEnvMgt
Director

Paul is a Director with 20 years’ experience as a planner and project manager.

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Ping Ng

BDesSt MArch MLandArch
Graduate Architect / Urban Designer

Ping is an urban designer with international experience.

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Prugya Maini

BPlan MPIA
Urban Planner

Prugya is an Urban Planner, with a particular focus on Urban Design.

Robert Simpson

Robert Simpson

CEO

Robert was appointed JBA’s chief executive officer in July 2015. 

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Rohan Graham

BPlan MPIA
Urban Planner

Rohan is an Urban Planner who holds a Bachelor of Planning from Macquarie University.

Ross Hornsey

Ross Hornsey

BA (Hons)
Director - Communications

Ross brings 13 years’ experience in the delivery of major projects in multiple sectors including public transport, roads, housing, retail, commerci

Samantha Miller

Samantha Miller

BPlan (Hons I) MEnvMgt MPIA
Senior Planner

Samantha is a senior planner with five years’ experience in Sydney and internationally.

Stefan Meissner

Stefan Meissner

Dipl.-Ing. ARCH UD ARB NSW No. 8733
Associate Director

Stefan has over 12 years’ experience in contributing to the built environment in Australia.

Stephen Gouge

Stephen Gouge

BPlan (Hons) MPIA
Principal Planner

Stephen is a Principal Planner with over seven years’ experience as a Planner in NSW.

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Tim Smith

MPIA
Urban Planner

Tim is a talented Urban Planner who has recently completed his Bachelor of Planning, receiving Honours Class 1 at the University of New South Wales

Tim Ward

Tim Ward

BSc(Hons) MEnvMgt MPIA
Associate Director

Tim has over 12 years’ experience in environmental planning and development assessment for a broad range of development projects.

Tom Goode

Tom Goode

BA(Pl)
Director

Tom is a strategic and urban planning consultant with over 15 years’ professional experience in the property industry.

Yvette Carr

Yvette Carr

BPlan (Hons) LLB (Hons) MPIA
Associate Director

Yvette joined the JBA team as a Principal Planner in July 2011 and was promoted to Associate Director in March 2016.