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Valli Morphett


Valli is an energetic optimist, who knows that great places are founded on true collaboration. Gifted thought leader and public speaker, she passionate about collaborative city making and has spent two decades driving systemic place-based change through Australia and the UK.

Brooke Williams

Principal - Brisbane

Brooke is a highly experienced urban planner and placemaker, having worked on urban renewal and place-based economic regeneration strategies throughout Queensland. She is passionate about creating vibrant cities and connected communities.

Samantha Choudhury

Principal - Melbourne

Samantha is a vibrant urban planner and placemaker specialising in the creation and management of places that attract people. She has extensive experience in working with communities, government, commercial and residential developers throughout Australia, Dubai, Singapore and Chicago.

Elissa McMillan

Associate - Melbourne

Elissa is a social planner with over 10 years of experience in urban planning, placemaking and community development. She is passionate about enabling communities to contribute to the social and built form of cities.

Daniel Conquest

Finance Manager

Dan has over 15 years experience working in finance in the not-for-profit and social enterprises sectors.

Claudia Bergs

Project Manager - Brisbane

Claudia is a landscape architect with a diverse range of experience in the private and public sectors. Not only an experienced practitioner, Claudia is also a lecturer and tutor enabling her to impart her love of place and communities onto the next generation.

Harriet McKindlay

Graduate Project Manager - Melbourne

Harriet is a designer with a passion for placemaking, and developing bottom-up approaches to solve complex urban issues.

Maya Le Bransky

Graduate Project Manager - Melbourne

Maya is a graduate architect and placemaker who specialises in facilitation support, engagement reporting and graphic design.

Paul Webb

Graduate Project Manager - Melbourne

Paul is an experienced social work practitioner, with a focus on working with marginalised groups and hard-to-reach clients. He has recently completed a Masters in Urban Planning, as his interest has developed deeper into inclusive cities and social planning.


Lucinda Hartley

Board Chair and Co-Founder

Lucinda is an award-winning designer who has spent the better part of a decade working to better connect communities with places. The CEO of CoDesign since inception, Lucinda has recently transitioned to Chair as she looks to new challenges.

Matthew Tence

Board Secretary

Annabel Hart

Board Director

Dean Oakley

Board Director

Lizzie Webb

Board Director

Lizzie is an environmental engineer and the former CEO of Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB Australia). She is currently leading a new venture called EWB Connect and was named in the Engineers Media Top 100 List of Australia’s Most Influential Engineers in 2013, 2014 and 2015.