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Valli Morphett


Valli is an energetic optimist, having spent over a decade leading community engagement and placemaking teams, and developing creative activation processes to help harness the power of communities.

Brooke Williams

Principal (Brisbane office)

Brooke is a highly experienced urban planner having worked on numerous masterplans and renewal strategies throughout Queensland. She is passionate about sustainable economic development and creating vibrant cities with proud and connected communities.

Samantha Choudhury


Samantha is an experienced urban planner and placemaker specialising in the creation and management of place that attract people.

Elissa McMillan


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.

Claire Romaszko


Claire is a natural placemaker with a strong attention to detail, who prides herself in delivering results with a real community benefit.

Emily Taylor

Neighbourhood Project Manager

Emily is an experienced consultant with a focus on engagement, community-based planning, strategic planning and policy development. Emily is highly experienced working across different tiers of government, and alongside communities and stakeholders.

Claudia Bergs

Project Manager (Brisbane office)

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

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

Paul Webb

Graduate Project Manager

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.

Daniel Conquest

Finance Manager

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

Fiona Verginis

PA and Communications Support

Fiona has over 10 years experience working in charity PR and personal assistance across Australia and the UK.


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.