LGP Board

 

John Truman
Chairman

Chairman John Truman has served on the LGP Board since 2005. He is a former National President and NSW President of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, having been elected a NSW IPWEA Director for 15 years. John was the founding chair of NSW Roads Directorate and is currently Group Manager Civil Services at Ballina Council.

John’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and was awarded an Emeritus Membership of IPWEA in 2015. John was also a founding board member of the Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government. 

 

 

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Elizabeth Henderson
Director

Elizabeth is an executive, lawyer and sourcing & procurement professional with 20+ years’ experience in the banking & financial services and professional sectors. She was a senior manager and commercial director at Westpac, including Director of Strategic Sourcing, Director of the WorkSMART Program and Chief of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer. Previously she worked in both investment banking and as a Senior Associate at major Australian law firm Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). Elizabeth is currently Commercial Director at boutique advisory firm Nyungga Black Group.

Elizabeth works as a consultant to the business and legal sectors in venture capital and business start-ups & expansions. She also has over a decade of direct experience working with Australian Indigenous organisations, focussed on commercial and economic development. She was previously a director of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

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Penny Holloway
Director

Penny has over 30 years’ experience at senior executive level in state and local government in Victoria and NSW, including CEO of Lord Howe Island Board, General Manager at North Sydney Council and CEO at Latrobe City Council. She is currently a Board member at the Australian and NZ College of Paramedicine, Alternate Chair of Local Planning Panels at Willoughby, Burwood and Camden Councils, Independent Expert on the Local Planning Panel of The Hills Shire Council, and a Member of Northern Sydney Local Health District Audit and Risk Committee.

Penny’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, Master of Urban Planning and Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

 

 

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Peter Dennis
Director

Peter is Conjoint Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle and one of Australia’s leading water industry strategists. His major roles include Managing Director at Hunter H2O, CEO at South East Queensland Water, CEO at Armidale Regional Council, General Manager System Strategy at Hunter Water Corporation and Chief Operating Officer at Hunter Water Australia. His Board experience includes AWA director, Mackay Regional Council, Water and Waste Water Board and Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources.

Peter’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Environmental Studies, Postgraduate Diploma of Management and Corporate Director’s Diploma. His major awards include being named in the ‘Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia’ by Engineers Australia in 2014 and 2015, and ‘Professional Engineer of the Year’ by the Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia  in 2009. As a leader in community education, Peter established the ‘Water For Life’ program for South East Queensland.

 

 

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Robert Lagaida
Director

Robert has over 25 years’ experience in the NSW public health system managing the delivery of health services, undertaking procurement and management of assets, goods and services for NSW public hospitals. He was Director of Clinical Operations and Director of Finance and Commercial Services in a number of NSW Health entities, and also held senior policy positions within the NSW Ministry of Health. Robert currently serves as a Board Director of Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW, as well as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at North Shore Community Transport, and an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee at Blacktown City Council.

Robert’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Commerce, Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In the Australia Day 2018 Honours List, Robert received a Public Service Medal (PSM) in recognition of his financial management contributions to the NSW public hospital system. 

 

 

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