3 – Gary Spence Former Managing Director Brown Consulting

Gary SpenceGary has over 20 years as a Senior Leader within the Engineering, Infrastructure and Urban Development consulting sector. He was appointed Managing Director of Brown Consulting (now rebranded Calibre Consulting) in 2001, and led the company through a period of record growth culminating in its sale to Calibre in 2011. Gary’s strategic leadership and business acumen saw the company grow from 40 staff in 2001 to circa 650 staff in 2015. With nine offices across Australia, seven offices across New Zealand as well as offices in Singapore and Indonesia, Brown Consulting was one of the largest urban development consultancies in Australia.

During his tenure as Managing Director, Gary was instrumental in the ongoing diversification of the business, to encompass civil, structural and environmental engineering as well as town planning and land surveying. His role also incorporated the identification and recruitment of targeted merger and acquisition prospects. Under his guidance Gary fostered a team of high performing, customer service centric professionals. Technical excellence in project delivery and a coveted reputation for exceptional client service resulted in the team being recognised by clients and industry as Australia’s “leading urban development consultancy”.

Gary holds both a Master of Applied Law and an MBA. He is a Fellow of AICD and an Officer Fellow of the Association of Consulting Engineers. He has a strong personal belief in the need for the property development industry to embrace a practical green agenda which has seen him dedicate a considerable amount of his working life to demonstrating the tangible benefits of such a goal to industry.

Gary is currently the Vice President of the Liberal National Party, Qld and on the Federal Management Committee of the National Party of Australia. His past board roles include Director of the UDIA, Qld, Inaugural Chair of the UDIA EnviroDevelopment initiative and Brisbane City Works Advisory Board.

Gary Spence LinkedIn: au.linkedin.com/in/garyspence

Brown Consulting/ Calibre Consulting: www.calibreconsulting.co

Liberal National Party, Queensland: www.lnp.org.au

National Party of Australia: www.nationals.org.au

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