Chairman of Trustees
Warren has over 40 years’ experience as a Chief Executive Officer, General Manager and professional Engineer. He is a qualified Municipal Engineer with post graduate qualifications in business and has gained diverse experience over his extensive local government career. He has a broad range of local and international networks and contacts.
Warren has served on both the State and National Boards of IPWEA and during this period has been both State and National President where he represented Australian Public Works Engineers both Nationally and Internationally.
Warren has a keen interest in the Environment and Sustainability, Strategic Planning and also on the challenges facing the Industry and Profession with Recruitment and Retention of Staff, and is actively involved in other sector issues.
Warren’s contribution to the sector was recognised in 2013 when he was awarded the IPWEA National Keith Wood Medal, additionally he received the MEFV Award for Excellence in Engineering (the Cedric Tuxen Medal) in May 2019.
Warren was also recognised for his contribution to local government by the National Board of IPWEA and awarded Emeritus Membership on 30th March 2017.
Warren was appointed a Trustee in January 2007 and elected Chairman in November 2011. He is active in contributing to the promotion and ongoing sustainability of the Foundation.
Phone: 0418 564 783
Mark is the Director Environment Recreation & Infrastructure at Bayside City Council, which is located south of Melbourne. He has worked in local government engineering since 1984. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Municipal Engineering and Management and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark has a commitment to the advancement of staff in Local Government through the creation of networking, skills improvement, personal development and industry development opportunities provided by industry associations. He is actively involved with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, previously holding board member roles at State (2003 – 2016, serving two years as President in 2010 and 2011) and Australasian levels (2009 – 2015).
Mark has a commitment to the professional development of public works engineers and is a strong supporter of industry associations and the leadership they provide to the sector.
Mark was appointed a Trustee of the Foundation effective 1st January 2013.
Geoff Glynn has over 30 years experience as a professional civil engineer, executive manager and leader in infrastructure and project management working in a variety of metropolitan and regional local government organisations in Victoria. He is currently running his own consultancy business, Civic Ways, which provides management and municipal engineering advice to government and private clients.
Geoff has a keen interest in improving industry collaboration and in improving professional development of public works engineering across the sector. Geoff’s commitment to the municipal engineering profession is evidenced by his past roles as Board member for the Institute Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) between 2002 and 2010 and an active member on the IPWEA state conference committee for many years. He is an active member of IPWEA Vic and was awarded the prestigious MEFV Award for Excellence in Engineering (the Cedric Tuxen Medal) in May 2019.
Geoff was appointed a Trustee of the Foundation effective from 1st August 2014.
Mobile: 0419 750 446
Vicki has over 35 years’ experience as a professional civil engineer and leader in infrastructure, project management and asset management working in regional local government organisations in Victoria.
Vicki is currently the Manager Asset Services at Golden Plains Shire Council. She holds a degree in Civil Engineering, completed an MBA Technology Management and Post Graduate in Municipal Engineering and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Vicki is an active member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering (IPWEA), currently holding board member roles at Victoria level (2008 – current, serving one year as President in 2012/13) and board member at Australasian level (2019 and 2022). Vicki has also represented women and regional engineers on Engineers Australia boards and committees.
Vicki received the 2008 Municipal Engineering Foundation Vic Overseas Study Award and was awarded the IPWEA Victoria Professional Engineer of the Year in 2017 and IPWEA Australasia Public Works Leadership medal in 2017.
Vicki has a commitment to the professional development of public works engineers and is a strong supporter of women in the engineering profession.
Vicki was appointed a Trustee of the Foundation effective 1st January 2020.
Mobile: 0439 004 994
Steven is the Director Infrastructure at Whitehorse City Council. He holds a civil engineering degree and a graduate diploma in management. He commenced his local government career in 1991 and has held senior management positions across a number of organisations since 1998. During this time he has been responsible for leading a wide range of municipal services and projects.
Steven has served on the Board of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Victoria (IPWEA Vic) and has been on the organising committee for the National Works and Engineering Conference convened by Municipal Works Australia and IPWEA Vic since 2002. He is an active participant and contributor to sector organisations and events with the aim of providing learning, development and career advancement opportunities to engineers working in the municipal sector. He holds Fellow membership of IPWEA.
Steven was appointed a Trustee of the Foundation effective 24th May 2021.
Phone: (business) 61 3 9262 6192
As Director of City Futures at Melton City Council, one of Victoria’s fastest growing municipalities, Sam known for strategic thinking and passion for creating high performing teams.
She is an experienced Infrastructure Leader with over 17 years’ experience and a demonstrated history of working in the local government industry. Sam has led a range of impactful strategic initiatives and developed capability and commitment among stakeholders to deliver improved performance and service delivery outcomes. Environmental, social, cultural and economic wellbeing are at the forefront, with a passion for creating high quality places for communities. Sam holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from RMIT University and is a Chartered Engineer.
Mobile: 0409 945 253
Prior to 1989, Merv had an extensive military career including active service in Vietnam and two years in the office of the Military Attaché at the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C. On resigning from the Army he held the rank of Major.
From 1989, he worked with the Institute of Municipal Management (Vic Division) and on amalgamation of the Victorian Divisions of IMM, IMEA and VMCSA in 1996, he was engaged as the Office Manager / Deputy Executive Director before commencing employment with the Local Government Managers Australia National Office in 1997. Merv also became Secretary of the Foundation in November 1996 and continues in that role. In December 2013 Merv retired as the Director of Operations at the National Office of Local Government Managers Australia in Melbourne. He now works from his home consulting part time as a finance officer.
Phone (Business): 0412 115 055