Urban Taskforce Staff

Tom Forrest

Tom Forrest
CEO

Tom Forrest was Chief of Staff and Advisor to various NSW Ministers (Premier, Treasurer, Planning, Health and Olympics) before joining the senior ranks of the public service in the key Department of Premier and Cabinet and Transport portfolios. More recently, Tom assisted private sector clients, including commercial and residential developers, navigate often complex regulatory landscapes.

Annie Manson
Planning and Policy Manager

Previously, Annie has spent several years working as a Senior Adviser for the former Director General of the Department of Planning & Environment, She has also worked at Sydney Water, Land and Housing Corporation and for an architecture firm, Lubor Trubka & Associates.

She has a Bachelor of Environmental Management from Macquarie University, a Master of Town Planning from University of New South Wales and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration by correspondence at Edith Cowan University.

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Nicola Baume
Manager – Events and Membership

Nicola generates information to our current and new members.

She co-ordinates all events held throughout the year including lunches, industry briefings, committee networking events. She also manages the annual Development Excellence Awards and Property Person of the Year Award.

Jennifer Williams
Marketing/Media Coordinator

Jennifer is responsible for Marketing, Media and Administration Coordination, along with providing support in Event Management.

Jennifer manages office administration, social media, media releases, generating newsletters as well as formulating other event/research collateral. She is responsible for website management and also provides coordination support for the Urban Taskforce events. Jennifer has a Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University.