Urban Taskforce Staff

Tom Forrest

Tom Forrest

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.


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.

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Dipti Parkhi
Media and Admin Coordinator

Dipti is responsible for Urban Taskforce’s Media Coordination, Website and Social Media Management, Office Administration and Events Assistance. She also provides assistance to the CEO in regular tasks and significant projects.

Dipti has experience for over 8 years in the field of media & communication having done her Masters in Communication Management from India.