Urban Taskforce Staff


Tom Forrest
Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Stephen Fenn
Head of Policy, Planning and Research

Stephen Fenn has worked at senior levels as an adviser in both Government and Opposition in NSW, as well as executive roles in the Public Service.

Stephen has experience in planning, economics, natural resource management and regional development, with a focus on policy and stakeholder engagement.


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.

Jenny Zhang

Jenny Zhang
Executive Assistant to CEO & Assistant Events Manager

Jenny is the Executive Assistant to Chief Executive, Tom Forrest. She also assists Nicola Baume in coordinating all events held throughout the year.