Urban Taskforce Staff

Tom Forrest

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.

Aleksandar Mitreski
Head of Policy, Planning and Research

Aleksandar Mitreski provides policy and strategic support to Urban Taskforce and its members.

Aleksandar has international experience in strategic risk and foresight analysis and he has also worked in economic development in the Upper Hunter, NSW. Prior to joining Urban Taskforce, Aleksandar was the inaugural Executive Officer of the Upper Hunter Economic Development Corporation.


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.

Media and Admin Coordinator