Paolo Lavisci

Paolo Lavisci

Paolo is a founding member of the Wood Solutions MidRise Advisory Team and, in that role, has advised for most of the mid-rise timber projects in Victoria, plus many which are currently on the drawing boards, thus effectively changing some mindsets in the market and helping developers, builders and consultants to take advantage of the benefits of wood-based structural systems by managing the risks and optimising their results.

With a PhD in Industrial Technologies – Wood, Paolo has over 30 years of experience in the sector, with advisory and hands-on roles in design, construction, project management, research and product development, teaching and training. He worked in the plywood industry for 7 years before starting an independent timber engineering practice, through which he coordinated the design and specification of multi-storey timber buildings, new models for prefabricated homes and transportable units, plywood and Cross Laminated Timber manufacturing plants. He also authored a widely-used book on the design of timber structures and funded the development of specific engineering software.

Imogen Howe

Imogen Howe

Imogen is an architect and urban designer experienced in a variety of sectors and scales, from single buildings to district visioning for the creation of new precincts. Within the residential sector, she has delivered a number of projects across all design phases from concept master planning and feasibility studies to technical documentation and construction.

Imogen is passionate about creating equitable built environments, challenging the status quo to build places that promote diversity and inclusion. She is committed to the creation of buildings and cities where everyone can belong.

Justin Cawley

Justin Cawley

Justin is an architect, urban designer and design educator with ten years of experience leading the design and delivery of a broad range of projects that include precinct master plans, public buildings, educational facilities, and housing. His experience covers the full design process, from concept design to technical documentation and delivery.

Justin is a passionate advocate for pragmatic and strategic design solutions that progress social justice and local economic development. His recent research and teaching have focused on public interest development in marginalised urban regions.

Justin holds master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Sydney and urban design from Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow. He is a registered architect in NSW.

Donna Worthington

Donna Worthington

Donna leads the Risk and Regulatory Practice at MinterEllison advising clients on effective risk governance practices and how to navigate complex regulatory matters. Donna has built a unique business in the Australian legal industry 3 years ago, offering adjacent services alongside traditional legal practices. The practice draws upon a multidisciplinary set of skills and experiences to reimagine how law services are delivered. Donna has drawn upon her experience working in the financial services and professional services sector to do that.

Christine Moore

Christine is a senior marketing and business development professional at MinterEllison with over 10 years of experience assisting with understanding the strategies, activities and challenges of Real Estate and government clients. Driven by strategy, opportunity management and relationship development activities to ensure we’re bringing the latest national thinking to clients to help deliver successful outcomes. Bringing breadth of perspective gained from working across the public and private sectors along with a very strong interest in helping to connect clients to the solutions that solve their current and future challenges.