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ASHLEY PAGE

CEO, Principal Economist

Ashley is AEC's CEO and has experience and expertise across all areas of economic, tourism and industry development. Ashley has delivered some of AEC's most significant regional development, infrastructure studies and business cases. 

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CAREY RAMM

Founder, Principal Consultant

Carey is Principal Consultant and founder of AEC. Carey has many business interests and operates globally as a trusted advisor. Carey was formerly a Federal Ministerial Adviser on Transport, Communications and Economic Development issues.

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PRIYA NARSEY

Market and Consumer Research

Priya heads AEC’s Market & Social Research division. She has over 15 years of experience in both quantitative and qualitive research.

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LYNDON BERRESFORD

Creative Director

Lyndon is AEC’s Creative Director and has nearly 25 years experience in commercial design, visual communication and digital media production.

Lyndon also has a high level of expertise in conceptual illustration, which has been utilised in several large scale urban redevelopment projects across Australia. 

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KIERON LACEY

Technical Director, Economics

Kieron is AEC’s Technical Director of Economics, with over 15 years experience modelling, assessing and analysing economic, industry and socio-demographic impacts of projects and programs, as well as projecting future growth.

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ADAM MATTHEWS

Policy Advisory

Adam is the Principal of our Policy Advisory practice and is the Sydney team leader. With over 30 years of experience in infrastructure, finance, and economics consultancy, he brings a passion for innovation to every aspect of his role.

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RODGER POWELL

Principal, Tourism Advisory

Rodger heads AEC Tourism Advisory practice and has an uncommon breadth and depth of experience across multiple aspects of hospitality and tourism. He is an excellent strategic thinker with a genuine commercial focus.

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HOLLY MARSON

Team Leader - Townsville

Holly is the Team Leader for AEC’s Townsville office. Growing up in North Queensland, Holly has a passion for supporting growth in regional communities. Holly has a background in economics impact modelling, business case development and cost benefit analysis.

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SIMON SMITH

Chairman

Simon is AEC’s Chairman and has over 30 years of experience as a consultant and Treasury officer.

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GAVIN O'DONOVAN

Technical Director, Finance

Gavin is Technical Director (Finance) with AEC and has over 25 years of experience in developing business and financial sustainability strategies for both the public and private sectors.

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KATE SMITH

CFO

Kate is AEC’s Chief Financial Officer and brings a broad and diverse skillset from 30 years as a Chartered Accountant,

working with business in strategy positioning, productivity enhancement, human resources and investment opportunities.

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GRAHAM JARVIS

Strategic Finance

Graham is an experienced state and local finance executive manager with a focus on financial sustainability, strategic asset management and revenue strategies. Having delivered a range of financial and service management solutions to local governments all over Australia and in particular, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, Graham has a thorough understanding of the planning and reporting frameworks within each jurisdiction.

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GLENN.B.MAGUIRE

Regional Development

Glenn is our Senior Economist and Portfolio Lead for Regional Development based in Townsville. With over 30 years of experience as an economist in Asia and Australia across the public and private sectors, Glenn brings extensive expertise in economic analysis, strategic research, and data-driven insights.

 

Having grown up in the Central Highlands of Queensland and the Lachlan Valley of New South Wales, Glenn is passionate about contributing to regional economic development and using economics and data to understand our regional communities' unique socio-economic challenges and opportunities.

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KAITLIN MCINNES

Team Leader - Training & Development

Kaitlin is an experienced economist with a focus on strategic research and analysis, economic impact modelling, business case development, and program / policy evaluation. Kaitlin’s role also extends to supporting skill development and improving productivity across AEC.

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JOHN SYME

Principal Consultant

John is Perth based & is Principal of Syme Marmion & Co, an AEC associate firm. John specialises in property economics, planning and development strategy, with significant experience in business operations and in consulting to the private sector and to government.

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