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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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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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PRIYA NARSEY

Senior Market Research Consultant

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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JONATHAN PAVETTO

Senior Economist

& Team Leader

Jonathan is a leader in the drive to develop Northern Australia and agriculture. He has worked successfully with all levels of government in economics, policy and communication, including cost benefit analysis, detailed economic, regulatory and process reviews.

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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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MARTIN DRYDALE

Technical Director, Local Government

Martin is a Technical Director (Local Government) with AEC and an experienced local government Executive and CFO. He has a deep understanding of the needs of local communities and how to support people and organisations to provide sustainable best-in-class services.

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GRAHAM JARVIS

Senior Finance Consultant

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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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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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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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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ALAIN PILLAY

Strategy, Finance and Economic Advisory

Alain is the Principal of our Strategy, Finance and Economic Advisory practice and brings over 25 years experience across both public and private sectors and has delivered cross border transactions outcomes in Asia, America and Europe. Alain’s extensive experience covers agriculture, infrastructure, banking, IT&T, transport and health.

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FRED IBRAHIM

Principal, Property Advisory

Fred is the Principal of AEC’s Property Advisory team.  Fred has over 20 years experience in the property industry across the disciplines of property valuation,
real estate strategy, development feasibilities and property financing risk.  Fred delivers property advisory solutions to both private and government clients to inform their decision making processes.

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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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SARA HANNA

Senior Economist

& Team Leader

Sara is a senior economist with AEC who leads our research and analysis team. Sara has extensive experience across socio-economic and industry analysis in Australia and management and interrogation of large data sets.

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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.