Brendan Nelson

Australian Planner of the Year 2012 Brendan Nelson has taken up the role of national president of the Planning Institute of Australia, taking over from Dyan Currie.

Mr Nelson is planning, risk and resilience principal with international environmental engineering and water resource management firm MWH Global, and prior to that was general manager, land use planning with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

“Planning is a powerful tool to shape the future of our communities,” Mr Nelson said. “I intend to ensure that PIA is a leader in both advocating for better planning and in equipping urban and regional planners to deliver high quality outcomes for current and future generations.”