Leading sustainability services for our Australasia region, Roger works with our markets and clients to facilitate positive long term social, environmental, economic, and financial outcomes. Roger works across our diverse skills and capabilities to help clients and communities transform practices, projects and behaviours to create a more sustainable and resilient future.
Roger is personally driven by impact and outcomes. Spending most of his career on large-scale planning and infrastructure projects, he has applied sustainability principles to projects, policies and programmes from a single building to an entire city.
His role facilitates and challenges clients and project teams to define preferable future states, navigate pathways and set systems and processes in place to advance. As a regional leader he seeks to enable our commitments to sustainability through both our influence and project agendas in working with markets and project teams to build capacity towards positive impact.
Roger takes a holistic view of our services and capabilities to understand how we can work together to create powerful outcomes for our clients, the community, and the environment.
In its simplest form, he sees sustainability as framing outcomes in the context of design excellence in the medium and long term from a planet, community, economic and financial perspective.
Roger is currently representing on an Expert Panel for the NSW Government helping develop pathways and innovations to achieve its net zero 2050 commitments.
He is also on the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) with the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute (ASFI), working with the finance industry and regulators in developing a set of Australian definitions for sustainable economic activities as ESG and forced transparency become a significant driver for a positive global transformation.
In 2020, he Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) named Roger a Green Star Champion. Roger is a member of the GBCA, Precinct Technical Working Group for the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), a Green Star Communities Educator on Faculty, Assessor and Accredited Professional.
Roger is a guest lecturer for the Master of Urban Planning and Infrastructure course at UNSW in Systems Thinking and Sustainability and the Urban Ecology course at The University of Sydney in Precinct Sustainability Strategies, scenario tools and rating systems.
Roger was an industry member and research leader within the Australian Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) for low-carbon living and published a report on precinct transformation entitled Empowering Broadway. He was also a chapter author in Decarbonising the Built Environment Charting the Transition.