Our Team Our Team

The LGIS Team comprises industry leading experts in technical professional services including project management, design and construction, strategy and public policy, financial management, technology, risk and procurement. Our people have broad exposure to major public sector projects in Australia and internationally.

The diversity of professional backgrounds, ensures our clients benefit from varied experience and a unique cross-pollination of ideas and solutions. 

Jari Ihalainen, Chief Executive Officer

Jari joined Local Government Infrastructure Services in 2014 as Chief Executive Officer. Jari previously held a number of senior executive positions in both the public and private sector in a distinguished career spanning more than 25 years. He is a renowned industry leader with extensive experience in strategy, infrastructure delivery, property development, asset management, construction and...

Daniel Westall, Director - Energy Projects

Daniel Westall joined LGIS in 2008 and is currently Director, Energy Projects. Previous to joining LGIS Daniel undertook a number of technical and project management roles in a wide range of fields, including radiation protection and nuclear safety, gambling regulation, local government economic development and training. Daniel holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Physics and Medical...

Clinton Parker, Director - Business Solutions

Clinton Parker originally joined LGIS in 2007 and has since returned twice to work with the innovation team and is currently Director, Business Solutions. Over the past 15 years he has worked with and for local governments in Australia and the United Kingdom across a range of issues including waste management, council rejuvenation, natural resource management, water resource management...

Adam Matthews, Director - Advisory Services

Adam Matthews joined LGIS in 2013, bringing more than 20 years' experience in the construction industry through roles in quantity surveying, cost management, and consultancy project management. Adam's experience spans major industry sectors, such as commercial construction, sport and recreation facilities development, health and aged-care facilities, municipal works, waste management,...

Brian Jackson, Client Manager - Rural & Remote Councils

Brian joined LGIS in 2012 and is assisting councils deliver restoration works, funded through the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements. He is also assisting councils develop and implement project management frameworks. Brian has an excellent track record in client side project management, project procurement and strategic project delivery through his past involvement in a wide...

Lana Maki - Design and Project Manager

Lana joined LGIS in 2015 with a background in managing the delivery of a wide range of building related and infrastructure projects and extensive experience in research and analysis, design management, land use planning, regulatory requirements, property development, project and facilities management. As a former councillor of Sarina in Queensland and with extensive experience working with...

Randall Scott, Senior Advisor - Asset Management

Randall  Scott  joined  LGIS  in  2015  to  meet  the  growing  need  from  our  clients  for  specialist asset management development services and bureau services. Prior to joining LGIS, Randall spent 18 years working in Local Government; most recently as Executive Coordinator for Assets at a south east Queensland...

David Kirkpatrick - Project Development Manager

David is a civil engineer and project manager with 25 years experience in planning, design, construction and operations in the Civil Infrastructure, Defence and Aviation sectors.  His experience includes working independently within an advisory capacity in addition to leading large project teams. David's strengths are in commerical governance, risk and assurance.  He has...

Jemieka Bailey - Office Manager

Jemieka joined LGIS in 2014 and offers more than 10 years' experience in Project Administration and Project Management in the infrastructure sector and building and construction industry.  Jemieka is an experienced manager with an expertise in administration processes and procedures, system implementation, contract administration, document management and security and in-house...

Melinda Thorpe, Advisor - Smart Infrastructure

Drawing from experience as an Urban Planner and Social Scientist, Melinda honed her skill across a range of sectors including the resources (oil and gas), land use planning, health, and social environments in both government and private enterprise.  Prior to joining LGIS in 2016, Melinda spent two years at one of Australia's leading Oil & Gas companies. She was instrumental in...

Nayim Kabir, Senior Advisor - Energy Projects

Nayim joined LGIS in 2016 with seven years' experience in electrical engineering and sustainable energy management. His work experience spans the energy industry and academia in Australia and internationally. Prior to joining LGIS Nayim undertook a variety of roles as electrical engineer, researcher and engineering manager at DHV Netherlands (hydro-power systems), Queensland University of...

Roger Dunstan, Senior Advisor and Project Manager

With over 30 years experience in the Queensland electricity generation and supply industry Roger is highly experienced in solving complex technical and commercial issues. With a founding in asset management and then ultimately specializing in strategic management of electricity (infrastructure) pricing, Roger also has a wealth of practical experience in the complex areas of economic regulation...

Hans Muller Bio

Hans Muller joined LGIS in 2016 to meet the growing need for specialist asset management services and bureau services. Prior to joining LGIS, Hans was the Manager of Strategic Works at Longreach Regional Council. Hans’s Career spans 12 years in a variety of engineering roles focused on asset and fleet management, tender and contract administration as well as the design of major transport infrastructure including port and harbour structures.