Sandra Hogue, Acting Executive Commissioner

Sandra Hogue (Acting)

Sandra has qualifications in economics, planning and law and has held senior positions in State and local government and a State-owned Business Enterprise. She has expertise in land use planning, environmental assessment, heritage and sustainable resource management.

Sandra has been a member of the Tasmanian Heritage Council and the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal. She is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and a member of ICOMOS.

Michael Stretton

Michael Stretton has held senior council positions in two regions of the State, has worked in local government for over 25 years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Launceston City Council.

Before this, he held positions of General Manager of the Waratah-Wynyard Council, Director Development Services at the City of Launceston and Director Development and Regulatory Services at Central Coast Council.
Michael has also held a number of environmental health positions at Sorell, Glenorchy and Central Coast Councils and is a former board member of Natural Resource Management (NRM) North and Tamar NRM.

Michael holds Masters Degrees in Applied Science and Business Administration.

Ann Cunningham

Ann holds a law degree with honours from the University of Tasmania, has practised as a barrister and solicitor and has worked as an accredited mediator and arbitrator.

Ann is an experienced non-executive director and is the current Chair of the Property Agents Board and a Member of the Theatre Royal Management Board.   Ann is a former Senior Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Presiding Member of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal. Ann is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former State Divisional Councillor of the Institute.

John Ramsay AM

John is a qualified lawyer from the University of Tasmania. He is the Director and Principal of his own environment and planning consultancy. He spent 23 years as a Tasmanian Departmental Secretary, in the Justice, Environment and Land Management, Primary Industries, Water and Environment and Health and Human Services Departments.

John is currently the Chair of the Board of the Forest Practices Authority. His previous appointments include Chair of the Land Use Planning Review Panel, and Chair of the Board of the Environment Protection Authority.

Claire Gregg

Claire Gregg has considerable experience as a consultant planner and project manager.

Claire is a principal of Planning Development Services (a planning consultancy and project management firm) based in Launceston - since 2012. From 2006 – 2012, Claire worked as a development consultant and project manager for Lester Franks.

Roger Howlett

Roger Howlett has over 40 years experience in local government planning in New South Wales, Tasmania and the United Kingdom. From 1979 to 1993 he was the Planner/Director of Planning and Development for the Clarence City Council, and then General Manager of that Council until retirement in 2003.

Roger has extensive experience in strategic land use planning and catchment management. He is a member of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal, and a Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Eamonn Tiernan

Eamonn Tiernan has been TasWater’s Department Manager Development Services since December 2013. He has responsibility for TasWater’s assessment, compliance, customer connections and asset information activities as they relate to provision of water and sewerage services for new developments.

Eamonn has experience in utility management and infrastructure development, gained over twenty years across a range of corporate services and business performance roles in the Tasmanian water industry. He holds accounting qualifications from the University of Tasmania and Deakin University and is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Commissioner nominated under section 5(1)(g) of the Tasmanian Planning Commission Act 1997

This position is currently vacant.

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