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.

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.

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.

Nick Heath

Nick Heath

Nick is a qualified lawyer and was the General Manager of the City of Hobart for twelve and a half years until 2021.  Nick was responsible for overseeing the process for developing the City’s Vision leading to the Council adopting a 10 Year strategic plan and a strong community accountability structure. .

The period during which Nick was General Manager saw a period of tremendous growth in the City. Nick was actively involved in representing the Council’s position during the redevelopment of the Myer Centre in the CBD as well as the extensions to the Argyle Street Car Park, the redevelopment of the Wellington Centre and managing the move of the University of Tasmania to the city centre. The City response to this growth resulted in improvements to the public domain and associated infrastructure, including pedestrian bridges and improved cycling facilities.

Nick is a Life Member of the Local Government Association of Tasmania, is presently Chair of the Derwent Estuary Program was inaugural President of the Tasmanian Branch of the Risk Management Institute of Australia. He is actively involved on a steering committee looking at establishing a men’s shed in Hobart.

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

This position is currently vacant.

Vacant Position

This position is currently vacant.

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