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 Hynes

Claire Hynes holds a Bachelor of Town Planning with Honours from the University of NSW and a Master of Environmental and Local Government Law from the Macquarie University, and is a member of the Planning Institute of Australia. Claire has more than 20 years’ experience in statutory and strategic planning. She has worked in various planning roles in the UK, New South Wales and Tasmania, primarily in state and local government. Claire has worked for the Commission as a Senior Planning Consultant and as a delegate since 2018.

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Dianne Cowen

Dianne Cowen holds a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Degree from the University of New England and is a Registered Planner with the Planning Institute of Australia.  She was also awarded 2017 Planner of the Year for Tasmania by the Planning Institute.  She has over seventeen years of experience in planning through roles in private consultancy and predominantly local government, with a focus on strategic planning.

John Ramsay AM

John is a qualified lawyer from the University of Tasmania. 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.

Marietta Wong

Marietta Wong has a Masters of Town Planning from the University of Tasmania. She has held both strategic and statutory planning roles, working predominantly in State government, including on two regional planning projects for the Queensland government. Marietta has been working in planning for over 30 years and has been a Senior Planning Consultant with the Commission since 2011. She is also a member of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Robin Nolan

Robin (Rob) Nolan has over 40 years working in town planning at local government, regional planning and with the State Government and NGO National Heart Foundation of Australia. From 1994 to 2011 Rob was a full time delegate for the Tasmanian Planning Commission and the bodies that preceded the Commission and returned as a part time delegate in 2019. Rob is a Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and a Registered Planner.

Rohan Probert

Rohan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Sociology from the University of Tasmania and a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New England. He has over 20 years experience in various local government statutory planning roles, primarily with the City of Hobart, where he was Senior Planner and Statutory Planning Manager from 2006 to 2020. Rohan has worked for the Commission as a Senior Planning Consultant and Delegate since 2021.

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.

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