We believe that vibrant, functioning communities are in everyone’s interests, and that community members, industry and government all have a role to play

Creating Communities Values Handbook

Our values guide our work. They remind us of our foundations, they unite our efforts and inspire the best in us, individually and collectively

We are an award winning multi-disciplinary team of researchers, anthropologists, international development workers, community managers, urban designers, strategists, facilitators, engagement professionals, educationalists, graphic designers and writers

Donna Shepherd

Managing Director / Director of Strategy and Research


Allan Tranter

Founding Director / Director Place, Activation and Entrepreneurship


Andrew Watt

Director Engagement, Planning, Education and Ageing


Kim Wiltshire

Director Operations

Elise O’Sullivan

Research Lead

Angela Vurens van Es

Strategy Lead

Lynden Prince

Social Innovation Lead

Rebecca Anderson

Activation Lead

Eamonn Lourey

Activation Consultant

Gemma Bothe

Research and Engagement Officer

Zoya Yukhnevich

Graduate Consultant

Joseph Sollis

Urban Planning and Engagement Consultant

Edwin Visser

Graphic Designer

Rebecca Lyon Augustus

Communications Lead

Breyon Gibbs

Communications Officer

Aine Egan

Finance Administrator

Nicholas Edwards

Projects and Administrative Assistant

Natalie Agina

Executive Assistant

Our approach is defined by rigorous research, high engagement, elegant strategy and memorable experiences that build shared value

Collaboration and Accreditations