Judy’s entire working life has been in the horticulture field, with her initial industry background in amenity horticulture. Since that time, Judy has embraced the Landscape Construction Industry and has for 40 years been developing and delivering educational programs in horticulture, irrigation and landscape construction. Judy is currently TLA Board Member and the Chair of the Awards Judging Panel.
Jim Fogarty is an AILA registered Landscape Architect based in Melbourne. His design experience includes exhibiting internationally at some of the most famous garden shows accruing over thirty design awards including sixteen gold medals. Jim has been a garden design writer for various publications in Australia, a show garden judge, and is the current National President of the Horticultural Media Association Australia.
45 years as a design professional and consultant to the property industry as Project Manager, Landscape Architect, Design Manager, Mentor and Advisor. David has national and international experience across a broad range of project types for the private sector and government at all levels.
Jonathan Garner provides the services of horticultural consulting, onsite training, workshops industry mentoring, estate management and specialised technical services to landscape contractors, designers and garden owners.
Matthew is principal consultant at Open Space Projects. With over 40yrs of experience, he knows what it takes to deliver successful projects. Matthew has a reputation as a deeply passionate advocate for open spaces and with decades of structural landscaping experience, there isn’t much he hasn’t done. Matthew combines his extensive experience with genuine enthusiasm for the industry and its people to strive for the best possible outcomes.
Dianne is a highly experienced educational leader with TAFE NSW. Her 35 year career encompasses tertiary research, university teaching and a range of roles in within the vocational education sector. Dianne is a current TLA Board Member.
Daniel Chamoun is the Director of Glazed Co, and has been servicing the Pool and Landscaping industry since 2012 with glass and aluminum pool fencing options. A licensed Builder, Glazier & Carpenter by trade, his career started in the Glass industry in 2005 and evolved into Daniel obtaining his Builders license in 2018, building countless luxury homes throughout Sydney.
Anna is a professional landscape estimator. She has worked extensively with landscape designers and contractors, pricing and managing projects for over 20 years. Anna has contributed to the industry quoting bible, The Landscape Association Rates Guide. She also contributes regularly to the Landscape Contractor Magazine, on the topics of landscape estimating, project and business management.
Ken Bevan has over 25 years experience in the horticulture industry. He was the General Manager of Alpine Nurseries for a number of years. Ken held a position on the Nursery Strategic Industry Advisory Panel, responsible for directing the investment of nursery levy funds which gave rise to key projects such as, the 202020 Vision and Plant Life Balance and was a member of various other industry steering committees.
With over 30 years experience in landscaping and a true lover of mother earth, Scott works creatively with every client to ensure their landscape vision is achieved. Having the ability to give back to nature and design environments that can change people’s emotions is what he finds most rewarding about being a landscaper. Scott has grown Shaw Landscape Group from a solopreneur business to one of the leading landscape companies in the Illawarra.
“Claudia is a residential landscape designer and Co-founder of Grindstone Landscapes based in Sydney with a passion for contemporary garden design suited to individual client needs and focusing on the beauty of simplicity and balance of hard and soft architectural elements. Claudia has a Diploma in landscape design and currently holds a position as sponsorship Director on the board of the Landscape Design Institute.
David has over 20 years’ experience in the landscape industry, across a range of industrial & commercial sites he has delivered projects for both large builders and developers. David has also previously run several large maintenance contracts including the City of Sydney. David has also worked in the UK on many high profile projects like the Eurostar and Heathrow Terminal 5. He also worked on a garden at Chelsea Flower Show.
Allen is the Head Teacher of Landscape Construction and Design at Richmond and Wentworth Falls Colleges. He has been involved in the construction industry for over 35 years and is always excited to see new and innovative ways to structure outdoor living spaces and landscapes.
Garth is a Swimming Pool Inspector with over 20 years experience in compliance and risk management. Garth’s commitment to quality, affordability and service is industry recognised Garth is a former Director of SPASA Australia and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee, holds a Master of Legal Studies, a Bachelor of Business, a Certificate in Compliance.
Bryce is a horticulturist and is the maintenance manager at Urban Grounds and Gardens