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Team

Illowra Projects access a team of highly experienced professionals that ensure each project achieves excellence in design, construction and ongoing management.

 

Owen Jourdian MEI - Managing Director

For over twenty years Owen has worked in numerous business management, project management and business advisory roles. Owen has studied accessible building design and through extensive work in development and construction in Australia and overseas has developed a passion for bringing to life smarter building design with a focus on improved accessibility.  Owen is a founding board member and Deputy Chair of the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Alliance.  The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Alliance brings together some of the nation’s most committed Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers and investors to provide a unified voice to better support development of a diverse and sustainable SDA market.

 

Nicole Van Krieken AssocDipArchDraft - Building Design Consultant

Nicole is a Building Designer and registered building practitioner with over twenty years experience in the architectural industry. Working on a vast range of projects over her career, from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial, has given her a strong foundation and knowledge base. Nicole has a great interest in design that is affordable, sustainable and accessible to people of all abilities, with a firm belief that good planning and communication are critical to a successful project. Awarded for previous work, Nicole takes pride in ensuring that projects exceed client expectations.

 

Jane Galvin MOT - Occupational Therapy Consultant

Jane is an experienced Occupational Therapist who has over 20 years of experience working with people who have cognitive, physical and other difficulties to live independently. Jane’s focus is on assisting Illowra Projects to develop design briefs that address accessibility and function to allow every individual to live as independently as possible.

 

Anne Manis B.Bus (Acc.Hons) - Chartered Accountant

Anne is a Chartered Accountant with over fifteen years of professional and industry experience. Anne commenced her career with a top-tier Chartered Accounting firm before moving into accounting roles within the financial services industry. She has held a number of management level finance roles during a 10-year tenure at a major Australian bank. Anne has extensive experience in financial reporting, interpreting and applying regulations and standards and partnering with business. 

 

Marisa McCague MSSc (Policy & Hum. Serv.) BA (Psych.) Grad Dip (Edu. & Train.) - Disability Policy Consultant

Marisa is a leading human service specialist, with more than 20 years of leadership experience.  She has a strong understanding of all aspects of disability accommodation.  Marisa has held the regional accommodation portfolio with state government, coordinating the establishment of new services, vacancy management and the provider network.  She has managed not for profit accommodation services in metropolitan and regional areas.  At one of Victoria's largest disability providers, she managed statewide operational services, including the accommodation quality framework, positive behaviour support, and the contracts for maintenance and casual staffing.  She also led a best practice roster review and audited a range of residential services.  Marisa takes a broad view that is balanced by a keen eye for detail.  She has a passion for community and collaborates to achieve efficient, effective, person-centred outcomes.