Neil Birtchnell - General Manager, Business Community Investment


“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Lisa Ilott for the past three years on a major Australian infrastructure project. In her role as Senior Community and Stakeholder Manager I have seen her manage many challenging activities which have always delivered positive and successful outcomes for all involved. During the time I have spent with Lisa I have always found her to be a person of the highest integrity and a person that is strongly committed to successful commercial outcomes whist balancing the needs of local communities. One of Lisa’s strengths is her ability to understand issues through other people’s eyes and then to manage those issues with sensible business reactions, strong business relationships and disciplined processes. During the time we have worked together, Lisa has demonstrated excellent leadership and communication skills whether engaging with customers, community members or employees. These skills also extend to engaging at either Boardroom level or shop floor level.”

Darren Driscoll – Former General Manager


“I was fortunate to work with Lisa during the roll out of the National Broadband Network where she held the Stakeholder Manager positon for the primary construction contractor in Victoria. I was impressed in Lisa’s ability to manage complex issues in a calm, structured and professional manner ensuring no disruption to the project. Lisa has the ability to build rapport and meaningful working relationships in a short period of time and effectively balanced the needs of community and landowners with the needs of the roll out program. In particular, Lisa proved invaluable with her understanding of indigenous issues, the legislative framework for managing cultural heritage compliance and developing trust and respect with traditional landowners.”
Ochre Community Consulting respectfully acknowledges Indigenous Australians past and present
as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land on which we live and work.