Independent Review Panel
NSW Coat of Arms


Strengthening Local Communities




Panel Members
Panel members:Professor Graham Sansom - Chair,Ms Jude Munro AO - Member,Glenn Inglis - Member,??

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Biography: Professor Graham Sansom- Chair

Graham Sansom is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. Until recently he was Director of the UTS Centre for Local Government and also the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government. From 1994-98 he was CEO of the Australian Local Government Association.

Graham has many years experience in local and State Government, having held senior positions with local Councils, a regional organisation of Councils, and State agencies in New South Wales and Western Australia. As a Canberra-based consultant from 1989 to 1994, he worked with local government in all states.

From 2009-11 Graham served on the steering committee of the Australian Council of Local Government, and in 2011 he was a member of the Commonwealth's Expert Panel on constitutional recognition of local government.

Graham also has extensive international experience. Until last year he was a board member of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, and edited the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance. He has undertaken a wide range of local government development projects in Asia, South Africa and the Pacific.

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Biography: Ms Jude Munro AO - Member

Jude Munro has been the CEO of four metropolitan Councils across three States - Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. She has worked in local government from 1991 until 2010 when she retired as CEO Brisbane City Council. She is passionate about the difference local government can make to communities. She was awarded an Order of Australia in 2010 for her services to local government and to communities.

She is the former chairperson of Queensland Urban Utilities, and a director of Air Services Australia and Uniting Care Queensland. She is a former member of the COAG Expert Taskforce on Strategic Planning of Cities and now runs her own consultancy business.

She has been a past Queensland President of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia. She has post graduate qualifications in business administration and public policy. She is a member of Chief Executive Women.

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Biography: Glenn Inglis - Member

Glenn Inglis is a specialist strategic local government advisor. Glenn has held senior management positions in local government for over 25 years. He was General Manager of Tamworth Regional Council for 6 years and Parry Shire Council for 11 years. Under Glenn's leadership Tamworth Regional Council was awarded the 2009 AR Bluett Memorial Trust Award for the most progressive Council in NSW.

Glenn was a consulting lecturer at Charles Sturt University Bathurst for 8 years. Teaching subjects to Masters level examined the practical and theoretical basis of an enterprise role for government in entrepreneurial and strategic economic development.

Glenn has undertaken research on systems of local governance based on principles of international best practice including the United Kingdom and United States of America. Specific areas of research have included best value service delivery, governance modernisation, participative democracy, public entrepreneurship and community problem solving.


Updated October 2013

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