Board & Staff


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Past President and Independent Director: Myles Lind


Asset Management Lead
Auckland Transport
Audit and Risk Committee

T: +64 278 390503
E: Myles Lind

Myles was appointed to the IPWEA Board on 20th October 2017.

Myles is a Past-President of IPWEA NZ and a past-Chair of NAMS Canada.

Myles holds the following formal qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) (Canterbury University)
  • Certificate of Management (New Zealand Institute of Management)
  • Chartered Fellow of Engineering New Zealand

Myles is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

IPWEA President: Ian Daniels

Ian Daniels

Manager Engineering Services
City of Rockingham

T: +61 8 9528 0332
E: Ian Daniels

Ian was appointed to the IPWEA Australasian Board on 16th June 2017.

He holds the position of Manager Infrastructure Project Delivery at City of Rockingham, WA.

Ian has been heavily involved with the Institute for a number of years including the following roles:

  1. Executive Committee Member WA | Apr 2015 – current
  2. Deputy President WA | Apr 2015 – Apr 2017
  3. State Conference Committee WA (Chair) | Apr 2015 – Apr 2017
  4. Governance, Audit & Risk Committee WA (inc chair for 2 years) | Apr 2015 – Apr 2023
  5. Development in Groundwater Constrained Environments Steering Group WA (Chair) | Jun 2015 – current
  6. President WA | Apr 2017 – Apr 2019
  7. Audit & Risk Committee | Feb 2020 – Nov 2023 (inc chair Nov 2021 – Nov 2023)

Ian holds the following formal qualifications:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Ian is a Fellow Member of Australian Institute of Management.

Fleur Tytheridge

Fleur Tytheridge

Managing Director
Tarquin Consulting

E: Fleur Tytheridge

Fleur was appointed to the IPWEA Board on 4th July 2023.

Fleur is a technology enthusiast specialising in sales and marketing, with 20 years’ experience in public and private sectors across multiple industries and global markets. Fleur holds an Executive MBA (Hons) and is a Member of the Institute of Directors. She is the Managing Director of Tarquin Consulting, a business consultancy and services company focused on sales, marketing and ESG strategies for independent startups through to multinational companies.

Dino De Paoli

Dino fe Paoli

E: Dino De Paoli

Appointed to the IPWEA Australasian Board on 6th October 2021. Dino is a civil engineer with 29 years’ experience in local government and consulting. Having commenced his career in residential land development in Melbourne, Dino worked on projects across a range of industry sectors in Victoria and Tasmania, prior to entering local government 12 years ago. Dino is currently the Director Infrastructure & Works at West Tamar Council in the north of Tasmania.

Sean Rice

Sean Rice

IPWEA Director

Sean was appointed to the IPWEA Australian Board on 8th August 2022 following the resignation of one of the Queensland appointed directors.

Sean Rice or Ricey, is the Managing Director of Proterra Group, a Civil Engineering consultancy based in Toowoomba but he calls Goondiwindi QLD home. He is a qualified Civil Engineer with over 25 years of Local Government experience and is passionate about rural and regional Australia. Ricey’s a country boy at heart and has a vested interest in growing the number of regionally based Engineers and Technical staff to support our communities, and improving collaboration between our Councils.

Ricey has held positions on several boards (including President, Vice President and Secretary) and is a current Board Member of IPWEAQ. He has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course and has held full-time and seconded roles with several Councils in the positions of Director of Engineering Services, Works Engineer and CEO. He also provides business coaching and mentoring in his Region and loves giving back to the communities that support his business Proterra Group.

When he’s not working and driving across our amazing country Ricey’s focus is on hiking and travel, adventure bikes, great food and wine, foster care and the Penrith Panthers.

He holds the following Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons), University of NSW
  • MBA (TechMgt), Deakin University
  • AICD Directors Course

Peter Shields

Peter Shields

Sutherland Shire Council

T: +61 9710 0247
M: +61 414 274 084
E: Peter Shields

Peter is the Manager Asset Services at Sutherland Shire Council, with responsibility for strategy and asset management for transport, open space, stormwater and building assets – and has over 20 years experience in local government.

He possesses the following formal qualifications:

  • Masters Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
  • and has over 30 years’ experience in the public works sector

Peter has good board experience having spent 7 years on the IPWEA NSW board and is the immediate past Vice President of IPWEA NSW.

Vicki Shelton

Vicki Shelton

Golden Plains Shire

M: 0438 068 862
E: Vicki Shelton

Vicki has over 35 years’ experience as a professional civil engineer and leader in infrastructure, project management and asset management working in regional local government organisations in Victoria.

Vicki is currently the Manager Asset Services at Golden Plains Shire Council. She holds a degree in Civil Engineering, completed an MBA Technology Management and Post Graduate in Municipal Engineering and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vicki is an active member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering (IPWEA), currently holding board member roles at Victoria level (2008 – current, serving one year as President in 2012/13) and board member at Australasian level (2019 and 2022). Vicki has also represented women and regional engineers on Engineers Australia boards and committees.

Vicki received the 2008 Municipal Engineering Foundation Vic Overseas Study Award and was awarded the IPWEA Victoria Professional Engineer of the Year in 2017 and IPWEA Australasia Public Works Leadership medal in 2017.

Vicki has a commitment to the professional development of public works engineers and is a strong supporter of women in the engineering profession.

Vicki was appointed a Trustee of the Foundation effective 1st January 2020.

IPWEA Vice President: Ben Clark


Director Works & Engineering Service at Barossa Council

M: 0404 625 145
E: Ben Clark

Ben was appointed to the IPWEA Australasian Board on 3rd December 2021.

Ben was elected IPWEA South Australia President in December of 2021 and has been a board member since 2017. He was IPWEA SA Vice President from 2019-2021.

Ben started in Young IPWEA and has been Vice President and President of YIPWEA Australasia.

Ben holds the following formal qualifications:

  • MBA from RMIT University
  • Master of Surveying, Cadastral & Engineering Survey from the University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Sustainable Environments, GIS from the University of South Australia

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Sinead McGuire

Young IPWEA Chair


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