Shahana McKenzie

A little over three years in her role as CEO of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Shahana McKenzie has transformed the organisation into a vocal, relevant, dextrous and influential force, for more and well-designed beloved living infrastructure. Under her leadership, AILA’s membership has doubled and its role in influencing policy and profile is evident.

Drawing on her extensive experience in the built environment sector, Shahana’s expertise in bringing people together to progress a common agenda is evident in the creation of the Living Cities Alliance, which brings together over 40 organisations in the living infrastructure sector to advocate to government in a united way.

Her role bringing the Institute to the fore, through campaigns and events such as the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, Living Cities Summit and My Park Rules national campaign, is testament to her passion for liveable cities and her determination to forge strong alliances and cooperation across a range of sectors for a common good.