Gray Puksand has announced a new structure and expanded leadership team as it continues to evolve its operations.

The new structure includes a strengthened focus on professional leadership and business intelligence, to allow the practice to further extend its reach on a national scale. The new additions and changes to the practice’s structure will help to deliver over $750 million worth of projects across studios in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Stephen Turner (pictured top left) has moved into the role of National Managing Partner, bringing 30 years of expertise in professional leadership, design excellence, and complex project management to the position. Turner has delivered projects for a range of public and private clients, including the Greater Shepparton Secondary College, and further established Gray Puksand’s Canberra studio.

“Our new leadership structure represents Gray Puksand’s collective intelligence and industry-leading experience, and offers our clients and stakeholders continued confidence in the design excellence we have become known to deliver,” says Turner.

“We are pleased to recognise the talent and commitment of our highly-skilled team with a number of internal appointments – supporting the next generation of leaders is a core facet of our strong culture, as we look to continue making a meaningful impact for our clients, communities, and future generations.”

Amanda Fyfe, Lead Partner (ACT) will now head up the Canberra studio, while Heidi Smith, Lead Partner (VIC) steps into a leading role in Melbourne. Smith says she will look to build on her expertise and leadership within the new role.

“I am delighted to join our senior leadership team to support our strategy building on our knowledge and creating the inspiring outcomes Gray Puksand is known for. I personally look forward to expanding my own experience, harnessing our creativity and relentless conviction to always do better, and making a real difference for our team and our client.”

Gray Puksand’s new corporate social responsibility plan looks to ensure balanced gender representation across all levels, disciplines and sectors, with a plan for fifty percent of Gray Puksand Partners to be female before 2030. The appointment of Natasha Lauricella (pictured top right) as Commercial Business Manager puts the plan into practice.

With significant experience in commercial, residential, and retail property, as well as hotel and franchising as a senior finance leader, Lauricella’s technical and innovative mind-set and extensive experience in key industries is set to drive the growth and development of the practice.

“I’m pleased to join Gray Puksand’s diverse and talented team and look forward to supporting the continued success of the practice across all disciplines and regions we impact,” she says.

Founding Partner Robert Puksand will move away from his role as National Managing Partner to work on strategic projects and the establishment of new sectors and will continue to support the practice as Chair of the Board.

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