Associate Director, AECOM
Liz Johnstone has over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles across the built and natural environment.
Liz has a strong local government background, both as a Councillor and Mayor and through working for the peak Local government body in Victoria.
Her focus is on public policy in areas of urban planning, resilience, coastal policy, climate adaptation, risk mitigation and sustainability working at all scales across the built and natural environment.
Liz generally works closely with stakeholders and levels of government to build consensus and embed change through policy development and projects. Prior to joining AECOM, Liz was Executive Officer at the Planning Institute of Australia. At the Municipal Association of Victoria Liz led land use planning, environment and building policy areas, working in areas of bushfire, including the response to the Black Saturday fires, flood; urban infrastructure, coastal sea level rise and ESD.
Liz is a former Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, former Chair of the Central Coastal Board and Member of the Victorian Coastal Council and is now Associate Director – Sustainability and Climate Change at AECOM, who are a Strategy Partner to many cities who are part of the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities challenge, including Melbourne
She is also a global adviser to the UN Global Compact Cities Program.