Leadership panel

The panel, consisting of senior representatives from some of our partner organisations, meets quarterly to set the vision, targets and strategic direction of the partnership, and endorses an annual work program.

Amanda Visser

Chair, Group Sustainability Manager, The Star

For more than a decade Amanda has delivered genuine engagement and sustainability strategies and improved corporate responsibility performance of large private and public organisations.

Under Amanda’s leadership The Star Entertainment Group has achieved global recognition on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 3 consecutive years.

Amanda understands how to work collaboratively with corporate, government and community sectors to design, implement and lead transformational change.

John Hughes

Deputy Chair, Managing Director (acting), Fox Studios Australia

A leader with Fox Studios Australia since 2011, John has worked across a broad range of the business including portfolio management, facility management, operations, logistics, business strategy and positioning.

John understands how to deliver real sustainability results in a complex, fast-paced environment which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Prior to Fox, John held several senior commercial real estate advisory roles during which time he specialised in commercial transactions, adaptive reuse and development.


Katie Shammas

Secretariat, City of Sydney


02 9265 9762

Technical working groups

SDP's technical working groups are the driving force behind the partnership's projects. They aim to deliver resources, research, data, toolkits and awareness campaigns to support the industry's action on sustainability.


Craig Cavers

Co-Chair , Chief Engineer, Hilton

Mei McNamara

Co-Chair , Energy and ESD Manager, International Convention Centre Sydney


Jon Boys

Co-Chair , Sustainability Programs Coordinator, The Star

Maree Edwards

Co-Chair, Risk and Sustainability Manager, International Convention Centre Sydney


Emma Bombonato

Co-Chair, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Sydney Opera House

Michael Emerson

Co-Chair , Facilities Director, Hyatt Regency Sydney