IN PERSON EVENT: Boost Your Stakeholder Engagement With These Tips and Case Studies

IN PERSON EVENT: Boost Your Stakeholder Engagement With These Tips and Case Studies

Defining and engaging with stakeholders is a key aspect in a successful project. You see, there are often many people involved in contaminated site remediation or redevelopment projects, sometimes with conflicting objectives. It helps if stakeholder engagement is seen as a dynamic process and can change over the life of the project. 

Paul McLeod from Iluka, Catherine Bentley from DevelopmentWA and Sheri-lynn Ludwig from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage will provide an overview of stakeholder engagement approaches, communication strategies, and give some tips and tricks. Their presentations will also discuss some case studies of WA projects and lessons learnt from projects that didn’t go to plan.

If you have a project coming up or are interested in learning more, our presenters will help you nail stakeholder engagement. This is a topic not to be missed!

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Drinks and nibbles will be served during the networking session.

About the Presenters

Catherine Bentley
Manager Community Relations

Catherine is the Manager Community Relations at DevelopmentWA. Over the past 15 years, she has pursued a diverse career in program management, stakeholder relations, policy and strategy. Her core strengths include working in the big picture, synthesis of ideas, strategy and critical thinking, with a breadth of experience in facilitation and community engagement.

Sheri-lynn Ludwig,
Manager of Contaminated Sites, Property & Risk Management
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage


Sheri-lynn Ludwig is the Manager of the Contaminated Sites team at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. The team is responsible for the management of contamination on Crown land across WA. Sheri-lynn has been with the Department for over five years, having started with the Department as the Project Manager of the Northampton Lead Tailings Project (NLTP) townsite remediation works. Prior to working with the Department, Sheri-lynn worked as a contaminated sites consultant in Perth and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In her role, Sheri-lynn is responsible for engaging with various stakeholders who may be impacted by or need to be informed about contamination issues on Crown land, including private landholders, Aboriginal communities, traditional owners, other State government agencies, local government authorities, industry stakeholders and business owners. The Contaminated Sites team works with various areas of the Department, other government agencies and consultants to work out the best stakeholder engagement and communication strategies and tools relevant to each project.


Paul McLeod,
Principal Advisor Communities
Iluka Resources

Paul McLeod specialises in risk communication and social risk management. Over the past two decades, Paul has worked extensively with high profile public and private sector organisations, designing and helping to implement strategies to manage some of their most complex and contentious public issues, including in relation to contaminated sites and groundwater impacts. Early in his career he was a youth worker and disability carer, and he has participated in activism on various issues for more than 30 years. He worked in corporate affairs for several years prior to his consulting career, which included founding and running his own business. He joined former client Iluka Resources in 2021 to lead social performance across Australian operations and activities.


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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cliftons Venues
Parmelia House, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000, Australia

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7 February 2022

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