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Mr Neil Savery *

Managing Director, ICC Oceania

Neil Savery is the Managing Director of ICC Oceania, an arm of the International Code Council, a global provider of building safety solutions, including model building codes and a suite of practical solutions for regulators, practitioners and manufacturers involved in the building sector.

Neil is also engaged by the Insurance Council of Australia as a specialist adviser on matters relating to the built environment, and in particular its intersection with climate change.

Prior to this Neil was the Chief Executive of the Australian Building Codes Board for nine years, having been a Board member for eleven. In that role Neil championed a roadmap for an ambitious and forward-thinking policy and regulatory reform.

As part of the Council of Australian Government processes for twenty years, Neil has been involved in advising Ministers on significant building and planning policy reform, including his time as Chair of the Senior Planning Officials Group.

Neil has been the Deputy Commissioner of the Victorian Building and Plumbing Industry Commissions and served as the inaugural Chief Planning Executive for the ACT Planning & Land Authority for eight years. 

Prior to this Neil was the Executive Director of Planning SA and before that the Director of City Planning and Special Projects at the City of Greater Geelong.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and holds qualifications in town planning, urban design and ecologically sustainable development.

He is a Registered Planner, a former National President of the Planning Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.