Shaun Walsh

CEO, City Parklands, Brisbane, National President, FAILA

Shaun is qualified in Regional and Town Planning, Landscape Architecture and Business Management.

His current professional role is the Chief Executive Officer of City Parklands P/L in Brisbane, a commercial entity that manages the South Bank and Roma Street Parklands on behalf of the Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government, and welcomes 12 million visitors per year into these spaces.

Shaun is the National President of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, as well as a Director for the Oxley Creek Transformation, overseeing $100 million open space renewal for along the Oxley Creek in the western suburbs of Brisbane.

Shaun’s professional career has spanned 25 years and previous roles have included Planning and Development Coordinator for South Bank Corporation, Design Manager for Place Design Group Brisbane, Environmental Manager for Australian Antarctic Operations and Environmental Manager for City Design, Brisbane City Council.

Shaun is also a committed volunteer both as trail guide coordinator for the “Great Noosa Trail Walk” which raises the profile of the local landscape and fundraises for local community groups in the Noosa hinterland, as well as active volunteer for Noosa and District Landcare.  He is a keen bushwalker and passionate gardener, having established a large estate garden of native plants over 16 years.