Conference Committee

Quentin Jackson

IBPSA Australasia President

Conference Chair

Quentin has been involved in IBPSA for more than 20 years, holding various roles including Affiliate Director of IBPSA globally from 2015–2020. Over the years he has been involved in multiple conferences and events in speaking, hosting, and organising roles. Quentin knows the dedication and effort required to deliver this event after being involved in organising IBPSA 2011 in Sydney, and is looking forward to hosting in his home state of Queensland.

Priya Gandhi

IBPSA Australasia Vice-President

Conference Co-Chair

Priya has extensive experience running industry events, demonstrated by improving local engagement from three events and 140 members in 2016 to 14 events and 350 members in 2019. She has presented, chaired, and run workshops for past conferences, and will be leading the organising of conference sessions.

Nicki Parker

IBPSA Australasia Treasurer

Conference Committee Member

Nicki has had a pivotal role in increasing engagements with IBPSA Australasia members, starting when she joined the committee as Vice-President in 2014. Since then, Nicki has presented and led technical panels in multiple AIRAH and IBPSA events, and will bring her strong leadership style to ensure the conference meets the aspirations of our local, national, and international cohorts.

PC Thomas

IBPSA Member

Scientific Committee Chair

PC Thomas is a specialist in improving the energy efficiency, and therefore, reducing the greenhouse gas footprint, of large buildings.

Paul Bannister

Past IBPSA 2011 Conference Chair

Conference Adviser

Paul has international experience in organising conferences of this size and being involved in numerous other scientific and practical conference committees globally. Paul was IBPSA Australasia President during the 2011 Building Simulation Conference. Paul understands the expectations of IBPSA worldwide, and knows the effort and enthusiasm required to deliver a conference of this size.

Marie Karekla


Conference Manager

Marie has extensive conference and events management experience, including program development and delivery, speaker and sponsorship management and onsite delivery coordination.