Adam is an urbanist who has worked for private sector consultancies and leading global non-government organisations to advance sustainable community outcomes for the past 25 years.
As Executive Director with the Smart Cities Council, he works with the world’s longest running smart cities organisation focussed on catalysing investment in technology and data to accelerate liveability, workability and sustainability.
Adam is also Secretariat for the SCC’s major initiative – the Centre for Data Leadership. In this capacity is curates industry engagement and knowledge resources development around the key elements of data leadership; purpose, privacy, security, ethics and governance.
Prior to this Adam was Director of Innovation at EcoDistricts, where developed a collaborative governance model for urban regeneration across North America and beyond.
Adam was also Executive Director at the Green Building Council of Australia where is facilitated the creation of the Green Star Communities certification system for sustainable urban development.
Before entering the mission-driven sector, Adam spent 15 years with global consulting firms, including almost a decade with Arup.
Adam spent time in academia as a lecturer and studio lead in social impact assessment and community engagement at the University of Queensland.
Adam holds advisory positions with the Swinburne Smart Cities Institute and the University of Adelaide’s Australian Smart Cities Consortium. He is also Vice Chair of the Smart Cities Workstream for the Internet of Things Alliance Australia and holds a position on the Australian Government’s Cities Reference Group.