Our team

We attract and develop the brightest minds and offer a positive work culture that keeps us engaged and inspired to be our best. We know that the wellbeing of our people directly contributes to great client outcomes.

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Matthew Nation
Founder and Managing Director

Matthew established Nation Partners in 2014, bringing together a team of talented professionals to deliver better outcomes for businesses, communities and government. Matthew has extensive experience leading multi-disciplinary projects and delivering business cases and feasibility assessments for  a range of government and private sector organisations. 

Jenni Forrester
Technical Director

Jenni is known for providing leading stakeholder relations services and advice which reduces risks to project approvals and delivery, through roles in government and on some of Victoria’s biggest transport projects.

Doris Pallozzi
Technical Director

Doris has extensive international experience in the environmental/health and safety, risk management and technical advisory consulting fields. Doris is an accredited Environmental Auditor (Industrial Facilities) with the Victorian EPA and has particular experience in auditing, environmental and WHS management systems, regulatory permitting and project financing. Doris is also certified by the Victorian Department of Transport as a Safety and Environment Auditor.

Yen Yuen

Yen provides strategic commercial and economic advisory services in the planning of infrastructure, asset and policy initiatives. She has deep knowledge of investment appraisal frameworks and has led major projects across the transport, health, water, environment and tourism sectors to evaluate project viability and deliver feasibility studies, business cases, commercial evaluations and impact assessments.

Chris Duesterberg
Senior Principal

Chris is a technical expert in the environmental field, specialising in investigating and remediating contaminated sites. With a doctorate in environmental engineering, he has led numerous contaminated land projects where he designed and applied innovative site investigation methodologies, modelling techniques, and remediation strategies to defence, industrial and infrastructure sites. 

Cameron Howie
Senior Principal

Cam brings extensive project management and leadership experience in the water sector, having overseen operational and program delivery teams at Melbourne Water. Cam specialises in risk management, governance, managemensystems, contract management and stakeholder engagement.

Gary Selwyn
Senior Principal

Gary leads our risk, governance and transaction services practice. With an extensive international background in auditing, he provides strategic advice around management systems and environmental, heath and safety risk.

Luke Speechley
Senior Principal

Luke is a Principal Partner with extensive knowledge of environmental legislation, property management, procurement and stakeholder management. Luke is known for driving “whole of business” strategies resulting in both successful environmental and business outcomes.

Erin Coldham
Senior Principal

Erin is a multi-skilled communications and stakeholder relations professional who has led project teams and delivered positive engagement outcomes on some of Victoria’s biggest infrastructure projects.

Amy Gason
Senior Principal

Amy has extensive experience in guiding major projects through environmental and project approvals processes. Working with clients across Australia and America over two decades, she has led projects in the aviation, water transport and agriculture sectors.

Jenny Bygrave
Senior Principal

Jenny is a trusted communications leader with nearly two decades’ experience supporting the transport, energy, and urban redevelopment industries.