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Senior Planner, Lee Shaw joined the Ratio Geelong office in June 2021.
“I enjoy working on projects that have a positive impact and make a real difference, projects that can be a bit of a catalyst for overlooked areas ‒ that’s my favourite kind of work.”
Lee had an unconventional introduction to planning when his childhood pastimes ‒ playing with Lego and SimCity ‒ led him to study Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield. He bolstered his knowledge by spending six months abroad in Lyon learning about French urban planning. Upon completing his degree, Lee joined the Manchester-based Avison Young, a company who specialise in planning for commercial real estate.
After five years, Lee’s renewed interest in travel saw him arrive in Australia as a backpacker. He joined the City of Greater Geelong as a town planner where he remained for a year before joining Ratio.
“The best part about working for a company like Ratio is that there’s a big team of friendly people who are very social. It’s very important to get along with your work colleagues and there’s always something going on.”
Lee’s international perspective on planning is a welcome addition to Ratio Geelong’s close-knit team.