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7 February 2018


ratio: consultants continues to build on its success in recent years with the emergence of the company as one of Victoria’s premier consultancies in the development space. As part of this ongoing success, ratio: is delighted to announce the appointment of Colleen Peterson to Chief Executive Officer and Peter McKelvie to Managing Director.

Colleen joined Ratio in 2005 and began a series of firsts: she was the first female Director and the first female Managing Director. Colleen, with the support of the other Directors, was a leading industry spokesperson on the Residential Zone issue several years ago and she has been a champion for flexibility in the workplace for everyone. During her leadership the ratio: team has gone from strength to strength and transformed the company into one of Victoria’s foremost planning and traffic engineering consultancies.

Reflecting on her appointment, Colleen says I love that ratio: is place for real people – everyone is supported in their personal and professional ambitions, and our role as thought leaders. We have the conviction to make a positive contribution to the built environment, and ratio: is a place where I can still be myself.” Over the next 2 years Colleen looks forward to building on opportunities to contribute positively to the built environment, bringing her dog to work, and supporting the growth and development of other leaders within ratio:.

Peter has been a key member of the ratio: leadership team since 2015 and will take over the Managing Director role from Colleen. Peter’s management strengths and ability to motivate and lead teams has been a driving force of the ratio: growth. He has helped build a strong Business Services team to support our technical staff, and his expertise has guided ratio: to more efficient and agile practices. Peter is passionate about ratio’s unique blend of culture, diversity and team spirit, and is determined to further enhance the comprehensive and high quality service we offer.

This year ratio: will celebrate 29 years of providing planning expertise and traffic expertise. Over the last two years, ratio: has expanded its service offering to include Urban Design and Waste Management Planning. We have consolidated our sector expertise and with our team of over 55 planners and engineers, have experienced substantial growth. ratio: has quickly outgrown its home in Richmond and will be moving to a larger office in Cremorne mid-year.

Congratulations Colleen and Peter.

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