Cr Colanzi, Chair of the Business Advisory Group 2015
Cr Roberto Colanzi was first elected to Council as a representative of Nicholls Ward - which takes in North Carlton, North Fitzroy, Princes Hill, and parts of Fitzroy, Clifton Hill and Collingwood) - on 27 October 2012.
Roberto is a long term resident of Yarra, having lived in Fitzroy since 2003 and before that 18 months living in Princes Hill.
Roberto has a career background working in the private sector in management consulting and applied economics, and for a number of nationally significant professional and industry organisations and groups, across sectors as diverse as accounting and professional services, SME, and architecture and design interests. He is an experienced business advisory strategist, and industry policy analyst.
He brings range of skills and experiences to support an effective and efficient Council. These include industry, economic and marketing analysis, finance and strategic systems analysis, project management and planning, and a range of research methods.
He is undertaking his second term as Chair of BAG. As Chair, he led the formulation and development of the Yarra Economic Development Strategy, for 2015-2020. The strategy has refocused Yarra's response to business and economic priorities that will lead to:
- The development and recognition of Yarra as a smart city;
- Promoting and sustaining vibrant and thriving retail precincts; and
- Seeking more informed engagements with Yarra's business community.
In terms of direct business and industry interactions, Roberto is also a member of Council's Audit Committee, and for the past two years has been an active Director on the Yarra Energy Foundation.
He can be contacted on 0428 328 904 or 9205 5055, by email, at Twitter @robertocolanzi or via LinkedIn at Roberto Colanzi.