GWI is pleased to have welcomed former Councillor Bronwyn Voyce to its team as a Senior Consultant specialising in Smart Cities and Data-Driven Communities, economic development and local government.
Bronwyn has extensive experience of local government as a former Councillor with Tablelands Regional Council in Far North Queensland and previously as the Senior Economic Development and Innovation Officer for another regional council.
Bronwyn’s expertise in regional policy and advocacy combined with her Masters in International and Community Development places her in a strong position to lead the ongoing development of GWI’s market-leading Data-Driven Community Index.
With a track record in strategic advisory consultancy and designing solutions to complex business problems, Bronwyn has a deep passion for driving innovation and development to improve the lives of people living in all corners of Australia.
Bronwyn is the Deputy Chair and an executive member of Regional Development Australia – Far North Queensland and Torres Strait, a national organisation she has been involved with since 2010 providing her with broad perspectives of regional challenges across Australia.
Bronwyn’s passion for digital innovation and policy led her to the appointment of Chair of the Smart Cities Council Australia and NZ – Policy & Leadership Taskforce in 2017 and she has also been an active participant in the Australian and American Leadership Dialogue for a number of years.
“Joining GWI allows me to bring together my understanding of the macro environment and my experience with the realities being faced on the ground every day and turning these into useful strategies and insights for our clients,” Ms Voyce said. “I am also looking forward to assisting clients with ways to implement new ideas using data driven insights.
“There are enormous opportunities to bring about meaningful change that will transform the way communities operate from planning for future transport, medical services and educational resources to broader strategies to reduce and manage waste across regions or achieve greater efficiencies in asset management in local government.”
Bronwyn said her position at GWI also allows her the opportunity to pursue her passion for being a ‘change-maker and improving the way government, the private sector and communities work together to solve the most pressing problems.’
“There has never been a time where we have had access to this much information and data,” she said. “Each of us, every day, is contributing to the data banks being built around the world without even being aware of it.
“And it is this data which we can use to generate powerful insights about behaviour. We can use this data to shape alternate futures that are largely misunderstood at present, but which I believe, could be the biggest game changer for governments and businesses yet.”
CEO Neil Makepeace was delighted to welcome Bronwyn, with her depth of experience and her commitment to drive change, to GWI’s growing team.
“Bronwyn has had a very impressive career having worked in both the public and private sectors and with all levels of government,” Mr Makepeace said. “Her commitment and dedication to work in ways which benefit our community – the business community, government and ordinary Australians – are inspiring and her knowledge of the unique lifestyle and challenges facing regional Australia will be a valuable asset to GWI.”