Michael McKeown

Director

Michael is the Director of Jensen PLUS. He is a leading urban designer and planner, with wide experience across the development industry and public sector.

Michael regularly leads teams to prepare master plans and designs for new communities, town centres, employment precincts, major infrastructure projects, residential neighbourhoods, urban renewal areas, and main streets. Michael is an experienced designer, planner and facilitator, and has excellent graphic, written and verbal communication skills.

Under Michael’s leadership since 2015 Jensen PLUS has grown to lead major projects across Australia. His team are valued for providing independent advice to clients, including many in regional communities.

In late 2019 Michael was awarded Planner of the Year, South Australia by the Planning Institute of Australia.

Vicki White

Office Manager

Vicki is the Office Manager of Jensen PLUS and is responsible for accounts, payroll, contract administration and IT.

Vicki’s background has been in legal, medical, serviced office and strata fields before joining the business 21 years ago as a Receptionist. Her strong knowledge of accounting systems and her wide range of administrative skills meant she quickly broadened her role into Office Manager.

Vicki is the day to day contact for account queries and ensures that our office runs efficiently and smoothly.

David Barone

Associate

David is an Associate at Jensen PLUS and has managed the statutory planning business area since 2006. He has over 20 years’ experience in local government and the private sector in the provision of development advice and assessment, preparation of policy amendments, and expert evidence. David regularly advises clients about the best planning approach for their project.

David has excellent communication, negotiation and mediation skills, and regularly works within multidisciplinary teams to facilitate and negotiate positive outcomes through the planning system, particularly where competing interests clash.

David is focussed on preparing clear and appropriate policies that facilitate good design outcomes. This experience allows David to get the most out of planning for his clients.

Lisel McLeay

Associate

Lisel is a Landscape Architect + Urban Designer and an Associate at Jensen PLUS. She has been a valued member of the team for ten years and has over 13 years’ experience working in the industry on a variety of high profile, award-winning projects throughout Australia.

As Associate, Lisel manages and is deeply involved in all phases of the design process internally to Jensen PLUS, as well as project managing large, multi-disciplinary design teams on complex projects.

Lisel has a high level of understanding for the allied disciplines required to deliver public realm projects with exceptional client and community satisfaction.

Chloe Organ

Landscape Architect

Chloe is a Landscape Architect who graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Master of Landscape Architecture. Chloe brings to Jensen PLUS her passion for repurposed landscapes, experimental design techniques and installation design.

Chloe’s enthusiasm and dedication to landscape architecture allows for her continual development within the profession. She has a varied skill set including CAD, 3D modelling, freehand drawing and photomontage. These skills allow Chloe to be utilised within a range of projects and enable her to expand her understanding of landscape architecture and urban design principles and practice.

Chloe enjoys developing her plant knowledge and exploring new landscapes and techniques to influence her design concepts.

Erin Abell

Graphic Designer + Communications Assistant

Erin is a Graphic Designer and Communications Assistant who graduated from the University of South Australia with a Master of Creative Practice. Erin has experience working in the design industry as a graphic designer, illustrator and communications assistant, having worked in design studios and freelancing for multiple clients.

Erin brings to Jensen PLUS her knowledge of design principles and her passion for effective visual communication. Being involved in the design process from concept to completion has allowed Erin to refine her design and finished art skills, as well as enabling her to liaise with clients and print companies.

Erin enjoys freehand drawing with both traditional and digital media, utilising the Adobe design suite, and expanding her knowledge of design principles and practice.

Daniel Bennett

Consultant Landscape Architect

Daniel is an experienced strategic designer, registered landscape architect and urban designer with 20 years’ experience. Initially from Sydney, he relocated to Edinburgh before returning to Australia and since 2004 has worked on a wide range of projects in his adopted home of Adelaide in public and private practice.

His work is multi-award winning, and he has led and delivered a range of small to very large city-shaping projects, often in large and complex teams. His recent role as leader of Strategy and Design at the City of Adelaide re-established a strong civic and strategic design team for the City, shaping, designing and delivering strategies and projects, including the Adelaide Design Manual, the city’s new blueprint for streets and public spaces from ideas and initiatives through to construction.

He led, reformed and reshaped the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) in AILA’s 50th year as Director (2013-2017), Chair and President (2016-2017), and is the current State President of AILA’s South Australian chapter and national Chair of AILA’s Advocacy Committee.