Executive Committee 2018-05-07T18:51:50+00:00

IPA Executive Committee

Arthur Stacey
Arthur StaceyPresident
Sunnydale Green Solutions, Owner
1800 64 1117

Certainly the Interior Plantscape industry has been a large part of my life. I was one of the foundation members of the then Queensland Interior Plantscape Association before being elected as the President of the National Interior Plantscape Association for several years in the early 2000’s. I have been an active Executive Committee member of the association for more than 25 years.

I own and operate my Brisbane based company ‘Sunnydale Green Solutions’ for many years and there are not many industries where you can build relationships with so many people. I still have lasting friendships with folk I met servicing plants. 

Julie Watson
Julie WatsonSecretary
Green Design Indoor Plant Hire, Marketing Consultant
+614 22 110 921

Elaine Tunn (IPA Executive Officer) called and asked if I would be interested in joining the Board in 2015. I’m relatively new to the indoor plant industry (two years) working for Green Design NSW and wasn’t sure I would be the right person to sit on the board. Elaine mentioned that the IPA were trying to include people with a marketing background to ensure there was a good mix of not only ‘plant people’, but people who could assist in promoting and initiating fresh ideas for the association.

My vision for the industry is to ensure the use of indoor plants is in the forefront of project managers’ minds when they start their planning. I also see further opportunities by collaborating with other industry associations who have similar target markets. Julie is looking forward to continuing her role on the IPA Executive Board in 2016.

Katie Heane
Katie HeaneTreasurer
Gabrielle Stannus
Gabrielle Stannus
Johan Hodgson
Johan HodgsonBoard Member
+614 10 606 692

17 years experience in the Interior Plantscaping Industry working in all facets of a business from the ground up. Commenced his career in Interior Plantscaping in the UK in 1996 where he was a Plantscape technician. He co-owned an interior plantscaping business in Sth Africa prior to relocating to Australia. Johan has worked for Ambius Australia 12 years in various roles. Most recently business manager, Perth & Brisbane, National Operations Manager & has been in his current role of Operations Director since May 2013.

Johan was nominated in 2015 as Executive Board member in & is looking forward to supporting the Executive Management Committee in 2016.

Karen Smith
Karen SmithBoard Member


Elaine Tunn
Elaine TunnExecutive Officer
+614 52 590 255

IPA Executive Officer Elaine Tunn, has been employed by IPA for 9 years & brings with her a wealth of knowledge & experience from owing a small business for many years. She is also a qualified Trainer & Assessor & Lifestyle Coach. Elaine has many roles & knowledge about IPA & welcomes any enquiry.

Paul Plant
Paul PlantConsultant & Accreditation Assessor
Sub Tropical Media
+614 52 590 255

IPA Accreditation officer Paul Plant, a Registered Horticulturist, is responsible for overseeing the accreditation process for Interior Plantscape Association members. Paul has worked in the landscape, nursery and interior plantscape sectors, as well as education, media and industry development. He is also the editor of Subtropical Gardening Magazine and does weekly segments on three radio stations in South East Queensland.

John Daly
John DalyConsultant & Research Horticulturalists
Eco Environment
+614 38 727 100

John Daly, Environmental & Forensic Horticulturalist, has 30 years experience within the horticultural industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge to IPA community about soil media for indoor plants, green walls, green roofs, podiums and landscaping.