About Matt Collins MPIA
Matt Collins MPIA is the Chief Executive Officer of the Planning Institute of Australia, a role he has held since April 2023.
Matt is a qualified planner with significant experience in leadership, policy and advocacy. Prior to becoming CEO, Matt was the State Manager for PIA’s Queensland and Northern Territory Divisions from 2020 – 2023. Has was also the General Manager of the Queensland Government’s Cities Transformation Taskforce, where he played a central role in negotiating the $1.8 billion SEQ City Deal.
With a wealth of experience in planning and infrastructure, Matt has also served as a Chief of Staff and senior advisor to several senior Ministers. He has worked as a planner for Urbis and LandPartners in Queensland. He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, as well as a degree in journalism and public policy.