Associate Director

Anna Deller-Coombs

Anna Deller-Coombs

Anna is a trusted and highly skilled practitioner specialising in engagement and strategy development.

Anna understands the DNA of engagement. She has led the creation of community engagement frameworks for organisations, including training and upskilling staff in approaches that increase community participation to improve decision making.

An empathetic relationship builder, Anna’s engagement approach brings together disparate views to build consensus. Her approach is equal parts collaborative and decisive, and she is adept at delivering engagement tailored to projects, clients and their stakeholders.

Her experience in project management brings a solutions-focus to problem solving. Anna is adaptable, responsive and accessible to her clients, particularly in her ability to pivot between detail and strategy in her approach to project delivery.

Anna is also a qualified and experienced urban planner, with a sound understanding of South Australia’s new planning system. With experience in undertaking development assessment, policy and strategic planning, Anna is skilled in demystifying planning processes for communities and clients.

Areas of Expertise

Stakeholder and Community Engagement

Project Management

Strategy Development


Graduate Certificate Wine Business, University of Adelaide (2012)

Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia (2006)

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Adelaide (2004)


Planning Institute of Australia

Professional Affiliations

Planning Institute of Australia

Urban Development Institute of Australia

Property Council of Australia