Managing Director & Founder of Village Well Placemaking Consultancy, Gilbert is recognised locally and Internationally as leading voice in Placemaking and the creation of vibrant, resilient and loved places. He is a sought after speaker and skilled facilitator for community and stakeholder engagement activities and has worked with over 1000 cities, towns, main streets and communities over the past 26 years. Gilbert co-founded the EPOCH Foundation promoting the adoption of business ethics. He has been on the boards of Ross House, Donkey Wheel House Trust and Hub Australia. Gilbert leads a multi-disciplinary team of Placemakers, researchers and designers.