Belinda Comninos

Managing Director

Belinda is an experienced public policy professional with qualifications in engagement, design, systems and co-design methodologies. Belinda brings multiple internal and external stakeholders to the table to enable proactive and deliberative place making. She works with our clients to develop content informed by and accessible to diverse audiences.

Belinda has deep experience and expertise leading projects through a design and systems approach, having studied at the Hasso Plattner School of Design at Stanford University ( and with the Australian Centre for Social Impact. This has seen her led through collaboration on projects including Liverpool’s Innovation Strategy, regional city activation in Cessnock and infrastructure service needs for students with disability and students requiring intensive English support.

Utilising her engagement experience, Belinda led Astrolabe’s delivery of the Smart Cities Accelerator with the Center for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Harvard along with masterclasses and networking events, underpinned by a passion for raising the voice of women in planning, place-making and technology.

As a leader within the organisation, Belinda is responsible for ensuring Astrolabe’s quality management and continuous improvement. In February 2020, she led the organisation to international certification in the standard for quality management (ISO9001:2015). Belinda is also a Non-Executive Board member of Open Cities Alliance and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Belinda has a contagious sense of humour. She loves bringing joy to her workplace and has a zeal for using play and warm-up activities to encourage creative and innovative mindsets for any challenge.

Belinda has never played golf but walks the 18 holes of the Eastlakes public course weekly.