About our Team

Our SmartSpace team is dedicated to delivering the best experience for your business, clients and team. We are a team of experienced professionals committed to personalised service and helping accelerate your business.

Chuck Stone


Chuck’s past 25 years’ experience has seen him undertake and lead roles in property and development, strategic planning, facilities and asset management and project management. Chuck has worked for groups including RSL Care Australia, Charleston Consulting, Wyndham Worldwide (US & South Pacific) and Niecon Developments; managing property portfolios exceeding $1.4 billion. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Washington Chuck has come to the right place to lead the development of our Innovation Campus masterplan and next decade of development. With a passion for urban planning and development Chuck will be the engine room driving our next decade of development, making the Innovation Campus a great place to live, work and play.

Sarah Sugden

Business Manager

Sarah’s path to SmartSpace is unique. Prior to joining the team in 2017, Sarah completed a Primary School Teaching Degree and worked as a classroom teacher for the NSW Department of Education. After a year, Sarah decided to try something new, taking on a job with McGrath Estate Agents, working in marketing and administration. Learnt from her time as a teacher, Sarah has excellent organisational skills. With her experience and talent honed through various roles, Sarah is a vital asset to our Campus community.

Sophie Whittaker

Administrative Assistant

Sophie has spent the last seven years gaining experience in a variety of organisations including the University of Wollongong and New South Wales State Emergency Services. With three years of experience working in Administration at the University of Wollongong Sophie has also acquired her Certificate III and IV in Business Administration. While at these institutions Sophie has exercised her great ability to multitask, while delivering a high level of customer service and managing administrative support. Sophie’s goal at Innovation Campus is to support our clients and the wider campus community by building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders while continuing to display exceptional customer service. ​