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.

Jonas Marcelo

General Manager

Jonas has more than 12 years’ experience within the start-up, property and serviced office market; he optimises our business strategy, and drives leasing and business development across SmartSpace and the Innovation Campus Management team. Jonas has worked across the globe with start-up businesses and large corporations including Corporate Executive Offices, McGrath Estate Agents and his own start-up, Scope Partners. With a laugh that is infectious and a passion for the SmartSpace second-to-none, Jonas has been fundamental in creating a thriving community.

Hayley Rodd

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Hayley has been at the University of Wollongong in some way or another for over 10 years. At 17 Hayley begun a double degree at UOW in Psychology and Business and studied and worked in various faculties and units as a casual staff member throughout her studies. It is creating fantastic events and continuing to drive an active and innovative Innovation Campus and SmartSpace brand, which propels Hayley today. Hayley is a team player and ‘going above and beyond’ is her middle name (or it should be).

Sarah Sugden

Administrative Assistant

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.

Meg Barnes

Administrative Assistant

Meg has spent the last six years working in sales, marketing and public relations roles where she has developed a strong customer focused skill set. As the first point of contact for our SmartSpace co-working offices, Meg ensures the office runs smoothly and handles correspondence for the Innovation Campus and SmartSpace facility. Her can do attitude and excellent communication skills make Meg an integral part of the team.