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’ of 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. With a passion for urban planning, Chuck will be the engine room driving our next decade of development, making the Innovation Campus a great place to live, work and play.

Jancey Malins

Interim Business Manager

Jancey has more than 15 years’ of experience working in policy, economics and project management for some of Australia’s largest strategic organisations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Illawarra Business Chamber, Property Council of Australia and the University of Wollongong. Her latest position at UOW Innovation Campus sees Jancey take on mammoth commercial projects and deliver on the strategic priorities of the University. Her proven experience in project management, contract management and procurement combined with her proficient stakeholder management skills and her commercial and business acumen, means there is no better person to lead UOW in creating greater outcomes for the community.

Sarah Sugden

Business Manager on leave

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. Sarah is currently on Maternity leave and will be returning in 2021.

Tina Fermic

Customer Service & Administrative Assistant