Nature Lead, Project Officer
ACTS’s mission to support meaningful change towards a more sustainable future aligns not only with my personal values, but in the work that I do.
I have extensive experience with both environmental, as well as community initiatives. I hold a BA and a postgraduate certificate in sustainable development and have over eight years of sustainability experience both in my professional work and personal life, including roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors.
My proudest achievement is founding a successful circular economy community initiative, the Inner West Tool Library (IWTL), a 100% volunteer run not-for-profit organisation. I was a founding board member and chairperson for 3 years. During this time I managed the establishment of the incorporated association, including strategic business model, policies, procedures, and a robust monitoring and evaluation process. I stepped back from my board position in 2021, as I believe it’s critical for others to formally contribute to the library for it to grow and evolve. The Three Year Impact Report I developed details the IWTL’s achievements. To further support scaling the impact of the sharing economy, I am now helping establish the Australian Library of Things (ALoT) Network.
I recently received a scholarship for the Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors. The course, covering governance, finance, risk and strategy deepened my expertise in these areas, which I am now keen to explore in practice.
I work for NSW Government’s business support program, Sustainability Advantage. The program assists medium to large organisations identify and achieve their sustainability objectives. In this influential advisory role, I help organisations identify priority areas and strategise the best way to achieve outcomes co-designing and implementing projects. My work focuses on achieving alignment with our four pillars of Circular Economy, Beyond Net Zero, Nature Positive and the Sustainable Development Goals – all of which align well with the ACTS objectives. I have proven expertise in building and maintaining key strategic partnerships to achieve positive outcomes for the program. I manage the tertiary education sector, and help influence and have direct involvement with various universities’ sustainability journey’s.
As the Nature Lead, I am responsible for the design and development of the Nature Positive pillar, and with this interest I am part of the newly formed ACTS Biodiversity Working Group.
I have been an independent judge for the Green Gowns since 2020, and this year signed Sustainability Advantage up as an Affiliate ACTS member.
I also sit on the Pocket and Planet (Green) Advisory Council for Gateway Bank, assisting the Board and Management Team in the development and implementation of its purpose: to help members save both money and the planet.
My experience and expertise, along with my professionalism and sustainability passion would be well suited on the ACTS Board of Directors, and I welcome the opportunity to support the future of the ACTS.