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Climate & Nature 2030: Accelerating Partnerships for Shared Growth

22 — 23 April 2024
ICC, Sydney

iX Summit Sydney 2024 Speakers

Alana Hollestelle

Alana Hollestelle

Associate Director
Common Capital
Alison Scotland_Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council_Headshot-1-1

Alison Scotland

Executive Director
Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council
Allina Fawcett

Allina Fawcett

Associate Director
Clean Energy Finance Corp
Amanda Cahill_Next Economy

Amanda Cahill

CEO
The Next Economy
Andrew Buay_SingTel & Optus

Andrew Buay

Vice President, Group Sustainability
SingTel & Optus
Andrew Hudson_CPD

Andrew Hudson

CEO
Centre for Policy Development
Andrew Steer_Bezos Earth Fund

Andrew Steer

CEO
Bezos Earth Fund
Angus McDonald

Angus McDonald

CEO
Barbeques Galore
Ann Austin_Lendlease

Ann Austin

Head of Sustainability Australia
Lendlease
Anthony Karam

Anthony Karam

CEO
Sircel
Behyad Jafarfi_Electric Vehicle Council

Behyad Jafarfi

CEO
Electric Vehicle Council
Ben Jobson_The Biodiversity Consultancy

Ben Jobson

Consultant
The Biodiversity Consultancy
Bronwyn Voyce

Bronwyn Voyce

Founder
Civic Futures Lab
Brooke Donnelly_Coles Group

Brooke Donnelly

GM Sustainability
Coles Group
Carola_Jonas_Headshot-1

Carola Jonas

CEO and Founder
Everty
Carlos Flores_NABERS

Carlos Flores

Director
NABERS
Carolin Leeshaa

Carolin Leeshaa

Taskforce Member
TNFD
Chris Croker_First Nations Clean Energy Network

Chris Croker

Co-Chair
First Nations Clean Energy Network
Chris Melck_Kearney_Headshot

Chris Melck

Strategic Operations Principal
Kearney
Christina Tonkin

Christina Tonkin

MD Corporate Finance
ANZ
Ciaran McCormack_AXA Climate

Ciaran McCormack

Head of Market Development Climate School
AXA Climate
Craig Roussac_Buildings Alive

Craig Roussac

Co-founder & CEO
Buildings Alive
Dane OShanassy_Patagonia

Dane O'Shanassy

Country Director Australia & New Zealand
Patagonia
Daniel Walsh_Reforest

Daniel Walsh

Co-founder
Reforest
David Crosbie

David Crosbie

CEO
Community Council for Australia
David Doral_Dovetail

David Doral

CEO and Co-founder
Dovetail Electric Aviation
Dena Jacobs

Dena Jacobs

Executive Director, Strategy Division
Infrastructure NSW
Dennis Freedman_Aquila Clean Energy_Headshot (1)

Dennis Freedman

MD Australia & New Zealand
Aquila Clean Energy
Deo Prasad

Deo Prasad

CEO
Decarb Innovation Hub
Dermot O'Gorman_WWF

Dermot O'Gorman

CEO
WWF Australia
Devon Long_Regrow

Devon Long

GM Australia & New Zealand
Regrow
Elissa McNamara_Dairy Australia

Elissa McNamara

National Lead Climate and Energy
Dairy Australia
Erik Solheim

Erik Solheim

President
Green Belt & Road Institute
Estelle Parker

Estelle Parker

Co-CEO
Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)
Felipe Daguila_Terrascope

Felipe Daguila

Chief Customer Officer
Terrascope
Heidi Lee_Beyond Zero Emissions

Heidi Lee

CEO
Beyond Zero Emissions
Heinz Schandl_CSIRO

Heinz Schandl

Circular Economy for Missions Initiative Lead
CSIRO
Henry Adams

Henry Adams

Co-Founder & Director
Common Capital
Hollie Hynes_Laing O'Rourke

Hollie Hynes

GM Sustainability & Environment
Laing O'Rourke
Huia Adkins_GHD

Huia Adkins

Business Group Leader - Sustainability
GHD
Ian Overton

Ian Overton

Board Member
Circular Australia
Jackie McKeon_BRCA and Climate KIC

Jackie McKeon

Program Director
BRCA and Climate KIC Australia
James Schultz_GreenCollar

James Schultz

Chief Executive Officer
GreenCollar
Jas Chambers_Ocean Decade Australia

Jas Chambers

Chair & Co-founder
Ocean Decade Australia
Jeremy Liddle_Third Hemisphere

Jeremy Liddle

Executive Director
Third Hemisphere
Jo Sanson_Climateworks Centre

Jo Sanson

Program Impact Manager
Climateworks Centre
Jody Bruce_CSIRO

Jody Bruce

Regional Transition Lead, Towards Net Zero
CSIRO
Joe Karten

Joe Karten

Head of Sustainability & Social Impact
Built
Joel Pringle_Solar Citizens

Joel Pringle

Acting CEO
Solar Citizens
Johan Rockstrom

Johan Rockstrom

Director
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Jonathan Jutsen_Race to 2030

Jonathan Jutsen

CEO
Race to 2030
Josh Harris_Climate Friendly

Josh Harris

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Climate Friendly
Judy Slatyer_WWF Australia

Judy Slatyer

President
WWF Australia
June Oscar

June Oscar

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
Karen Cain_Latrobe Valley Authority_Headshot

Karen Cain

Former Chief Executive Officer
Latrobe Valley Authority
Kate Dundas_UN Global Compact Network Australia_Headshot

Kate Dundas

Executive Director
UN Global Compact Network Australia
Kate Hart

Kate Hart

Partner, APAC Sustainability Practice Co-lead
Kearney
Katelyn Bonato

Katelyn Bonato

Partner Energy Transition
PwC
Katherine Wynn_CSIRO

Katherine Wynn

Lead Economist, Agriculture and Food Futures
CSIRO
Katie Dowling_Australian Circular Economy

Katie Dowling

CFO
Australian Circular Economy
Kirsten Andrews_University of Sydney

Kirsten Andrews

Vice-President External Engagement
University of Sydney
Kristin Tilley

Kristen Tilley

Ambassador for Climate Change
DFAT, Australia
Kushaal Raj_Conservation International

Kushaal Raj

Pacific Policy Director
Conservation International
Lachlan Feggans_Brambles

Lachlan Feggans

Senior Director, ESG and Regeneration
Brambles
Lachy Haynes_PwC_Headshot

Lachy Haynes

Partner, Energy Transition
PwC
Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart

Director of Operations Strategic Consulting ANZ
Jacobs
Laurissa Mirabelli_Polestar

Laurissa Mirabelli

Head of PR & Communications
Polestar
Libby Pinkard_CSIRO

Libby Pinkard

Research Director for the Living Landscapes Program
CSIRO
Linh Do_CANA

Linh Do

Chair
Climate Action Network Australia
Lisa Zembrodt

Lisa Zembrodt

Principal & Senior Director
Schneider Electric
Lizzy Pattinson_Transport for NSW

Lizzy Pattinson

Director, Strategic Projects and Innovation Cities and Active Transport Urban Policy
Transport for NSW
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado_Brazilian Government_Headshot

Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado

Ambassador
Brazilian Government
Lynette Mayne

Lynette Mayne

Executive Chair
B Team Australasia & Climate Leaders Coalition
Maria Mendiluce

Maria Mendiluce

CEO
We Mean Business Coalition
Mark Jobbins_Pure Storage

Mark Jobbins

CTO & VP, Asia Pacific & Japan
Pure Storage
Martijn Wilder_Pollination

Martijn Wilder

Chair
National Reconstruction Fund
Mark_Rowland

Mark Rowland

Chief Collaboration Officer
Greenhouse
Mark_Rodrigues

Mark Rodrigues

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Victoria
Megan Hill

Megan Hill

GM Policy and Advocacy
Farmers Climate Action
Michael Battaglia

Michael Battaglia

Lead, Towards Net Zero Mission
CSIRO
Michael Simioni_GHD

Michael Simioni

Executive Advisor - ESG and decarbonisation
GHD
Michael Wright_Electrical Trades Union

Michael Wright

National Secretary
Electrical Trades Union
Michel Colen_ISC_Headshot

Michel Colen_ISC_Headshot

General Manager Ratings and Delivery (Acting)
ISC
Michelle Young_ANU

Michelle Young

Director, Sustainable Farms
The Australian National University
Monica Richter_WWF

Monica Richter

Senior Manager
Low Carbon Futures
WWF Australia
My Therese Blank_AP Moller Maersk

My Therese Blank

Head of Ocean Products, Oceania
A.P. Moller - Maersk
Nick Metz_Terrascope

Nick Metz

Business Development Lead, Australia and New Zealand
Terrascope
Nigel Miller_Climate Friendly

Nigel Miller

Chief Operating Officer
Climate Friendly
Owen Pascoe_CEFC

Owen Pascoe

Director, Research
Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Paul Hawken_Activist

Paul Hawken

Activist, author, environmentalist & entrepreneur
Paul Wallace_DesignInc

Paul Wallace

Principal
DesignInc
Penny Joseph_AusGrid

Penny Joseph

Director of Climate Resilience
AusGrid
Peter Consier

Peter Cosier

Chair
Accounting for Nature
Phil Harrison_CVA

Phil Harrison

CEO
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Portia Odell_ClimateWorks

Portia Odell

Cities System Lead
Climateworks
Rachel Lowry_Bush Heritage Australia_Headshot

Rachel Lowry

CEO
Bush Heritage Australia
Ralph Regenvanu_Minister for Climate Change_Headshot (portrait)

Ralph Regenvanu

Minister for Climate Change
Vanuatu
Rebecca Mikula Wright

Rebecca Mikula Wright

CEO
Asia Investor Group on Climate Change
Rob Law_WWF

Rob Law

Manager, Energy Transition
WWF Australia
Rob Waterworth_FLINTpro

Rob Waterworth

Chief of Science, Policy and Innovation
FLINTpro
Robert Mullin

Robert Mullin

Regional Market Solutions Director for Roads & Highway ANZ
Jacobs
Sean Mathieson

Sean Mathieson

ANZ Partner Growth & Success - Industries, Data & AI
Amazon
Sharelle Polack

Sharelle Polack

Senior Manager, Sustainable Agriculture
WWF Australia
Simon Dorries

Simon Dorries

CEO
Responsible Wood
Stan Steinwolf_Ofload_Headshot-1-1

Stan Steinwolf

Director and Chief Product Officer
Ofload
Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon

GM Strategy & Engagement
Stanwell
Susan Moylan-Coombs_Gaimaragal Group_headshot

Susan Moylan-Coombs

Founding Director
Gaimaragal Group
Tejesh Kasyap_Beyond Zero Emissions_Headshot

Tejesh Kasyap

Project Officer
Beyond Zero Emissions
Tiana Nairn

Tiana Nairn

Group Manager - Policy
LMS Energy
Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley

Director
Climate Energy Finance
Tim Grant

Tim Grant

Chief Executive Officer
Lifecycles
Tim Silverwood_Ocean Impact

Tim Silverwood

Co-founder
Ocean Impact Organisation
Tishiko King

Tishiko King

Ocean & Climate Advocate
Groundswell Giving
Tony Boatman_Impact X

Tony Boatman

Co-Founder
Impact X
Tim Lee_Headshot

Tim Lee

Co-Founder and CEO
Utilitarian
Warren Flentje_CSIRO

Warren Flentje

Industrial Decarbonisation Lead, Towards Net Zero Mission
CSIRO
Will Howard_Climate Change Authority_headshot

Will Howard

Lead Scientist
Climate Change Authority
    Alana Hollestelle

    Alana Hollestelle

    Associate Director
    Common Capital
    Alana is an Associate Director with Common Capital: an impact-oriented climate policy, strategy, and economics consultancy. She helps clients understand the sources of value and risk and develop strategies to capitalise on rapidly changing international regulatory, market and technology contexts – with particular subject matter expertise in international climate policy. She brings expertise in strategic, design and regulatory matters across industry transformation, climate-related trade policy, and agricultural emissions frameworks. She has a decade’s experience in consulting and banking, with previous roles at Deloitte & Commonwealth Bank, where she managed high-risk international projects.
    Alison Scotland_Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council_Headshot-1-1

    Alison Scotland

    Executive Director
    Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council
    Alison serves as the Executive Director of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), a coalition of leading organisations dedicated to advancing the vision of more sustainable, productive, and resilient buildings, communities, and cities. Alison’s professional zeal and expertise revolve around fostering collaborations with industry, government, and third-sector leaders to craft national policies and technical innovations that elevate the quality of the built environment. Under her leadership, ASBEC continues to champion the cause of sustainability and resilience across Australia’s built landscape.
    Allina Fawcett

    Allina Fawcett

    Associate Director
    Clean Energy Finance Corp
    Amanda Cahill_Next Economy

    Amanda Cahill

    CEO
    The Next Economy
    Amanda is the CEO of The Next Economy, where she works to support regional communities across Australia to manage changes in the energy sector in ways that stimulate local economic development. She has worked successfully to support all levels of government, industry, workers and community groups to understand and manage different aspects of the energy transition across Queensland, the Hunter Valley, the Latrobe Valley and the Northern Territory. In 2023 she completed a Churchill Fellowship to study the energy transition in Europe and sits on AEMO’s Advisory Council on Social License. Amanda has a PhD from ANU and is a Research Fellow at Melbourne Climate Futures at the University of Melbourne and Industry Fellow at the Sydney Policy Lab.
    Andrew Buay_SingTel & Optus

    Andrew Buay

    Vice President, Group Sustainability
    SingTel & Optus
    Andrew is Vice President for the SingTel Group’s and Optus Corporate Sustainability, and a Talent Coach to over 170 of the company’s Future and Emerging Leaders.

    Under his leadership, Singtel Group was the first company in Asia (ex-Japan) to have its science-based Scope 1,2 & 3 emission targets approved by SBTI in October 2017. In December 2023, Singtel Group also was the first telco in Asia to have its carbon targets refreshed and approved by SBTi, including advancing its Net Zero ambition to 2045. Singtel was also an early signatory to the TCFD recommendations to progress towards climate-related risks financial disclosures and in 2022 published a full standalone TCFD report.

    Prior to this, Andrew held various senior positions across the SingTel Group in Singapore, Australia and the Philippines. Between 2007 and 2013, he was the Singtel Group Consumer Chief Information Officer, Managing Director for Optus Technology and Products Division, Managing Director for Optus Products and Delivery Division, and Managing Director of Optus Wholesale and Satellite Division. Andrew was the Chief Operating Advisor at Globe Telecom from 2003-2007, SingTel Group’s mobile associate in the Philippines. He has also held various other senior management positions in the SingTel Group including VP Consumer Marketing, CEO SINGNET, CEO Multimedia Group, Director Corporate Development, Director Business Marketing and Director Corporate Account Management. Andrew also founded and ran SingTel Ventures from 1997 - 2000, a S$150m corporate technology investment fund focused on emerging technologies in the ICT sector to drive innovation and develop new businesses spin-offs for the company.

    Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) Honours from the National University of Singapore and Masters in Management from Stanford University, USA (Sloan Program). He is a certified coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership and an LSI Accredited practitioner with Human Synergistics.
    Andrew Hudson_CPD

    Andrew Hudson

    CEO
    Centre for Policy Development
    Andrew Hudson is a dynamic senior leader in the social change movement and has been CEO of CPD since April 2022.
    He has 25 years of experience in public policy, advocacy and senior leadership, working with NGOs, the UN, the private sector and government. He is an expert in building collaborations and changing systems to improve the lives of disadvantaged people.
    Before joining CPD, Andrew was CEO of Crisis Action in New York, leading a global team across 11 countries. Prior to Crisis Action, Andrew worked at Human Rights First in New York, where he coordinated UN advocacy, managed the Human Rights Defenders Program and led Latin American work. Previously, Andrew was a lawyer in Australia representing disadvantaged clients and spearheading major law reform projects.
    He has also worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Ecuador and the UN Regional Commission in Thailand. Australia’s first Youth Representative to the UN, Andrew holds honours degrees in politics and law from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law. He is a John Monash Scholar and member of the Board of Directors of Australian Progress.
    Andrew Steer_Bezos Earth Fund

    Andrew Steer

    CEO
    Bezos Earth Fund
    Andrew joined the Bezos Earth Fund from the World Resources Institute, where he served as President & CEO for over eight years. Prior to this, he served as the World Bank’s Special Envoy for Climate Change from 2010 - 2012. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Director General at the UK Department of International Development. This followed 10 years in East Asia, where he was Head of the World Bank in Vietnam and Indonesia.
    Dr. Steer is a Global Agenda Trustee for the World Economic Forum, a Commissioner of the Energy Transitions Commission, a member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), co-chair of the Greening the Belt and Road Coalition, and board member of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet. He is also a member of the Advisory Committees of the Asian Development Bank and on the leadership council of Concordia.
    Andrew was educated at St Andrews University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cambridge University. He has a PhD in international economics and finance.
    Angus McDonald

    Angus McDonald

    CEO
    Barbeques Galore
    Angus is the Chief Executive Officer at Barbeques Galore, a retailer of Barbeques and Outdoor products with a network of 90 stores across Australia. Since joining Barbeques Galore in 2019, Angus has led the development of new store formats, acceleration of new product development, and investment in brand and omnichannel capability. During this time, Barbeques Galore has been recognised as one of Inside Retail’s 20 coolest retailers in 2020, Gold and Silver winner at the 2021 Sydney Design Awards, and winner in the 2022 Australian Retail Innovators Awards. Prior to joining Barbeques Galore, Angus was a senior executive at ASX listed Super Retail Group, and was included on Internet Retailing’s 2018 list of the top 50 people in ecommerce.
    Ann Austin_Lendlease

    Ann Austin

    Head of Sustainability Australia
    Lendlease
    Ann has worked with the Lendlease group since 1992 in a variety of sustainability, project and people management roles, including CEO of the Lend Lease Foundation and General Manager of Organisational Development for Bovis Lend Lease. She has worked in sustainability since 2004. In July 2021 Ann was appointed Head of Sustainability, Australia responsible for leading the development and implementation of the sustainability strategy for all Lendlease businesses in the region. She has degrees in Architecture (Hons 1) from the University of Sydney and an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (University of NSW). Ann is married to Mark and the proud mother of Sam (21), Will (19) and Alice (16). She is a passionate swimmer and singer.
    Anthony Karam

    Anthony Karam

    CEO
    Sircel
    After more than 20 years of experience as a commercial lawyer, in-house counsel, corporate consultant and an executive-level manager of businesses in the mining and technology sectors, Anthony Karam started on a different journey after seeing, firsthand, the enormous e-waste landfill dumps in West Africa back in 2017. Anthony has dedicated the last six years to solving the e-waste problem by asking, what if we could do better? After months of travelling the world, bringing together some great minds and testing solutions, he has led Sircel to achieve what many along the journey thought impossible – creatng an end-to-end solution that recycles up to 100% of e-waste at scale.
    Behyad Jafarfi_Electric Vehicle Council

    Behyad Jafarfi

    CEO
    Electric Vehicle Council
    Ben Jobson_The Biodiversity Consultancy

    Ben Jobson

    Consultant
    The Biodiversity Consultancy
    Ben Jobson is Director – Program Extension at Climate Active, the Australian Government’s carbon neutral certification initiative. Climate Active is an ongoing partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action. Climate Active certifies businesses and organisations that have proven that they are measuring, reducing and offsetting their emissions, with a net result of zero emissions. Some of Australia's best known brands have achieved Climate Active certification for their products, services, events and business operations. Ben has 15 years’ experience in the Australia public service working in climate change and biodiversity conservation policy and program management roles.
    Bronwyn Voyce

    Bronwyn Voyce

    Founder
    Civic Futures Lab
    Bronwyn Voyce is the founder of Civic Futures Lab, an impact lab for government, ASX and SME leaders seeking to address climate risk and accelerate the global transition to a circular economy. She is also the Chair of Circular Australia’s Industry Taskforce and is deeply passionate about supporting the private sector to lead the national transition to circularity and a low carbon economy.   Bronwyn has spearheaded a range of sustainability initiatives including founding the Women in Sustainability Collective and the world first “Great Plastic Rescue” a circular solution for banned single-use plastics that saved 60 tonnes and 20+ million items from landfill. As a trust Sustainability Partner of NSW EPA, Bronwyn is currently delivering the “Circularity for Climate” Epic Circular Challenge supporting industry value-chains to experiment with the adoption of circular principles, models and materials to decarbonise supply chains and repair nature.   With a unique background spanning regional economic and industry development and shaping policies and the regulatory landscape as an elected Local Government Councillor, Advisor, and Board Member, Bronwyn brings invaluable insights to her innovative approach to complex problem-solving and driving transformative systems change.
    Brooke Donnelly_Coles Group

    Brooke Donnelly

    GM Sustainability
    Coles Group
    Brooke has over 25 years’ experience working across sustainability, circular economy, recycling, product stewardship and stakeholder collaboration. In her current role, Brooke leads the Coles teams to deliver on circular economy activities, climate and energy initiatives, sustainability reporting and engagement across all Coles businesses to support their ambitious goal to become Australia’s most sustainable supermarket. During her career Brooke has been responsible for the strategic design and delivery of a range of strategic national and cross regional initiatives such as the Product Stewardship Cluster, the 2025 National Packaging Targets, the Australasian Recycling Label and the ANZPAC Plastics Pact. Brooke has worked across a diverse range of recycling, product stewardship and sustainability organisations such as, APCO, Visy Industrial Packaging, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and ANZRP.
    Carola_Jonas_Headshot-1

    Carola Jonas

    CEO and Founder
    Everty
    Carola is the CEO and Founder of Everty, an electric vehicle charging network and charging station management software solution. Everty works with EV owners, businesses, utilities and other organisations to increase the uptake of EVs and making EV ownership and use easier.

    Carola is also a member of the Electric Vehicle Council Australia and held a board position on the rotating board and worked with industry partners to increase EV uptake in Australia.

    Carola has previously worked as a sustainability and marketing consultant with brands like Enphase Energy to bring storage solutions, micro inverters and smart software to market and assisted EnergyLab, the first clean energy accelerator in Australia, to build and grow a vibrant start-up community of clean-tech companies and female entrepreneurs.

    Carola has a background in working for NGOs, multinational corporations and Government. She has worked for household names such as Climate Friendly, NABERS (Office of Environment and Heritage), Transparency International and DB Schenker. Carola has been able to combine her marketing and sustainability skills to positively affect communities and organisations in Australia and overseas.
    Carlos Flores_NABERS

    Carlos Flores

    Director
    NABERS
    Carlos is the Director of NABERS, the largest building sustainability initiative by government in Australia. He has represented Australia at a wide range of global building decarbonisation initiatives, including at the International Energy Agency, the G20 and the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark. Carlos is a Mechanical Engineer by trade, and a regular speaker at major climate change conferences in Australia and overseas.
    Carolin Leeshaa

    Carolin Leeshaa

    Taskforce Member
    TNFD
    Carolin is the National Lead of Natural Capital & Biodiversity at KPMG Australia, bringing over 20 years of experience in global capital markets, sustainable finance, and risk management. Carolin is a Member of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and the International Advisory Panel on Biodiversity Credits and BLab’s Regional Advisory Board. She has been lauded in ‘The Australian 2023 Top100 Green List’ for her visionary adaptive leadership and impactful work in bringing nature onto the ledger and into economic decision-making. Carolin is a passionate advocate that businesses today must drive sustainable agendas that positively impact both people and planet.
    Chris Croker_First Nations Clean Energy Network

    Chris Croker

    Co-Chair
    First Nations Clean Energy Network
    Chris is a Luritja man from Central Australia. He is an experienced senior executive and strategy advisor with expertise in Indigenous economic development, asset management, corporate strategy and infrastructure construction over a 25-year period. Chris was formerly the Managing Director of Impact IP, and has held positions with leading companies including state-owned electricity utility – Horizon Power, international strategy consulting firm – Boston Consulting Group and Australian mining and civil engineering contractor – Henry Walker Eltin. Chris holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Queensland. Chris is also the co-chair for the First Nations Clean Energy Network, chair of CASSE Australia and board member of Australians Community Foundation and Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia.
    Chris Melck_Kearney_Headshot

    Chris Melck

    Strategic Operations Principal
    Kearney
    Chris is a Strategic Operations Principal in the Kearney Sydney office, and is the Social Impact Co-lead for Kearney ANZ. He has a passion for using procurement as a tool for driving improved sustainability outcomes and his most recent client engagement has been working with one of the biggest global miners to improve their understanding of ESG risks earlier in the procurement lifecycle
    Christina Tonkin

    Christina Tonkin

    MD Corporate Finance
    ANZ
    Christina Tonkin is the Managing Director, Corporate Finance for Institutional Banking at ANZ.Corporate Finance comprises Corporate Advisory, Sustainable Finance, Project & Export Finance, Asset & Leveraged Finance, Loans Agency & Debt Execution, Loan Product Governance & Analytics and Loan Underwriting & Syndications. Corporate Finance also “houses” the Relationship Coverage teams for our global Resources, Energy & Infrastructure customers.Christina has more than 25 years of experience in specialised finance and loan syndications. Since joining ANZ in 2005 from Westpac Banking Corporation, she has held several roles within the Institutional Banking loans business.Christina holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology and Geophysics from Sydney University.She is Vice President on the Executive Committee for Women in Banking & Finance, a former Vice President and Director of the National Stroke Foundation and a member of Chief Executive Women.
    Ciaran McCormack_AXA Climate

    Ciaran McCormack

    Head of Market Development Climate School
    AXA Climate
    Ciaran McCormack is a climate and sustainability education specialist with two decades of global experience across the corporate, government, NFP, and tertiary education sectors.
    With AXA Climate School, Ciaran works with organisations to embed a culture of sustainability through their workforces, and value chains. He helps curate and deploy training content — at speed and at scale. Previously, he managed former US Vice-President Al Gore's climate training and advocacy programs.
    Thematically, Ciaran’s experience spans diverse environmental and social sustainability topics including: biodiversity; water; waste; energy efficiency; communications; reporting; and advocacy, including on just transition and climate justice.
    Ciaran has created ‘COP literacy’ advocacy campaigns for recent COPs and is a member of the COP31 Collaboration Economy and Government Working Group.
    Craig Roussac_Buildings Alive

    Craig Roussac

    Co-founder & CEO
    Buildings Alive
    Craig Roussac is co-founder and CEO of Buildings Alive, a leading provider of technology for grid-interactive efficient buildings. He has a PhD in architectural science and psychology, and degrees in commerce, finance, construction management and environmental design. He is the recipient of numerous awards in energy and environmental efficiency domains and is widely recognised for his work on the decarbonisation of buildings.
    Dane OShanassy_Patagonia

    Dane O'Shanassy

    Country Director Australia & New Zealand
    Patagonia
    Since 2013, Dane has led Patagonia in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia positioning the brand for responsible growth and steering the company’s regional environmental activism. He finds joy in using business as a force for good, building strong teams and creating strategies that can be disruptive and transformational. A Master’s in Business Administration at Melbourne’s Deakin University underscores more than 25 years working with Australian brands prior to Patagonia including Rip Curl, Bellroy and Colorado. In his role at Patagonia, Dane has the opportunity to demonstrate that business success and environmental stewardship don’t have to be at odds; rather, when they’re pursued in concert, can lead to even greater impact and value for all stakeholders. Dane is energised by the surf and mountains, and through spending time with his family at home on Victoria’s Surf Coast.
    Daniel Walsh_Reforest

    Daniel Walsh

    Co-founder
    Reforest
    Daniel left a career in management consulting and healthcare in 2018 to start Reforest, inspired by the vision of a regenerative economy. Since that early start, Daniel and his co-founder, Tim Stainlay, have built Reforest into a successful Australian social enterprise powering bespoke climate and nature programs for companies such as Flight Centre, Zurich Insurance and many others. The corporate programs Reforest supports have so far planted almost 3 million trees in 30 different project locations around the world.
    David Crosbie

    David Crosbie

    CEO
    Community Council for Australia
    David Crosbie is CEO of the Community Council for Australia. He has spent more than 20 years as CEO of significant charities including over ten years in his current role at CCA, four years as CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia, seven years as CEO of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia, and seven years as CEO of Odyssey House Victoria. In addition to the work he leads at the Community Council for Australia, David served on the inaugural Advisory Board of the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC), the Advisory Board of Impact Investing Australia, the Board of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (among others). He is a respected leader and advocate on issues affecting the contribution, performance and viability of NFPs in political, public, business and sector circles.
    David Doral_Dovetail

    David Doral

    CEO and Co-founder
    Dovetail Electric Aviation
    CEO and co-founder of Dovetail Electric Aviation, David graduated from Madrid Polytechnic University with BEng and MSc degrees in Aerospace Engineering, and has an MBA from INSEAD. He started his career in the late 1990’s as an aircraft development engineer for Boeing and Airbus, moving into C-executive positions at different aerospace companies in the last decade, in Europe and Australia. David is a true believer in the disruptive power of electrification as the best option to bring zero emissions to aviation. He is applying his more than 25 years of international experience, running R&D programs, multimillion engineering companies, manufacturing plants and business units to make electric aviation a reality, retrofitting existing aircraft first, and with new designs in the future.
    Dena Jacobs

    Dena Jacobs

    Executive Director, Strategy Division
    Infrastructure NSW
    Dena Jacobs has extensive experience from across a range of infrastructure and economic policy roles. She leads Infrastructure NSW’s sustainability and resilience work programs, including the Decarbonising Infrastructure Delivery policy and measurement approach that focuses on reducing embodied emissions in infrastructure delivery.
    Dena has a background in economics, having previously worked at Deloitte, NSW Treasury, the Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
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    Dennis Freedman

    MD Australia & New Zealand
    Aquila Clean Energy
    Dennis Freedman is the Managing Director Australia and New Zealand for Aquila Clean Energy. Aquila Clean Energy is a subsidiary of Aquila Capital, which has in excess of AUD$20b of renewable assets across 19 countries. Aquila Clean Energy has a pipeline of over 2.6GW in wind, solar, BESS and Solar / BESS hybrids across Australia and New Zealand.

    Dennis has more than 15 years of Australian energy experience across renewable generation and electricity transmission.

    Dennis is a Board member of the Clean Energy Council.
    Deo Prasad

    Deo Prasad

    CEO
    Decarb Innovation Hub
    Scientia Professor Deo Prasad AO is among the internationally recognised Australian experts in environment and sustainability of the built environment with a focus on decarbonisation innovation, nature positive and evidence base for technical and policy outcomes. He is current CEO of the NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub which aims is to reduce carbon emissions to net zero between 2030 and 2050, whilst creating jobs and economic growth in NSW on a massive scale. He previously was the CEO of the CRC for Low Carbon Living.
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    Dermot O'Gorman

    CEO
    WWF Australia
    Dermot is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Fund for Nature, Australia (WWF-Australia) and a global sustainable development leader with 25 years’ experience in envisioning, ideating, and implementing solutions to protect wildlife, the environment and people. He is the Chair of the social venture OpenSC and has been a CEO at WWF for two decades across China, the Pacific and Australia. He is a member of the COP31 Collaboration group, supporting a whole-of-society approach to COP31 to deliver a just, resilient, low carbon future.

    As a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab in 2022, Dermot explored the intersection of digital technology, civil society, and big philanthropy and how it’s fundamentally changing the charity sector. His experience in new technology – blockchain, AI and NFTs has helped shape this thinking about the role technology can play in the Fourth Industrial Revolution in delivering regenerative solutions at scale.

    Dermot’s approach brings together his experience in human development, environmentalism, social justice, philanthropy, private equity, and innovation as he continues to collaborate across sectors to help people, governments and NGOs see global challenges as opportunities to co-create a better future for humanity and nature.
    Devon Long_Regrow

    Devon Long

    GM Australia & New Zealand
    Regrow
    Devon Long, General Manager for Asia Pacific (Regrow Ag) Devon Long is focused on solving a defining problem of our time – how to feed a growing population with limited resources. Regrow Ag’s mission is to unlock the power of resilient agriculture to combat climate change and grow profitability, and Devon works to ensure the Regrow's technology is enabling opportunities for reduced environmental impact, as well as enhanced livelihoods for farmers across the Asia Pacific region. 
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    Elissa McNamara

    National Lead Climate and Energy
    Dairy Australia
    Elissa McNamara is the National Lead Climate and Energy at Dairy Australia. Her role is to lead climate adaptation and emissions reduction for dairy farms around the country.

    Elissa has driven change in the sustainability space for over 20 years. She has a deep passion for, and expertise, in climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy, water, and the circular economy. Her strengths are in collaboration, strategic planning, complex problem solving and stakeholder engagement for transformation.

    In previous roles, she led major pieces of strategic advice to the Victoria Government, addressing the energy transition, the pandemic, the recycling crisis and decision-making in the water sector. She has also worked closely with farmers in the past, reforming water resource management during the Millenium drought.
    Erik Solheim

    Erik Solheim

    President
    Green Belt & Road Institute
    Estelle Parker

    Estelle Parker

    Co-CEO
    Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)
    With a distinguished 20-year career at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Estelle Parker brings crucial expertise in government relations, policy-making, and themes important to responsible investors, including human rights and the SDGs. As a leader driving RIAA’s research, certification, policy, standards, and working group programs, her leadership has elevated these initiatives to achieve heightened levels of professionalism, impact, and value delivery for our members, aligning seamlessly with RIAA’s strategic objectives.

    Beyond her organisational impact, Estelle is a respected figure in the responsible investment landscape, serving as a strong advocate on influential global and government committees, including the Principles for Responsible Investment’s Global Policy Reference Group, the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance and the Australian Government’s Natural Capital Working Group. Additionally, she serves as the Convenor of the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures official Consultation Group for Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Steering Committee for the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute. She is also a member of the Council of the Australian Institute for International Affairs (Victoria).
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    Felipe Daguila

    Chief Customer Officer
    Terrascope
    Felipe is an accomplished global business and technology trailblazer with over two decades of experience leading, designing and delivering transformative business and digital strategies for startups and Fortune 500 companies – including Google and AWS. As both a visionary and hands-on pragmatic leader, he is respected in the technology industry as a catalyst for transformation, customer obsession and building high performing diverse teams.A truly international executive, Felipe has lived and led teams in Singapore, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Portugal and Doha, and supported business development and led operations across North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.Felipe is passionate about mentoring and promoting culture and diversity in technology. In addition to the Google Launchpad Accelerator, he has formally mentored and advised several startups in Asia and the US, in addition to being a board member.
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    Heidi Lee

    CEO
    Beyond Zero Emissions
    Heidi Lee is an architect and expert in sustainable buildings and urban design with 20 years of experience in creating sustainable cities. After a decade of leadership and advisory roles with Beyond Zero Emissions, Heidi became CEO in 2020. Heidi led Beyond Zero Emissions’ much-lauded, post-covid Million Jobs Plan that showed how renewables and low-emissions projects can deliver 1.8 million new jobs in just five years.
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    Heinz Schandl

    Circular Economy for Missions Initiative Lead
    CSIRO
    Dr. Heinz Schandl holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and an MA in Social and Economic Sciences. As a senior science leader at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Canberra, he is the director of CSIRO’s Circular Economy for Missions Initiative. In this capacity, he coordinates circular economy research endeavours. Beyond his primary role at CSIRO, he is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University in Japan. His affiliations extend to global platforms: he is a member of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) International Resource Panel and a past president of the International Society of Industrial Ecology. He also chairs the metrics working group of the Australian Circular Economy Hub. At the core of his research are themes like social theory, industrial metabolism, and environmental and sustainability policy. This expertise forms the backbone of his commitment to promoting evidence-based policies focused on resource efficiency, waste minimization, greenhouse gas reduction, and circular economy principles.
    Henry Adams

    Henry Adams

    Co-Founder & Director
    Common Capital
    Henry is a co-founder and Director of Common Capital: an impact-oriented climate policy, strategy, and economics consultancy. He helps government clients design and improve policy mechanisms to unlock private investment and scale the deployment of zero and negative emission solutions. He works across all sectors of the net zero transition, including extensive experience on clean energy demand and supply side policy. Prior to Common Capital his experience includes working in climate policy and regulatory reform roles in the NSW Government, a Ministerial Policy Advisor to, and business strategy constilting with IBM. He is also Director of the non profit Climate Recovery Institute.
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    Hollie Hynes

    GM Sustainability & Environment
    Laing O'Rourke
    Hollie is a sustainability and construction industry expert with over 17 years’ experience in diverse arenas, driving exceptional outcomes across the project lifecycle under a variety of contract models. As Laing O’Rourke’s General Manager – Sustainability and Environment, she oversees a high-performing team of industry experts who are empowered as an army of change agents across the organisation.   She first established Laing O’Rourke’s sustainability function in 2014. She’s the architect of the company’s Responsible Decision-Making Framework, a Roads Australia Fellow, and a member of the QMCA Board and the ACA Culture Board. Hollie holds a Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Genetics, a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership and is committed to ongoing learning through the completion of her MBA.    Hollie is passionate about innovation, diversity and inclusion and provides a platform where these critical enablers of the Sustainability Strategy can thrive.
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    Huia Adkins

    Business Group Leader - Sustainability
    GHD
    An experienced professional who co-creates sustainability strategy and action, Huia utilises her expertise and understanding of the principles, tools and strategies of sustainable practice to help deliver workable solutions that support global sustainability goals. Huia has more than 20 years of working across private, public and tertiary education sectors; facilitating the development and implementation of environmental policy, programs and plans, assessment and analysis of expected outcomes and advice to key stakeholders on pathways forward. She has worked extensively in sustainability, circular economy, waste and resource recovery as well as strategic planning, impact assessment and environmental regulation. She has extensive experience developing strategy and implementation pathways as well as undertaking stakeholder engagement and facilitation processes.
    Ian Overton

    Ian Overton

    Board Member
    Circular Australia
    Professor Ian Overton is a sustainability leader with expertise in circular economy, nature positive and climate change. He has extensive experience across Government, industry and academia. His previous positions include Chief Executive of Green Industries SA, the state Government agency driving the transition to a circular economy, Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO and Principal of Natural Economy, a sustainability consulting company. He has a PhD in environmental management, an MBA and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
    Jackie McKeon_BRCA and Climate KIC

    Jackie McKeon

    Program Director
    BRCA and Climate KIC Australia
    Jackie is Program Director at Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A) and Research Director at Climate-KIC and the Institute for Sustainable Futures (UTS). Jackie has over 15 years’ experience in renewable energy procurement, carbon and energy management, decarbonisation strategy, strategic planning, corporate advisory & stakeholder engagement. Her career experience spans energy, property, infrastructure, retail, finance and government sectors.   Jackie and her team launched the BRC-A in 2018 as a partnership of Climate-KIC, ISF and WWF-Australia.  BRC-A is Australia’s leading not-for-profit dedicated to corporate renewable energy procurement,  providing independent training, connection, and ‘how-to’ resources to drive industry decarbonisation.  BRC-A’s goal to help Australian industry to contract 12 GW of renewable energy PPAs to help meet the Federal Government target for 82% renewables by 2030. Learn more: businessrenewables.org.au 
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    James Schultz

    Chief Executive Officer
    GreenCollar
    James is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of GreenCollar. James’s interests and expertise lie in exploring how environmental markets can offer innovative solutions that lead to real environmental, economic and social outcomes. He has used his skills all over the world, working across a range of organisations including the World Bank, the African Union and the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. James is a highly regarded advisor to government departments and organisations. He has been involved in the development and implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, environmental markets and natural resource management. James has presented at high profile conferences including the Global Carbon Expo and annual UNFCCC climate talks. Most recently James’s passion for frontier industries has led him to set up Earth Space Robotics, which invests in start-ups focusing on space exploration. He is also adding a Masters in Astronomy to his existing degrees in Anthropology and International Relations
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    Jas Chambers

    Chair & Co-founder
    Ocean Decade Australia
    Jas works at the intersection of nature (with a focus on ocean), science, business and policy, bringing together people from across sectors and expertise, seeking harmonisation in governance that considers the planet. She has worked in the Australian higher education and government sectors across strategy, communications and international science diplomacy including with United Nations Specialised Agencies and the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, representing Australia. Jas co-founded Ocean Decade Australia - a national NGO connecting Australia's Ocean Stakeholders, galvanised by the UN declared Ocean Decade 2021 - 2030. She is the Director and Principal of Provenance Consulting - a strategic advisory business, and serves as Vice-President to Science & Technology Australia and Chair of the Sydney Institute for Marine Science Foundation.
    Jeremy Liddle_Third Hemisphere

    Jeremy Liddle

    Executive Director
    Third Hemisphere
    Jeremy Liddle is an investor, advisor, and media/PR specialist for climate, tech, and finance companies. He is executive director of Third Hemisphere, a technology & finance media relations firm, and a founding partner of SDGx, a private UN Sustainable Development Goals investment & advisory firm. He has invested in over 25 tech & climate startups, was President for Australia at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance, spoke at TedX, authored the book "From Idea to Startup", and has worked extensively with the UN including co-authoring the G20 & UN White paper on youth entrepreneurship for the formation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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    Jo Sanson

    Program Impact Manager
    Climateworks Centre
    Jo Sanson leads the Land Use Futures program at Climateworks Centre. Land Use Futures is a multi-year initiative established to provide analysis and advice on how Australia can achieve sustainable land use and food systems. Through a partnership with Deakin University, Jo is supporting the upgrade and application of the Land Use Trade Offs model (LUTO 2), providing detailed spatial analysis of how Australia’s land can optimally be used to achieve agricultural production, climate and biodiversity objectives. Jo has over 20 years of experience in program management and research, previously specialising in climate resilience, livelihood and food security programs, and has provided technical assistance to the World Bank and governments in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
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    Jody Bruce

    Regional Transition Lead, Towards Net Zero
    CSIRO
    Jody leads Regional Transition work within CSIRO's Towards Net Zero mission, embedding low-emission technologies in regional systems to support just and equitable transitions. While capturing the opportunities of a sustainable economy. Collaborating with internal and external partners, Jody explores how innovation can accelerate regional transitions across different contexts.  Leading the Agri-Food Systems Group in CSIRO's Sustainability program, her work focuses on reshaping agri-food systems for health, sustainability, and equity. Previously, she contributed to the first national assessment of the climate change vulnerability of our national plantation estate. She was also involved in the Bioregional Assessments; a ground-breaking multi-disciplinary approach looking at whole-of-system impacts including ecology, hydrology, geology and hydrogeology, for explicit assessment of the potential impacts of CSG and coal mining development on water resources and water-dependent assets such as wetlands and groundwater. 
    Joe Karten

    Joe Karten

    Head of Sustainability & Social Impact
    Built
    Joe is an industry leader in sustainability with two decades of international and local experience in creating some of the most sustainable buildings. He leads sustainability and social impact at Built. With a focus across decarbonisation, circular economy and nature positivity, Joe contributes to industry think tanks and stakeholder groups to improve the Australia property industry’s response to the environmental and social challenges we face.
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    Joel Pringle

    Acting CEO
    Solar Citizens
    Joel is the Acting CEO of Solar Citizens, an independent, community-based organisation working to protect and grow renewable energy and transport in Australia. Drawing from his experience consumer policy, housing affordability, cost-of-living campaigns, and anti-discrimination movements, he sees fair access to the cost-of-living benefits of clean energy and renewable technologies as essential to consolidating the successes of climate campaigns.

    Joel leads Solar Citizens' national consumer advocacy campaigns, with a focus on energy equity and increasing the roll-out or household energy storage. He understands that it’s up to Australian communities to get involved in making make this happen, and that organisations such as Solar Citizens and its partners can empower everyday Australians to do this.
    Johan Rockstrom

    Johan Rockstrom

    Director
    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
    Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam.

    Johan Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues. He led the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change.

    He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with more than 25 years experience in applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability. In addition to his research endeavours, which has been widely used to guide policy, Rockström is active as a consultant for several governments and business networks. He also acts as an advisor for sustainable development issues at international meetings including the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC).

    Professor Rockström chairs the advisory board for the EAT Foundation and the Earth League and has been appointed as chair of the Earth Commission.
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    Jonathan Jutsen

    CEO
    Race to 2030
    Jon has been a leader in energy and carbon management for over 40 years. He led the bid process and has been CEO of the RACE for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre since its inception.

    Earlier in his career, he founded and led Energetics for 25 years, and nearly 10 more years focused on innovation, including establishing an energy tech start-up with VC funding which he took to the US and ran for 4 years. He was co-founder and led the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity for nearly 10 years. He also had a stint on the Board of ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency) and has been on the boards of any energy and sustainability organisations including EEC. He is a Chemical Engineer with a Master's degree in Energy Technology. He was named one of the ‘100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia’, is a Fellow of the ATSE, received a Millennium Medal, and was the EEC 2018 Energy Efficiency Champion.
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    Josh Harris

    Co-Chief Executive Officer
    Climate Friendly
    Josh Harris is a leading innovator in the climate and carbon markets sector. He has more than twenty years of practical experience working in carbon markets in Australia and internationally, including in Beijing, London and Medellin. Josh has worked at Climate Friendly for the past decade, building its carbon farming business and more recently as Co-CEO, growing the scope of the company’s climate, nature and reconciliation purposes. Previously, Josh worked as an advisor to the West Australian Environment Minister and at Climate Group, developing the Verified Carbon Standard.
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    Judy Slatyer

    President
    WWF Australia
    Judy has been at the forefront of transforming organisations across the corporate and not-for-profit sectors throughout her career.  Her experience spans the corporate, government and civil society sectors as well as working in Australia and internationally.  She is a recognised leader in climate change and sustainability.  She has a portfolio of initiatives which include: Chair, NSW Net Zero Emissions and Clean Economy Board; Director, Climate Leaders Coalition; and President, WWF-Australia.  Judy is also a non-executive Director with Gigacomm and Talent Beyond Boundaries and leads the National AI Centre’s Responsible AI@Scale Think Tank.  Prior to this Judy was the CEO of Australian Red Cross. Before that Judy held the roles of Chief Operating Officer for Worldwide Fund for Nature (Int’l), CEO of Lonely Planet and Chief of Consumer Sales, Telstra Corporation.
    June Oscar

    June Oscar

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
    June Oscar AO is a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. She is a strong advocate for Indigenous Australian languages, social justice, women’s issues, and has worked tirelessly to reduce Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

    June has held a raft of influential positions including Deputy Director of the Kimberley Land Council, chair of the Kimberley Language Resource Centre and the Kimberley Interpreting Service and Chief Investigator with WA’s Lililwan Project addressing FASD.

    She led a successful community driven campaign for alcohol restrictions in Fitzroy Crossing and is an international advocate on the impacts of intergenerational trauma and the need to restore societal wellbeing through the revitalisation of cultural practices, languages and connection to land and water.
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    Karen Cain

    Former Chief Executive Officer
    Latrobe Valley Authority
    Karen has significant senior experience working across government, leading strategic innovation, and developing and implementing policy in the public sector.

    Karen’s career in education as a teacher, principal and senior public sector manager in two states, Victoria and Tasmania, led to experience in working across communities to link and to build partnerships that harness capacity and growth.

    During this time, she led international partnerships and presentations on educational reform in Victoria with regions in the US, UK and China.

    These roles, particularly in regional areas, has led to a strong understanding and commitment to the role of the public sector based on system leadership practice that involves and benefits those that it serves.

    Her experience in developing and delivering on issues that reflect what matters to community and government led to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer at the Latrobe Valley Authority, which she held from April 2017 to December 2021

    .As CEO she led industry and community transition across the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland and contributed to state and national transition debate, practice and policy.

    In this role she presented at invitational conferences for the OECD in Sweden and South Korea, an international Round Table in South Africa on transitioning from coal energy and attended an invitation only EU Smart Specialisation Conference in Seville, hearing from key EU speakers on the EU’s regional development policies and strategies. In Australia she has contributed to the debate on investment in renewable and sustainable energy policy and practice and forums on place-based practice.

    In addition, as Director Community Transition Forestry with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions for two years, Karen successfully led engagement with communities across Victoria as part of the Victorian Forestry Plan implementation.

    Currently Karen is chairing an eminent panel for engagement on the future of forests in the Central Highlands in Victoria and has been recently appointed to a statewide ‘Great Outdoors Taskforce’.

    Karen is a fellow of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program.

    She was awarded the Institute for Public Administration Australia, Victorian Top 50 Public Sector Women Award in 2018 and in 2023 was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll for her contribution to transition in the state.
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    Kate Dundas

    Executive Director
    UN Global Compact Network Australia
    Kate is the CEO/Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network Australia, she lead the Australian Network's Secretariat of the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. She work with over 300 businesses and stakeholders to advance the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.Kate has over 20 years of experience in strategy, operations, futures, foresight, data, sustainability, urban design, and community development across the public and private sectors. She is a creative and collaborative leader, designer, and strategist, passionate about solving complex problems and creating positive change. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Harvard's Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturing, London.
    Kate Hart

    Kate Hart

    Partner, APAC Sustainability Practice Co-lead
    Kearney
    Kate brings 25 years of experience in both industry and professional services to her work as a Partner at the leading global management consulting firm Kearney. She specialises in transformation, sustainability, supply chain management, procurement and business process design.

    Kate leads the ANZ Consumer Industry & Retail Practice and co-leads the APAC Sustainability Practice - where she has spearheaded Kearney's thinking in ANZ for the last 10+ years, shaping Kearney’s perspectives and thought leadership in sustainability.

    She is a proud member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), facilitates the CEW Leaders program and is a member of Kearney's Global Inclusion Council.
    Katelyn Bonato

    Katelyn Bonato

    Partner Energy Transition
    PwC
    Katelyn is a Partner in PwC’s Sustainability Reportng and Assurance team based in Melbourne, whospecialises in helping clients to understand the impact of climate and natural capital risk from astrategic, operatonal and reporting level. Having worked in professional services across Australiaand Switzerland for over 18 years, she has significant experience understanding climate risk infinancial reporting and enterprise value, leveraging her deep technical accountng expertse to helpclients understand their impact of climate risk strategies on financial and non-financial reportng,including [draft] ASRS, TCFD, GRI, SASB, ISSB and proposed SEC disclosures.

    Katelyn leverages her ESG and financial reporting expertse to work with clients to understand the way in which climate and nature impact business resilience and enterprise value, including undertaking ESG strategies, decarbonisaton strategies, and climate and nature reporting implementatons.
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    Katherine Wynn

    Lead Economist, Agriculture and Food Futures
    CSIRO
    At CSIRO Futures, Katherine advises clients on the emerging trends and technologies shaping industries while designing responsive strategies for more informed investment decisions.

    Katherine has led the delivery of several reports in agriculture and food, including the:
    Growth opportunities for Australian food and agribusiness report
    Australia's National Protein Roadmap
    Reshaping Australian Food Systems Roadmap
    Ag2050 Scenarios Report

    Prior to joining CSIRO, Katherine worked at Deloitte Access Economics.

    Katherine holds a PhD in Economics which she completed with Agriculture Victoria and the University of Melbourne with a research focus on R&D investment in the field of agricultural biotechnology. Katherine also holds a Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws, and Diploma of Language (French) from Monash University.
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    Katie Dowling

    CFO
    Australian Circular Economy
    Katie Dowling is co-founder and CFO of Circular Australia Ltd and recently was a part-time lecturer with University of Sydney Chemical Engineering faculty. Prior to working with NSWCircular (an innovation network established by NSW Government and UNSW) and now Circular Australia, Katie worked as a banking executive for over 25 years in a variety of senior Treasury and Financial Markets roles in Sydney and London, with extensive experience in Financial Markets, Balance Sheet Risk Management and Capital Management.

    Katie has a Bachelor of Commerce from the UNSW, is a fellow of the Finance and Treasury Association and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and more recently furthered her studies in Circular Economy through Delft University, Netherlands.
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    Kirsten Andrews

    Vice-President External Engagement
    University of Sydney
    Kirsten Andrews is vice-president of external engagement for The University of Sydney. Her teams work across the globe to inspire people to study, innovate and collaborate with the University to ensure its work is more compelling, and more important to society, than at any other time in its history. Prior to joining the university, Andrews held senior positions in government and the not-for-profit sector, including at the National Heart Foundation, as chief of staff to a federal minister and deputy director of communications to the Premier of New South Wales.
    Kristin Tilley

    Kristen Tilley

    Ambassador for Climate Change
    DFAT, Australia
    Kristin Tilley is Australia’s Ambassador for Climate Change and plays a leading role in Australia’s international climate diplomacy, with a focus on engaging with the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

    Prior to taking up this appointment in November 2022, Kristin held several senior positions in the Australian Government, including as head of the Office of Supply Chain Resilience in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and leading the Government’s work on waste and recycling, including designing and implementing Australia’s ban the export of waste. Prior to this, Kristin spent more than a decade working on international and domestic climate change policies and programs, including as a senior adviser to Australia’s Climate Change Minister.
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    Kushaal Raj

    Pacific Policy Director
    Conservation International
    Mr. Kushaal Raj has recently joined Conservation International as the Pacific Policy Director. Kush is based in Suva, Fiji and works closely with CI Pacific Region, CI Asia Pacific Field Division Team, Global Policy Team, and NCS APFD team in furthering policy priorities in the Pacific. His work focuses on supporting policy engagement to facilitate blue carbon, climate, ocean, biodiversity, and other high quality policy outcomes including carbon credits’ generation (REDD+ nesting) and trading in the region (Article-6 NCS credits).

    Prior to joining CI, Kush has worked for the Fiji Government as the Director of Climate Change. He provided Managerial oversight to Fiji’s climate change division – through supervision of works in climate change adaptation, mitigation, climate finance and on oceans/blue economy. He also provided diverse and broad strategic advice to the Fiji’s Minister for Economy and to the Prime Minister and to Pacific regional organizations on climate change, oceans, and sustainable development. He also led the development and implementation of Fiji’s Climate Change Act 2021, Fiji’s National Ocean Policy, and the Low Emissions, NDC investment Plan and Climate Financing Strategies for Fiji. He was also the UNFCCC, GCF, and the Adaptation Fund focal point and coordinated the financial management and accountability for the Climate Change Division as well for financing of climate change programs through multi-donor financing including GCF, and through innovative domestic tax and other strategies.

    He also provided timely advice on and supervision of key ODA strategies and processes to facilitate budget preparation and execution and also led the implementation of the national plastic bag ban and the ban on Styrofoam, development of national comms information marketing strategy, undertaking of field visits and consultations in order to advocate climate change to the public including the drafting of legislation.He also served as a GCF Board member for the developing countries constituencies in 2022. Kush has also been leading the global front on the inclusion of oceans in the UNFCCC through the Ocean Pathway Partnership, and in coordinating the Friends of the Ocean Network under the convention.
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    Lachlan Feggans

    Senior Director, ESG and Regeneration
    Brambles
    Lachlan Feggans has been a sustainability professional for over 20 years. He works with Brambles, a supply chain logistics business listed on the ASX, renowned for its circular business model. Lachlan's role involves re-establishing the relationship between the company's dependencies and their impacts on natural capital and creating value through sustainability. Brambles is consistently ranked highly in major ESG indices. Lachlan has played a key role in the company's success by introducing Integrated Reporting and thinking while leading the company's response to climate change. Currently, Lachlan and his team are embarking on the nature journey via the TNFD (Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures) framework to help the company inform its ambition of becoming a truly regenerative organisation.
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    Lachy Haynes

    Partner, Energy Transition
    PwC
    Lachy leads PwC’s New Economy Opportunities group and is a founding member of the global Future Fuels and Critical Minerals networks at PwC.

    Lachy was instrumental in the development of the PwC Energy Transition business, an integrated group that works with organisations to identify energy transition scenarios, formulate and implement strategic responses, develop projects and execute transactions, and report out comes to stakeholders.

    He has an abiding interest in the development and structure of markets that facilitate the energy transition, and advises on the associated business model innovation, climate technology commercialisation, supply chain and infrastructure development, and funding requirements.

    Lachy has a global perspective, having lived and worked in London, with responsibility for projects across Africa, Asia and South America, and Santiago where he established a resources industry practice for a global consulting firm.
    Laura Stewart

    Laura Stewart

    Director of Operations Strategic Consulting ANZ
    Jacobs
    Laura has over 15 years’ experience in strategy and engagement on various infrastructure projects, and currently leads the ANZ Strategic Consulting business. Her specializations include policy and strategy design, research, issues management, facilitation, and working with diverse stakeholders to create alignment on problem definition and project outcomes. With her extensive experience in senior leadership roles within organizations and significant projects, she has a deep understanding of the infrastructure sector and diverse skills ranging from business cases to delivery. Laura works with clients, teams, and stakeholders on defining problems, strategic design, innovation programs, and transformation. She is passionate about innovation and developing new ways of bringing value, enabling organizations, groups, and individuals to be future-ready.
    Laurissa Mirabelli_Polestar

    Laurissa Mirabelli

    Head of PR & Communications
    Polestar
    Laurissa Mirabelli is a highly experienced communicator and passionate sustainability advocate. In her current role as Head of PR & Communications for electric performance car brand, Polestar, Laurissa oversees all media engagement, internal and external communication, and government relations. Prior to her tenure at Polestar, Laurissa worked for some of the world’s most iconic automotive brands including Mazda, BMW, and Volvo
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    Libby Pinkard

    Research Director for the Living Landscapes Program
    CSIRO
    Libby is the Research Director for the Living Landscapes Program in CSIRO Environment.  She has extensive experience in science and people leadership across broad disciplines.  Her background as a systems scientist has enabled her to address issues related to resource supply and security in the forest industry, including climate change impacts and adaptation, and to apply this knowledge to promote environmentally sustainable land management including through natural capital assessment and accounting and nature-related financial risk disclosures.
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    Linh Do

    Chair
    Climate Action Network Australia
    Linh Do brings a decade of experience in domestic and international climate action through the lens of community organising, leadership development and new media. She is the Director of the Wattle Fellowship at the University of Melbourne and chair of Climate Action Network Australia.
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    Lisa Zembrodt

    Principal & Senior Director
    Schneider Electric
    Lisa is the Principal and Senior Director of Sustainability Business for Pacific at Schneider Electric. With nearly two decades of experience in the energy industry, Lisa has supported organisations through energy and sustainability transformations through her holistic energy strategies, helping pioneer new approaches in the Australian market.

    Lisa advises some of Australia’s largest energy users and is a Certified Energy Risk Professional, holds an MBA, Bachelor degree in International Economics with a minor in International Studies, and a Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate from the Global Association of Risk Professions. She sits on the boards of the Energy Efficiency Council and the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity, and is Treasurer & Non-Executive Director of the Energy Users Association of Australia.
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    Lizzy Pattinson

    Director, Strategic Projects and Innovation Cities and Active Transport Urban Policy
    Transport for NSW
    Lizzy Pattinson is the Director Strategic Projects and Innovation in the NSW Government’s Smart Places team, sitting in the Passenger, Customer & Asset Division. Lizzy is passionate about delivering meaningful outcomes for the people of NSW through technology and innovation and is particularly interested in energy, sustainability and infrastructure innovation to achieve net zero. Lizzy has a background in leading policy and programs across the NSW Government with a broad range of experience across digital, infrastructure and strategic policy initiatives, as well as time in the private sector and academia looking into AI, open data, digital transformation and regulatory frameworks.
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    Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado

    Ambassador
    Brazilian Government
    Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado is a career diplomat for more than 40 years. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to Washington, the United Nations in New York and Lisbon. For most of his career, the headed Brazilian Delegations to conferences and meetings on sustainable development and environmental issues, especially those related to climate change and chaired a number of processes in these negotiations. He was awarded the Elizabeth Haub International Prize for Environmental Diplomacy.He is currently the Brazilian Special Envoy for Climate Change.
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    Lynette Mayne

    Executive Chair
    B Team Australasia & Climate Leaders Coalition
    Lynette has a proven commercial track record as CEO, Chair + Director, and is a successful entrepreneur having established and run globally competitive businesses including a decade in New York. She is: Executive Chair of Richard Branson’s B Team Australasia working with CEOs to enhance what they do with the people and the planet. Initiatives include Future of Work, Mental Health, AI, Carbon Investment Schemes and the very successful Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC), with 50+ major company CEOs working on joint projects to decarbonise their businesses, including its Scope 3 playbook, a global first. Lynette is currently a NED on Accounting for Nature, the global leader in measuring the impact that a company is having on the environment in which it operates. She was Owner and Executive Chair of Work Wear World; and a CEO at Lendlease, among other things.
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    Maria Mendiluce

    CEO
    We Mean Business Coalition
    María is an expert in sustainable development, energy and climate action with 25 years of experience. She is the CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition, that has mobilised 15,000 companies to date committing to Paris-aligned emissions reduction and has brought the business voice to the G7, G20 and UNFCCC. Maria sits on the boards of the Science Based Targets initiative, the Mission Possible Partnership and is co-founder of the SME Climate Hub. She was former Managing Director of WBCSD and held senior positions at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, in the CEO’s office of Iberdrola and at the International Energy Agency. Maria has a PhD in energy economics. She is a Commissioner on the Energy Transitions Commission, a board member of the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) in the Graduate Institute in Geneva and is on several companies’ sustainability advisory councils. In 2023, María has been featured in TIME's inaugural list of the 100 most influential climate leaders in business.
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    Mark Jobbins

    CTO & VP, Asia Pacific & Japan
    Pure Storage
    Mark Jobbins is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Pure Storage in Asia Pacific and Japan. In this role, he is responsible for driving technology innovations and customer success across the region.  With over 30 years of experience in the information technology industry, Mark is an accomplished technologist with a strong record of driving innovation and leading complex projects to successful outcomes. Mark’s journey began at Huddersfield University, UK, where he earned a BEng (Hons) in Computer Aided Engineering in 1990. Since then, Mark has been at the forefront of the rapidly evolving technology landscape. His passion for technology, coupled with a drive to seek out novel solutions, has enabled him to thrive as a leader in the field. A keen environmentalist, Mark takes pride in delivering cutting-edge solutions that not only have a significant positive impact on business agility, but also reducing the environmental impact of the technology deployed and increasing sustainability. Mark is currently based in Melbourne, Australia, where he continues to be inspired by the vibrant tech ecosystem and the talented individuals who make it up.
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    Martijn Wilder

    Chair
    National Reconstruction Fund
    Martjin Wilder AM has over 20 years’ experience as a leader in sustainable finance and climate change policy. He is the Founder and CEO of Pollination and has previously held numerous high-profile positions including Chair of the Board of Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Founding Director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Director of the Climate Council, Chair of Low Carbon Australia Ltd, Chair of WWF (Australia). He is currently Chair and Governing Board Member of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (Vienna).
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    Mark Rowland

    Chief Collaboration Officer
    Greenhouse
    Mark Rowland is a founder, investor, Chief Executive and collaboration expert with a passion for climate action. Mark is currently serving as the Chief Collaboration Officer at Greenhouse, a climate action ecosystem dedicated to supporting UN SDG 13 by connecting, collaborating, and co-innovating globally.

    Mark co-founded ROCeteer, a coaching and consulting company for entrepreneurs, and spearheaded a culture of innovation in the US Air Force as an Innovation Actualizer at AFWERX, led Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project as CEO, and held executive positions at noodle chain Wagamama and Coles Group.

    He now resides in Sydney and is helping to build a global climate action ecosystem through the power of collaboration.
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    Mark Rodrigues

    Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
    Victoria
    Mark is the Executive Director of the Climate Action and Circular Economy Division at the Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action. In this role he leads a team responsible for the development of strategies and policies to build a circular economy in Victoria and achieve the state’s climate action targets.

    Mark has previously held senior roles at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, including as Executive Director of Economic Policy and Executive Director of Budget Strategy. Prior to joining DTF, Mark spent over a decade working on global and domestic macroeconomic issues at the National Australia Bank, ANZ and the Commonwealth Treasury.

    Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics with honours from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Economics from the Australian National University.
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    Megan Hill

    GM Policy and Advocacy
    Farmers Climate Action
    Megan is an environmental scientist and has over 30 years’ experience participating in the environment/NFP sector, and 15 years’ experience with government, statutory agencies and regulators, the last five years representing agriculture. She is passionate about policy design that enables economy wide emissions reductions and supports sustainable food systems, farmers and regional communities. Working on policy and program development across a wide range of environmental, planning and social issues, Megan has used her communication skills to build understanding of complex ideas and foster collective support for change. She is highly regarded for her track record of working collaboratively to advance environment, climate, energy, waste and water policy.
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    Michael Battaglia

    Lead, Towards Net Zero Mission
    CSIRO
    Michael Battaglia is Lead for Towards Net Zero Mission, which looks to build capability to assist Australia's transition to net zero with particular focus on hard to abate sectors (Steel, Agriculture and Transport), regional economies and scaling negative emission technologies. Dr Battaglia was an advisor to the LETs soil carbon area, has held governance on multiple international and international collaborations include the $400M CGIAR Dryland Cereals and Legumes Program, the DFAT Australia-Vietnam Innovation collaboration, and multiple national programs on carbon accounting and mitigation of emissions from agriculture. He received the IUFRO global science excellence prize for contributions to forest systems modelling and carried out the first Australian assessments of our plantation estate vulnerability to climate change. He was a founder and a Board Director for FutureFeed, a company that is commercializing anti-methanogenic seaweed to tackle livestock emissions. I am a recipient of the US$1M Jens Bergfor Global Food Prize, AFR sustainability award winner and a Finalist in the Australian Museum Eureka Applied Environmental Award
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    Michael Simioni

    Executive Advisor - ESG and decarbonisation
    GHD
    Dr Michael Simioni is a Chemical Engineer with over 15 years of experience in emerging energy technology, associated markets and business planning. He has worked extensively with the O&G and chemicals sectors in asset decarbonisation across the globe including – USA, China, Japan, Europe, Latin America and Australia. Michael has worked with a variety of clients in aspects of decarbonisation program planning & deployment, development of business cases and establishment of organisational or national level roadmaps involving stakeholder engagement across government, industry, academia and public discussion. Working with clients to deploy new technology, he is experienced in aspects relating to edge of grid technologies including BESS, solar, offshore wind and network optimisation & firming, such as demand response including UPS aggregation.
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    Michael Wright

    National Secretary
    Electrical Trades Union
    Michael Wright is the National Secretary of the Electrical Trades Union. Since joining the Union in 2007, Michael has represented electrical workers across Australia and the region. He is committed to advancing members’ rights and ensuring a bright future for the workers delivering our energy transition.
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    Michel Colen_ISC_Headshot

    General Manager Ratings and Delivery (Acting)
    ISC
    Michel has had a background in multiple sectors and industries from power generation, FMCG and sustainability. He is experienced in building teams, developing partnerships and driving results. He is passionate about working across sectors to facilitate great long term sustainability outcomes and to grow the broader sustainability industry.
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    Michelle Young

    Director, Sustainable Farms
    The Australian National University
    Michelle Young is a social researcher and practitioner with a passion for knowledge systems and community engagement in the context of environmental sustainability. As the Director of the Sustainable Farms Initiative at the Australian National University (ANU), she leads a dynamic team that collaborates across disciplines. With a mission protect and restore biodiversity on farms within Australia’s temperate woodlands. Michelle’s work bridges the gap between academia and practical solutions, fostering connections between researchers, farmers, and policymakers. Her commitment to community led solutions to building ecosystem health drives her efforts to work with rural communities on placed based knowledge sharing and landscape planning.
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    Monica Richter

    Senior Manager
    Low Carbon Futures
    WWF Australia
    Monica Richter is an economist and social ecologist with an interest in the role of business in accelerating the uptake of low and zero carbon solutions. 
    Recent career highlights include establishing the Materials and Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance, with over 160 companies and organisations collaborating to reduce the embodied carbon in the construction and infrastructure sectors to align with the Paris Agreement objectives and the principles of the circular economy. Other highlights include establishing the Business Renewables Centre – Australia driving large scale renewable projects through Power Purchase Agreements, deep engagement in WWF’s PandaLabs innovation program, and supporting the Science Based Targets Initiative in Australia, getting companies to set ambitious long term greenhouse gas emission reduction targets aligned with a 1.5oC pathway.   Monica is a graduate of the Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia Program; Future Directors program, a Board Member of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Chair of the External Advisory Board of the Western Sydney University’s Urban Transformation Research Centre, Chair of the Mercury Centre collaborative enterprise catalyst, and was named a top 100 Green Power influencer for her impact. 
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    My Therese Blank

    Head of Ocean Products, Oceania
    A.P. Moller - Maersk
    My Therese Blank is the Head of Ocean products at Maersk Oceania. She is leading the Ocean decarbonisation strategy for Maersk in the Area and has been a member of the Oceania leadership team since 2016.

    In 2022 she was elected board member of Shipping Australia, as the organisations first female director.

    Her key passions are business innovation and leading the transformation of the shipping and logistics industry.

    My holds a master’s degree in business and economics from Uppsala University Sweden.
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    Nick Metz

    Business Development Lead, Australia and New Zealand
    Terrascope
    Nick leads Terrascope’s growth in Australia and New Zealand, harnessing the power of technology to help large businesses understand their greenhouse gas footprint and use insights to plan their decarbonisation journey.  Terrascope plays a leading role in simplifying the complex data challenge that organisations face when measuring emissions, particularly in sectors with complex supply chains like food and agriculture, CPG and retail.  Nick is passionate about helping businesses drive value through decarbonisation opportunities, either through identifying new revenue opportunities or creating more efficient processes.  
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    Nigel Miller

    Chief Operating Officer
    Climate Friendly
    Nigel Miller is Chief Operating Officer for Climate Friendly, managing a portfolio of 160 carbon projects across Australia. He has been instrumental in developing carbon farming projects in the Rangelands of NSW and Queensland. Prior to joining Climate Friendly in 2015, Nigel spent a decade in the forestry industry, establishing and maintaining hardwood and softwood plantations in S.A., NSW and Victoria. With a passion for forestry, Nigel has worked with plantation and private forest growers to incentivise plantations using revenue from carbon to improve profitability. His work has resulted in some significant achievements, including the first greenfield plantation project led by a commercial forestry company in NSW and, in Tasmania, one of the first carbon projects to conserve forest that would have otherwise been cleared for other agricultural production.
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    Owen Pascoe

    Director, Research
    Clean Energy Finance Corporation
    Owen Pascoe is Director of Research at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Owen and his team use market leading research to advise on how policy and regulation can drive investment trends, focusing on medium-term investment opportunities in decarbonisation. Over the last two decades Owen has worked on innovative research and major policy reforms to accelerate the energy transition in Australia and globally, working with organisations such as the Australian Energy Market Commission, the Climate Change Authority, WWF Australia, Greenpeace International and the Australian Conservation Foundation. Owen holds a Master of Economics and Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales.
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    Paul Hawken

    Activist, author, environmentalist & entrepreneur
    Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. His work includes founding successful, ecologically conscious businesses, writing about the impacts of commerce on living systems, and consulting with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. Paul is Founder of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organization maps and models the scaling of one hundred substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming.
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    Paul Wallace

    Principal
    DesignInc
    Paul Wallace is an architect who enjoys the challenge of working across multiple sectors and getting out of his comfort zone with complex, large-scale projects. During his 25-year career, he has gained in-depth expertise in transport and infrastructure, education, residential, hospitality and commercial work. With a passion for design excellence and sustainability, Paul crafts buildings that enhance relationships between people and place and demonstrate his nuanced feel for spatial and atmospheric considerations, materiality and detail.
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    Penny Joseph

    Director of Climate Resilience
    AusGrid
    Penny Joseph is the Director of Climate Resilience at Ausgrid, the largest distributor of electricity on Australia’s east coast. Penny leads a cross-disciplinary program to prepare the organisation for the impacts of climate change including technical climate assessments, regulatory proposals, community consultation and resilience programs (network, community and response). She was previously Head of Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at Sydney Water, where she led the organisation’s Emergency Response, Net Zero and Climate Change Adaptation programs. Prior to entering the resilience domain, she led transformation programs in manufacturing, including for aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus. Penny has a Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering and an MBA from UNSW and currently lectures in climate resilience and systems thinking at the UNSW business school.
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    Peter Cosier

    Chair
    Accounting for Nature
    Peter Cosier is Chair of Accounting for Nature Ltd, a new not-for-profit company established in late 2018 to offer affordable, transparent and verifiable ways to measure changes in environmental condition, both at an enterprise and at an ecosystem scale.

    Peter is a Founding Member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists which developed the Accounting for Nature model between 2008 and 2018, with the assistance of leading scientists, economists and statiticians from state and territory government agencies, including the CSIRO and the ABS, and NRM Regions Australia.

    The Wentworth Group is a private institution established in 2002 with the aim of connecting science to public policy. It has been active in water reform, native vegetation management, climate change, optimising carbon in the landscape, and environmental accounting.

    Peter has a broad background in science, natural resource management, and urban and regional planning. He has worked in local government, the private sector, has held senior management positions in state government, and was a policy advisor to the Australian Environment Minister.
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    Phil Harrison

    CEO
    Conservation Volunteers Australia
    Phil Harrison comes from a farming background and has been a passionate volunteer, storyteller, and nature-action advocate for the best part of 40 years since he began conservation volunteering as a university weekend passion. He has always loved getting his hands dirty and taking practical action for nature. However, he also knows that individual efforts alone are not enough, it’s a consistent and sustained effort from everyday Australians and corporate entities we need to be able to scale our response to the environmental challenges we all face. Now CEO of Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), Phil has worked in almost every role within Australia’s leading practical environmental charity over the past 35 years, gaining unique insight and expertise.

    After studying management at Brunel University and Henley Management College in the UK, Phil travelled around the world. He became increasingly aware of both human impacts on our environment and the growing efforts to take practical nature-positive action. Subsequently and now for the past 35 years, Phil has devoted his career to the CVA vision of creating a world in which people and nature flourish, together. At the heart of this is CVA’s mission to connect people with nature by creating 1 million nature stewards by 2026.

    Starting in the early days of CVA as a pioneer of operations in both Victoria and Queensland, Phil became a National Program Director when CVA was appointed to manage Green Corps - the Australian government's national youth environment training program – where he provided strategic leadership and managed relationships with the government at a political level. He then held multiple Director roles within CVA in Corporate & Government Affairs, Business Development & Partnerships, and ultimately for the Green Army, which was the largest-ever example of a government policy to join environmental action and youth training and employment.

    Integral to the growth of CVA over the past four decades, Phil now leads an enviable team of nature stewards, from volunteers in the field to CVA’s expert staff and multiple partners in the government, community, and corporate sectors; enabling CVA to become Australia’s leading conservation engagement expert.

    He’s a true pioneer in his field and a master of his craft – whether it’s CEO of CVA or simply planting trees and creating a nature block in his own backyard.
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    Portia Odell

    Cities System Lead
    Climateworks
    Portia Odell is the Cities System Lead at Climateworks Centre, leading the strategy to reduce emissions within cities across the built environment, infrastructure and transport sectors in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Portia holds a PhD in building decarbonisation and social impact and has over a decade of experience working on climate solutions in academia, social enterprise and not-for-profits, including co-founding a social enterprise that helped schools reduce carbon emissions. As the former Director of the Cities Power Partnership, Australia’s largest network of over 185 local governments tackling climate change, Portia spearheaded strategic research and advocacy initiatives to drive impactful change on climate policy for cities nationwide.
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    Rachel Lowry

    CEO
    Bush Heritage Australia
    Prior to joining Bush Heritage Australia, Rachel was the Chief Conservation Officer at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia, was an Advisor to the Federal Government's Threatened Species Commissioner and was the Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science for Zoos Victoria.

    In addition to advising numerous industry Board’s, Rachel is Past-President of the International Zoo Educators Association and former Chair of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership.

    Rachel has developed award winning programs that have tackled conservation and sustainability issues both locally and globally. Rachel was awarded Sustainability Leader of the year by WME (2010) and was profiled in Melbourne’s Top 100 most influential people through The Age newspaper (2011). In 2016, the Australian Geographic Magazine listed Rachel amongst Australia’s Top 30 conservationists. In 2018 Rachel’s contribution to conservation and gender equity in the workplace was awarded a position on the Top 50 Women in the Victorian Public Service by the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

    Rachel’s current focus is to lead a team and movement towards securing the protection of healthy country forever.
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    Ralph Regenvanu

    Minister for Climate Change
    Vanuatu
    Ralph Regenvanu is Vanuatu’s Minister for Climate Change Adaptation, Energy, Environment, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards and Disaster Management. He has previously served as Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and as Foreign Minister, and is currently serving his fifth term as the Member of Parliament for Vanuatu’s capital city – which is also Vanuatu’s largest urban centre - Port Vila. From 2013 until 2015, Ralph was co-chair of the taskforce which was responsible for developing Vanuatu’s ‘National Sustainable Development Plan 2016-2030’. He is currently the Pacific Ministerial Champion for Loss and Damage
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    Rebecca Mikula Wright

    CEO
    Asia Investor Group on Climate Change
    Rebecca is the CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change for Aus/NZ as well as the Asia Investor Group on Climate change. She is a founding and current steering committee member of global net zero investor initiatives including Climate Action 100+, Net Zero Asset Managers and Paris Aligned Asset Owners.
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    Rob Law

    Manager, Energy Transition
    WWF Australia
    Rob Law is the Senior Manager Energy Transitions with WWF-Australia. In this role he coordinates the Renewables Nation campaign, a program to ensure Australia’s position as a renewable exports superpower is on track ensuring a fast, best and just transition to 700% renewable energy by 2050. He has over 20 years experience working on climate and energy projects, advocacy and communication for not for profits, state and local governments and universities. Prior to WWF Rob worked for 8 years for the Victorian Greenhouse Alliances. In this role he was a key member of the Victorian Energy Collaboration that brought together 50 local governments to enter into a long term Power Purchase Agreement for renewable energy. He also initiated and implemented the roll out of Australia’s largest local government owned electric vehicle fast charging network through the Charging the Regions project. Rob also currently works as a Producer for the WOMADelaide festival Planet Talks program, and has developed a number of award winning climate and environmental themed podcasts and audiobooks.
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    Rob Waterworth

    Chief of Science, Policy and Innovation
    FLINTpro
    Robert is the co-founder and Chief Science, Policy and Innovation Officer at FLINTpro where he has led the development of FLINTpro, the world's first SaaS-based system designed to maximize the utility of models, spatial data and satellite products for land sector reporting. Rob has over 25 years of experience in land sector monitoring systems across the private sector, academia, and state and federal governments. This has given him a profound understanding of the intricacies involved designing and building technical systems to meet policy and reporting needs. He is a sought-after expert and is an IPCC lead author, UNFCCC expert reviewer and has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and guidelines, including the upcoming land sector guidance for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
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    Robert Mullin

    Regional Market Solutions Director for Roads & Highway ANZ
    Jacobs
    Rob has significant experience in the delivery of major infrastructure projects across the public and private sector, ranging from highways and transport transformation projects to major aviation and nuclear developments in Europe. Aligned with Jacobs’ Climate Response objectives, Rob’s role over recent years has focused on delivering effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions and supporting the energy transition through green mobility projects and developing innovative DER micro-grid solutions.
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    Sean Mathieson

    ANZ Partner Growth & Success - Industries, Data & AI
    Amazon
    Sean is responsible for the growth and success of AWS’ Partner Ecosystem – Industries, Data & Analytics driving business outcomes with AWS Customers across all industries and customer segments in Australia and New Zealand.

    He has over 25 years experience working with a broad range of industries involving market leading innovative solutions along with a clear focus on economic value and a comprehensive understanding of data-driven sustainable transformation initiatives.
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    Sharelle Polack

    Senior Manager, Sustainable Agriculture
    WWF Australia
    Sharelle has over 25 years’ experience working in agriculture, sustainable land management, food systems and biodiversity conservation. This has included working for international organisations, state and federal governments and non-government organisations. She is currently leading WWF-Australia’s Sustainable Agriculture program, which is working to support farmers and graziers to retain or restore vegetation and implement sustainable management practices for environmental stewardship, profitability and climate change resilience. Sharelle Polack has a degree in Agricultural Science and Honours in Environmental Science from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Environmental Law from the Australian National University.
    Simon Dorries

    Simon Dorries

    CEO
    Responsible Wood
    Simon Dorries is the Chief Executive Officer of Responsible Wood (formerly the Australian Forestry Standard Ltd). Responsible Wood is accredited as a Standards Development Organisation by Standards Australia to write, maintain and updating the Australian Standards which underpin the Responsible Wood Certification System. These Standards include AS4707- Chain of Custody for Forest Products and AS4708 Sustainable Forest Management. Responsible Wood is the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia.

    Simon holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and has worked in the Forest and Wood Products Industry for over 39 years. Commencing with the Plywood Association of Australia in 1985 as a cadet scientist while undertaking a science degree through part-time study. Simon stayed with the Plywood Association for 30 years through a number of name changes to eventually become General Manager of the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia.

    Simon has significant experience in:

    • Developing product certification systems.
    • Compliance testing and assessment
    • Delivering education and training across the Wood Products Sector.
    • Product development
    • Standards development.

    In addition to his role at Responsible Wood, Simon is currently Chair of Standards Australia Committee TM-011 Engineered Wood Products.
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    Stan Steinwolf

    Director and Chief Product Officer
    Ofload
    Stan is an adaptable team-builder and scaling expert with expertise from department head to starting a business from scratch. In his current role as Director and CPO at Ofload, Stan is passionate about execution, using tech in business, and developing talent. Across 5 years at Woolworths, Stan led teams that contributed $600m+ top-line growth and $70m+ cost- out. Stan holds previous experience in blue-chip professional services at Boston Consulting Group, as well as 2 years at Goldman Sachs.
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    Stephanie McMahon

    GM Strategy & Engagement
    Stanwell
    Stephanie McMahon is the General Manager Strategy and Sustainability at Queensland’s largest electricity generator, Stanwell.

    Stephanie has been in the energy industry for the past 15 years. She set up Stanwell’s sustainability team at the beginning of 2022 and has spent the past two years leading the establishment of the business’ sustainability framework. She also heads up Stanwell’s corporate strategy area, which is responsible for the ongoing development of the business’ corporate strategy and business planning, in response to the large-scale change occurring in the energy industry.

    Stanwell is transitioning its electricity generation portfolio from coal generation to large scale wind and solar farms, along with firming capacity such as batteries, low to zero emissions gas peaking plant and pumped hydro. By 2035, the business plans to have between 9 and 10 GW of renewables and 5 GW of dispatchable capacity in place.
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    Susan Moylan-Coombs

    Founding Director
    Gaimaragal Group
    The Gaimaragal Group’s founding director is Susan Moylan-Coombs. The company was established to create a new story of connection and wellbeing for all Australians.

    Our aim is to facilitate the voice for our Elders in the contemporary social space, empower our youth to realise their full potential, and provide two-way cultural translation to bring individuals and communities together

    Susan’s ancestry is Woolwonga and Gurindji from the Northern Territory. She has extensive experience working with First Australian communities nationally and internationally, with specific expertise in community consultation, empowerment and the facilitation of voice and storytelling. Susan previously held the positions of Executive Producer ABC’s Indigenous Programs Unit and Head of Production, NITV a division of SBS.

    Today, Susan uses her expertise to work with mainstream organisations and communities in the provision of cultural competency and immersion sessions as well as social planning processes. Susan is part of the group known as the Stolen Generations and has lived experience of the trauma associated with removal, loss, dispossession and disconnection.
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    Tejesh Kasyap

    Project Officer
    Beyond Zero Emissions
    Tejesh is a Project Officer at Climate Change think tank Beyond Zero Emissions and is a Climate Change and Policy Specialist. Having worked previously in both the private and public sector, Tejesh brings a unique blend of business development, stakeholder engagement, and data analysis to BZE. His primary focus area is looking at pathways to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors of the economy. His notable achievements include:

    • Co-leading BZE's 2022 Gladstone Renewable Energy Industrial Precinct Briefing Paper, showcasing its potential for green manufacturing investment, decarbonization of existing industries, and new green energy exports.

    • Leading the industry engagement for the 2023 Deploy Report, demonstrating Australia's 81% emissions reduction by 2030 with existing technologies.

    • Project Lead for the 2023 "Safeguarding Our Future" report, highlighting the economic benefits of clustered decarbonization in Kwinana and Gladstone.

    Co-leading recent pivotal reports on Commercial EVs (2023), Heat Pumps (2024), and Wind (TBA April, 2024).
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    Tiana Nairn

    Group Manager - Policy
    LMS Energy
    Tiana is the Group Manager – Policy for LMS Energy, engaging about waste, circular economy and carbon-related policies and laws across Australia and New Zealand. Tiana has over 20 years’ experience in policy and environmental assessment. She is the immediate past EPA SA Waste Reform Policy Program Manager, where she led a series of progressive and responsible strategic waste policy and law reforms for the SA EPA and via inter-jurisdictional policy development. Tiana is the SA Branch President of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia and an active member of Bioenergy Australia’s Renewable Gas Alliance.
    Tim Buckley

    Tim Buckley

    Director
    Climate Energy Finance
    Tim Buckley is director of independent public interest think tank Climate Energy Finance. He has 30 years of financial market experience covering the Australian, Asian and global equity markets and is a highly influential energy finance commentator. Tim has written more than 100 reports on the global energy transition, and the roles of finance and policy in accelerating critical decarbonisation trends. Tim was Australasian Director of the global Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis 2013-2021, and formerly Head of Equity Research at Deutsche Bank, Managing Director, Head of Equity Research at Citigroup for 17 years, Head of Institutional Equities at Shaw & Partners and co-Managing Director of Arkx Investment Management P/L, a global listed clean energy investment start-up jointly owned with Westpac.
    Tim Grant

    Tim Grant

    Chief Executive Officer
    Lifecycles
    Tim Grant is the CEO of Lifecycles, Australia’s most experienced provider of circular economy and sustainability research, consulting, tool development, emission factors and LCA training.

    With more than 30 years’ experience working in LCA, he has been instrumental in the development of data and leading-edge scientific support for sustainability tools andcontributed to a number of books, including co-author of Life Cycle Assessment: Principles, Practice and Prospects (CSIRO Publishing).

    Tim is a pioneer of LCA, both domestically and internationally. As the founding President and long-time board member of Australian Life Cycle Assessment society (ALCAS) he makes a large contribution to LCA in Australia, and additionally, is the chair of the Ecosystem Services task force within the United Nations supported Life Cycle Initiative.

    Tim's expertise has been sought to adjudicate the 'sustainability' category for esteemed design awards, notably the Good Design Awards (2023) and The Premiers Sustainability Awards (2013). At present, Tim leads Lifecycles Lab - intense workshop process to rapidly assess emerging designs for sustainability risks and opportunities.

    About Lifecycles:

    Lifecycles is Australia’s most experienced provider of circular economy and sustainability research, consulting, tool development, emission factors and training. We provide quantification and metrics to inform sustainability decision making, from the micro level of design and material selection through to the macro level of policy development and strategic interventions.

    Website: www.lifecycles.com.au
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    Tim Silverwood

    Co-founder
    Ocean Impact Organisation
    Tim Silverwood is an award-winning environmentalist committed to reducing human impacts on the natural world. A keen surfer, Tim became alarmed at the risks plastic pollution posed to oceans and wildlife, co-founding the not-for-profit organisation ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ in 2009. After ten years leading Take 3, Tim co-founded Ocean Impact Organisation (OIO) in 2020. OIO is Australia’s first startup accelerator and innovation ecosystem dedicated to scaling solutions improving ocean health. OIO has supported 99 startups and entrepreneurs since 2020 through a range of innovation programs and initiatives.  Tim is a passionate presenter who delivers a firm, reasoned and insightful case for ‘business as unusual’ to transform the way we treat Planet Ocean and its inhabitants.
    Tishiko King

    Tishiko King

    Ocean & Climate Advocate
    Groundswell Giving
    Tishiko King is a proud Kulkalaig woman from the Island of Masig, Torres Strait Islands. Recently with Australian Communities Foundation as their First Nations Philanthropy Manager, Tish continues to shift traditional practises of Philanthropy, working collaboratively with the sector to redistribute wealth back into protecting and caring for Country. Working together with the Australian Environment Grantmakers Network, Tish uses her expertise in Climate and Torres Strait Island Justice to deliver their annual conference for 2024. Tish continues to collaborate with Groundswell Giving leading the Caring for Country Grant Round, in collaboration with the Eisen Family Private Fund and Oranges and Sardines Foundation, led by First Nations people for First Nations and Pacific diaspora people.

    With studies in Marine Biology, Tish is an Ocean Advocate, working with Patagonia Australia and NZ team for impact and purpose to increase the protection of oceans by 30% by 2030. She continues to be a part of grassroots organisations, supporting the Our Islands Our Home campaign, is a current Board Director of Divers 4 Climate and is part of the Climate Solutions Centre Advisory Committee with the Australian Museum.
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    Tony Boatman

    Co-Founder
    Impact X
    Life can take you to surprising places. And sometimes, when you look back, you can’t help but think, How did I get here from there? Tony Boatman grew up on a small farm in Australia. He used to milk a cow before school. The first in his family to attend university, Tony went on to lead marketing for Nokia, Asia Pacific. At Nokia he launched the world’s first smart phone. Later as Head of Marketing at Microsoft he brought the Xbox 360 to millions of users. After leaving the corporate world, Tony co founded a Swiss health tech company (Sold in 2019), a social enterprise called Bicycle Barista and in 2012 was named Global top 100 Sustainability Leader for his work with Al Gore's Climate Project. Tony is an authentic leader and proven team builder who strives to disrupt the traditional idea of a job. “I get up each day feeling grateful for what I have and motivated to make a positive impact. Experiences excite me, things don’t.”
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    Tim Lee

    Co-Founder and CEO
    Utilitarian
    Tim is the co-founder and CEO of Utilitarian, a company founded in 2021 after a decade of studying and applying knowledge on the complex relationships between government policies, business management for sustainable change, commercial priorities, and consumer behaviour change. Realising circularity will require collective effort, which is often underestimated. Utilitarian aims to facilitate this by offering a unique software platform that allows governments and businesses to educate, engage, support, and reward every Australian towards a circular future using a free mobile app. Utilitarian's platform eliminates confusion and builds trust by breaking down silos that hinder product stewardship across sectors, with unprecedented data insights. Utilitarian is currently preparing to pilot with two major partners, Planet Ark and Liverpool City Council.
    Warren Flentje_CSIRO

    Warren Flentje

    Industrial Decarbonisation Lead, Towards Net Zero Mission
    CSIRO
    Warren leads industrial decarbonisation for CSIRO’s Towards Net Zero mission with a focus on low emissions steel and sustainable aviation fuel.

    The Mission develops multidisciplinary strategy to support an accelerated transition for hard-to-abate sectors to a low emissions future while growing long-term sustainable value.

    Working with internal cross-disciplinary teams and external stakeholders from government, industry and international partners Warren helps to define a national strategy to position Australia for long-term growth in a global low carbon economy and coordinates CSIRO research to target critical research goals. 
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    Will Howard

    Lead Scientist
    Climate Change Authority
    Dr Will Howard is Lead Scientist at the Australian Government Climate Change Authority, working across climate science, emissions reduction, carbon removal, adaptation, oceans and other climate policy issues.

    He got a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from Brown University in the USA, was a U.S. Department of Energy Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University, a lecturer in oceanography at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole USA and a researcher at the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.

    He worked at the Commonwealth Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment as Lead Climate Scientist to mid-2022. He worked at the Office of the Chief Scientist in Canberra from 2010 to 2017, serving as Head of Science there in 2016 to 2017.

    In 2013-14, he initiated the Sedimentary Basin Management Initiative at University of Melbourne School of Earth Sciences, an integrated approach to understanding and managing sedimentary basins.

    He is a member of the Australian Academy of Sciences National Committee for Earth System Science.

    He continues to research marine climate change, with particular emphasis on ocean acidification and its impacts on the past, current, and future ocean, through affiliation at Australian National University.

    What Past Attendees Say About The IX Summit

    "The most authoritative line up of climate speakers ever in Australia. The IX agenda goes deeper than anything comparable with regards to subject matter depth across 5 industry sectors”

    Patrick Sieb, Investment Director, Investible


    “The highlight for me at Impact X was the Working Group industry streams, which will be highly engaging and collaborative. It is a real feature of the Summit, to bring together so many experts and leaders to co-create solutions to dramatically reduce emissions in the accelerating race to zero”

    Jonas Bengtsson, CEO, EDGE Environment


    “The big international keynotes draw the attention, but if you dig deeper into the agenda there is so much value from innovators and technologists who may not be famous…yet!”

    Alan Jones, M8 Ventures


    “For the financial services sector, the shift of capital into ESG and away from hydrocarbon assets, is already underway. The IX Summit is going to accelerate the shift.”

    Chris Larsen, CEO, Ironbark Asset Management