A civil servant on a mission to roll out renewable energy
I am working for the City of Melbourne, where I’m a Senior Sustainability Officer focusing on Energy. After undertaking a number of sustainability projects for the city, I initiated the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project, which enables large organisations to buy renewable energy through collective purchasing. After five years, this project has become a great success and a new 39-turbine 80 mega watt wind farm is now under construction. Through NELIS, I want to share my experiences in how to navigate complex projects to successful outcomes.
A health expert improving lives in vulnerable communities
I am a post graduate medical student at the University of Melbourne and also involved in Educaring Africa - a charity that works with communities in Africa to improve public health. I have a strong interest in international development and equitable health outcomes, especially in vulnerable communities. Previously I have worked as a research assistant, specialising in malaria research. Through this role I was given the opportunity to be involved in multiple development and public health projects in resource limited settings in Bangladesh and Vietnam.
An experienced project implementer eager to share lessons with tomorrow’s leaders
I am a Head of Engagement at VicRoad in Australia, where I’m working on the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program. I have previously worked with community and stakeholder engagement for renewable energy projects, including for the City of Melbourne. Before becoming involved in renewable energy I worked for a dairy company in Japan. I’m an experienced project manager who loves to see a good idea being transformed into reality and I want to share some of the lessons I have learned from my career with young people who will hopefully become the sustainability leaders of the next generation.
A newspaper publisher improving livelihoods and communities in Africa
I am a newspaper publisher from Melbourne and I am also the founder and director of Educaring Africa - a not-for-profit operating in Malawi and Uganda. To me, sustainability goes beyond protecting the environment and I tend to focus on the human and social aspects - how we can improve people’s lives and create a society of equality, diversity and compassion. I believe that the reason we are on this planet is to help as many others as we can.