Senior Sustainability Consultant
I come to Edge bringing skills in development and implementation of sustainability strategy at both the organisational and community level. I am experienced in carbon and energy management, sustainable events and procurement, environmental education and engagement programs and most recently modern slavery.
My favourite projects are those working with diverse teams from all disciplines, fostering collaboration to create tailored solutions with social or environmental impact.
- Modern Slavery in the Construction Industry research report for the Responsible Construction Leadership Group involved research in the UK and Australia to develop an understanding of the emerging issue and legislation. The research explored the impact of modern slavery legislation in the UK and the readiness of the Australian construction industry to tackle modern slavery in their supply chains.
- City of Canada Bay greenhouse gas footprint, reduction targets and action plan, required contribution from across the organisation and led to unanimous adoption by Council, with ongoing support for implementation and emissions reduction.
- Implementation of the Environmental Strategy for Council operations and the community, involved a range of projects and programs including sustainable food, litter prevention, sustainable events, sustainable procurement and community engagement programs such as sustainable schools network, community gardens, sustainable living workshops and Our Energy Future residential solar program.
- Sustainability Advantage program implementation at Wagga Wagga City Council was the first time the Council considered sustainability. Bringing together all disciplines to consider a new concept and developing a vision and action plan was a challenging but rewarding experience. It lead to excellent outcomes across the Council such as the first Low Carbon Australia loan financing a Cogen plant at the Oasis Aquatic Centre.
I completed Bachelor of Environmental Management and Science at University of Western Sydney in 2007 and recently completed my Masters in Sustainability at University of Sydney in June 2017.
I work in sustainability because it gives me the opportunity to improve and positively impact the environment and people who live in it. My appreciation, understanding and value of the natural environment was inevitable growing up in rural Western Sydney, surrounded by bushland and taking endless family camping trips around Australia.
In my spare time you can find me outdoors or in the ocean, hiking and camping, road trips on my motorbike, diving, live gigs or at home with a book and the record player.