Matt Perry is a Partner and co-founder of sustainability communications agency, Republic of Everyone. A seasoned marketing and communications professional, having worked in London, New York and Sydney for agencies including M&C Saatchi, Matt moved to Melbourne and completed CSL's Fellowship Program in 2007. Matt credits the Fellowship Program as an important step along his path to establishing Republic of Everyone, which employs smart marketing strategies and creative communications to help organisations deliver real social and environmental good.
Phillip Kingston is the Managing Director of Kingston Development, an emerging software and consulting company. He is interested in the marketability and business case of sustainability, and in new-world governance. He is member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and serves on a number of private company boards.
Michael McKiterick is a Legal Supervisor at the Sunshine Youth Legal Service. Formerly a Senior Lawyer at PILCH Victoria, Michael has been a solicitor since 2005. He was awarded the Victoria Law Foundation Fellowship in 2011. He is the author of the VLF report on volunteering in community legal centres, and completed the CSL Fellowship Program in 2010.
Melissa Field – Treasurer
Melissa is an Executive Director at Ernst & Young within the Assurance practice. She is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from Melbourne Business School. Much of her professional career has been spent working with entrepreneurial and growing businesses and currently she is a part of the Melbourne team that champions the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program. Melissa believes that the future of sustainability leadership lies with innovative, successful, entrepreneurial businesses who stay true to their vision – to show that there is a better more sustainable way of doing things.
Janette O'Neill is the Head of Sustainability for National Australia Bank. Janette has worked as a sustainability consultant with companies including Enviros, PwC UK and Shaper Group. Clients have included Accenture, British Telecom, and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Services. She also worked on an internal secondment with PwC to assist the UK Board to review CR performance, develop their first CR Report and develop an internal CR strategy to support their business service priorities. She has completed an honours degree in Economics at Monash University, Melbourne.
Katie Pahlow is Director of Visitor & Community Development for Zoos Victoria. Over the last decade, Katie has used her unique combination of talents – spanning zoology, conservation education and business entrepreneurship – to transform Zoos Victoria into a world leader in community education while also driving major improvements across the organisation's commercial operations. Before her career at Zoos Victoria, Katie was a secondary school biology teacher and managed the successful business advisory firm that she co-founded.
Roland Dillon is a senior associate at McKinsey & Company, where he works on strategic, operational and organisational issues facing large private and public organisations. Prior to this, Roland worked for several years on environmental policy and regulation as a policy maker and lawyer for several Government agencies. He is passionate about communicating the business case for sustainability and has been involved in a range of initiatives on this topic, including the LIV's Green Practice Project and the Legal Sector Alliance. He completed the CSL Fellowship Program in 2008.
Linh Do has worked within the social change space in and out of Australia for the last five years. She is currently leading the Australian Conservation Foundation's engagement with the general public as their community coordinator. Linh is also a director with OurSay, a project born from her completion of the CSL Fellowship Program in 2009 alongside two fellow classmates. She is also actively engaged within the UN process and is the editor-in-chief of The Verb, a newswire service that focuses on the issues that matter.
Jeremy is a leading sustainability thinker and educator, working extensively on the design, development and delivery of learning programmes on sustainable development. He is the outgoing Australia Director of Cambridge University’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership. He is an Adjunct Professor at LaTrobe University a Principal Research Fellow: Education for Sustainable Development. Originally from South Africa, Jeremy worked for 20 years in the trade union and anti-apartheid movement before becoming an advisor to the Mandela government on a range of cross-sectoral development policy issues.
Alex has almost 10 years experience in the sustainability sector working with business, government and non-government organisations including the Australian Conservation Foundation and is currently a Principal Program Development Officer with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Alex has a particular interest in the role that social and individual behaviour change can play in creating a sustainable future and, in her capacity as Honorary Member of Monash University, conducts research into the effectiveness of behaviour change interventions through government environment policy.
Brian Gardner is the Victorian General Manager for Donington and Harris Smith, a change consultancy.
Brian has a particular interest in cross-cultural and virtual work team performance and engagement, after extensive work experience in the US, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific, and is passionate about enabling people to live sustainable lives and develop sustainable careers. Brian has extensive multi-disciplinary management and leadership skills and experience, across diverse areas in a variety of industries, with a focus on IT or IT related companies.