As well as a bunch of fantastic interns and volunteers, CSL has a dedicated, professional and passionate team of staff:
Previous to CSL, Andrew worked in the business sustainability field for several years, with organisations including ECO-Buy, Visy Recycling and World Vision. He was the founder and general manager of a successful aquaculture business, holds an MBA and a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Planning, and is the president of the Melbourne branch of the Surfrider Foundation, a global environmental not-for-profit. He is proud to be building on the great work done so far and is very excited about growing the reach and influence of CSL, so that more and more emerging leaders in Australia and globally can maximize their potential to deliver positive change.
Kate is passionate about the continued learning and development of both herself and others. A former business coach, facilitator/mediator and performer, Kate’s style is supportive, motivational and innovative. Having completed a Master of Arts (Social Ecology), Kate is dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve positive and sustainable change through engaging individuals with their own vision and creativity for sustainability and leadership. Kate believes that awareness of self, development and integrity of human values, communication and negotiation skills are all key factors in achieving success in the areas of leadership and sustainability.
David has over 20 years experience as an environmental educator and communicator, having worked with school children, senior politicians and business leaders, empowering them to think creatively to make a big difference. He believes that culture change, education and great leadership are the keys to a sustainable future and draws on his skills as a writer, performer and teacher, to inspire others to effect positive change. Prior to CSL, David worked as Sustainability Facilitator for the Resource Smart AuSSI Vic (Sustainable Schools) program, and director of environmental consultancy Vox Bandicoot, where he coordinated the national Sustainability Street program.
Alesha transitioned to the sustainability field from film and video production after being inspired by the the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, and has since been committed to building a career focused on securing a safe climate for all species and all generations. This has seen her become a social scientist in the area of environmental and social sustainability. She also has extensive experience in personal and professional development a focus on leadership, team management and teamwork skills and has worked with community groups, universities, NGOs, government and business.
With over 10 years’ experience as a consultant, researcher, communicator, educator and facilitator in the field of sustainability, Jeremy’s knowledge and experience extends across the corporate, government and tertiary education sectors. Jeremy has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Japanese) and a Masters of Environmental Management. After completing the Fellowship Program in 2011, he is now embarking on a new journey to explore the philosophical, sociological and anthropological beginnings of sustainability that will form the bedrock of a PhD. Jeremy believes that one of the core aspects of sustainability leadership is authenticity. He hopes to enable others to critically reflect on their own values and build their capacities for change in line with those values.
Lara McPherson – Communications Manager
Lara is a writer and researcher looking at systems, consumption and the intersection between ethics and economics. She also runs event and content production company Lala Productions and founded industry organisation Sustainable Fashion Australia. Lara completed the Fellowship Program in 2011 and she is currently completing a Master of Commerce.
Emily Wilson – Events Coordinator
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