Chris is the CEO of Climate-KIC Australia. His career has spanned central banking, academic research, and founding a publishing business. Most recently he was Manager of Impacts and Adaptation at NSW Government.
As Director of Strategic Projects, Jason develops and leads multi-stakeholder system transition initiatives, leveraging his experience in Europe over the past decade working with large scale demonstrations and innovation ecosystem building initiatives for industry and cities.
As Director of Business Development, Will develops multi-partner systemic innovation projects that accelerate climate action. To drive this system level collaboration, Will leverages his experience in business model, product and system development within fintech start-ups and corporate innovation teams.
Director of Operations, Katie leads operations to support an agile and innovative organisation. She brings climate change expertise and experience working in not-for-profit and government and with mega-cities around the world to create innovative, end-user led transformation.
As Director - Strategic Projects, Belinda brings her global experience in accounting, marketing, strategy and innovation for financial service to develop strategies to build greater resilience for Climate-KIC Australia.
Marian is our National Director for the European-Australian Climate Business Network. Her career spans from executive management to program delivery, in government and higher education sectors. In this role, she advances partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and project development.
As Project Officer for MECLA Alexi is involved in communications and membership management. He has a background working in various environmental NGOs, a passion for tackling climate change, and a first class honours from the University of Sydney in philosophy.
As Climate-KIC Australia's Principal of Systems Innovation Meredith brings her experience in strategy, design, innovation and facilitation to shape and deliver projects and portfolios for systemic impact. She leverages her experience in consulting, financial services, corporate innovation and a start up to help people and organisations tackle the complexity of climate action.
As Senior Project Manager, Karla sees opportunity in sustainability, and thrives on strategic innovation. She draws on project experience in built environment ranging between precinct masterplan, education, residential and commercial. She considers herself privileged to have been involved with many iconic projects in WA, and is proud to be playing a role in Australia’s collaborative evolution.
Jessica is responsible for Climate-KIC Australia's communications and outreach. With a background working in international organisations, Jessica finds the stories within complicated processes or technical concepts, to connect with audiences and celebrate the successes of climate change changers.
As National Programs Manager - Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sina comes with a strong background in NGO management, international project development, communications and an education from Harvard University. Sina is best equipped to point the next climate change innovators in the right direction.
Katharine is the Principal Project Developer for the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative. Leveraging her experience in developing and delivering major energy reform programs, Katharine is excited to be working with major industry partners to develop demonstration projects focussed on net zero emissions supply chains.
As Director of the Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A), Jackie manages this national membership platform and corporate education initiative to accelerate corporate transition to renewable energy. Jackie brings rich experience in renewable energy procurement and carbon management to the BRC-A to expand corporate renewable energy support to an even wider group of organisations nationally.
Melinda brings her experience working on climate partnerships and projects in the Pacific and the UK to lead adaptation and resilience projects. She draws on her legal and policy background and experience in knowledge brokering, facilitation and strategy to support cross-sectoral stakeholders working collaboratively to build resilience and adapt to climate change.
Genevieve is responsible for managing projects which aim to drive systemic change. Her careers spans impact assessment, research, stakeholder engagement and sustainability in the mining, forestry and energy sectors. She takes a systems perspective, integrating technologies, decision-making processes and organisational change strategies to solve complex problems.
Drawing from an passion for sustainability and education in photovoltaics engineering, Alex is involved in the Business Renewables Centre-Australia team, delivering projects that connect key cross-sectoral stakeholders to support renewable energy deployment.
Kathy is responsible for managing projects which aim to further strategic partnerships to implement the Paris Agreement. With experience working for a senior lawmaker in Germany's parliament and international development agencies in Asia, Kathy is passionate about shaping social and environmental policy.