I’m passionate about the tropics – its nature, its cultures and its peoples. I focus on how we can create better tropical futures through understanding our places, learning from each other, and applying the latest thinking on purpose-driven business and the regeneration economy. I enjoy designing and managing innovative businesses, organisations, programs and partnerships that flourish in their niche.
Originally from Australia and the UK, so far I’ve lived and worked in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, Ghana, Brazil, Colombia and Northern Australia – and travelled all over Africa and southeast Asia. I’ve previously worked with organisations and programs including Larrakia Nation, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, Australian Conservation Foundation, Arup, Palladium International, Partnerships for Forests and the PNG Education Capacity Development Facility.
I speak a bunch of languages, the best of which are Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and French, with Vietnamese improving fast. I kicked off my tertiary education at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. I have an MBA from Melbourne Business School where I focused on the Impact Economy and another master’s in political economy from the University of Sydney.
I’ve recently finished up in Hanoi, Vietnam, where I was funded by the Australian government to advise a number of organisations on conservation enterprise development, including CIRUM, Zo paper, the Human Ecology Practice Area, and a Red Dao tribal business.
I’ve recently started a new job in Cambridge with Fauna & Flora International as a Conservation Finance and Enterprise Specialist. I’m going to be working on Conservation Enterprise projects around the world and I can’t wait. If you think we could collaborate or want to talk conservation enterprise generally, please get in touch.
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