I am the Secretary of UnionsACT, the peak organisation for the unions representing over 33,000 members in the Australian Capital Territory.

I was previously the Campaigns Director for Environment Victoria, and before that national union services advisor to Slater & Gordon.

In 2012 I was an organising fellow with the Obama for America presidential campaign based in Boston, Massachusetts. I have also worked in the disability sector as fundraising manager for Victoria’s oldest intellectual disability service, as campaign coordinator for several unions, and as a lecturer and tutor in public relations at Victoria University.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree and a Masters of Public Policy focusing on climate change from the University of Melbourne. I recently completed a postgraduate degree in Management at the Melbourne Business School.

I write a weekly column, called Southern Crossroads, for The Guardian UK’s environment pages, focusing on climate change.

I am a Climate Reality Project Presenter and was personally trained by the Hon. Al Gore in 2009. From 2008-12 I was National Secretary of the Labor Environment Action Network.

I am a board member of Greenpeace Australia-Pacific and was a board member of The Wilderness Society (Victoria) from 2012-2014.

A published author, I have lectured at Victoria University on public relations and media management, and guest lectured at US institutions.

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