Conference speakers

Speakers 2024

Adam Verwey

Sustainable Investment Exchange

Dr Amanda Cahill

CEO of The Next Economy

Andrew Bray

National Director of RE-Alliance

Beau Austin

Philanthropic Programme Lead

Charlie Wood

Senior Strategist, Social Movements at The Sunrise Project

Chris Croker

Steering Group at First Nations Clean Energy Network and Managing Director at Impact Investment Partners

Daniel Sherrell

Senior Adviser on Climate and Energy at ACTU

Greg Foyster

Rivers & Nature Campaign Manager at Environment Victoria

Hayley Morris

Executive Director at Morris Group

Jack Pascoe

Senior Research Fellow at University of Melbourne and Saltwater People

Jade Miles

CEO of Sustainable Table

Dr James Fitzsimons

Senior Advisor, Global Protection Strategies at The Nature Conservancy

Dr Joan Staples 

Principal Research Fellow at RMIT

Jody Gunn

CEO of Australian Land Conservation Alliance

Jono La Nauze

CEO of Environment Victoria

Joseph Sikulu

Managing Director at Pacific

Karen Hussey

Chair of Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee

Kirsty Howey

Executive Director at Environment Centre Northern Territory

Leah Armstrong

Regional Manager, Australia at International Funders for Indigenous Peoples

Leslie White

Director at Lockslie Consulting

Louise Arkles

Senior Program Manager – Environment at The Ian Potter Foundation

Lucy Richards

Consultant at Business for Good

Marike Knight

CEO of Cool Karma Collected

Mark Ogge

Principal Adviser at The Australia Institute

Martijn Wilder AM

CEO & Founder of Pollination

Mary Harm

Multicultural Community Worker

Nicky Ison

Head of Direct Advocacy at Boundless Earth

Peter Greste

Executive Director at The Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom

Rachel Ball

CEO of the Reichstein Foundation

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Australian Greens Manager of Business in the Senate, and Party spokesperson for the Environment and Water

Sue McKinnon

Director of McKinnon Family Foundation

Susheela Peres da Costa 

Principal at The Stewardship Centre

Honourable Tanya Plibersek MP

Minister for the Environment and Water

Tishiko King

Climate Advocate & Storyteller