- CEO, Queensland Trust for Nature
As an experienced connector, facilitator and strategist, I have specialised in synthesising complex concepts, connecting people and ideas, and brokering partnerships to co-develop solutions. My skills have been applied across multiple sectors including industry, Government, not for profits and academia and I draw on this experience to design customised approaches and solutions to challenges.
CONNECTING DIVERSE PEOPLE AND CONCEPTS
I have been brokering partnerships within Government, industry and research for over 20 years. My ability to identify patterns and connections, drawing from my cross-sectoral experience, helps stimulate innovative thinking and catalyse change.
FACILITATING PROBLEM SOLVING AND CONSENSUS
My empathetic approach to engagement quickly builds trust with stakeholders enabling me to influence without direct authority. I am a highly trained analyst, able to adapt to changing demands and ambiguity. I can rapidly distil and synthesise the key concepts and core questions and keep participants focused on the outcome when co-designing the solution.
STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND ENGAGEMENT
My ability to conceptualise complex situations and anticipate potential options and consequences enables the design of strategies to make the vision a reality. I can effectively communicate using a variety of methods, customised to the needs of the audience. I bring positivity and energy to my roles and my attitude can provide the impetus to keep others moving.
RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATION
I have a genuine commitment to enabling others and actively work to negotiate the best outcome for all parties. My ability to actively listen, coupled with political astuteness, helps create collaborations built on shared understanding and shared goals. My ongoing value is demonstrated through invitations to serve on steering committees to represent the sector and provide advice once the partnerships are established.