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Emma Humann

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Emma brings experience in stakeholder engagement and communications to the Environment Victoria Board. She has worked in the corporate, government and not for profit sectors and holds a Bachelor of Arts with Political Science and Environmental Studies majors. Emma joined the board in October 2013.

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Tim Watts

Tim’s career spans start-ups (Co-Founder of Flexicar), strategy consulting (with Nous Group) and corporate executive roles in sectors including health, aged care and energy. He holds a Masters degree in politics and economics from Northeastern University in Boston.

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Tabatha Fulker

Tabatha is the founding Director at OrganiseUs, a creative and strategic communication agency working at the strategic planning level across a diverse range of national and state-­based campaigns advocating for positive environmental, social justice and community welfare outcomes.

Tabatha has 20 years’ experience developing engagement, media and communication strategies for progressive non-profits, over seven years as a daily news and feature journalist at APN News and Media and Fairfax Media, and a lecturer in journalism at Monash University.

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Elaine Montegriffo

Elaine brings strategic leadership skills developed through working in the UK, Asia and Australia in global consulting firms, international NGO’s and dynamic social enterprises where she has successfully developed and implemented new strategies for growth and impact. Most recently, as CEO of SecondBite she significantly grew its social, environmental and economic impact through innovative partnerships.

In 2015 Elaine was recognised as a Global Social Entrepreneur by the prestigious Schwab Foundation, the sister organisation to the World Economic Forum. Elaine recently attended the WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

Elaine holds a Masters in International Development, a BA (Honours) in Philosophy and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK). In 2010 she completed the Asialink Leaders Program.

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Ben Krasnostein

Experienced legal professional and Company Secretary. Highly developed business acumen combined with excellent communication and interpretive skills. Active in business ventures, corporate advisory, in-house solutions, negotiation, renewable energy and property transactions.

Committed to the impact investment movement and all it stands for, both professionally and personally. Focus on policy change and shifting capital allocations away from traditional forms of investment into areas that blend deep social, environmental and financial outcomes and returns.

Kate Colvin

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Kate has over 20 years experience in senior positions in policy, advocacy and communications in the social services, environment and overseas development sectors. She has developed and led successful campaigns for more accessible public transport, more affordable housing and better youth justice and homelessness services. Kate has a degree in economics and joined the Board in October 2013.

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Paul Bailey

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Paul has worked with some of Australia’s largest and most successful charities, helping them to develop effective communication programs and fundraising campaigns. As a specialist fundraising consultant, Paul is responsible for assessing the holistic performance of non-profit fundraising and communications, evaluating opportunities and using data analytics and historic results to make recommendations that generate more money for their cause.

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Peter Christoff

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Associate Professor Peter Christoff teaches and researches climate politics and environmental policy in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. He is the author and editor of several books including, recently,Globalisation and the Environment, written with Robyn Eckersley, and Four Degrees of Warming: Australia in a hot world.

Peter has long been active in the environment movement, including formerly as Vice President and a member of the Board of the Australian Conservation Foundation, a Board member of Greenpeace Australia-Pacific, and on the Board of the Yarra Energy Council. He has also provided policy advice to government, including as a former member of the Victorian Ministerial Reference Council on Climate Change Adaptation, of the (Victorian) Premier’s Climate Change Reference Group, as the Assistant Commissioner for the Environment (Victoria), and a Board member of the Victorian EPA.

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Sue Davidson

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Sue is an environmental lawyer with many years’ experience advising clients in the corporate, government and regulatory sectors in New Zealand, England and Australia.  She also has expertise in economics having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) in New Zealand and an LLM in Law and Economics in The Netherlands.

Sue currently manages a small residential building company in Melbourne that is focused on promoting sustainable residential construction. With this background, Sue brings a diverse range of expertise and experience to Environment Victoria’s Board which she joined in April 2016.