I am a sustainability and climate change strategist for Arup in Australasia, where I focus on delivering environmental initiatives that generate maximum social benefit as well as addressing how industry and society can overcome resistance to change.

I have over 20 years experience in environmental consultancy and international project management. I am a director of an outcome-focused environmental initiative Do-Tank, providing sustainability advice on multilateral aid projects for the World Bank and AusAID .

I am also an adventurer and author, and hold the record for the fastest unsupported journey to the South Pole and the longest unsupported journey in Antarctica in 1999.

In 2010 I was awarded Member of the Order of Australia for ‘service to conservation and the environment, particularly through advisory roles to developing countries regarding land sustainability and resource management, as an explorer and to the community’.