After a number of years in the Australian Foreign Service (with postings in Vietnam, Poland, Mexico and Nauru) and in the (then autonomous) Australian Agency for International Development, I have occupied senior positions in one of the world’s largest international NGOs. Between 2008 and 2011, I was World Vision International's Vice President for Global Accountability, also serving, from 2011 to 2015 as WVI Senior Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, leading a team of some 20 staffincluding staff responsible for health, humanitarian affairs, environment, advocacy and accountability. From 2006-8 I worked for the Global Water Partnership Organisation in Stockholm, Sweden and from 2000 to 2006, for the Foundation for Development Cooperation, an independent development and humanitarian affairs think-tank based in Brisbane, Australia. I have more than 20 years’ experience in advocating for changes in policy and practice on a range of issues in a variety of contexts.
Incitare was founded at the beginning of 2016, to provide a platform for the use of futures thinking or strategic foresight to create space for fresh thinking on global issues, identifying and investing in game-changing innovation in partnering, digitalisation and financing, and strengthening accountability to measure impact and incentivise transformational shifts.
I have a Masters Degree in International Relations, specialising in International Law and Human Rights, and a Graduate Diploma in International Law and am well positioned to draw on extensive and currently active networks in International Geneva (where I have lived for more than a decade) and beyond.