In the science and technology sector, Lindsay is recognised as an authority on business development, organisational positioning and communication. His work spans government and business, with particular focus on creating strategic alliances and partnerships.

Lindsay has consulted on issues ranging from major infrastructure projects and sustainable development, to greenhouse emission reduction strategies, and to business skills development for science and technology professionals.

Lindsay has also prepared numerous business plans and feasibility studies for sectors as diverse as mining, pharmaceuticals, health technology and engineering in Australia and Asia. He was previously General Manager of Public Affairs for CSIRO, and has worked as an Australian diplomat, specialising in South-East Asia. Lindsay has an Honors degree in Mathematical Physics, a Master of Environmental Science, and a Graduate Diploma in Economics.



Emmy has extensive experience as a journalist in Asia and Australia having served for many years as a correspondent for the Financial Times of London, the Australian Financial Review, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Asian Business.

She has undertaken specialist research for business think-tanks, and is the author of the in-depth management report Electricity in Australia, published by the Financial Times Business Information Group. She is also the author of the book Journey and Arrival: The Story of the Melbourne CityLink, published by Engineers Australia (Victoria Division).
Emmy has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and a Master of Business Administration.



Over a 15-year period, Mike has worked with a variety of public and private organisations, including Shell, ANZ, AAMI Insurance, CSL and the Victorian Nursing Council. Mike has been published widely on business issues, and has worked with leading management consultants such as The Boston Consulting Group, KPMG and Ernst and Young. Mike is the editor of the CEO Forum magazine, and was the author of the report Making Your IT Investment Pay - How leading companies are managing IT for superior business outcomes.

Mike has a Bachelor of Arts, and a Graduate Diploma in Computing. He is also a professional trainer for both Microsoft and IBM.



Natasha Palich is a registered architect with over ten year’s experience in the design and construction industry. She has extensive knowledge of sustainable design practices having worked as an advocate for sustainability in the architectural profession in a number of roles. She was Sustainable Design Architect with the City of Port Phillip for three years, and has served in the Sustainable Architecture Jury of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

As Principal of Sense Architecture, Natasha has demonstrable experience in architectural design, documentation and management, project and financial management, marketing, and community and strategic planning.


Kirsten has a background in education having worked both as a primary teacher and in special education. She has a particular interest in environmental education and has recently been working on sustainability issues with a local software company, eAwards.

She is actively involved in a range of community development projects, and have worked with various tudent and community organisations.

Kirsten has a Bachelor of Education and an Associate Diploma in Community Development.


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