Associate Director Sustainability, City of Adelaide
With over 20 years’ experience in planning and environment sectors leading on policy and projects, Michelle has worked in state and local government as well as private practice. She is currently responsible for the delivery of Council’s ambitious sustainability agenda, including the partnership with the State Government to make the City of Adelaide carbon neutral, with a focus on increasing liveability through improving greening, water, waste and biodiversity outcomes.
Prior to joining the City of Adelaide, Michelle managed the SA Government’s Climate Change Unit and was responsible for climate change mitigation and adaptation policy and programs, secretariat support for the Premier’s Climate Change Council, as well as national and international engagement. Highlights included delivery of South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015-2050, supporting regions to deliver climate adaptation plans across the state, representing the Minister for Climate Change at COP20 in Lima, and attending COP21 in Paris as part of the South Australian delegation.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Planning from the University of South Australia, and a Graduate Certificate in Natural Resources Management and a Master of Sustainability from the University of Adelaide.
Session: Update on Urban Renewable & Carbon Neutral Programs
Topic or “Chair”: Translating Carbon Neutral Policy into on-the-ground Action