Ian studied and worked in architecture and building before pursuing an interest in community development and administration. For the last 30 years he has worked with indigenous communities in the WA desert and recently retired as the CEO of both Central Desert Native Title Services and Desert Support Services. Ian has had a lifelong interest in the environment and in sustainable living. He has served on management committees and the boards of Trillion Trees (when it was known as Men of the Trees) and Perth City Farm. Ian is committed to doing all he can to ensure that his grandchildren can have a safe and flourishing world to grow up in.
Jeff is a Principal Engineer based in Perth Western Australia with 30 years’ experience in pipelines, mining and minerals processing industries. Having previously worked in sustainability and remote area energy studies in the Indian Ocean he has expertise in strategic analysis of energy policy and greenhouse gas emissions. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a PhD in Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the Institute of engineers and currently works as a slurry transport and rheology specialist for Bechtal Corporation.
Adam has worked in London and across Australia, in both start-ups and $1bn+ organisations. Adam jointly owns and delivers business advisory services through StepBeyond – a strategy consultancy and a certified B Corporation. He has studied in Perth, Melbourne and Vietnam and holds a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University and Master of Science (Sustainability) from Curtin University. Adam is also Chair of the Community Arts Network (CAN) Board. He is driven toward helping create a shared future we can all be proud of – one project at a time.
Devinder is a proponent of strategy with a social conscience and is engaged in various social strategy projects across the disability, aged care, community services and mental health sectors. A qualified Engineer with an MBA in Finance and Operations, and 20 years of experience in not-for-profit, Energy, and Manufacturing sectors. Devinder is a firm believer in promoting social conversations in the mainstream media. He has hosted Australia’s first podcast in the Disability Sector, The Disability Spectrum Podcast, which surfaces challenges and stories from the diverse disability landscape. He is also the convener of the inaugural Aged care and Disability Sector conference in WA and seeks to bring the two sectors together to engage, collaborate and create cross-sector solutions.