Our Team

Strategic Management | Stakeholder Engagement| Policy and Regulation | Foresight and Futures | Financial Markets | Economic Development | Regional Development | Community Development | Business Development | Entrepreneurship | Customer Centricity | Gender Lens | Research

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Meaghan Burkett

Executive Director & Chair Board of Directors

Meaghan specialises in community wealth building policy, strategy, capability building and action planning for council, government, non-government organisations and community. She can assist you to understand, develop and implement community wealth building strategies and programs for your region and communityShe is the Chair Board of Directors and leads Ethical Fields Place Based Capital Program and the Environmental Markets Leadership Program.

Gareth Priday

Mapping, Analysis, Design, User Experience

Gareth is a futures thinker and living labs advocate. He draws from a broad range of experience ranging from project managing teams on mission critical projects for large investment banks, setting up a national living labs network and on the ground research in remote and local communities. He is the co-founder of Australian Living Labs Innovation Network and a partner at Action Foresight.

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Sam Doove

Economist, Researcher

Sam is a change maker, a community builder and researcher. She is a passionate, positive person, driven to create a community that is connected and empowered, and a local economy that is socially and ecologically just. She has over 20 years experience in varied roles including research economics, government policy and advisory, accounting and business.

Kate Williams

Kate Williams

Collective Approaches for Economic Participation

Kate is energised by community-driven social change and recognises that  strong localised economies can play a central role facilitating improved ecological, cultural, and social outcomes. Skilled in facilitation, design, and stakeholder engagement.

Shane Arthurson

Shane Arthurson

Financial Modeller

Shane’s first 20 years has been in banking and investments, primarily for infrastructure assets in Australia and America. He is now focused on social impact, being on the frontier of a revolutionary shift and designing capital structures of the future, that are more transparent, just and inclusive.

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Kate Simpson

Facilitation, Collaboration and Impact

Kate has spent the last 25 years working with individuals, groups and organisations to make the change they want, in complex settings. As a leader and facilitator, she is a specialist in brokering multi stakeholder collaborations, working with groups looking at how to effect change across whole systems and assisting individual organisations to manage change to more effectively to meet their highest ambitions.

Beth Stockton

Beth Stockton

Community Builder, Change Maker and Innovator

Beth works with community led initiatives, non-government organisations and all tiers of government to collaborate, evaluate and innovate to achieve community driven outcomes. Her specialties include: Evaluation & social innovation, Advocacy & community driven systems change, Multi-stakeholder & community engagement, Strategic Planning and Facilitation.

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Jenny Saavedra

Internal Administration, Coordination and Design

Jenny’s experience as a virtual administrator has equipped her with a wide range of skills and knowledge in information management, research, talent acquisition and social media handling. With all these, she’s able to support the team behind the scenes.

Beyond the Core Team

We have a team of associates and partners we work with closely and who join us on projects.

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Jane Hudson

Strategic learning and development

Jane Hudson is an experienced learning and development professional with over 25 years of experience designing, developing and delivering organisational learning solutions. Her work includes developing and implementing strategically aligned learning and performance solutions; creating customised, experiential learning programs;  providing strategic learning and development advice; and conducting behavioural assessments.

Prof. Michael Askew

Future Together Group

Dr Michael Askew is a research analyst, educator and socio-environmental planner with expertise in the coordination and delivery of sustainability strategies, social and environmental assessments, and education programs.

Dr. Jose Ramos

Futures, Action Foresight

José holds a doctorate from Queensland University of Technology in critical globalization studies. He has lectured at a number of universities over the past 15 years, and has recently established the Futures Lab Academy as a hub for delivering educational programs which twine and align inner and outer social change, such as the Mutant Futures Program.