One of the biggest pieces of advice I could offer anyone in developing their career within the infrastructure sustainability sector is to connect with and talk to people. Seems like a pretty simple, straightforward concept right? Simple, but incredibly effective too in terms of career development, improving your knowledge and plain old just enjoying your... Continue Reading →
She’s Back! Personal Sustainability for Sustainability Professionals
Well, it has been an incredibly long time since I posted here on the blog! And for those that know me well may understand why. For those that know me less well, I was pretty blooming sick last year. Nothing life threatening - well, nothing a good couple of hospital visits and some tender, loving... Continue Reading →
The Purpose and Impacts of ISCA: A Practitioner’s Perspective
The kinds folks over at ISCA invited me to write a guest post for their refreshed website, so I thought Id take the opportunity to talk about the purpose of the organisation and the impacts that it has had and is having in the construction and infrastructure industry across Australia and New Zealand. Head here... Continue Reading →
What Does It Take To Be A Good Sustainability Manager?
After having a few conversations recently on this subject directly or indirectly around with peers, colleagues and mentees alike I thought this might be quite a ripe topic for sharing here on the blog. So, I guess the question in the heading is rather a broad one – what do we mean by “good”?... Continue Reading →
Celebrating the Wonderful Women in Infrastructure
In my last post I mentioned that one of the topics I wanted to talk about was about women in sustainability or women in infrastructure more broadly. Well, the lovely folks at ISCA gave me a good reason to get my backside into gear and commit my thoughts to page (well, screen more accurately!) by... Continue Reading →
What’s Your Sustainability Super Power?
Well, my goodness. I had all the good intentions of writing at least a couple of blog posts in January but here we are nearly midway through February! My 2018 has started with a bang and lots going on, planned, unplanned and organic from the get go in early January. So a rather belated happy... Continue Reading →
Sustainability – Where Are We Headed in 2018?
So that was the year that was. 2017. Quite the mixed bag in sustainability terms for both this neck of the woods, and globally: The disturbingly large energy and carbon footprint of Bitcoin becoming apparent. Although if and when that particular bubble bursts so too will such a footprint. More and varied cryptocurrencies will... Continue Reading →
So I’ve been a little busy lately and time just seems to have flown by in the last few weeks. But all in an exciting and fulfilling manner. The reason for my being busy? I’m pleased to say that I’ve taken on a new role, as Asia-Pacific Environment & Sustainability Director at large ASX-listed... Continue Reading →
A Humbling Experience
Last week I was highly honoured and incredibly humbled to receive the 2017 ISCA Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award. It was genuinely humbling to be singled out in amongst a wealth of individuals and teams that are doing some absolutely fantastic work in this space. It was also humbling for all the congratulations I've... Continue Reading →
What Is Sustainability In Construction?
Sustainability in construction. What is that exactly? And why is that a question worthy of asking and attempting to answer? Well, before I get to answering that question let me take you through a bit of a story. The construction organisation I currently work for has been through somewhat of a “journey”, and in a... Continue Reading →