Our Board

We are now recruiting for new Board members until October 16th! Please see this document for application details!



Alison Kelly | Chair

Alison is a sustainability consultant with over 14 years experience in national leadership positions within the Australian agricultural and sustainability research, development and extension sectors. She has always had a passion and commitment for enhancing the resilience of Australian landscapes and communities. She is the principal consultant for Alison Kelly Consulting and is now program development manager (land, water and climate) for Dairy Australia.


Kartik Iyer | Deputy Chair

Kartik is passionate about transitioning society towards a more equitable and environmentally sustainable world by harnessing the power of business and capital. He is currently the group accountant at Small Giants (Australia), a single family office devoted to investing 100% of their capital in socially and environmentally focused businesses. He volunteered for two years as Climate for Change's board administrator, before being elected as a board member in 2018.



Sanaya Khisty | Chair - Governance and Risk Sub-Committee

Sanaya leads B Lab Australia and New Zealand's advocacy for corporate governance models. Before joining B Lab, she was a senior policy consultant at a firm specialising in education, where she advised domestic and international governments about evidence-based policy. Prior to that, Sanaya was an advisor to two federal parliamentarians. Sanaya holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. She is also a Fellow of the University of Melbourne’s Pathways to Politics Program for Women.


Alexi Lynch | Chair - Finance Sub-Committee

Alexi has 17 years of experience in the sustainability and climate change. In 2001 he co-founded the Environmental Jobs Network, which provides information for job-seekers in the growing environmental field. Alexi managed the Cities for Climate Protection campaign, building the capacity of local government to tackle climate change. Since 2009, Alexi has been at Ironbark Sustainability. As business manager, Alexi works with councils on energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability projects



Jackie Colmar | Chair - Fundraising Sub-Committee

Jackie Colmar is passionate about supporting and empowering individuals and communities to build a sustainable future for all. She has worked with a variety of organisations including the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and The Difference Incubator in fundraising, communications and strategy development. She firmly believes that with the right tools anyone can making a lasting, positive impact in their communities and is currently working towards a Master of Liberal Arts in Development Practice at Harvard Extension School.


Lillian Myer | Chair - Strategy Working Group 

Lillian is a management consultant with KPMG, focusing on change management and organisational design. She is passionate about the environment and sustainability, as well as social impact and women’s economic empowerment. Lillian was a sponsorship officer and pro-bono consultant within Melbourne Microfinance Initiative. She is a director of The Andyinc Foundation and volunteers as a mentor with The Smith Family and with the Sacred Heart Mission's Women's House.


Tim Lo Surdo | Member - Fundraising Sub-Committee

Tim is the founder and national director of Democracy in Colour, Australia's first national racial justice campaigning organisation led by people of colour. Tim is passionate about people-powered change and creating opportunities for everyday people to take collective action. He was a senior organiser at United Voice, has led campaigns at Oaktree, been an adviser to two senators, was the campaigns director at Jhatkaa, led national communications at UN Youth Australia, and co-founded Open Sky


Emma BonesMember - Governance and Risk Sub-Committee

Emma is a Chartered Accountant and has worked as a management consultant for not-for-profits and government in strategy and organisational design. Emma is currently working at the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas as the Programs and Finance Manager. With a passion for the environment and social justice, Emma is a strong believer in the power of community action to influence policy and drive change.



Our Board also has 3 Subcommittees:


Fundraising Subcommittee

Lindsey RitchieLinkedIn Profile

Heather BruerLinkedIn Profile

Clementine BinksLinkedIn Profile


Finance Subcommittee

Edward Stevens | LinkedIn Profile


Governance and Risk Subcommittee

Tessa Plueckhahn | LinkedIn Profile

Juanita PopeLinkedIn Profile


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