Engage



The Office for Environmental Programs is involved in a range of engagement activities with both internal and external stakeholders.

We are supported by a highly experienced Community and Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) comprised of representatives from Industry, local government and non-for profit sectors. Several of the board members are alumni.  CIAB provide relevant, real-world experience to ensure that the program is designed to get the best outcomes for our students.

Our academic teaching team use innovative approaches to integrate the experiences of industry, local government and not-for-profit representatives into the classroom by running panel discussions and hypothetical discussions – an opportunity to connect with experts in the sustainability and environment space.  Academics also provide leadership in a number of key sustainability forums such as the Sustainability Executive, and continually engage with industry and local government via research project supervision and collaborative projects.  

The OEP is involved in organising a number of sustainability-focused events including World Environment Day and Science Week; connecting with staff, students and student groups, and external stakeholders, and providing a forum to share best practice.  Our award ceremonies bring together high achieving students with high-profile donors and OEP Alumni are vocal ambassadors for the program, participating in expo events and webinars, and featuring in our marketing material.

If you would like to connect with the OEP, please contact us

Community and Industry Advisory Board Members

Heather Campbell (Chair)

General Manager, Health Safety and Environment, CSIRO

Ben Furmage

General Manager, Corporate Strategy, Melbourne Water

Geoff Lawler, PSM

Director, City Planning and Infrastructure, City of Melbourne

Prof. John McKenzie, AM

Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the GEP, former Dean of Science at the University of Melbourne.

Mr Stuart McConnell

Director - Environment Protection Reform at Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria

Dr Chris Mitchell

Managing Director at Project Sea Dragon Pty Ltd

Annie Volkering

Executive Director, Environmental Protection Authority

Dr James Fitzsimons

Director of Conservation (Australia Program) The Nature Conservancy

Kirsten Simpson

Manager, Corporate Sustainability, VicSuper

Prof. Brendan Gleeson

Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Dr Turlough Guerin

Science Editor, Australian Institute of Agriculture

Charlotte Sterrett

Director, Climate Concern

Terence Jeyaretnam

Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services & EY Indigenous Reconciliation Leader (Ernst and Young)