Prof Damien Giurco, Professor of Resource Futures, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Damien Giurco is Professor of Resource Futures and Director (Innovation) at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. His work with government and industry focuses on resource stewardship and he directs the Wealth from Waste Cluster, a collaborative research program supporting circular economy pathways and policies for metals. He is Editor-in-Chief for the journal Resources and also serves on the NSW Container Deposit Scheme Ministerial Advisory Committee.
Alistair Coulstock – Director, Action Sustainability Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
Alistair is a leading expert in the subject of sustainable environments. His expertise spans strategy, design and engineering in outdoor spaces, buildings, towns and cities. He has significant experience developing and facilitating sustainable vision and values workshops for many clients. Alistair has an inherent talent for understanding the importance of creating places for people whilst keeping front of mind our reliance on the environment.
For almost 20 years Alistair has focused his efforts on professional projects across the world, assisting clients such as Lendlease, GPT, Investa, Westfield and many more achieve world leading status in sustainability. During this time, he has raised compelling arguments for change, both in business and in our built environment.
Utilizing systems thinking, Alistair has presented leading ideas at conferences and lectures at various universities on passive and active design for our environment. He has also worked with cross sector ventures to develop strategies for delivering sustainable livelihoods for developing countries.
Program Committee – Other
- Mr Phil Link, Managing Director, Energy Link Services
- Dr Rob Hales, Director, Griffith Centre for Sustainable, Griffith Business School, Griffith University
Ms Natalia McGregor, Environment & Sustainability Manager ANZ, Sims Metal Management
Natalia McGregor is the Environment and Sustainability Manager for ANZ at Sims Metal Management. She has a diverse background in environmental management & compliance having worked in consulting, aviation, marine construction, LNG and roads.
Natalia is now focused on leading Sims Metal Management on a path to sustainability leadership. Her role is to support the national business with strategic direction and work closely with the New York Corporate team for Sims in delivering the business’s Global Sustainability targets.
Natalia is currently undertaking a Masters in Sustainability and Climate Policy through CUSP WA.
Natalia joined the Sustainability in Business Conference in 2016 and was left very impressed and inspired at the presentations and networking opportunity the conference created. She has since joined our team as a committee member to support the 2019 National Sustainability Conference.
Mr David Malicki, Senior Team Leader, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
David Malicki has been with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage since 2007, and currently leads the Energy Efficient Business unit.
Business programs that David has led have netted a saving of over $400M for NSW business participants this decade. Over 700 energy audits for large users have driven a significant amount of change, and training courses for professionals have helped educated and bring practical skills to over 15,000 decision makers. With a sharp focus on implementation, David has driven innovative change in the energy efficiency industry, especially in the areas of LED lighting, HVAC optimisation, cogeneration and battery storage.
David has a Masters in Politics and Public Policy.