Program Committee

Mr David Malicki, Senior Team Leader, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage - Conference Chair

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.

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.

Philip Link, Managing Director EnergyLink Services Pty Ltd

Philip Link has over 12 years experience in management consulting, advisory and assurance across vastly diverse interests within clean tech: from carbon management; energy efficiency; renewable energy and biofuels; sustainability & climate disclosure and economic & cost benefit analysis.

Philip is a program committee member and currently the Managing Director of EnergyLink Services, a multidisciplinary renewable energy and energy efficiency consultancy and project developer. As an energetic and dynamic start up, EnergyLink Services are empowering the environment via development of solutions which are ultimately helping to transition the world to a low carbon future.

Ms Natalia McGregor, Environment & Sustainability Specialist, NSW Ports

Natalia McGregor has a diverse background in environmental management & compliance having worked in consulting, aviation, marine construction, LNG and roads.

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 program committee member to support the 2019 National Sustainability Conference.

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. As well as being a program committee member, Damien is Editor-in-Chief for the journal Resources and also serves on the NSW Container Deposit Scheme Ministerial Advisory Committee.

Dr Rob Hales, Director, Griffith Centre for Sustainable, Griffith Business School, Griffith University

Robert Hales is the director of the Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise in the Griffith Business School. This role includes developing collaborative research projects on the topic of sustainability and climate change involving a wide range of academic staff in the Griffith Business School. His research interests include climate change policy, climate change mitigation in business, community based sustainable tourism and indigenous tourism. This research has enable Rob to advise local and state governments on relevant public issues related to his research outcomes. His background in running a small business in tourism and environmental education informs his research and teaching.