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Rochelle Christian
Consultant , Independent
Canberra, Australia
I am passionate about contributing to environmental sustainability & social justice. I began my career researching natural systems. Recognising the connectivity of natural, economic & social systems I joined the Australian Public Service where I have shaped & delivered initiatives across the environment, industry, climate change, agriculture & health portfolios.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
I am passionate about contributing to the quality of peoples’ lives, environmental sustainability, & good governance. I have a lifelong commitment to community service. I began my professional career researching natural systems. Recognising the connectivity of natural, economic & social systems I joined the Australian Public Service (APS) where I have shaped & delivered initiatives across the environment, industry, climate change, agriculture & health portfolios aligned with the agendas of successive Australian Governments.
My track record demonstrates my key capabilities:
o Consulting & facilitating partnerships with diverse people & interest groups.
o Analysing & synthesising facts & values to design holistic solutions to complex problems.
o Visualising the future & initiating & leading positive strategic change.
o Communicating compellingly to influence key decision makers.
o Appreciating & empowering people, & enabling creativity & collaboration.
o Shaping organisational culture.
o Identifying & developing talent & desired workforce.
o Designing, developing, & implementing improved policy & systems.
o Purposefully planning & delivering strategies, programs, projects & services.
o Diligently managing risk, resources, & information.
I am experienced in APS Senior Executive Service & community sector leadership roles. I am skilled in leadership, facilitation, communication, change & relationship management. I have succeeded in multiples roles in winning support & managing diverse teams to work with business, the community & governments to conceptualise and deliver positive impacts at national scale. I have lived overseas for extended periods and travelled widely in developing countries. This places me ideally to contribute to the global challenges we face to achieve a better & more sustainable future for all.
Education:
2000 PhD (Ecology, Evolution & Systematics), Australian National University.
1990 BSc Hons (First Class, Environmental Science), Murdoch University.
1989 BSc (Botany), University of Western Australia.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, French, Bahasa Indonesia
    Nationality:
    Australia
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/rochelle-christian-0a445152/
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