Doctor of Philosophy in Ancient History, University of Sydney, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, first class honours, Ancient History and Latin, University of Sydney, 2002
Since working as a policy advisor at the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in 2010-2012 in the areas of technology and data governance, I have been keenly aware of the importance of the rights of individuals and civil society in these domains. I have worked in government, higher education, the private and not-for-profit sectors and have seen how important it is to protect digital and civil liberties from overreach as data becomes more valuable.
I have enthusiastically supported many organisations as a volunteer and am committed to continuing to contribute to the community in the best ways that I can. I have strong planning and organisational skills and have developed an extensive network of contacts in the open technology scene in Melbourne. I believe that I would be able to contribute positively to Internet Australia as a board member. Building an inclusive culture in the technology world is an acknowledged problem, as is the lack of women in positions of leadership. I am a proud feminist but am also dedicated to building vibrant, intersectional communities and understand how to operate at a grass-roots level.
I served for three years as a board member of Open Knowledge Australia and was very active in the local Melbourne community. With a group of others, I ran a weekly meetup, which presented a range of activities, ranging from speakers, to workshops to major hackathons. We ran the Melbourne chapter of GovHack, the world’s largest civic hackathon. The Open Knowledge Melbourne group grew to over 1500 members and built strong relationships with other organisations doing similar work in the areas of open data advocacy and civic hacking.
An innovative project professional with strong data management and business analysis skills and practical experience in government, health, tertiary education and the not-for-profit sector. Experienced in community engagement and consensus building. A practiced public speaker with excellent oral and written communication skills.
February 2017 – Present
Consultant – Performance, Data
• Provide subject-matter expertise on better practice in information and data management, emerging technologies and regulatory requirements
January 2016 – December 2016
THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET
• Undertook customer segmentation and production profiling to generate insight into audience trends
February 2014 – November 2015
UNIVERISITY OF MELBOURNE
Training Lead and Community Manager
• Built and managed relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including research academics, professional staff and government funders
March 2013 – December 2016
OPEN KNOWLEDGE AUSTRALIA
Local ambassador and board member (volunteer roles)
• Deliver two major hackathons each year including event logistics, sponsorship and relationship management. Run regular community meetups with a variety of activities
July 2012 – February 2014
AUSTRALIAN CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS COMMISSION
Research and Policy Officer
• Developed and maintained the ACNC’s suite of information management policies; facilitated the publication of the national register of charities to data.gov.au as open data
August 2010 – June 2012
OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN INFORMATION COMMISSIONER
• Provided advice on the interpretation and implementation of privacy law. Developed guidance materials on better practice in privacy and information handling