Who am I?
Although born in Sydney, I spent most of my childhood in regional NSW and then in the Illawarra. Much of my adulthood has been spent in Sydney, but I recently relocated back to the beautiful Illawarra and am enjoy living by the beach and close to family.
I have an Italian background and family means a lot to me. My family is more important to me than anything else in my life. My husband and I have two amazing sons and a very spoilt fur daughter. We play ball sports together in the park. Strangely no one ever wants to be on my team. My not-so-great hand eye coordination could have something to do with it! We also love to travel and are fortunate to have been to many incredible places in Australia and overseas.
I love getting out into nature. I enjoy bushwalking, bike riding, going to the beach, kayaking and exploring remote places. It is no surprise to anyone who knows me, that I choose to work in sustainability.
How do I make a difference at LGP?
- I share my passion for sustainability and social justice by collaborating with my colleagues to elevate and embed sustainability.
- I have a curiosity and willingness to find and try new ideas and encourage and empower others to do the same.
- I’m continuously learning and sharing that knowledge and experience to increase capabilities across LGP.
What keeps me busy at LGP?
I lead LGP’s sustainable procurement function, assisting councils to embed sustainability into their procurement process. This includes providing guidance and advice, developing sustainable procurement resources and tools, presenting at LGP and external events to raise awareness and share knowledge, conducting modern slavery risk assessments and sustainable procurement gap analysis, responding to state and federal policy positions that impact councils, and developing and delivering training and workshops.
I also work on embedding and strengthening sustainability in LGP contract panels, through the planning, tendering and contracting phases. I conduct LGP’s annual modern slavery risk assessment of all our Approved Contractors and assign risk ratings. I evaluate tenders and assign sustainability filter tags to Approved Contractors. Councils can access the risk ratings and filters to make ethical purchasing decisions.
I participate in external forums and working groups as a voice for local government. I am currently a member of the NSW Anti-slavery Commissioner’s procurement working group and the Australian Circular Economy (ACE) Hub procurement working group. Please connect with me with via LinkedIn or via email.