Fiona is a water and natural resource management specialist with more than 20 years domestic and international work experience in government, research and private organisations.
She has extensive practical experience in the fields of urban water policy, planning and management; water sensitive urban design and water sensitive cities; river basin and catchment management; water quality and river health management; natural systems and water resources management; science translation and research management; stakeholder and community engagement; and capacity development at individual, organisational and institutional scales.
Fiona’s diverse knowledge and experience ensures that she brings an innovative approach to identifying and developing strategies to deliver optimum water cycle, infrastructure, socio-political and economic benefits for clients. Her recent executive role with the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities enables her to promote the latest thinking, science and approaches for integrated water management, liveability and sustainability.
Fiona is recognised for her excellent communication and interpersonal skills developed through many years of professional experience in negotiating complex strategic and project-based outcomes; chairing professional and community advisory groups; leading and participating in multi-disciplinary project teams; facilitating workshops, seminars and focus groups; and conducting formal and informal training, and capacity building activities. Most recently Fiona has led the Communication and Research Adoption portfolio for the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities where she was working across more than 30 projects and working with industry partners to facilitate knowledge uptake and utilisation.