Fellow, Energy & Systems
Josh is a researcher, speaker and consultant in energy, systems and societal futures, and a keen surfer. He is a Founding Partner with the Centre for Australian Foresight, and a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Futures. Josh works at the interface between individual and organisational learning for sustainable futures. His approach to this work is grounded in systems thinking and practice. The principal area in which his work focuses is the relationship between energy and society, building on earlier professional experience as a mechanical engineer in the extractive metallurgy industry.
Between 2004 and 2011, Josh worked with Frank Fisher, developing and teaching the units Principles of Sustainability and Energy for the Future, initially in Swinburne University’s Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, and later in the Master of Civil Engineering program. His writing has appeared in publications locally and overseas, including The Conversation, The Epoch Times, Energy Post, The Age and a range of journals and magazines.
Keith Badger is a company director, philanthropist, mentor, writer, speaker, and a year-round ocean swimmer. Born and raised in a working class family on South London council estates, he spent 25 years as a finance director and Chief Executive Officer for global organisations, travelling throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. He lived in Paris and Lagos before settling with his family in Melbourne, Australia.
After losing his first wife to illness, Keith started a new chapter of life with his second wife, Debby, as they brought together their five teenage children in an old Victorian home. As a founding director of The Rescope Project, he now works closely with various organisations and individuals to shape a more sustainable world.
Consultant, Legal & Regulatory
Terrie is a researcher, community organiser, lawyer, and musician. She was a commercial litigation lawyer for over 20 years and is now applying her legal, analytic, research, writing and advocacy skills in the context of sustainability. Her qualifications include a BA/LLB (Hons) from University of Melbourne and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from Swinburne University. Terrie is a co-founder and current President of the Newport Organic Collective, a not-for-profit volunteer-run organisation which has been providing a weekly box of fresh organic produce to its members since 2009. She was also co-editor and contributing author to Swinburne University’s 2014 Online Journal of the National Centre for Sustainability. Terrie has lived for extensive periods and maintained close relationships with an indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Andes, and has been strongly influenced by their rich community way of life, the antithesis to the more dominant individualistic and materialistic societies.
Terrie is interested in systems thinking and social constructivism as tools for challenging our current habits, institutions and paradigms and as means for creating positive change. She is interested in asking why we do things as opposed to looking for ‘tech fixes’ to our problems, challenging established notions of what it means to be successful and prosperous, identifying the enormous price we pay for ‘privacy’ and ‘convenience’ (personally, socially and environmentally), and looking for ways to introduce more opportunities for sharing in our day to day lives and communities.
Anna Cousins is a consultant, researcher, lecturer and community volunteer. With experience in professional services marketing gained working in the Asia Pacific region, Anna is an advocate for leading change through shifting behaviour. Her MA degree research examined corporate responsibility and reputation. Qualifications also include a BSc (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.
While living and working in Hong Kong, Spain, Taiwan and Australia, Anna has advised leading organisations including the professional services firms, members organisations and the CSIRO. Passionate about engagement and connecting talk to action, Anna has also volunteered pro-bono services to various not-for-profits including Clean Up Australia, Landcare, Mothers Day Classic and the Maddocks Foundation Advisory Committee (Chair).
Sarah is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly in printmaking and drawing on paper, and the medium of the artist book. Her work addresses humanity’s impact on nature and the social and environmental consequences of our actions. Sarah completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Drawing at the Victorian College of Art in 2011 and the Sustainability Leadership Fellowship program at the Centre for Sustainability Leadership in 2013. She has taught at LaTrobe College of Art and Design and has been involved with CLIMARTE for the biennial festival ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE. As a member of 5 Press, a group of five artists brought together by an appreciation for handmade books and printmaking, she has participated in several book fairs in Australia and internationally, and is collected by the National Library and State Library of Victoria. She works with the Rescope Project to explore alternative methods of communicating ideas and engaging with audiences through visual scribing and cartooning.