Director, Sustainable ESG

Jackie is an experienced Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) professional with a history of working in the maritime and infrastructure sector bringing a wealth of knowledge on sustainable development and operations.

With over 15 years’ experience in environment, planning and sustainability management, Jackie is now focused on strategy development and business transformation. With a gift for creating collaborative partnerships, alongside a strong ability to recognise and cultivate the potential in others, Jackie has a proven track record of accelerating organisational sustainability through strategy implementation , communication, and education. During her career Jackie has been responsible for the development of a number of Sustainability Financing Frameworks enabling over $750million of sustainability linked debt to be realised through a series of innovative sustainability financing transactions.

In 2022, Jackie became the founder and Managing Director of boutique ESG advisory company Sustainable ESG (SESG). SESG are focused on supporting organisations navigate the evolving ESG imperative. Helping organisations to understand their current state and develop relevant and tailored strategies that build upon existing foundations.

Jackie sits on the Board for PIANC ANZ, a global not-for-profit body that brings together experts on technical, economic, environmental and planning issues pertaining to waterborne transport and infrastructure and is a former Chair of the Ports Australia Environment Planning and Sustainability Working Group. Jackie also sits on the Mayor of Newcastle’s Sustainable Development Collaborative, an active group focused on localising the United Nations SDGs to the region.

Jackie was responsible for introducing EcoPort to the Oceania region and since 2018 Jackie has advocated for ports to participate in the program with nine ports now part of the network. In her capacity as Managing Director of SESG, Jackie has recently signed an MOU and Statement of Intent with EcoPorts EcoSLC to formally collaborate and further extend the network of participating Ports and Terminals in Oceania.