Our people

We have a talented team of problem solvers, the best and brightest in their fields of interest and expertise. They are delivery and results-oriented, accountable, partnership-oriented, innovative, enterprising and committed to clients' needs.

The skills of the team include: risk management and communication, community and stakeholder engagement, change management, proactive issues management, sustainability, biodiversity, corporate responsibility, futures analysis, psychology, sociology, media and human rights.

The sectors we’ve covered include: banking, mining, energy, pharmaceuticals, media, agriculture, international relations, government and NGOs.

Katherine Teh

Managing Director

Katherine has a deep understanding of and connection with the way a community thinks, and the essence of community expectations. This knowledge led her to develop a unique methodology that, in this new era of instantaneous communication, assists businesses and organisations to access, plan for, and deal with rapidly changing community beliefs and trust. In…

Kristina Ringwood

Director

Kristina has worked as a geologist, sustainability and environmental manager in operational and corporate roles with major mining companies such as Rio Tinto in Australia and internationally. She has worked at an international level with the leadership organisation World Business Council for Sustainable Development; as a Partner in a global consulting firm working with mining,…

Alison Penfold

Director

Alison has a forensic understanding of and first-hand experience in community engagement, risk and issues management, policy development, advocacy and political and bureaucratic processes. She has an applied knowledge of Futureye’s social licence and risk communications methodology and achieved results with it. Her 20 years’ experience includes: Chief of Staff to a Federal Cabinet Minister,…

Priya SaratChandran

Associate Director

Priya SaratChandran joined Futureye because she was attracted to the company’s values and commitment to the community, together with its demonstrated understanding of business drivers. After a career in human rights, and in business, Priya saw Futureye as the perfect platform for her combination of skills. Priya has seen an increasing understanding in many businesses…

Mitchell Innes

Associate Director

Mitchell Innes has held senior corporate affairs roles in some of the country’s top companies, after beginning his career as a television news journalist.  With over 25 years in the communications business, he has a unique ability to leverage clients’ competitive advantage through proactive strategic reputation management. He has been a trusted adviser to leaders…

Nadine Ponomarenko

Associate Director

Nadine is a commercially focused executive with broad experience gained in finance, management consulting, and sustainability consulting. She is committed to helping clients build trust and develop sustainable solutions for their organisations, balancing economic, social and environmental outcomes. She has had great success introducing systems and processes to deal with change management and the associated…

David McCallum

Senior Consultant

With a background in law and international studies. David has experience dealing with angry stakeholders and activists on behalf of clients, developing and testing outrage mitigation messages, running focus groups and engagement processes. He has developed social licence strategies, risk communication solutions, and dialogue mapping. As such, he is an expert guide of how to…

Marie-Nour Negenman

Senior Consultant

Marie-Nour understands how positive social and environmental outcomes can improve the profits of businesses and, through collaboration, how these strategies can ensure the ongoing sustainability of business. She brings to Futureye broad experience and in-depth knowledge of business and community relationships and works closely with clients to help their increased engagement with community bring stability…

Sarah Louise Knoll

Senior Advisor

A community engagement and development professional with extensive experience across the “social licence to operate” space in Australia, Africa and the Americas. With experience building sustainability strategies for mineral resource projects across several countries, Sarah is deeply familiar with leading practice human rights, community engagement and social investment frameworks. Sarah speaks Afrikaans, Spanish and French,…

James Weaver

Consultant

James is a graduate of Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy Engineering at RMIT University, the latter included peripheral involvement in a Defence funded research project.  He has worked as a Sustainability Analyst on the Whole of Australian Government (WoAG) Contract with Broadspectrum Property in Canberra. His work with Broadspectrum Property centered on sustainability data reporting…

Trang Le

Consultant

Trang started her career as an advertising practitioner in Vietnam and is now studying a masters degree in media studies at Monash University. Trang loves to explore the potential of linking research to policy and practice, creating an impact outside academia. This includes her role at the National Ageing Research Institute, where she looks into…

Louise Connor

Director

Louise is a professional writer, editor and publisher with a noted skill in speech writing. She has extensive managerial experience, including in staff development, training and mentoring, as well as high-level experience in change management. At Futureye, Louise has worked on campaign ideas to support workers’ rights and has coordinated communications processes, speech writing and…

Our network of national and global experts

As well as our highly qualified in-house team, Futureye has a national and international network of experts who work with us on specific projects, helping to ensure that every aspect of every challenge is addressed effectively and efficiently. Our clients can be assured that, wherever they are, Futureye knows who to engage and how to deal with issues, enhancing the strategies that help to ensure enduring success.

Here are profiles on some of them.

Steven Münchenberg

Melbourne, Australia

Steven Münchenberg has 30 years’ experience in public policy, working at the interface between business, government and the community. During his career he has built positive change with a constructive and collaborative style. As Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers’ Association (2010-2017), he elevated the ABA from a reactive, issues-management association to a strategic partner…

Andrew McLeod

London, UK

Professor Andrew MacLeod is a London-based director of Futureye. He has a track record of leading organisations through challenge, crisis and change and he has experience in governance, crisis communications, geo-political risk assessment, as well as the understanding of dynamics in culturally and economically diverse markets and communities. He brings a genuine diversity of thinking…

Bob Lamb

Washington, DC

Bob is a strategist and policy adviser who during his career has developed new approaches to assessing the effectiveness of problem-solving systems in complex environments. Drawing on knowledge of how engineers, entrepreneurs, and other specialists in a wide range of fields have solved complex problems, he developed methods for determining what it takes to hold…

Susan Benedyka

Victoria, Australia

In line with Futureye’s mission and processes, Susan’s great strength is the way in which she uses her highly developed communication and facilitation skills to enable other people’s visions to become reality. She has often dealt with highly controversial and potentially inflammatory issues, designing forums to allow constructive engagement between all parties. She has high-level…

Claire Ellis

Tasmania, Australia

With 35 years’ experience, including 15 years outside of Australia, Dr Claire Ellis is recognised nationally for her strategic work in the tourism industry. She has specialised in a broad range of issues including cruise ship issues, small island management and destination development. In working through challenging issues, Claire has built a reputation for creating…

Professor David Kinley

Sydney, Australia

David is a researcher, writer and teacher, and is an expert in international and domestic human rights law and globalisation. He has worked for 25 years as a consultant and adviser in many countries, including Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Iraq, Nepal, Laos, China, and Myanmar/Burma, for many organizations, including the UN High Commissioner for Human…

Dr. Peter Sandman

Brooklyn, USA

Dr Peter Sandman has experience on all sides of debate. He has helped activists to generate interest and instigate change, and he has helped businesses and government entities deal with public controversies that threaten their survival, including oil spills, vaccine scares, hazardous waste facilities, and many others. His work and his innovative thinking have been…

Internships with Futureye

Futureye provides opportunities at various times of the year for final year university students to undertake internships as part of their course requirements. Interns are given the opportunity to work on various client projects dealing with current issues. The internship provides exposure to our methodologies including social licence to operate strategy development, risk communication and crisis management. The experience may include working on client project teams; conducting research and media scanning; working on new business proposals and writing media and communications pieces for clients.

Internships at Futureye may lead to paid casual, part-time or full-time work.

If you are interested, please provide your CV, contact details and a covering letter to: info@futureye.com