Priya SaratChandran

We have a talented team of problem solvers who are delivery and results oriented, accountable, partnership-oriented, innovative, enterprising and committed to clients’ needs.

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

We’ve worked in many fields including: banking, mining, energy, pharmaceuticals, media, agriculture and aquaculture, international relations, government and NGOs.

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 of changing expectations at an international, national and local level. In order for a business to be economically sustainable, it must now also understand and address the societal challenges it faces. This represents a major change in approach for many businesses, but it is the successful ones who embrace social licence to operate within their businesses.

Priya is the epitome of the Futureye principles for business: work with communities, develop trust and understanding for business and bring the business’s focus to an understanding and acceptance of community values. Together, community and businesses – large and small – can succeed.

After completing an Arts/Law degree at the University of Melbourne, Priya began her career as a corporate lawyer in major Melbourne law firms before joining the Victorian Law Reform Commission. She then spent 10 years at the Australian Human Rights Commission. She has led the way on anti-discrimination, diversity and human rights issues, building a practical approach to assisting business to incorporate human rights and community issues into ‘how they do business’. Her approach, and Futureye’s, does not mean ‘doing favours’ for the community; the right focus is on dismantling habits and bias, that ultimately improve business innovation and outcomes.

Priya’s awards include: the Victorian State Government Community Service Award and the OzProspect Public Policy Fellowship. Her voluntary community contributions include: co-convener for Working Against Sexual Harassment, general secretary of the Australia-India Society of Victoria, volunteer at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and founding member of the University of Melbourne Cultural Diversity steering committee.