Rachel spent 10 years in the private sector, marketing and communicating some of the world’s biggest brands – from BMW to Amex and Pepsico – both in the UK and Australia. As her interest in and passion for the environment grew she moved in to sustainability consulting before joining FFI Australia as it was formally established in the tail-end of 2008. Over the last two years Rachel has lead its development, including the establishment of a high-profile ambassadorial board and the negotiation of corporate philanthropic relationships with such organisations as Qantas, Goldman Sachs and National Australia Bank. She has travelled to FFI’s activity in Belize, Cambodia and Nicaragua which has been a profound source of inspiration and motivation for her.
FFI Australia is delighted to announce two new additions to its illustrious Founders’ Board. Tim King- Managing Director of Research at Deutsche Bank – and Professor Silviu Itescu – Chairman of Mesoblast have both been welcomed to the group.
Tim brings with him a wealth of experience within carbon and Environmental Social Governance research. He has got to know FFI and our work over the last couple of years and has been impressed by what he regards as a “unique” approach to conservation. He is also working hard to support our Natural Value Initiative, which aims to build investor understanding of biodiversity risk and opportunity.
Melbourne based Silviu has an outstanding international reputation in the fields of stem cell biology, autoimmune diseases, organ transplantation and heart disease. Silviu has a particular interest in the importance of biodiversity within medical advancement.
In the 2 years since FFI Australia formally established we have developed a diverse, influential and passionate group of business people and philanthropists who are dedicating their time, energy and resources facilitating FFI’s on ground works both locally and globally.