About us

Our Team

Kylie Porter

Executive Director

Kylie is a sustainability expert with over 18 years of experience in corporate affairs, sustainability and strategy roles across a broad range of industries. During her career, Kylie has helped numerous companies develop and implement responsible business strategies, managed reputation risk for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and wrote and managed policies across various thematic areas including climate change and human rights.

Kylie’s career includes working for ANZ Banking Group, National Australia Bank (NAB), Standard Chartered, KPMG and Save the Children and expatriate work in London, Singapore, Nigeria, Switzerland, France and South Africa.

Kylie was also a member of the Climate Principles — a set of principles for the management of climate change within the financial services sector — and Chair of the Project Finance and Corporate Banking Working Group.

Before joining the Global Compact Network Australia, Kylie was the Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Corporate Responsibility at NAB where she held responsibility for internal and external engagement on NAB’s corporate responsibility strategy and management of reputation risk issues.

Kylie also served on the Corporate Affairs team for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Financial Services Industry where she held particular responsibility for NAB’s engagement and relationship with consumer advocacy groups.

Kylie holds a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Social Science majoring in International Development. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is finalising the Company Director’s Course.

Corinne Schoch

head of programmes

Corinne is a climate change and sustainability professional with over ten years’ experience working globally across the corporate, development and social sectors.

She is a trusted adviser, effective communicator and has managed a diverse set of climate change and sustainability related projects across Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining the Global Compact Network Australia, Corinne worked for Save the Children Australia where she developed, implemented, monitored and evaluated education, health, child protection and climate change adaptation projects and strategies across the Pacific, South and Southeast Asia. She worked with a diverse set of institutions, communities and government Departments on the delivery of multi-million dollar/multi-year development projects.

Corinne also worked for the International Institute for Environment and Development in the UK where she gained extensive experience managing complex multi-stakeholder projects, building out the climate change and security research stream and supporting governments across Africa and Asia develop climate change related policies.

Corinne holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science (International Security and Global Governance) and completed a Corporate Sustainability course at New York University Stern Business School.

Nia Emmanouil

manager, programmes

Nia is a sustainability and legal expert with twenty years of experience working in education and development sectors.

She is a highly skilled researcher and facilitator with a comprehensive knowledge of international and domestic anti-bribery and corruption legal frameworks that guide evolving obligations for Australian companies.

Nia’s capacity to engage diverse stakeholders has enabled her to build partnerships between sectors that generate positive impacts for communities, business and the environment. Since completing her PhD in 2016, which focused on reconciliation and land justice, Nia has promoted respectful and transformative dialogue between First Peoples, business, civil society organisations and institutions.

Before joining the Global Compact Network Australia, Nia was a lecturer at RMIT University, Southern Cross University and Charles Darwin University, teaching in the areas of environmental policy and Indigenous knowledges. Her recent research has focused on anti-bribery and corruption legislative reforms, business and human rights, climate change litigation, social license and rights of nature.

Nia has also worked in a diversity of roles to initiate and deliver cultural awareness and just-transition projects.

Nia holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Environment), Graduate Diploma of Education (Humanities), Doctor of Philosophy (Indigenous Knowledges) and is completing a Juris Doctor at RMIT University.

Ané Coetzee

Coordinator, communications and events

Ané specialises in driving engagement between businesses and stakeholders, including NGOs and government, through effective communications. She has helped multiple organisations increase their impact by building a meaningful media presence.

Ané has worked across international markets to engage stakeholders on the Sustainable Development Goals and her background covers multiple facets of communications including public relations, advertising and marketing.

Prior to joining the Global Compact Network Australia, Ané worked for the United Nations World Food Programme as the Communications and Logistics Project officer in the Pacific Multi-Country office in Fiji. In this role, she developed and worked to implement a strategic social media communications strategy across a number of international markets.

She has also worked in the New York headquarters of the UN Global Compact as a member of the communications team, during which time she was actively involved in a number of key UN Global Compact activities, including the Business Ambition for 1.5 Degrees campaign.

Ané holds a Bachelor of Media (Public Relations and Advertising) from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Commerce specialising in Marketing and International Business from the University of Sydney.

Leah Sjerp

coordinator, programmes

Leah is a recent graduate of Monash University, completing a Bachelor of Global Studies and Science with majors in International Relations and Ecology and Conservation Biology respectively. She also holds a Diploma in French language studies and was awarded Best Third Year International Relations Student during her time at Monash University.

Leah is a passionate traveller and has participated in numerous academic exchanges to both Malaysia and France. In France she enjoyed advancing her political science studies at the leading French University Sciences Po.

Prior to joining the Global Compact Network Australia, Leah was a Duty Supervisor and Lifeguard at Monash Sport where she enjoyed being part of an active team providing aquatic and recreation services to the Monash Community.

She was also a volunteer with the International Women’s Development Agency, assisting in the development of best practice standards for engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality. Outside of work, Leah enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and surfing.

Aimee Luff

Executive Assistant to Kylie Porter

Aimee has experience in Office Administration, Marketing, Communications and Event Management. Aimee holds a Bachelor of International Studies (with majors in International Relations and Mandarin), and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Political Practice, focusing on political systems and public policy, both from Deakin University.

Prior to joining the Global Compact Network Australia, Aimee worked at River Capital, a boutique investment firm, as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, Head of Co-Investment and Chief Financial Officer.

At River Capital she was involved in financial administration, event management and system implementation.

Aimee currently volunteers her time for the sustainable finance resource library Altiorem, as well as for social enterprise Co-Ground Coffee. Aimee has also spent time volunteering with Oaktree, the youth-run organisation on their Live Below the Line campaign. The campaign raised funds to combat poverty by funding grassroots organisations in Cambodia and Timor-Leste to provide education to their local communities.

Aimee is currently studying a Master of Public Policy at Monash University