EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UN GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK AUSTRALIA
CHAIR, REGIONAL NETWORK COUNCIL, ASIA-OCEANIA
CO-CHAIR, GLOBAL NETWORK COUNCIL, UN GLOBAL COMPACT
BOARD MEMBER, UN GLOBAL COMPACT
Kylie Porter is the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA); the Australian Local Network of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. She is also a board member of the UN Global Compact and holds the positions of Co-Chair of the UN Global Compact’s Global Network Council and Chair of the Regional National Council for the Asia Oceania region.
Kylie is an experienced and well-regarded sustainability leader with 20 years’ of experience in the corporate and international development sectors. She holds expertise in advising and managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) reputation risk for business and leading on and integrating responsible business initiatives into company strategies and operations. This includes initiatives associated with decarbonisation, the just transition, the application of human rights standards and frameworks including modern slavery, and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As Executive Director, Kylie leads a team of experts across the fields of business and human rights, climate change, anti-bribery and corruption and sustainable development. During her tenure, participation in, and grant funding for, the UNGCNA has more than doubled, with the organisation growing from a team of one to a team of ten within three years. Prior to joining the UNGCNA, Kylie worked in the financial services sector for National Australia Bank (NAB), ANZ Banking Group and Standard Chartered Group including expatriate work in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Nigeria, Switzerland, France and South Africa. She also worked in professional services for KPMG Australia and in international development for Save the Children Australia.
Kylie is a member of the Australian Government’s Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) and Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from Monash University, and a Masters’ Degree in Social Science (International Development) from RMIT University. Kylie is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Director’s Course and an alumnus of the Cranlana Executive Ethics Programme.
executive assistant and operations manager
Evangeline is a business operations professional, experienced in operating organisations towards excellence.
For over two decades Evangeline has worked on an international scale, dealing with best-in-class stakeholders across diverse cultural, legal, and political landscapes. She has grown business in APAC, The Americas, Middle East, Europe, and North Africa.
Evangeline’s expertise lies specifically in reaching business goals by balancing growth and operational efficiency, and the building of strong and resilient teams. Her approach is results-driven, using a combination of data analysis and collaborative teamwork.
She thrives in rapidly transforming environments which demand elite performance, strategic planning, and smart stakeholder management.
Evangeline believes that successful leadership is underpinned by high standards of passion and purpose, where teams at all levels are included and inspired.
Evangeline holds a Bachelor of Economics with a major in Political Science.
Stakeholder engagement manager
Greta is a Business Development and Relationship Management professional with over 15 years’ experience in sales, account management, product development and project management in the environmental sector (national not-for-profit, international for-profit).
Greta creates business value by understanding corporate strategies and aligning those with impactful sustainability narratives and outcomes. She focuses on driving positive change and retention by deep and long-term engagement with companies rather than short-term transactions.
Before joining the UN Global Compact Network Australia, Greta worked as the Senior Business and Innovation Manager at environmental not-for-profit Greenfleet where she developed globally innovative products and significantly increased supporters from across the corporate sector.
Previously, she worked in the global environmental certification space with international clients, managing the accounts of hotel groups and other tourism businesses to meet international sustainability standards. In 2011, she opened EarthCheck’s first satellite office in Melbourne.
Greta has a double master’s degree in social science (Germany) and various training qualifications.
MARKETING and Communications MANAGER
Emilia is an experienced marketing and communications professional with specialised expertise in event management. With a background as a qualified lawyer, Emilia is passionate about the law, international development, and human rights, and enjoys working with all levels of business.
For ten years, Emilia worked in the legal sector, including in private practice, not-for-profit and legal aid. She has extensive experience in project management and relationship management. Prior to working in the legal sector, she worked at major events including the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Prior to joining UNGCNA, she managed the national events and sponsorship portfolio in a mid-tier commercial law firm.
Emilia is a trusted advisor, communicator, and event manager. She is passionate about creating experiences, elevating voices, and sharing stories through clear communication.
Emilia speaks German and Spanish. Outside of work, she enjoys live music and Latin dancing.
Emilia holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Laws from Monash University, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. She also holds a Future Skills Accreditation in Digital Marketing Strategy from RMIT University.
human rights manager
Chris is a human rights professional with experience in human rights law, business and human rights, modern slavery, and regulatory risk advisory. At the UNGCNA, Chris co-leads our Business and Human Rights programming in alignment with the UN Global Compact’s strategy and assists with the delivery of the Modern Slavery Impact Initiative.
Prior to joining the GCNA, Chris worked with EY Oceania’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services team, assisting clients with business and human rights, modern slavery and ESG initiatives. Previously, Chris served as a Legal Consultant for the Centre for Civil and Political Rights NGO in Geneva, where he was responsible for conducting research and providing advice on international human rights law designed to enhance NGO engagement at the UN Human Rights Committee and other Treaty Bodies.
Chris holds an LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Switzerland and an LL.B. from AUT University in New Zealand. He published his LL.M. thesis on the intersection of human rights, climate change and cross-border migration with the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID) in November 2020.
Outside of work, Chris is a keen singer-songwriter and loves live indie music.
SUSTAINABILITY AND GOVERNANCE manager
Dan Wilcock is the Sustainability and Governance Manager for UN Global Compact Network Australia. He is responsible for delivering our activities on Anti-Bribery & Corruption, as well as the Sustainable Developments Goals.
Dan has an extensive background in corporate criminal and regulatory investigations, compliance programs, international relations and sustainability. He is admitted to legal practice in Australia and Canada and holds a Master of Laws in Global Sustainability and Environmental Law. He has previously served in a number of executive roles in government and the not-for- profit sector, in areas including environmental policy, international relations, sport, marketing law and antitrust law.
In his spare time, Dan can often be found with some kind of board under his feet. He loves to be outside and active with his wife and two children as often as possible.
Dr Evan Center
environment and climate change manager
Dr Evan Beaumont Center is an experienced environment and climate change professional with expertise in environmental research, strategy and partnerships. At the UNGCNA, Evan manages our activities and programming related to Environment and Climate Change—in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Global Compact Network’s Ten Principles.
Evan’s career has been driven by a passion for environment, climate change and other sustainability initiatives. He holds a PhD in Communication (University of Kansas) and has published and presented extensively on environmental communication in relation to advocacy, enterprise and economics. Prior to joining the UNGCNA, he utilised his research expertise to develop cutting-edge programmes and partnerships within university, corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.
Outside of work, Evan loves to cook and finds any excuse he can to play in the ocean.
Nick is a legal and sustainability professional with broad experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
Before joining the UN Global Compact Network Australia, Nick was a lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth where he advised companies in the energy and resources sector on a range of matters across Australia and Papua New Guinea. As well as expertise in the energy and resources industry, Nick has worked on high profile legal matters across the financial services, construction, healthcare and infrastructure sectors.
Previously, Nick worked in operations with the Australian Marine Conservation Society and maintains an active interest in marine and environmental policy.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland which included study and research projects in the UK, Borneo and Ireland.
Julia has a background in International Relations as well as International Development. She has a passion for service and improving the lives of others and is pursuing a career in the spheres of development and sustainability.
Before joining the team as Programmes Coordinator, Julia completed an internship at the UN Global Compact Network Australia as part of the Environment and Climate Change team. She is currently completing her final year of her Master of International Development Practice at Monash University after graduating with a Bachelor of Global Studies from the same institution.
Outside of work, Julia enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.