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About us

Our Team

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Kate Dundas

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kate Dundas is the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA), the Australian Local Network of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. As Executive Director, Kate leads a team of experts across the fields of business and human rights, environment and climate change, anti-bribery and corruption and sustainable development.  

Kate is an experienced and well-regarded executive leader with 20 years of experience across the public and private sectors in sustainability, strategic foresight, strategy and city planning. She holds degrees in Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, Harvard Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program and is an Executive MBA candidate.  

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Evangeline Sanopoulos

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.

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Greta Korthaus

Stakeholder engagement manager

Greta Korthaus is the Stakeholder Engagement Manager at the UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA), the Australian chapter of the United Nations Global Compact. As Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Greta manages the Australian participant base and drives network growth through business development and stakeholder engagement activities. Greta is an experienced Business Development and Relationship Manager, and has worked in sales & account management, product innovation & development, and project management across the education, not-for-profit and the private sector over the last 20 years.

Greta holds Master of Arts degrees (Sociology and German Literature & Linguistics), various training qualifications (training & assessment, leadership & boards, future thinking) and enjoys singing, tennis, bike rides, gardening and creating art. Greta lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation.

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Emilia Maubach

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, and studies in international relations and languages, 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.

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Chris Caskey

HUMAN RIGHTS MANAGER

Chris is an international human rights lawyer with expertise in business and human rights, modern slavery, human rights and climate change and enterprise risk management.

At the UNGCNA, Chris leads our Business and Human Rights workstream, including the design and delivery of our human rights program, cross-sector engagement with international and domestic civil society organisations, academia, investor groups and Government stakeholders. Chris also manages UNGCNA’s Modern Slavery Community of Practice, Australia’s leading multi-sector, multi-stakeholder forum dedicated to identifying, assessing, remediating and reporting on modern slavery risk and represents UNGCNA on the Australian Government’s Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group.

Prior to joining the UNGCNA, 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 Consultant for the Centre for Civil and Political Rights NGO in Geneva, where he conducted research on UN Human Rights mechanisms.

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 enjoys a morning run, an F45 session and searching for new indie music. Chris lives and works on Borogegal and Cammeraygal Country, New South Wales.

Featured:                                               

  • Co-author, Business integration of Human Rights Due Diligence in Australia: Modern Slavery and Beyond (August 2023), UN Global Compact Network Australia and Pillar Two
  • Co-author, Modern Slavery Risk Management, A playbook for Australian SMEs to identify, manage and mitigate modern slavery risks (June 2023), UN Global Compact Network Australia
  • Co-author, Reducing Emissions and Respecting Human Rights (April 2023), UN Global Compact Network Australia and EY Australia
  • Commentator, Blocking Traffic, Australian Institute of Company Directors,
  • Co-author, Modern Slavery within Maritime Shipping Supply Chains (December 2022), UN Global Compact Network Australia and Maritime Union of Australia
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Dan Wilcock

SUSTAINABILITY AND GOVERNANCE MANAGER

Dan Wilcock is the Sustainability and Governance Manager for the UN Global Compact Network Australia. He is responsible for delivering our Sustainable Governance workstream, covering areas including the Sustainable Development Goals, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, and the Bribery Prevention Network.

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 range of executive roles in government and the not-for-profit sector, in areas including environmental policy, international relations, sport, competition and consumer law.

Dan is currently based in lutruwita / Tasmania and loves to be outside and active with his wife and two children as often as possible.

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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.

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Julia Bourke

PROGRAMMES COORDINATOR

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 has completed a Bachelor of Global Studies and Master of International Development Practice at Monash University.

Outside of work, Julia enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family. 

Featured:                                     

  • Co-author, Business integration of Human Rights Due Diligence in Australia: Modern Slavery and Beyond (August 2023), UN Global Compact Network Australia and Pillar Two
  • Co-author, The sustainable supply chain ambition: Driving sustainability impact through supply chain action (August 2023), UN Global Compact Network Australia and EY Australia
  • Co-author, Modern Slavery Risk Management, A playbook for Australian SMEs to identify, manage and mitigate modern slavery risks (June 2023), UN Global Compact Network Australia
  • Contributer, Modern Slavery within Maritime Shipping Supply Chains (December 2022), UN Global Compact Network Australia and Maritime Union of Australia
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Lara Taylor

PROGRAMMES COORDINATOR

Lara is the Programmes Coordinator with a background in Risk and Compliance specialising in ethical sourcing and sustainability in the retail sector. She holds a Bachelor of International Studies (Development) and is currently completing her Masters of Regulation and Compliance with a focus on human rights and sustainability. Lara’s passion lies in corporate development practice, where she strives to align businesses with ethical and sustainable principles. With a background in the corporate sector, Lara has a deep understanding of the challenges and benefits of human rights and sustainability development for corporations.

Outside of work, Lara loves getting out of the city, reading, and baking bread.