Terence Jeyaretnam

APAC Leader & Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services

Terence is a Partner with EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability team based in Melbourne and EY Australia’s Reconciliation Leader. He is an environmental engineer and an environmental and sustainability advisory and assurance specialist with over twenty-five years’ experience in advising governments and corporations on sustainability issues.

Until its acquisition by EY in 2014, Terence was Founder/Executive Director of Net Balance, Australia’s largest standalone sustainability and climate change practice at the time, one of Australia’s first B Corporations, twice-rated by Business Review Weekly as one of the 100 fastest-growing companies in Australia.

Terence is a non-executive director of Global Citizen (Australia), Fairtrade Australia New Zealand, Food Frontier and Legal Sector Alliance and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Queensland. He acts as a Senior Advisor for Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) in Australia and is a member of the Technical Working Group of Carbon Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). As a migrant to Australia under humanitarian status from Sri Lanka in the mid-80’s, he is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, leading EY Australia’s reconciliation efforts and cultural diversity initiatives