Board of directors
Natalie Isaacs - Founder/CEO 1Million Women Campaign
Natalie is a mother of four with a deep concern about the world her children are inheriting. After training in aromatherapy and natural therapies in London as a young woman, she came home to Australia in 1986 to found and run her own skin and body-care business. In 2006, Natalie saw an urgent need to utilize her skills and passion as a business woman and communicator to take real and significant action on climate change.
She orchestrated the launch of The 1 Million Women campaign in Mid 2009.
Natalie's vision is for a non-partisan, practical-action focused campaign that can reach women everywhere and help them to drive change in their daily lives - household energy, food, fashion, shopping, transport and travel.
Michelle Grosvenor - Co-founder and Climate Coolers board member
Michelle is a mother of three and a blueberry farmer in Southern Tasmanian. As well as her family, she is passionate about organic farming, promoting local produce and the role of farming in locking up carbon in our soils. Michelle has an extensive background in environmental campaigning including a stint as national media director for Greenpeace Australia in the early 1990s. With her husband Paul, former head of Greenpeace International (1992-4), Michelle has also been an entrepreneur in sustainability-focused small businesses.
Michelle and Natalie have been galvanized into taking leadership action on climate change. Their diverse backgrounds create a dynamic blend to the leadership and drive behind One Million Women.
Murray Hogarth is a business environmentalist, advising corporate, government and community clients on climate and sustainability strategy, communications and campaigning. An author, blogger and commentator, he's also an adviser to Green Capital, Australia's original business sustainability program run by the Total Environment Centre, energy saving company Wattwatchers and the 1 Million Women climate action campaign. A print and TV investigative journalist for over two decades, Murray became Environment Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald in the late 1990s. He then worked for nearly a decade with Australia pioneering specialist sustainability firm Ecos Corporation. His book The 3rd Degree: Frontline in Australia Climate War was published by Pluto Australia in 2007. Other recent publications include The End of Greenwash, The Green CRED Checklist and Crunch Time for Carbon Offsets in 2008, Building the New Green Economy in 2009, and Is your business ready to make sustainability transformative in 2010, all published with the Green Capital program.
Paul is an independent writer, advisor and advocate for action on climate change and sustainability. He has been an activist and social entrepreneur for 35 years and is widely recognised as a global authority and thought leader on sustainability and business. He has worked with the Chairs, CEOs and executives of many leading companies including globally with DuPont, Diageo, BHP Billiton and Ford.
He has served as CEO of a range of innovative NGOs and companies including Greenpeace International and two companies he owned - Ecos Corporation and Easy Being Green. He has also helped to establish and served on the board of a number of non-profit groups. His speaking and work has taken him to over 30 countries.
His current roles include as a member of the Core Faculty at Cambridge University's Program for Sustainability. His book, The Great Disruption was published globally by Bloomsbury in 2011. His blog, the Cockatoo Chronicles, has subscribers around the word and can be found at www.paulgilding.com
In her 25 year professional career, Peri has held various Marketing, Operations, and Management roles across two multi-national companies; BP ('97-present) and Toys R Us ('88-'97). She currently sits on the executive management team of BP Australia and New Zealand, as the Marketing Director. Peri has worked and lived in the U.S., the U.K, and Australia. She became an Australian citizen in 1999.
Peri is married to Joel Hunter, a former economist who followed his passion and now is a disability support worker. They have 2 children, girls age 18 and 14. Peri volunteers actively in her community. She has served on various non-profit boards, as a non-executive Director including; Warrandyte Financial Services Bendigo Community Bank, Fintona schools friends of rowing, and Climate Coolers. She has been a member of the 1 Million Women advisory board for 3 years, actively participating in the development of the initiative.
Peri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course (2009), Cambridge University business and environment executive program (2008), and Kellogg University Sales and Marketing Academy (2007).
Megan has been a director and company secretary of Climate Coolers since late 2010. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of a small private health insurer and has over 20 years experience largely in the not-for-profit and Federal Government sectors. Megan has held executive positions in finance, governance, corporate strategy and operational management. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration.