Leanne has been working as the Director of Sustainability since March 2008, with the primary responsibility to embed sustainability within the principles and practices of Macquarie University. This involves overseeing work in three key areas regarding:
- Operations: Resource efficiency and implementation of practical initiatives
- Education and Engagement: Active participation and awareness building of staff, students and community members, as well as the curriculum taught at the University
- Planning and Development: In two aspects – the built infrastructure and strategic planning.
Leanne works across the campus with the business units and Faculties to achieve change towards sustainability, and is supported by a fabulous team of people who all undertake their roles with great enthusiasm.
Leanne is also the current President of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability – a role she finds wonderfully challenging and uplifting as the association works to bring the tertiary sector together to bring a real focus to sustainability as part of core business.