Dr Jess Dart
Inventor of practical methodologies and a highly sought-after facilitator, Jess navigates complexity with comfort and helps her clients to clarify their desired outcomes and how to get there.
Jess has over 25 years’ experience in evaluating and designing social change initiatives in Australia and overseas. She is passionate about developing real-world evaluation and strategy for social justice and sustainability. In particular, she works with systems change interventions, large-scale strategy and social innovation.
In 2018, Jess received the Australian Evaluation Society’s Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Award. Among her many achievements, she co-authored the Most Significant Change (MSC) guide alongside Dr Rick Davies, which is now translated into 12 different languages. More recently, she invented Collaborative Outcomes Reporting (COR), a collaborative form of impact evaluation.
Jess is an active mum with two teenage boys. In a quiet moment, she loves reading science fiction and long-distance running.
Carina Calzoni is passionate about program design, measurement and evaluation. She has nearly 20 years professional evaluation experience within government and consulting to governments and not-for-profit organisations across a wide range of sectors and levels of complexity.
Carina has a deep appreciation of organisational change management processes required for effective MEL implementation through both her leadership of internal evaluation functions within government, organisations and her own experiences in leading Clear Horizon. Carina knows this needs careful planning, the clear communication of the compelling reasons for change, establishing the governance and systems required to normalise change, while allowing adequate time for people to understand the change and transition.
In 2011 she established the Clear Horizon office in Perth which operated successfully for six years. Moving in January 2018 to Victoria with her family to work in the Clear Horizon Melbourne office.
Carina’s role as Manager Partner offers a lot of variety. While she still supports evaluation projects and delivers training, her main role now involves overseeing the strategic, operational and corporate functions at Clear Horizon.
Lee-Anne Molony excels in supporting clients to bring disciplined thinking to their monitoring and evaluation challenges (M&E), working with organisations to plan for and implement M&E at the organisation, strategy, and program levels. Lee-Anne’s role is increasingly as a ‘trusted adviser’ to our clients, supporting their own effective program design and M&E planning, through mentoring, action-learning, and in-situ training or facilitated workshops. She has a wide reputation for her highly engaging and interactive approach to facilitation and training.
It is the privilege of improving program effectiveness, and making a positive difference to client M&E practices that Lee-Anne finds so rewarding. She particularly enjoys the challenge of helping clients to better distinguish between their real and perceived M&E needs.
With tertiary qualifications in both economics and natural resource management, Lee-Anne has had a varied work history, the most interesting of which was walking a 360km section of the New England wild dog fence to map its condition in one point in time for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service! Outside of work, you’ll generally find Lee-Anne relaxing with family and friends, boogie boarding, and at the theatre.
Chief Financial Officer
Cathy Hodgson provides strong financial management expertise to the leadership team to support the design and execution of both short term and long-term strategy.
Cathy is CPA qualified has an extensive finance career spanning numerous industries in both large and medium sized organisations. She has a talent for assisting businesses to achieve their goals in a very practical and functional manner, improving financial understanding and literacy across the organisation. Cathy is driven to make a difference and empower business owners with the information they need to make sound decisions.
Cathy has three young adult children and loves dance, yoga, cooking and travel in her spare time.
Angelos Blackwood is part of Clear Horizon International, he provides M&E support to a range of international development organisations including the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the World Bank. He specialises in developing sector and country-level performance assessment frameworks (PAF) including the PAF for Australia’s aid program in Indonesia, as well as evaluations, particularly of governance programs. Angelos brings to Clear Horizon a belief that M&E enables organisations to not only understand the outcomes of their work, but what they can improve.
Outside of work, Angelos loves to go on adventures with his baby boy and wife, even if it is just going to the nearest café.
Anna Strempel is a Principal Consultant in the Sustainable Futures team. She is an experienced facilitator and evaluator who helps clients to build theories of change and MEL frameworks, conduct evaluations and design better programs and services. She is skilled at creating environments where people feel safe to question, experiment and ideate.
Anna has worked across the environmental, international development and asylum seeker/refugee sectors in roles spanning research, journalism, project management and evaluation. Her diverse professional background strengthens her evaluation practice and helps her to understand each client’s unique needs. She is passionate about facilitating positive change, and particularly enjoys that aspect of evaluation work.
When not at work Anna can be found riding her bike, exploring local parks with her daughter or hosting the odd radio program.
Bethany brings a depth of government experience having worked across multiple natural resource and primary industries agencies. While working for NSW Government, Bethany developed the NSW Climate Change Fund Evaluation Framework to be applied to over $1 billion of investment. She is currently undertaking her Masters of Evaluation through the University of Melbourne.
Bethany (or Beth) Hanson is a Principal Consultant in the Sustainable Futures team. Bethany loves to take a practical approach so clients can engage with evaluation regardless of their background or experience. She gains great satisfaction from empowering clients by building their own evaluation capability to improve the design and delivery of their programs while gaining insights into what is and isn’t working, and why.
Bethany brings a depth of government experience having worked across multiple natural resource and primary industries agencies. While working for NSW Government, Bethany developed the NSW Climate Change Fund Evaluation Framework to be applied to over $1 billion of investment. She is currently undertaking her Masters of Evaluation through the University of Melbourne.
When she’s not at work, Bethany can be found on one of Newcastle’s beautiful beaches, soaking up a live gig, or camping in her van.
Dave Green has worked on Australia’s Aid Program in the Pacific and Southeast Asian regions for over 15 years; across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. He has a deep understanding of DFAT approaches to aid design and delivery. His experience spans investment design, monitoring, and evaluation experience across diverse sectors – including education, WASH, health, governance, community driven development, civil society strengthening, impact investing, gender-based violence and women’s economic empowerment. At the country portfolio level, he has developed strategies; monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems and performance reports; as well as driven systematic efforts to institutionalise portfolio-wide MEL capacity. He is passionate about improving international development practice by providing credible and useful insights to policy makers and practitioners.
Froukje (Frankie) Jongsma brings over fifteen years of experience in social impact work to her role as Principal Consultant at Clear Horizon of which five focused on leading place-based systems change. She loves facilitating measurement, evaluation, and learning design, delivery, and capacity building and is passionate about doing this in ways that are accessible and empowering. She also has extensive experience supporting people and organisations to develop a deep understanding of the issues they are aiming to solve and translate their insights into impactful strategies, action, and results. A key highlight of her career has been co-leading the Connected Beginnings work in Galiwin’ku together with Yolŋu leaders.
Froukje has a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact and a Master in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and has worked across government, not-for-profit, and community contexts in Australia and overseas.
When she’s not at work Froukje loves to read and explore the world.
Heidi Peterson is a Principal Consultant in the Health Futures team. Heidi collaborates closely with clients to maximise their desired impact. She loves to develop Theories of Change and innovative evaluation methodologies, as well as facilitating workshops and supporting partnerships.
Heidi is passionate about collaborative and participatory approaches to strategy design, partnerships, and evaluation. While working for the UK government, Heidi developed a collaborative approach to evaluating Value for Money with nineteen different organisations for two large research for development funds. Heidi is also undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice at the University of Bath, focusing on innovative evaluation methodologies (including Value for Money).
Outside of the office, Heidi can be found playing with her golden retriever and eating roast potatoes.
Dr Jill Campbell
Jill Campbell is a principal consultant directing and managing projects that reflect her desire to ensure we have a sustainable future. Shaped by years as a social researcher and refined during the years she completed her doctorate, Jill now brings a researcher’s desire for deep understanding and clear communication to her role working on projects contributing to that future.
She works to bridge the divide between theory and practice, applying adapting proven and exciting new approaches to meet clients’ needs using her wide-ranging experience in evaluation design, delivery and project management across a range of industry sectors and clients.
Words are important to Jill both at work and away. It will come as no surprise then, that a poet’s notebook, pencil and love of language are her constant companions.
Dr Melinda Chiment
Melinda Chiment brings her passion for participatory methods, community-based evaluation, and strategic planning to her role as Principal Consultant based in Adelaide. Prior to joining the Clear Horizons team in 2021, Melinda supported NGO’s across California as a strategic planning and evaluation consultant with NP Strategies. In her pre-consulting life, Melinda held leadership positions with several youth and arts-based NGO’s in the US and internationally. Melinda is trained in qualitive and quantitative research methods, having received her PhD in Sociology from The University of Queensland. Though her experience is diverse, the thread that connects Melinda’s work is a commitment to human-centered, asset-based approaches that connect communities with the tools they need to thrive.
Melinda lives in Adelaide with her husband and two young boys. On the weekends she loves piling everyone in the Subaru and heading off the beaten track.
Nathan Delbridge is a Senior Consultant and manager of the Sustainable Futures Team. Nathan is an experienced evaluator and project manager and supports the team to perform at its best.
Nathan is passionate about Australia’s unique and varied landscapes, people and biodiversity. This motivates him to tackle the complex issues that threaten them, with a specific interests in climate change and natural resources. Nathan’s qualifications span the biophysical and social sciences, and he brings systems thinking and collaborative approaches to all his evaluation projects.
Nathan has managed evaluation projects across all levels of Government, including national system level strategies, state policies and programs, and local projects. He has also worked closely with NGOs and community organisations, bringing the principles of useful and fit-for-purpose evaluation to tell the stories of their work.
Outside of the office, you’ll find Nathan riding his bike along the Yarra trails, at a local gig or drinking long blacks over a good book.
Niketa Kulkarni is a Principal consultant in Clear Horizon’s international team. She supports clients develop MEL frameworks, undertake evaluations, and build capacity to gather insights about program/ policy effectiveness, with a specific focus on issues related to access, equity, and rights.
Niketa is an experienced gender and M&E specialist with over 15 years working in international development. Niketa is trained in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and is particularly interested in designing gender and socially inclusive research and frameworks to understand how to improve the efficacy of laws, policies, and programs targeting vulnerable populations across the globe.
In her spare time Niketa loves to explore the world with her two boys, cook large family meals, and find new trails and paths to run along.
Nikki Bartlett is a Principal Consultant in Clear Horizon’s International Team. Nikki works collaboratively with clients to develop measurement frameworks, undertake evaluations and cultivate a culture of learning. She is particularly focused on gender equity, disability, and social inclusion and brings a rights based approach to all her work.
Outside work, Nikki is becoming knowledgeable about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine and the importance of accessorising thanks to her two boys.
Sarah Leslie is a Principal Consultant in the Clear Horizon International team. She supports a range of clients to understand their programming challenges and designs and implements monitoring, evaluation and learning systems which provide useful information to support adaptive management.
Sarah is a monitoring, evaluation and learning geek who has worked in MEL roles in both state and federal government and NGOs. She has a Masters in Evaluation from the University of Melbourne and has nine years experience providing monitoring and evaluation advice and support with a focus on evaluation capacity building, Sarah has worked for ten years in international development in the education, health and social protection sectors. She has particular experience in portfolio level performance management.
In her spare time, Sarah likes gardening, hiking, cycling and cooking.”
Shani is a Principal Consultant in Clear Horizon’s Social Impact team. Shani has extensive experience in community-led initiatives, organisational strategy, and social enterprise. She specialises in incorporating design thinking into evaluative practice. Having completed a Master of Environmental Management and Development, Shani is proficient in sustainability discourse and has contributed to achieving sustainable outcomes across corporate and not for profit sectors in Sri Lanka. In Australia, Shani is deeply embedded in innovation and collaborative change-making, currently functioning as the Strategy Lead at Moral Fairground, a Melbourne-based platform organisation for ethical businesses and social enterprises.
At Clear Horizon, she applies her experience in organisational strategy, social business, evaluation and design to support social innovators. An experienced researcher and facilitator, Shani brings her appreciation for diversity (in thought and culture) and a commitment to collaboration to her work in design and evaluation. She is most passionate about community-led change and is committed to supporting people to shift the systems that they are within.
Sophie Pinwill is a Principal Consultant with the Clear Horizon International team. Sophie’s combination of evaluation and management experience helps her to advise and guide organisations through the development of monitoring and evaluation systems, and evaluate, learn and implement the learnings from social change programs. Sophie is also passionate about evaluation capacity development and the value of participatory approaches in M&E. One example of successfully using the highly participatory Most Significant Change technique; Sophie and her team in South East Asia collected over 100 change stories which were used to share the voices of men and women involved in the program and engage senior officials in understanding and analysing the change process and the extent and type of impact the program had had on participating stakeholders.
Having lived in Asia for more than 12 years, Sophie enjoys cooking and sharing spicy food with family and friends.
Ulla Keech-Marx is a Principal Consultant in Clear Horizon’s International Team. Ulla provides MEL advisory services to a range of Australian Aid programs, drawing on twenty years’ experience working in international development in the Asia-Pacific region. Ulla specialises in design and MEL for complex contexts and systems change, including a focus on equity, governance, and adaptive programming. Ulla started her career in community development and the civil society sector in Indonesia and is passionate about supporting local change makers to better understand how change happens, so that they can influence positive change in their communities and broader society.
Outside of work, Ulla loves hiking in beautiful places with her family. She lives and works in Canberra on Ngunnawal land.
Adriana Mendieta is an energetic Latin-American and a passionate community development professional. As Business Intelligence Consultant at Clear Horizon, she brings her experience as a Monitor and Results Measurement (MRM) Specialist, her knowledge of managing databases and expertise implementing data visualisation tools such as Power BI.
During her time working in the international NFP sector, Adriana has designed and implemented monitoring and evaluation frameworks and systems to capture meaningful results. She optimised the MEL system of the Swisscontact Skills Development Programme and the SNV horticulture project CHAIN. The most the enjoyable part of her roles have been delivering training and developing stakeholder’s capacity on monitoring and evaluation systems and tools.
Coming from a data background, Adriana has always been driven to find technological solutions that deliver insights from data in a clear, precise and efficient way. She believes that accurate data collection, transparent reporting, unbiased analysis and continuous improvement driven by program monitoring and evaluation, are at the core of project management and are the basis of successful development programs.
Adriana holds a Master of Social Science, International Development from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). When Adriana is not using Excel spreadsheets and Pivot Tables to organise recipes or plan holidays, she enjoys doing yoga, going to movie festivals and hiking with friends.
Claire Swann is a Senior Consultant with Clear Horizon’s Social Impact team. Her background includes living abroad and working on social, political and market research and evaluation projects in Africa and the Middle East. The aspects of her work Claire enjoys the most are getting to work with a diverse range of communities and project teams and helping to build their capacity. After many years contending with language barriers, Claire is thrilled to be now involved in work conducted in English, so she can listen directly to participants speak about their views and experiences in their own words, without wondering what might have been lost in translation.
Outside of work Claire enjoys keeping fit, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
Ed Hawkes is a senior consultant at Clear Horizon with experience in both quantitative analysis and qualitative research.
Ed has the insight and experience to develop innovative methodologies for mixed-methods research and analysis. Ed’s analytical skills allow him to analyse and synthesise large volumes of data, and effectively communicate insights to different audiences. Ed is an experienced project manager and focuses upon both developmental and traditional evaluations. Prior to joining Clear Horizon Ed led the technical development of dashboards at Navigating Outcomes, and completed a Masters of Development Studies with a particular interest in evaluation methodologies and conflict.
In his spare time Ed can be found playing football, eating oats, and practicing Arabic.
Emily Graham is a Senior Consultant in the Clear Horizon International team. Emily has worked across a range of international development and social impact programs, including in the energy, gender equality, labour mobility, cyber and critical technology, agriculture, economic development and governance sectors.
With a background in both evaluation and program management across Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Emily has an appreciation of the operational realities of achieving change in complex settings and brings a strong understanding of how to embed MEL throughout program cycles effectively. She is particularly curious about understanding how and why change occurs in a particular context, and is passionate about communicating data and impact in accessible and engaging ways.
Outside of work, Emily enjoys getting outdoors and exploring hiking trails, cooking new meals, reading novels and volunteering with her local State Emergency Service unit.
Eugene Liston is a senior consultant in the Social Impact team with a background in not-for-profit program delivery. He has a passion for supporting people to overcome barriers and reach their full potential and understands the challenges involved in balancing program delivery and measurement.
Eugene has strong experience in collecting and analysing program data and loves supporting teams to visualise and summarise their hard work. He also has experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research alongside people with disability and focuses on an inclusive and empathetic approach to all his engagement.
Eugene holds a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne but has also been pursuing his interest in digital transformation and data analytics, having recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Analytics from The Australian National University. His breadth of experience allows him to approach problems in unique ways and find innovative solutions.
Outside of work, Eugene loves embarking on ambitious projects in the kitchen which, while not always successful, are always a great time.
Gabrielle is a senior consultant in the Sustainable Futures team who enjoys using her problem-solving skills to create a positive impact. Skilled in research and evaluation, she has led projects in the environment, health, social justice, arts, place, and education sectors.
Gabrielle’s experience includes research and evaluation, strategy, communications, and engagement. Her goal is always to equip her clients to generate positive change. She enjoys engaging with project stakeholders and communities, having facilitated many co-design and engagement activities such as workshops, focus groups, and interviews.
Her multidisciplinary background means Gabrielle can easily understand complex systems and how their pieces interact. An adept communicator, she effectively translates intricate concepts and technical language into easy-to-understand impact stories.
Collaborative and purpose minded, Gabrielle endeavours to embed sustainability into everything she does. You’ll often find her volunteering at her local community garden and riding along the Yarra River. There’s nothing she enjoys more than time with friends and family and dipping her toes in the ocean.
Kate Alliott is a Senior Consultant as part of Clear Horizon’s International Team. With a decade’s experience in complex social impact initiatives, Kate has been involved in an array of sectors including governance, education, gender equality, WASH and human rights. She has worked as an advisor, M&E consultant and program manager for a variety of clients, such as DFAT, UNICEF and UNFPA. Her passion for MEL comes from her interest in developing creative and pragmatic solutions to building positive change, with a curiosity around what works in different contexts in a long-term and sustainable way. Kate is particularly interested in the Pacific region, having worked in seven Pacific Island countries, and she is constantly looking for opportunities to practice her Pijin.
Outside of work, Kate is training to be a Pilates teacher and enjoys coming up with inventive and unlikely cocktail combinations.
Lachy Alexander is a Senior Consultant in the Social Impact team where he partners with organisations to demonstrate and improve their impact on people, place and planet.
Lachy has delivered Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) projects in Australia and overseas across many areas, including early childhood services and place-based approaches. Mixed methods and social inclusion are central to his work. He’s at home in a big excel spreadsheet searching for patterns in the numbers, but also prioritises stories from people who often aren’t in powerful positions, such as children or people from diverse communities. He’s committed to making his work accessible to everyone, especially young people and people new to MEL. Where possible, Lachy will present findings in digital tools, such as Power BI or multimedia.
Outside work, Lachy will be on a multi-day hike or cheering on the Geelong Cats at the MCG.
Dr Mutsumi Karasaki
Mutsumi Karasaki is a senior consultant in Clear Horizon’s Health Futures team. As an experienced anthropologist/sociologist, he is passionate about building an inclusive and caring society through collaboration and co-design. Having completed a PhD in Public Health, Mutsumi has spent the last 10 years involved in projects both nationally and internationally in wide ranging areas including mental health and wellbeing, informal and early childhood care, lived experience of chronic conditions and disability, and alcohol and other drugs. Along with his extensive research experience, he brings skills in design thinking, participatory design and ethnographic research methods and analysis.
Outside of work, Mutsumi loves food – both eating and cooking – and hitting the gym to burn off the calories from delicious food he has eaten.
Rini is a Senior Consultant working in Clear Horizon’s Social Impact team. With strong practical skills and deep theoretical knowledge, she specialises in the co-design and evaluation of social development programs. Having worked for over thirteen years in the Australian community development sector and international development, Rini’s flexible yet evidence-based approach is supported by her determined attitude.
Rini has an extensive background in the design of monitoring & evaluation systems in complex settings; evaluating and co-designing a broad range of social development programs to support systemic change.
When engaged on a project – Rini prides herself in working closely with clients and communities to ensure sustainable outcomes. She is passionate about community-led social change and believes that involving the community in design and evaluation improves community ownership and impact. Rini holds a Master degree in Development Studies (University of Melbourne, Australia) and a Bachelor degree in Organisational and Social Psychology.
Rini approaches life and works enthusiastically and in quiet moments, enjoys cooking foreign cuisine, and travelling.
Zoe is part of Clear Horizon’s Social Impact team and has a particular interest in education and mental health. She has a breadth of experience in the government and community sectors, having worked across several departments in the Victorian Government. For the last three years, Zoe has led some of the Department of Education and Training’s evaluation work, including research to synthesise data and findings from programmatic and strategic evaluations to consolidate and share evidence on the progress of the Victorian Education State agenda.
Zoe also holds a Master of International Development and has worked for several local and international NGOs as a researcher, project manager and grant writer. Her core skills are in monitoring and evaluation design, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, workshop facilitation, project management, stakeholder engagement, and report writing.
Bardie Barclay-Sutton is a consultant in Clear Horizon’s International team. With over a decade of experience in the not-for-profit sector, she has worked across a range of international development programs in the Asia-Pacific. She has a particular interest in education, gender equality, social inclusion, behaviour change, impact investment, innovation and the humanitarian-development nexus.
Bardie’s strong foundations in mixed-methods research and analysis are rooted in her interdisciplinary background of psychology and applied anthropology, which combined with her commitment to participatory MEL methods drives inclusive and sustainable social impact for clients. During her tenure at an EdTech social enterprise she honed her expertise in design-thinking and technology for development and now champions data visualisation tools to more rapidly translate insights into actionable strategies.
Outside of work, Bardie leads networking and peer-learning events for the Melbourne Development Circle. She is happiest when trading podcast recommendations over sips of a soy matcha latte.
Jennifer is a consultant in the Sustainable Futures team.
Prior to joining Clear Horizon, Jennifer completed her Master of Environment (Development) at the University of Melbourne. With a background in climate change and disaster risk, Jennifer is passionate about issues of equity and inequality, and collaborative and co-designed approaches to support resilience.
Having completed her master’s thesis on the experiences and perspectives of government and agency staff in strengthening the resilience of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to bushfires in Victoria, Jennifer brings to the team her strong qualitative research and analysis, project management, and communication skills to support a range of evaluations.
In her spare time, Jennifer can be found enjoying nature and hiking, reading and hanging out with her dog, Grace.
Jessica Stevens is a Consultant based in Adelaide, bringing her experience of participatory methods and community-based evaluation with strong practical skills. Having worked for over fifteen years in the Australian community development sector and in international development, she is passionate about community-led social change and believes that involving the community in design and evaluation improves community ownership and impact. Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies (University of Adelaide, Australia) and a Graduate Certificate in Journalism (University of South Australia), a Diploma of Project Management (Australian Institute of Program Management), and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Southern Grampians Adult Education Inc.)
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, making friends with animals, and exploring the world and all its wonders.
Josh Breen is a consultant in the Sustainable Futures team. Josh enjoys taking a creative and collaborative approach to evaluation and supports the team so they can best assist their clients.
Having worked across a variety of complex contexts and domains, Josh is particularly curious about what processes facilitate meaningful and effective changes in practice. Through managing projects and facilitating reflective sessions in agricultural research for development, he has developed a deep appreciation for the ability of evaluation to generate new insights and enable programs to adapt and best respond to their context.
Outside of work, Josh is kept on his toes by his inquisitive and vivacious little boy. He enjoys getting outside to walk, read, or devour an extortionate toastie.
Maree Dibella is a consultant in the Sustainable Futures team. Maree enjoys building insightful and interactive dashboards that guide change and tell stories about impact. She is a Microsoft-certified Data Analyst Associate, as well as holding a Bachelor of International Studies specialising in Global Development & Environment.
With diverse experience in project management, data analysis, system administration, spanning government and non-profit sectors, Maree constantly seeks to be challenged and to deliver results to stakeholders. Most of her previous roles before coming to Clear Horizon involved supporting the conservation of the natural environment, which is most likely where you’ll find her outside of work. Maree likes exploring on her feet; by trail running or multi-day hikes, as well as eating all the carbs to support such pursuits.
Clear Horizon Academy
Learning Experience Specialist
Kirsty Macafee is a Learning Experience Specialist at Clear Horizon Academy. Kirsty has skills in developing, designing and delivering courses through innovative digital solutions and is dedicated to supporting learners to succeed.
She is curious, a creative thinker, problem solver and learner who is passionate about creating accessible and engaging learning experiences. Kirsty is constantly seeking ways to improve processes and works collaboratively to adapt and innovate for better outcomes.
Kirsty has three adult children and two mini schnauzers named Dwight & Jim. She is privileged to spend much of her time on Wadawurrung Country and acknowledges that sovereignty was never ceded.
Head of the Academy
Tanya Vladic is the Head of the Clear Horizon Academy. Leveraging her experience in learning strategy, design and facilitation, she is responsible for building world-class learning experiences for the community of learners and alumni.
Having worked across a variety of industries, in both domestic and international companies, Tanya has a broad range of experience in designing and implementing change-making learning. She thrives on turning the big picture into reality and works with her clients to clearly define learning goals and then create engaging learning experiences. As a life-long learner, Tanya is always flexing her curiosity by exploring new learning technology and thinking to challenge how CHA can evolve its offering.
Outside of work Tanya has three young children who keep her very busy! She also loves to cook a great meal and enjoy a glass of wine with her husband, take a Pilates class and read.
Digital Support Specialist
Alex McDiarmid is Clear Horizon’s Digital Support Specialist. He has a diverse background across retail, freelance, and startups as a content and marketing writer. He loves explaining big concepts and systems in a concise, easy to understand way and engaging people with compelling stories and ideas. Outside of the digital space, Alex is a creative writer – in 2015, he graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with an undergraduate in Screenwriting and published a children’s book that same year. He continues to write screenplays and books in his spare time.
Outside of Clear Horizon, Alex loves playing board games, hiking, bouldering, and listening to ancient civilization podcasts.
Dru de Livera
Director of Digital and Data Strategy
Dru de Livera is the Digital Strategy Director at Clear Horizon. He has a background in management consulting, working across corporate, government and non-for-profit organisations, where he delivered projects covering innovation, digital analytics, user experience and growth strategy. He has also worked in the start-up space, including interning at Uber where he helped develop and launch a tailored service in a new market. He studied Commerce at the University of Melbourne, where he completed an honours thesis exploring consumer attitudes towards greenwashing.
In his free time he likes learning new coding languages, cooking up a storm and playing with old film cameras.
Data and Insights Lead
Ethel Karskens is a Data and Insights Lead at Clear Horizon. She cares about creating long lasting impact using an innovative approach. Among other things, she supports the Social Impact team with their digital strategy and advise on data projects implementations. Ethel is passionate about using data and tech for social good: she has worked on complex forensics analytics projects to detect frauds at PwC, product managed social start-ups and founded a not-for-profit to connect data professionals with charities.
Outside of work, Ethel teaches analytics at General Assembly, likes to surf and to travel.
Technical Development Lead
Rob has been building websites, apps, and working with all things software-related for over ten years. He is passionate about projects that have a positive social or environmental impact, and has experience building coding frameworks and content management systems from scratch. As well as being fluent in a wide range of coding languages, he prides himself on being able to translate techie-talk into English.
Prior to his IT life, Rob travelled the world for several years teaching Scuba diving and has a deep love for all things aquatic. Outside of work, he is employed as a serf by his feudal master, Loquita: Melbourne’s most feared and dangerous cat.
Business Systems Support
Andrew Phan-Tran is a Business System Support Officer in the Clear Horizons Platform team with a background in Systems and Data Engineering. He comes on board to support the Company’s internal systems as well as the Design and Development of Data Integration.
Andrew has strong experience in understanding IT systems and how they can be for a business ranging from utilization of LMS platforms, Microsoft Products and more. This is Andrew’s first time working for a non-for-profit organisation and hopes to further his knowledge in the sector to better understand the various issues that are arising through the means of data driven initiatives.
Andrew holds a Bachelors of Network and Computer Engineering (Honors) from RMIT University, and is currently undertaking a Post Graduate Certificate in Data Science to further his knowledge in programming, data wrangling and data visualisation.
When Andrew isn’t at work, he is staying active either falling off a wall at the local Indoor rock climbing gym or running around attempting to play tennis. Besides that he is out exploring new places to eat negating his exercise efforts.
Head of Marketing
Giovanni Ferrante is a marketing and communications leader with broad business acumen and extensive experience in the service industry across the private and not-for-profit sectors. As the Head of Marketing, he is responsible for designing Clear Horizon’s go-to-market strategies, driving brand recognition and enabling growth.
A people enthusiast and firm believer in the power of relationships, he is passionate about sustainability and social impact and determined to catalyse positive change.
Giovanni has worked across Europe, ANZ and Asia managing marketing operations, devising communication strategies, overseeing complex research projects and large-scale events, delivering cross-functional initiatives and wider business transformation programs. He has contributed to the development of the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018b and the ISO standard on Sustainable Procurement.
Outside of work, he is a keen sportsman, loves cooking and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Sheri and their baby daughter Cecilia.
With her strong organisational skills and attention to detail, Irene coordinates the proposal pipeline across the organisation. She works closely with the Business Groups to ensure project information and records are up-to-date, implementing strategies to bring about efficiencies in the proposal development process.
Irene has a Masters of International Urban and Environmental Management, and has considerable experience providing administrative and communications support to complex and multi-stakeholder projects in the social research and international development sectors in Australia and the Maldives.
During her free time, Irene enjoys long walks with her dog ‘Totoro’, reading, and playing the piano.
Business Group Coordinator
Kathryn Hayes is the Business Group Coordinator at Clear Horizon for the Sustainable Futures and International Business Groups.
With a diverse background in providing organisational support and project administration in the non for profit and sustainability sectors, Kathryn is passionate about sustainability and uses her qualifications in planning, management, client support and stakeholder engagement to support Clear Horizon’s values.
With a keen interest in environment and conservation, when not at work, Kathryn is often found in her garden growing native plants and foods or at her local yoga studio.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Kaylie Burrows has great organisational skills and excellent attention to detail .
Kaylie has revamped our brand management and now co-ordinates our marketing and internal events.
When not at work Kaylie is kept busy with family life, school & Scout committees and raising assistance puppies for Dogs for Kids with Disabilities. Whilst enjoying some Me time with her book group.
Kristy Mulquiney has 20 years’ experience working in the finance and administration sector, with the last 8 years focused to bookkeeping. She is a dedicated, loyal person and enjoys solving problems.
Her passion is her children who she enjoys exploring nature and discovering new places, camping is a highlight!
Content Marketing Specialist
Mathilde Wennevold is Clear Horizon’s Digital Content Specialist. She has a diverse background in content and social media management, working agency-side, in-house, and freelance as a content and marketing writer. She’s a big fan of bringing complex concepts down to earth, crafting an authentic voice for ethical businesses, and finding new approaches to old problems. When she’s not at work, you’ll find her foraging in the laneways of Melbourne, sipping negronis at an overpriced wine bar, writing, gardening, or trawling op-shops with friends.
Mathilde is a creative writer with an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and Media and Communications and continues to work on her own creative projects in her free time.
Business Support Officer
Yheizzi Otero the Business Support Officer, her role involves looking after the operations team and involves front office support (stationary, supplies, reception), supporting internal software systems and licenses.
Yheizzi worked in a Human Rights and Public Health non-for-profit organisation back in Nicaragua and recently she worked as a Manager of an online store having to organised home deliveries throughout Victoria (during the pandemic). Having a diverse professional background means she is passionate about sustainability and has experience in management, planning, sales, customer service, logistics and event management.
When not at work Yheizzi loves organising catch ups with friends, going out hiking, picnics and exploring Melbourne’s best places to eat.
Yuanita Moore is working in the Marketing team and responsible for producing high-quality and strategic visual communications for the organisation.
Yuanita has spent the last six years working as the Digital and Design Officer for the World Mosquito Program (WMP), a multi-country health initiative which is well-recognised for its simple, effective communications and outreach. She is highly-skilled in transforming technical information into engaging visual content for a wide variety of target audiences across print, digital and social platforms.
A creative thinker who is always on the hunt of new challenges, new technologies and new places to eat spicy food.