Core Team

Head and shoulder shot Daniel Marsh against bush background

Daniel Marsh, Director

Daniel has managed community relations and social impact assessments on medium-sized urban infrastructure projects and large greenfield projects in Australia, Asia, and Africa. He has held in-house roles managing social performance matters, and has 15 years experience consulting in social impact. His consultation experience includes group processes facilitation with vulnerable peoples and powerful groupings of regulators and critical stakeholders.

Daniel has technical training in communications and an academic base in political economics, and leadership and management. He blends academic rigour with practical experience in planning for challenging infrastructure projects including:

  • mining, including uranium, iron ore, bauxite, nickel, and quarrying of mineral sands
  • oil and gas development in greenfields areas and new provinces
  • urban domestic waste management
  • port and marina developments
  • urban redevelopment and infill housing
  • peri-urban and strategic land-use planning

As a group process facilitator, he draws on models of strategic choice and stakeholder experience to design engaging sessions. Most recently these have included tactile board games to aid discussion of stakeholder experiences and use of emergent technologies for stakeholder engagement.

Daniel has a masters of business leadership, an honours undergraduate degree in economics, and a diploma of management. He is trained and/or certified in impact assessment (socio-economic, health and human rights), IAP2 public participation, GRI reporting, risk communication and social auditing.

He guest lectures at Western Australian universities and subscribes to the ethical codes of International Association of Public Participation, International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA), Australian Market & Social Research Society (AMSRS), and the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Rachael Lobo, Director

Rachael is a scientific communicator: making policy, scientific and technical / engineering materials accessible to a stakeholders with varied backgrounds in social policy and health sciences. She understands how communities often find technical scientific and engineering terms, explanations and world views confounding and why they can be irrationally fearful of health risks. She often writes for stakeholders who are skeptical of science, governments and authorities in general, and is cognisant of Trust Determination Theory, Negative Dominance Theory, and Mental Noise Theory.

Rachael has scientific advocacy experience that includes:

  • Mental health promotion
  • Drug and alcohol policy research
  • Academic research and commercialisation
  • Biotechnology research / application to trials

Rachael is in demand for the conception, execution and evaluation of science communication projects, particularly health sciences, social policy, medical research, and public health initiatives. She has a particular strength as an editor of newsletters, journal articles and other publications. She is capable with communication design tools including InDesign, Illustrator and WordPress. She is comfortable working with in-house publications teams or can project manage media production including print, social media, and video/animation.

Rachael has post-graduate diploma in public relations and an undergraduate degree in biological health sciences. She subscribes to the ethical code of conduct of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

Associates and preferred implementation partners

We’ve been fortunate to work in some outstanding project teams and have an international network (with a focus on Australia) that can be deployed to benefit your project by providing team depth and specialist expertise.

Similarly, there are organisations we admire whose work complement our own work. Their work is in environmental planning, human rights, cultural heritage management, supply chain opportunity, transport planning, resettlement and compensation, closure planning, and economic analysis. We’d be happy to introduce you to them.

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